Pretoria
Destination
7 Days
Duration
1/10
Physicality
16-70
Age recommendations

Awesome 7 day conservation course in Moholoholo

Looking for a unique and interactive wildlife experience?

Join one of wildlife conservation courses and get to live your African dream for a week!

Who are these wildlife courses for?

So you are conservationist at heart and have an immense craving for wildlife, ecosystems and how all of the intricate facets of nature are intertwined into one magical web of wonder and intrigue. But …..you are not looking for the conventional wildlife safari that involves hours of sitting in a game vehicle.

What you seek is more of an interactive and ‘hands-on’ educational course where you get to experience the life of a South African field guide. As nice as the luxury safari lodges are, the wildlife courses are packed with mind blowing experiences that no lodge can ever offer. You will be a participant in interactive experiences in one of the prime wildlife areas of South Africa.

Whether you are looking at making conservation a career or would just love to learn more about African wildlife this course is perfect for you

The location?

The courses are done at the Moholoholo Private reserve which is situated at the base of the Lowveld Drakensberg Mountain range. It is about 60km from the Orpen Gate of the Kruger Park. This incredible reserve has been the forerunners in wildlife conservation for over 20 years.

What are the courses all about?

The courses are designed to benefit both the enthusiastic observer as well as the serious conservationist looking to further their expertise. While on course you might get the opportunity to trial some of Africa’s Big Five like Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard. Sleep-out under the African stars are a big highlight of the course, but be warned – sleeping usually isn’t much of a priority…

Let the experts lead the way

The courses are facilitated by Colin Patrick. He is an accredited FGASA trainer and assessor.  You will battle to find a more qualified and experienced field guide. Colin has over 20 years’ experience and has attained the status of “scout” (one of the top wildlife qualifications in South Africa) and is also a senior tracker and external evaluator in the conservation arena. Colin also heads up the Moholoholo team of field guides.

Where do you stay?

Although you are going to be spending a lot of time in the bush, we are not going to make you sleep under a tree at the mercy of hungry lions. You will be staying in comfortable thatched chalets that have been equipped with ensuite bathrooms consisting of a shower, toilet, wash basin and maybe a few friendly geckos to keep you company.

The courses:

There are 2 courses to choose from. Dates and pricing vary.

The 7 day Conservation Course

Dates:

9 – 14 December

This incredible course covers the following subjects:

  • Safari Etiquette
  • Handling of firearms
  • Animal tracking
  • Spoor, animal and bird behavior
  • Ecology
  • Bush Clearing
  • Fencing Procedures
  • Stocking of animals ( numbers and type)
  • Animal diseases
  • Game capture and culling
  • Habitat evaluation
  • Block burning and fire breaks
  • Nature conservation regulations

The 7 day Track and Sign Course

Dates:

12 – 18 March / 9 – 15 July / 10 – 16 September / 11 – 17 June

This incredible course covers the following subjects:

  • Principles of track and sign identification
  • The role of tracking
  • Introduction to the trailing of the Big 5
  • Tracking for scientific purposes
  • Using Cyber Tracking as information gathering tool
  • Tracking and signs identification for small, large animals as well as reptiles and birds
  • Determining the age of tracks
  • Aerial tracking
  • Study of animal feeding signs
  • Close up study of animal behavior at the Moholoholo rehabilitation Centre.

INCLUDED
7 days/6 Nights accommodation at The Moholoholo Game Reserve
3 meals a day
Travel on The Moholoholo Reserves
Instructions and assessment
Certificate for your successful course completion
Local Taxes

NOT INCLUDED
Items of a personal nature
Snacks and drinks in-between meals
Extra activities
Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.

Unique and interactive wildlife experience

Incredible African Bush Setting

Educational and informative

Led by one of South Africa’s most experienced field guide assessors

Includes accommodation, meals and access to Moholoholo

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