Game Ranger Experience
The course is also a perfect way to start or end your ACE placement, or is ideal as an unusual two week break from the 9-5 routine.
The course is based in a private concession area of the Kruger National Park. You will explore topics such as ecology, as animal identification, botany, animal behaviour and geology as well as rangering skills like handling firearms, dealing with dangerous game and tracking. The course includes a sleep out in the African bush, aims to give students as much field exposure as possible and teaches a holistic view of the wilderness.
The course finishes with a workshop in handling and identifying dangerous snakes and reptiles.
It is conducted by a fully qualified and registered Field Guide, with specialist knowledge and skills.
- Basic snake identification
- Sleep-out in the bushveld
- Interpreting wildlife sounds
- Habits of animals
- Bird, insect and tree identification
- Mammal biology and identification
- Bushveld ecology
- Spoor identification of all game
- Practical tracking down of wildlife
- Dangerous game and their behaviour
Recognition: On completion of the course, students will be required to complete both a practical and theoretical examination. Students who pass will be awarded a certificate of success.
Acccomodation: The course uses several camps, from a comportable base camp with furnished walk-in tents outside Hoedspruit to a rustic tented bush camp in the Greater Kruger.
Our users say…
“I wanted to know more about the wildlife that lived in South Africa and its conservation. I learnt so much more than I thought I would in just two weeks. We did a lot of tracking of some of the 'BIG FIVE' by foot and vehicle. The highlight of the course for me was camping out overnight watching out for the animals that may pass us; it was so exciting.”
Donna Calvert, ACE Student
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