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DINNER TALK: Ecotourism in South Africa and Botswana - The Fun and The Challenges

Ecotourism in South Africa and Botswana - The Fun and The Challenges

GUEST OF HONOR: Consul-General of the Republic of South Africa, Hong Kong SAR & Macao SAR

SPEAKER: Mr. Alvin LEE, Travel Designer, ElementZ Travel 



~ Walking Safari : an amazing and enjoyable way to learn about wildlife

~ Mokoro Ride in Botswana Okavango Delta : the unique experience

~ Boma Dinner : a cultural exchange rather than animal viewing

~ What are the "REAL" Safari experiences across different African Countries?

~ How would the difference in conservation approach of different African Countries affects your safari experience?

~ Ecotourism : turning your Africa holiday into a meaningful trip

~ Practical : when, where and how to go ecotourism in Africa


* Participants are welcomed to communicate their areas of interest by email ( in advance.  Enquiries shall be addressed on event day.


South Africa Snack: Biltong is sponsored by The South African Shop (

Souvenirs for Participants are sponsored by Consulate of South Africa in Hong Kong


Date: Friday, 24th February, 2017

Venue: HKUAA (Address: 1/F Yip Fung Building, 2 D’Aguilar Street, Central, HONG KONG)

Fee: $350 per person



* Reception (with SA snacks & photos slides show[#])


* Welcome Note by President of HKUAA

* Speech by Consul-General of the Republic of South Africa, Hong Kong SAR & Macao SAR

* Dinner starts (Chinese cuisine)

* Talk by Mr Alvin LEE, Elementz Travel

* Vote of Thanks by Convenor of PR & Communications Sub-Committee of HKUAA

(End of dinner around 9:45pm)

[#]  photos with the courtesy of Dr Dicky LAM, Mr Alvin LEE, Ms Irene MAN, Mr. Brad SCHEEPERS, Dr Csaryne WAN and Mr. Sandor WEYERS.

Reservation and payment method

1. Please complete the form in below with payment and email to Ms. Natalie Wong at ON or BEFORE 20th February, 2017.  If you enroll together with your friend(s), please copy the form twice and complete it for your friend(s) as well.

***Enrolment Form ***

Full Name:


HKUAA Membership No.:



2. After filling out the form, please pay by DEPOSIT to our HSBC account: Hong Kong University Alumni Association 808-5-000324 as soon as possible.

3. Send us your SCANNED RECEIPT at with your FULL NAME. Kindly note that places will only be reserved for members who have paid and send us the email.

4. A confirmation email will be sent after we have confirmed your payment.

Deadline of reservation: 20th February, 2017 (Monday)


** Fee includes Chinese dinner, South Africa snack and a drink (a glass of house red wine / white wine / beer OR non-alcoholic beverage)

** Participants are welcomed to bring their own bottle(s), corkage will be charged as of HKUAA Club policy.



Mr. Alvin LEE graduated from Faculty of Science, Department of Ecology and Biodiversity, HKU in 2003.  After being a dolphin researcher in Hong Kong waters for 1.5 years, LEE then pursued an alternative eco-education pathway by joining journalism as a travel journalist.  For 10 years, he contributed stories to most of local media, including the Oriental Daily, the Apple Daily, the Hong Kong Economic Journal, the Weekend Weekly and the U Magazine.  LEE joined a startup company  specializing in curating meaningful journey to Africa.


LEE visited over 30 countries and was awarded "Friends of Taiwan" in 2009 by the Taiwan Tourism Board for his extensive media coverage on Taiwan, green tourism in particular.  In 2006, LEE visited Africa for featuring the renowned animal migration.  He also visited the Peru Amazonian region.  Last year in South Africa, LEE was engaged in a Rhino treatment led by wildlife veterinarian Dr Peter Rogers, in which one of the meetings was held at a stable with zebra as audience.  In 2015, he visited Milan for featuring the World Expo Milano "Food and Future".



Presenting to a Rhino protection group this August in a stable in South Africa and a zebra was among the audience (bottom right)


Engaged in a procedure led by Dr Peter Rogers for rehabilitation of an orphaned Rhino


Real eco-friendly safari camp try minimize blockage to wildlife. On my way back to my camp, I met this elephant head-on on footpath and had to evade to a high ground to let it pass first.


Checking out with Vet in SA has the feeling of being in the Wild West!


Botswana opts in the model that allow high-end tourism funds conservation.


Some beautiful "captures" in Botswana and South Africa.


Being awarded "Friends of Taiwan". A picture taken in 2011 with renowned Taiwanese nature writer-poet劉克襄, author of the Chinese book "四分之三的香港" when I was working for the Oriental Daily.

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