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Our Game Ranger Courses offer a thorough introduction to the wildlife of southern Africa while the Wildlife Tracking Courses provide in depth training in a challenging environment.
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. In love with
Seeking the rhino By Lucy Marris It's just after 5.00 in the morning; I'm on the top of a rugged mountain range set within a massive game reserve in the far north of the Limpopo Province of South Africa gamely brandishing what looks like an ancient television aerial to the
As keen conservationists, Gary and Matt Franklin were looking for a wildlife trip with a difference - definitely not your average safari. What they got was two weeks crammed full of learning about wildlfe and a life changing experience: I have been on a two week life changing experience with
But uni is starting again, your job doesn't include a sabbatical and your family would quite like to see you every now and then as well? If you can't be out in Africa, we thought we'll bring Africa to you: You get to spend the whole year with one of
"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...
Volunteers at the Tuli Conservation Project spend most of their days monitoring the wildlife in the stunning Tuli block. While they learn to identify animal movements based on the tracks they find,...
"Sitting at a hide on Sunday, we saw a cheetah coming to drink. It had been a good day already, we saw gemsbok and warthog, but this was just brilliant. We had heard the birds alarming for about fi...
Volunteering at Zingela Conservation Project , recent volunteers share some of their diary entries with us... Today we tracked a female cheetah on foot and it turned into an unexpected surprise! A...
The brand new tracker course ran for the first time in October 08, and proved to be a great success! It was a challenging experience for all involved, but the great news is that everyone managed t...
At Phinda volunteers head out at night to track the elusive leopard. Once located and darted with a sedative, the volunteers help secure a radio collar and collect data on their condition
Each of the rhino's four stumpy feet has three toes, an ideal feature for tracking the world's largest land mammal (second to the elephant)
Tracking cheetah and leopard using telemetry equipment and traditional tracking techniques is the main focus at Zingela Predator Conservation Project
It is thought that cheetahs lose between approximately 10 to 15% of kills to the hyena.
Running at speeds between 112 and 120 km/h (70 and 75 mph) puts a great deal of strain on the cheetah's body. When sprinting, the cheetah's body temperature becomes so high that it would be deadly to continue; this is why the cheetah is often seen resting after it has caught its prey.
The cheetah has an average hunting success rate of around 50% - half of its chases result in capture.
On the wildlife tracking course students use their new tracking skills to locate wild animals in the bush
Tuli has the last wild roaming population of elephants in southern Africa
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