Course Duration: 1st - 15th November 2024
Group size: 9 Maximum
Age Range: 18+
Join us for complete immersion into the African bush, led by one of South Africa's top game rangers and guide.
Completely unique to Woodland Ways this course combines Game Ranger Training with a CyberTracker Track & Sign training course, in the home of its origin- South Africa.
"In 2014 I had the most wonderful privilege to join one of South Africa's highest qualified rangers, Colin Patrick, on a CyberTracker Course and Assessment in South Africa. I was immediately blown away by his extensive knowledge of not just tracking, but also the African bush. Colin was able to bring to life the sign of the bush that most persons would not have even registered... including myself. He has an amazing ability to interpret track and sign and we believe can offer a truly life enriching experience to those interested in tracking. Colin is a real expert in his field and we are very proud to link up with him to offer a wonderful opportunity to our friends and customers to join us again as we venture out to learn about the incredibly rich Flora and Fauna of the African Bush" - Jason Ingamells, Company Director
On arrival at Johannesburg Airport you will met by our South African team and we will spend the day journeying through some of South Africa's most stunning scenery to our first base in Limpopo.
Duration of the course
Days are made up of early starts with either morning game drives or foot safaris followed by a mid morning brunch.
Whilst the animal life is quiet in the middle of the day, we will learn about the wildlife species we have been seeing. We will also be studying their tracks, learning to identify the trees, plants and birds.
We will head back out in the late afternoon as animal activity begins to pick up again.
After our evening meals we will undertake some night walks and drives to pick up some of the bushvelds nocturnal wildlife as well as looking at the southern hemisphere constellations.
What to expect
No course is exactly the same but you can expect close encounters of wildlife, not just sitting in a tour bus. In 2016 we moved lion kills away in full view of the pride, experienced wild dog packs feeding, slept surrounded by hyenas and leopards calling. The list is too numerous to cover enough here. In 2017 we had further very close encounters with Lions, Elephants and undertook anti poaching training with field rangers and tracker dogs.
You will be focused on getting intimate with the tracks and signs of the wildlife from the smallest to the largest, as we undertake the CyberTracker training course.