Wildlife Tracking Course
from £1595 GBP
Study traditional tracking techniques in the Botswanan wilderness.
Held in the stunning Tuli Block of southern Botswana, the Wildlife Tracking Course is an opportunity to experience the thrill of tracking Africa’s big game while living in a raw and wild environment. You will learn safety in the bush and the ability to track animals without impacting on the natural ecosystem in which they (and you for two weeks) live. An intensive experience, the tracking course covers an introduction to tracking and track identification and a trailing component.
- Safety in the bush
- Introduction to tracking techniques
- Track identification, animal behaviour, movements and social structures
- Survival techniques and applications
- Practical test on track identifications in the field
- Introduction, techniques and application of tracking and trailing an animal on foot
- Each member of the course will lead the group on foot on the trail of a high profile animal
Students will be driven into the bush with all staff and all required equipment for the two weeks to set up camp in a predetermined location. Students will assist in the set-up of the camp, which will comprise of 2-man dome tents. Sleeping mats will be provided. Water will be obtained from a water trailer and lighting will be limited to paraffin lamps and torchlight.
Ablution facilities will be very basic and will comprise of long-drop toilets and cold bucket showers in summer and fire-heated water in winter. Nights may be spent out on the ground with a watch fire and basic sleeping materials if we cannot make it back to the camp by nightfall during a trailing exercise.
What support will I get
From the moment you first send us an inquiry, we are always just a phone call or email away. You can contact our office team with any question you have. We’ll be happy to help you as much as we can while you prepare for your conservation experience. Once you are in Africa, we have a dedicated team of coordinators who will look after you - whether you need help with your conservation responsibilities, are feeling poorly or need to get to a bank to get out some money.
If your family need to get hold of you in an emergency, we have a 24 hour emergency phone line, and we can always facilitate contact to you in Africa.
What's the next step
If you are ready to submit your application. You can do this online or by post. And don’t worry - you application does not commit you to anything. It is just an expression of interest on your side and it helps us prepare the best advice for you.
We will contact you after accepting your application and chat to you about the best project choice, costs and dates. Once you are happy with your choices, we will set up your very own conservation experience for you and send you all the extra information you need - from the “small print” terms and conditions to insurance information. If you definitely want to go for it, all you have to do is send us a signed confirmation and a deposit of 295 GBP - or the equivalent in US$, CA$, AU$ or Euro.
This is a 15 day course.
We also have a Wildlife Tracking Course package which includes flights.
Includes transfers, tuition, all meals, accommodation, in-country and logistical support.
All the time
This placement would suit:
Anyone wanting to experience the thrill of tracking Africa’s big game whilst living in a raw and wild environment
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Do you accept applicants with disabilities?
“The tracking course was a truly memorable wildlife adventure, from Stuart whistling to get the birds singing while we hiding behind a termite mound from elephants, to having our camp trashed by baboons and trailing lions on foot!”
~ by Steve Brophy
accommodation, food, airport pickup
Have you ever dreamed of tracking wild leopard and cheetah through the bush, or assisting a marine biologist in whale and dolphin research?
Open your eyes to a whole new world and way of looking at the natural environment. We support vital conservation projects in our heritage region of southern Africa and with over 10 years experience we are able to offer every volunteer the benefits of our personal knowledge.
Members of the Year Out Group and ATOL bonded.