location: Kruger National Park, South Africa wildlife reserves
start: Please enquire for departure details. A
price: From ZAR 24,660 (28 days) excluding flights.
This course has been planned for visitors who want more than the regular safari experience, and will offer an introduction to a variety of topics and give insights into African wildlife, the environment and survival skills. Highly experienced instructions will give you an understanding of wildlife ecosystems and their inhabitants. You will have the opportunity of experiencing the African "bush" first-hand, on foot or in open 4x4 safari vehicles. To take a course such as this one, is an adventure all of its own.
The course will be held in a large reserve in the Kruger Park area. Through the reserve flows three rivers, carving their way through the bedrock and dividing the reserve. The vegetation of this reserve falls within the Savannah Biome. The reserve has abundant wildlife with over 60 different species of mammals, including lion, leopard, elephant, white rhino, wild dog and cheetah. The camp where you will be staying consists of large, walk-in style tents with twin beds (2 guests share each tent). There are shared shower / WC facilities and a central recreation area. Linen will be supplied. This will be an experience of a life-time, you have watched "game rangers" on TV and in films - come and join this course for a real-life experience of a "day in the life of a game ranger". A totally unique experience!
The course is structured to maximise the practical experience of the students in the bush. Each day allows for hours of time spent in the field interpreting the ecology and enjoying a wildlife experience. During the first week, the morning and late afternoon excursions are conducted on foot, whereas the remainder of the course alternates between walks and driving. [...]