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AdventureWomen Partners with African Wildlife Foundation

AdventureWomen, a by-women, for-women adventure travel company, has announced that they are partnering with the African Wildlife Foundation, an organization that supports the conservation of Africa’s wildlife and environment through community development, sustainability projects, education initiatives and more. As part of the collaboration, leaders from the two organizations will be hosting a special women’s safari to Zimbabwe in May of 2022.

Joining the trip will be AdventureWomen’s owner Judi Wineland, a longtime conservationist and adventure travel pioneer; and Carter Smith, AWF safari program manager and author of the children’s book African Tea. Joining Judi and Carter will be several other visionary women including Olivia Mufute, the first female Chief Ecologist at the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority and the current Zimbabwe country director for AWF; and Sharon Stead, founder of the Mother Africa Trust, which supports female-focused projects throughout Zimbabwe.

Both AdventureWomen and the African Wildlife Foundation believe in empowering girls and women throughout the continent, and this shared mission will be weaved into many aspects of the trip. A highlight of the journey will be a dinner hosted by Aunt Flatter, a Zimbabwe local with decades of wisdom about the country.

“At African Wildlife Foundation, we believe that women in Africa have a critical role to play in conservation on the continent,” says Carter Smith. “That’s why I’m so excited about AWF’s budding partnership with AdventureWomen, and honored to participate in this beautifully crafted safari with Judi Wineland. The Zimbabwe safari will feature women ambassadors, travelers, and conservation heroes. We can’t wait for this inspiring adventure.”

The trip will include once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including a visit to the majestic Victoria Falls, a walking safari to try to spot incredibly rare white rhinos, and a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the Lupani Primary School in Kazungula, Zambia (across the country border, nearby Victoria Falls). The school was rebuilt as an initiative of the African Wildlife Foundation’s Classroom Africa program, providing a safe learning environment for children across seven grades.

“We are thrilled to partner with AWF,” says Judi Wineland, whose philanthropic work in Africa began with her founding a Tanzania-based non-profit 25 years ago. “By inviting participants to foster female-to-female connections, we hope this trip will continue to bolster AWF and bring awareness to their incredible work.”

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AdventureWomen® has been a pioneer and a leader in adventure travel for women since 1982, custom-designing and leading some of the most unique adventure travel tours for active women, worldwide. Owners Judi Wineland, President of Wineland-Thomson Adventures Inc., and her daughters Erica Landerson and Nicole Wineland-Thomson, describe AdventureWomen as a “relationship company” where women create connections with other women while exploring new frontiers and active outdoor adventure. Offering adventure tours to over 20 countries each year, AdventureWomen invites women to physically and mentally challenge themselves while exploring the world at their own pace and on their own terms.

The African Wildlife Foundation ( is the primary advocate for the protection of wildlife and wild lands as an essential part of a modern and prosperous Africa. Founded in 1961 to focus on Africa’s conservation needs, we articulate a uniquely African vision, bridge science and public policy, and demonstrate the benefits of conservation to ensure the survival of the continent’s wildlife and wild lands.



The mother-daughter leadership team behind AdventureWomen has announced the addition of private, customizable itineraries to its product line to meet the rising demand for tailor-made travel among women travelers. 

“Based on our extensive research, we know women want to craft their own journeys without taking on the added stress of detailed planning and logistics. Nicole, Erica and I have a wealth of experience designing and leading adventure tours throughout the world,” stated co-owner and pioneer in adventure travel, Judi Wineland. “Match that with AdventureWomen’s more than 35-year history in the women-only travel market, and we are in a uniquely qualified place to offer personalized travel experiences to women seeking active discovery in a destination of their choice,” continued Wineland. 

The new line of AdventureWomen journeys will pair the company’s expertise and worldwide network of vetted suppliers with the individualized needs of their guests to create transformative travel experiences that go beyond a traditional vacation. 

“The core AdventureWomen product encourages women to engage with themselves for a life-changing and truly impactful journey,” states co-owner Nicole Wineland-Thomson. “Through customized itineraries, we can deliver more value and better meet the individualized needs of our travelers, providing us with an exciting opportunity to enact meaningful change for our guests. Whether it’s a milestone trip or an annual celebration, we get to be a part of our travelers’ stories, which, ultimately, is what drives us.” 

Below are a few examples of the types of trips that AdventureWomen can deliver on a personalized basis: 

  • Celebration of a lifetime achievement with a trek to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro 
  • Mother-daughter getaways with active and cultural offerings that will appeal to every generation
  • A beach-side glamping bachelorette trip for a surf-loving bridal party in Baja, Mexico 

A peaceful yoga retreat for a tight-knit group of yogi friends in Nepal 

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AdventureWomen® is a pioneer in women’s travel – custom-designing and leading some of the most unique adventure travel tours for active women since 1982. Under the leadership of Judi Wineland, President of Wineland-Thomson Adventures Inc., and her daughters Erica Landerson and Nicole Wineland-Thomson, AdventureWomen explores new frontiers for women and travel. AdventrueWomen’s adventure vacations continue to delight and inspire women traveling solo, or with family and friends. With women-only adventure tours in over 21 countries, AdventureWomen invites women to physically and mentally challenge themselves while exploring the world.