African Safaris

The ultimate Zoo Torah experience... a safari in Africa! The Zoo Rabbi can offer you a kosher educational luxury safari combining South Africa, Zambia and Botswana!


The next planned tour, in conjunction with Torah in Motion, will take place in June 2015. It will last approximately eleven days and will be limited to about 28 people. Pricing will be in the range of $7800 per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement, $1800. Child sharing room with two adults, $5300, maximum one child per room. Thus includes almost everything in Africa, including internal flights and gratuities. It does not include airfare to Africa and visas to Zambia. All details are preliminary and are subject to change closer to the time.

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"Rabbi Slifkin greatly enhanced and informed our visit to South Africa. He made our trip meaningful and memorable."
—Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

"Don't go on safari with just anyone! The Zoo Rabbi, Rabbi Natan Slifkin, provides insight, knowledge, and humor for your safari experience. The author of several books, Rabbi Slifkin brings the jungle to life, explaining prior to jumping into the jeep the amazing animals which will be staring you in the eyes. This once in a lifetime vacation is further enhanced by his encyclopedic knowledge of the Torah and how it relates to the animal kingdom. Moreover his personality comes through as an asset in the totality of the safari. Nothing will compare!"
—Paul Glasser, Executive Director of the American Committee for Shaare Zedek

"Traveling on Safari with R. Natan Slifkin means having your own personal spiritual zoologist with you. His knowledge, and fascination with animals and creatures opens up a world of vast knowledge beyond just what you see, and fills you with insights both biological, mythological, and practical of a world both foreign and accessible. This combined with his incredible wit and humorous dialogue will keep you coming back for more. Hold on, it will be the trip of a lifetime!"
—Esther Lerer, Englewood

"You turned a normal experience of gashmiyus into ruchniyos! We will never look at Hashem's creations the way we did before we met you! You turned a wonderful trip into one even more meaningful."
—Moshe Fuchs, Brooklyn

"We are still re-living the amazing experiences we had in Africa. There is no question that you elevated it from merely a travelogue to an enriching and Torah-infused experience and we are so grateful to have been a part of this incredible trip."
—Frieda Bomrind, Brooklyn

"We found ourselves in an unfamiliar and majestic setting of beautiful scenery and an unlimited variety of plant and animal life. The rangers were so knowledgable about the animals and their life cycles, the vegetation and the night sky. Rav Slifkin, you integrated all these lessons of nature with the intricacies and values of Torah, giving me new insight into the complex world the Ribono Shel Olam designed for humanity. Thanks again for your teaching, humor, and all around good fellowship with us all."
—Mollie Fisch, Teaneck