21 Day Educational Tour

 Minimum of 6 people per group

This tour will take place at locations in KwaZulu Natal.

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An Example Tour Itinerary:


(Tour activities are subject to change depending on season and animal activity.)

 

DAY 1 & 2:

 

Itinerary:

 

  • Arrive in South Africa & transfer
  • Meet and greet at Johannesburg’s OR Thambo Airport and transfer to conservation area
  • Visit the ‘Cradle of Mankind’ on route
  • Meet guides and discuss plans, eat and relax…


Dung Beetle Bush Camp

 

  • Move to Dung Beetle Camp in the Waterberg wilderness area
  • Set up camp & camp orientation and familiarization


DAY 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7:


Dung Beetle Bush Camp

 

Areas of learning: 6 Day Environmental Course – Survival – Anti Poaching – Conservation

 

  • Field Studies – Wildlife: Animal ID and behaviour study
  • Dissection -Animal postmortem and anatomy study
  • Field Studies – Plant species:Tree & shrub ID, medicinal uses and field study
  • Tracking – Animal tracking and spoor ID
  • Poaching – Anti poaching education and field work project#
  • Astronomy – Night navigation & constellation study


DAY 8, 9,10 ,11 & 12:

 

Hoedspruit Camp

 

Areas of learning: Conservation – Animal Rehabilitation

  • Depart for Hoedspruit
  • Endangered Species Breading Project
  • Hands on experiences with animals and birds
  • Taking of blood samples
  • Preparing food and feeding the animals
  • Horn measurements


DAY 13, 14:


Hoedspruit Camp

 

Areas of learning: Conservation – Environmental Awareness – Reptiles – Cultural

 

  • Reptile Course
  • Snakes crocodiles and other reptiles
  • Rehabilitation Centre
  • Animal Rehabilitation Centre
  • Visit the incredible mountainous area of ‘Gods Window’ and the ‘3 Rondavals’


DAY 15, 16, 17 & 18:


Kruger National Park

 

Areas of learning: The Big 5: Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino – Conservation – Environmental – Cultural – Anti Poaching

 

  • Traverse through Kruger Park
  • Camping in the reserve on route
  • Big Game identification and behaviour study
  • Bush survival skills
  • Plant species identification and medicinal uses

 

DAY 19 & 20:

 

Maritzkop View Camp

 

Areas of learning: Conservation – Environmental  – Cultural

 

  • Transfer – to Maritzkop View Camp
  • Cheetah Center
  • Specific animal project at Cheetah Breeding Centre
  • Rest & Recuperation at Swadini Pools
  • End of course exam


DAY 21:

 

Depart for OR Thambo airport after breakfast

 

Time to travel home…

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