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African Conservation Experience - Game Ranger Guide Course -

This course is ideally suited to people wanting an introduction to conservation in southern Africa and those wishing to pursue a conservation orientated career, as well as wishing to improve their personal knowledge of wildlife.

A Land of Dust and Magic

A Land of Dust and Magic

"Tuli is a word meaning dust, depicting the conditions in the Tuli block during the dry season. I was fortunate enough to visit the property ';Tuli Wilderness' in the season change over through Nov...

A pair of white fronted bee-eaters

Photo taken by Robert Staritz who came 3rd in ACE's photo competition. The white fronted bee-eater, Merops bullockoides, gets it's name from it's distinctive white forehead and diet of insects , which is almost always honey bees. These bee-eaters live in a very complex society, nesting in colonies made up of family clans where non-breeding birds become helpers for their breeding relatives.

Feeding Frenzy

The Marabou Stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus, is one of the largest flying birds in the world. Marabou Storks will eat just about any kind of animal, dead or alive and have evolved their naked heads and necks as an adaptation for feeding on large animal carcasses without getting their head feathers soiled with blood.

Zebra with her foal

Each zebra has its own unique set of stripes, which are as distinctive as fingerprints

Playtime

The horses stop for a cool down whilst traversing the bush with their new volunteers

The Male Waterbuck -a classic African antelope

As its name would indicate, the waterbuck inhabits areas that are close to water in savanna grasslands, gallery forests and riverine woodlands south of the Sahara. Such habitats not only provide sustenance but long grasses and watery places in which to hide from predators.

Chameleon

A chameleon's tongue extends faster than the human eye can follow, at around 26 body lengths per second

Tracking cheetah using telemetry

Tracking cheetah and leopard using telemetry equipment and traditional tracking techniques is the main focus at Zingela Predator Conservation Project

Thirsty work!

Having a long neck is great for feeding where no others can but makes drinking slightly tricky!

Roan antelope

Between 1986 and 1993, the roan antelope population in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, declined from about 450 to 45 animals. At Hanchi and Zingela these animals are being bred. Volunteers monitor their densities, age and condition on horseback.

Two warthogs stop for a drink

They are the only pigs able to live in areas without water for several months of the year. By tolerating a higher than normal body temperature, the warthog is able to conserve moisture inside its body that might otherwise be used for cooling. When water is available warthogs drink regularly and enjoy wallowing in muddy places.