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Racket-tailed Roller

The Elusive Racket-tailed Roller of Makuleke

The Racket-tailed Roller has a rather limited distribution in South Africa, primarily being found in the far northeastern tip of Kruger National Park which is dominated by Mopane (Colophospermum mopane) which occurs in dense stands with limited ground cover as its understory. Let instructor Ross Hawkins explain more about this elusive bird.
Fruiting Trees of the Lowveld

Learn about the fruits and flowers of the Lowveld

The Lowveld's rainy season is about to start and with the rain coming, it means that the flower and fruiting season is upon us. EcoTraining's David Havemann speaks to us about some of the Lowveld trees and the various flavours associated with them.
Wilderness PhotographyAlbie Venter

Wilderness Photography Trip Report

Based in South Africa, Albie Venter has been involved in professional wildlife guiding, wildlife management and eco-tourism since 1996 and we are very privileged here at EcoTraining that Albie managed to visit our camps on a regular basis. Here is a wonderful trip report of his most recent visit on a Wilderness Photography Course in the magnificent Makuleke.
Bushveld Flowers

How to interpret the smells of the bushveld

This time of year is by far our favourite. As the bushveld comes alive as do our senses with all the incredible sights, smells and sounds that surround us. EcoTraining's David Havemann speak to us about what these smells mean and how to interpret them.

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