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Elephant in the bush

Kevin Palmer

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

Length of Trip
14 Nights

Project Year

Reaseheath College has been working in partnership with African Conservation Experience (ACE) for over a decade, in delivering our annual field course to our Higher Education students studying the Animal Sciences.

Having personally overseen the coordination of these field courses with colleagues at ACE for a number of years, I can testify that the service provided by the ground staff both in the UK and in southern Africa is second to none.

ACE's efforts have been instrumental in developing a bespoke programme that befits the requirements of staff and students alike, which boasts a specific focus towards the experiential learning that our students receive. More recently, students have had the opportunity to study the field course for academic credit, and as such the team at ACE have been highly supportive in its design and implementation, but also responsive to student feedback in enhancing the student’s experience.

I am confident that the evolution of our field course is positively reflected in our student satisfaction, and has become central to the overall success of our academic provision.

Kevin Palmer, Programme Leader for Higher Education, Reaseheath College


From Reaseheath College’s students

“Coming to Botswana changes your perceptions and values about many things.”

Matthew Faulkner, BSc Wildlife Conservation & Ecology student 

“One of the best times in my life. I really enjoyed every aspect of it. I would suggest it to anyone that wants to experience something new and unforgettable.”

Giorgio Casiraghi, BSc Wildlife Conservation & Ecology student 

“What a fantastic experience to be given the opportunity to come and learn about the bush. The staff have gone above and beyond with providing such knowledge. This was a trip of a lifetime that will stay with me forever!”

Fenna Ball, BSc Animal Management (Behaviour & Welfare) student