Carol Petersen

Nature Encounters Tours & Travel


2014: Closed

2015: 28 – 31 October 2014


Wildlife photographer, videographer and Nature Encounters owner Carol Petersen, is an avid wildlife advocate! Carol has traveled and led safaris to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Madagascar, Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt, Galapagos, Ecuador and India. The quote “Once you’ve become a part of Africa, it becomes a part of you” best describes Carol’s love for this special part of the world. Whether it be canoeing down the Zambezi River within a few feet of a 5-ton bull elephant, or capturing some precious moments with a family of wild gorillas or watching a pair of blue-footed booby’s do their magical courting dance – that is Carol’s idea of spending quality time.  

In her dedication to preserving wild spaces, she encourages safari goers to walk lightly and appreciate the continent’s challenges. Carol walks the talk by contributing to environmental groups such as The Friends of the Galapagos; Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage and The Cheetah Conservation Fund. Other special projects include providing radio collars for lion conservation and purchasing school supplies, mattresses and supplies for the Kajiado Girls School -home to many rescued young women in Kenya. Her keen interest in our environment, endangered species and the enhancement of the ecosystems of our planet is a never-ending endeavor. Carol is very proud to have been chosen for a “Woman of Vision” award for her conservation efforts – an honor bestowed to 12 women per year by a Calgary television station. As well, she is excited to be volunteering as a director for the Cheetah Conservation Fund Canada.

Visit Carol’s website here


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