Trekking through the African bush may seem like an exhilarating, once-in-a lifetime adventure for many people. While it is definitely that, being in the wild is certainly not your usual “walk in the park”. What this means is that it is highly important to arm yourself with the adequate knowledge and preparation to support you when undertaking such journey. Even if you are … [Read more...] about Bush Survival 101
Water is very important for survival. It has been said that while you can survive without food for 7 days, you can only survive without water for 3 days. When you’re going on an adventure in Africa, being highly hydrated becomes much more important. Because of the many visual feasts offered by these ventures, it can be easy to forget to rehydrate. This is the reason why … [Read more...] about Hydration Methods for Youth Ventures
Going on an African venture is something that is a once in a lifetime experience for a lot of people. This is the reason why the correct clothing is so important. Everyone has different tastes and depending on what type of trip you’re going on, your kit selection may also vary. This is the reason why instead of giving you a packing list, we decided to answer some of the most … [Read more...] about What to Wear on an African Adventure
While leopards can be found in many countries in Africa, a sighting of this awe-inspiring animal never ceases to be an amazing experience, even for wildlife environmentalists. Its beautiful spotted coat and its graceful movements hold a contained power that is unique from other big cats. A few weeks ago, the Africa Wild Trails team discovered leopards in one of the places they … [Read more...] about 5 Fast Facts About Leopards
The bold black and white patterns that swathe a zebra’s coat is nothing short of amazing. While it was previously believed that zebras were white animals with black stripes and underbellies, it has since been concluded that zebras are black with white stripes. This same iconic design has inspired many theories that speculate why zebras have stripes. Even renowned biologists … [Read more...] about Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?
Africa Wild Trails delivered a wide variety of diverse and challenging ventures and research projects for young people and adults this year. These ranged from highly adventurous and remote expeditions, important vulnerable wildlife species field work to the most incredible safari experiences! Bringing people closer to nature through our educational ventures for young people … [Read more...] about What a Year – 2018 was Incredible for AWT Venture Members!
There are various methods wildlife environmentalists employ to strengthen conservation efforts. No one way could single-handedly win the battle against illegal poaching in the same way there isn’t a single solution to climate change. One device that is used in wildlife conservation is the tracking collar. But what is a tracking collar? A tracking collar is a device attached to … [Read more...] about Tracking GPS Collar Use in Wildlife Conservation
Technology has enabled many conveniences that help us in our daily lives. One of these innovations that has many applications is drone technology. But do you know that drones could also be used to support wildlife conservation efforts? What is a Drone? A drone is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle or UAV. It is also referred to as an RPA or Remotely Piloted Aircraft, which means that … [Read more...] about Technology in Conservation: How Are Drones Helping?