Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation,
Spend four unforgettable weeks in the African wilderness. Learn how to appreciate your natural environment with all of your senses on daily excursions. Experienced course leaders will let you in on the secrets of Africa's natural landscape and will pass on their expertise about the local flora and fauna. Head off for an educational experience in an untouched natural environment, far away from what you're used to.
This course combines a mindful approach to experiencing nature with unique personal development. You will head out on your first excursion of the day as the sun goes up. This is followed by a lesson which will teach you everything you need to know about the wilderness, before you set off on another tour of discovery at sunset.
You and your group will roam the African bush and learn the skills that you need to navigate and orient yourself. The fine art of tracking will enable you to find wildlife on your own and keep an appropriate distance. It is important to have a solid understanding of how the animals you encounter behave if you want to ensure your safety and the safety of your group. Knowing about local plant life and how to use it is another part of surviving in the wild.
The 24,000 hectare Makuleke game reserve is unique in that it contains 75% of all of the species which call Kruger National Park home. The camp in Mashatu is located in the so-called "Land of the Giants". This captivating area boasts majestic rock formations, a wide variety of vegetation and copious wildlife.
You will stay with one other person in a wooden cabin with its own washing facilities (Makuleke), or in a tent with shared washing facilities (Mashatu). All of the camps have common rooms for lessons, shared meals and evening get-togethers. The water that you get out of the tap in the camps is safe to drink, and you can also buy water or other alcohol-free drinks on site. Fruit juice is served at mealtimes. Tea and coffee are available at any time. You will be provided with an early morning snack, a hearty brunch, a light afternoon meal and a hot meal in the evening.
Both camps get their electricity from generators, so you won't have that much opportunity to charge any of your devices. There is no mobile phone reception at the Makuleke camp. Phone calls can be made as part of a weekly excursion. A laundry service is available in the camps for a small fee. Tourists are not permitted to access the camps, so your isolation is guaranteed.
Fees: 3.250 EUR
(depends on the exchange rate of the South African Rand)
Telephone 1: (+49) 241-91 99 43 57
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