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6-day Wilderness Trails Skills Course

This immersive nature experience can be an inspiring cornerstone in the lives and careers of all those with a passion for nature and its inhabitants, developing a lifelong culture of conservation.

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Hands-on learning

Our 6-day Wilderness Trails Skills Course is perfect for aspirants or qualified guides to sharpen their wilderness survival skills. The course is jam-packed with information and will give you the confidence you need to work and live in the outdoors.

Lessons taught in this course will not be found in any book, but learning will be hands-on. With our world-class instructors, you will be able to learn everything there is to know about wilderness survival. You’ll never feel lost in the wild again!

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What to expect from the 6-day Wilderness Trails Skills Course

Practical experiences over theory

This wilderness course focuses on teaching wilderness philosophy, low impact guiding skills, and bushlore. The course does not have formal subjects or lectures but instead provides hands-on experiences led by highly experienced trainers and guides. Participants have the opportunity to choose from a variety of beautiful locations within the Makuleke Concession of the Kruger National Park in Africa.

A range of advanced skills

In this course, you will learn a range of advanced skills, including wilderness appreciation, the Minimal Impact Approach (MIA), situational awareness, setting up eco-friendly camps, water purification, and “leaving no trace” practices. These lessons are designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how to minimise your impact on the environment and navigate the wilderness with care and respect.

Where the course takes place

The 6-day Wilderness Trails Skills Course is takes places at Makuleke Concession EcoTraining Camp in South Africa.

The benefits of taking the 6-day Wilderness Trails Skills Course

This course offers a range of benefits to participants. Firstly, you will have the opportunity to stay in camps located in prime wildlife areas and take part in wilderness walks or game drives twice a day. In addition, you will receive training in two game reserves, which will expose you to diverse habitats and species. This level of exposure to a variety of training environments and practical activities is unmatched by any other training provider. By participating in this course, you can expect to gain invaluable experience and knowledge in a range of wilderness-related areas.

Sneak peek of the course

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Entry level requirements

What to pack

We’ve put together a useful packing list for you so you know what you need to bring on this course. Everything you’ll need to be comfortable and make the most of your time in the African bush.

We’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Course dates

13 July – 18 July 2024 (Makuleke)
04 August – 09 August 2024 (Makuleke

FAQ about the 6-day Wilderness Trails Skills Course

This course offers a range of benefits to participants. Firstly, you will have the opportunity to stay in camps located in prime wildlife areas and take part in wilderness walks or game drives twice a day. In addition, you will receive training in two game reserves, which will expose you to diverse habitats and species. This level of exposure to a variety of training environments and practical activities is unmatched by any other training provider. By participating in this course, you can expect to gain invaluable experience and knowledge in a range of wilderness-related areas.

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From the field on the 6-day Wilderness Trails Skills Course