The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State

Track endangered cheetahs on this tour of Namibia

Catch up with the cheetah, the world's fastest land animal, on a wildlife tour to Namibia that explores regions where the endangered animals live.

Marcy Mendelson, a conservation photographer and National Geographic contributor, will lead the 13-day trip available one time only in summer. Game drives take participants to private land and national reserves.

There also will be visits to Sossusvlei, where desert lovers can hike one of the tallest sand dunes in the world; and to Fury Road, where the "Mad Max" movie was shot. Participants will visit Palmwag along the way, tracking rhino, and search for cheetah in Etosha National Park.

Dates: July 2-14

Price: $4,875 per person, double occupancy, for a group of six participants (single supplement $350); optional scenic flight is $215. Included are game drives, activities, entrance and park fees, accommodations, aircraft transfers and specified meals. International airfare not included. Book by Jan. 27.

Info: Cheetah Watch or email Marcy Mendelson


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