Bistro to Bush - A winning ticket....
Simone Landers, the winner of African Conservation Experience’s recent “Game Ranger Guide Course Competition”, tells the tale of her journey from being a bistro waitress to going to the bush to learn all about the life of a game ranger in South Africa.
Story of my Sabbatical in the bush
“The Game Ranger course was brilliant. There were six of us, five guys and one girl. Ages ranged from 18 to 50+ .
Phinda was pure heaven...
Volunteer returns to Africa...Christina Cooper shares her conservation diary... "Choosing a conservation project was the hardest obstacle to overcome All of us who work in some of the finest zoological parks and institutions still yearn to experience the splendor and glory of our charges in the wild.
A Typical Day at Tuli
A Day at KWA-TULI, Botswana. The day at Tuli usually starts with one of the co-ordinators, whether it be Duncan ringing his makeshift bell, or the always loveable Stuart (well, not in the morning!) driving in on his motorbike or land rover beeping the horn at the pleasant hour of around 5:30.
Heeding the Call - Reflections from the Game Ranger's Course
Who has not dreamed of sneaking through the tall grass of the African savannah, the sun slowly dipping below the burning horizon, looking for the mysterious troop of lions you heard calling in the night? I held this dream with me ever since I was a child.
Meeting Moholoholo's Residents
An Experience of a Lifetime By Alanna McTaggart Moholoholo's slogan is “Experience of a Lifetime” and my experience was definitely a once in a lifetime experience.
Lionheart: My Experience at Khulula Care for Wild
By Kimberly Hightower I wake to the sound of Mr. Crow pecking at my window, saying his own name over and over as if in attempts to rouse me for the full day ahead.
Knowing the difference between a lion track and a cheetah's
As keen conservationists, Gary and Matt Franklin were looking for a wildlife trip with a difference - definitely not your average safari.
Spending the night with an elephant...
Seeing wildlife up close is something almost everyone headed for Africa is hoping to experience. But how close is close enough, when you are dealing with a fully grown bull elephant?
Tuli... Ramblings of an Ageing Conservationist
“I’m sure impala can climb trees,” I say to no one in particular. The polite smiles from the youngsters on the Land Rover say it all: “Poor old soul -it’s all a bit too much for him.
Game Ranger Guide Course - Free Place up for Grabs!
Compliments of African Conservation Experience and Chris Clay, there is a place on the July Game Ranger Course up for grabs - and it’s completely free! What do you need?
Leopard and Hyena Tracking
Cheetahs with prey in trees, caracal sightings, the annual game capture, and seeing leopard cubs in the bushes are just some of the exciting events volunteers have witnessed at the Zingela Predator Conservation project this month! Up-close with Cheetahs and Hyenas On one of many cheetah walks, volunteers witnessed Rebecca, the wild, resident
All things big and small ...
At Khulula Wild Care, you never know which animals you’ll find. The centre prides itself on taking in any animal that needs care and that can realistically be rehabilitated, so that it can one day live in a natural environment again.
Lions, Leopards and Elephants at Tuli
Dear Sarah, Lex, Rob, I’m so sorry its taken me so long to write to you – I can’t believe I’ve been back in England for almost a month already! Let me start by saying that I absolutely loved my placement! So thank you all so much! I booked the placement 2 years in advance – as a reward to myself at the end of my PhD.
Returning Student Report
Hi! I've just returned from my 10 weeks in the northern province of South Africa. Although it would take forever to tell you everything I learnt and did, I am really glad to share some of the main bits with you! Everything went so well and I feel so lucky to have chosen the projects that I worked on as they gave me a real variety of experiences
Latest Ranger Course Report
A long awaited group from Johannesburg international Airport arrives at about 16h30 in Hoedspriut on a bus that has been traveling for most of the day.
Dreams Come True in Africa
DREAMS COME TRUE IN AFRICA A hot day with much traveling, excitement and the unknown of the African bush awaits the students that are to partake in African Conservation Experience's Game Ranger Course.