EcoQuest

The EcoQuest course (seven or 14 days) is designed to provide a learning experience, and incorporates certain aspects of our Safari Guide course. It is aimed at those who are looking for a more in-depth bush experience, but who do not necessarily have four weeks to break away from work obligations.

WHY DO THE COURSE?

The EcoQuest course is designed to provide participants with an ecological learning experience. Participants learn about the infinite variety of living organisms that exist in nature and the underlying elements that support this variety of life such as geology, soils and climate to mention a few. This course is aimed at those who are looking for a more immersive nature learning experience.

This programme is perfect for those who want to be more than just spectators of nature but want to be able to interpret for themselves when on self-game drives.

The EcoQuest course emphasises two components – learning about the fascinating elements of nature and how each are carefully interconnected to one another in a specific region and secondly, aspects of conservation.

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“When I came to EcoTraining, I could feel the nature from the beginning. It reminds me of an old Chinese saying, that man is an integral part of nature.”

Cookie – Chinese EcoQuest – 2015

SUBJECTS

  • Ecology
  • Common trees and shrubs
  • Animal tracks and tracking
  • Bird identification and behaviour
  • Animal behaviour
  • Astronomy
  • Orientation and navigation
  • Bush skills
  • Using binoculars correctly and positioning for photography

Course Length

7 & 14 days

Prerequisites

    Age: 16+
  • able-bodied
  • able to walk at least 2km

Who Is This For?

    Nature lovers
  • educational bush holiday
  • volunteers

Our winning formula

You will be based in camps in prime wildlife areas, and partake in wilderness walks or game drives twice a day. You could be trained in two different game reserves, exposing you to a diversity of habitats and species. No other training provider can match this variety of training environments or the frequency of practical activities we offer.

COURSE DATES

13 September – 19 September 2020 (Makuleke)

01 October – 07 October 2020 (Makuleke)

02 November – 15 November 2020 (Makuleke & Karongwe)

17 December – 23 December 2020 (Botswana)

23 December 2020 – 4 January 2021 (Makuleke) – 13 Days

11 March – 17 March 2021 (Karongwe)

19 July – 01 August 2021 (Makuleke)

26 August – 01 September 2021 (Makuleke)

07 October – 13 October 2021 (Makuleke)

30 October – 12 November 2021 (Makuleke & Karongwe)

05 November – 18 November 2021 (Botswana & Karongwe)

17 December – 23 December 2021 (Karongwe)

24 December 2021 – 06 January 2022 (Makuleke)