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EcoQuest Nature Course

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Prices vary depending on duration & location
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2018 Dates (14 day courses)

  • 6 July – 29 July Karongwe South Africa
  • 18 August – 31 August Makuleke & Karongwe South Africa
  • 1 November- 14 November Mashatu (Botswana) & Makuleke (South Africa)

2018 Dates (7 day courses)

  • 19 March – 25 March Makuleke  South Africa
  • 29 October – 04 November Karongwe South Africa
  • 14 November – 20 November Makuleke  South Africa
  • 22 November – 28 November Makuleke  South Africa
  • 10 December – 16 December Karongwe South Africa

2018 Dates (7 day courses – KENYA)

  • 1 September – 7 September
  • 15 December – 21 December
EcoTraining, Kenya, safari guide training, nature experience, Masai, East Africa.

Rate includes:

  • Accommodation (sharing)
  • Meals
  • Tea/coffee and cordials
  • Instruction and training
  • Game walks
  • Open vehicle game drives
  • Sleep outs/ additional activities
  • 1 night at a guesthouse in Jo’burg (the night before)
  • 1 transfer to camp (the outgoing transfer 14 day or 21 day only)

Rate excludes:

  • Return transfers from the camp (both transfers excluded for 7 day option)
  • Other transfers before and after the course
  • Any accommodation other than the guesthouse at the start  before/after the course
  • Select beverages
  • Kruger National Park entrance fee (only applicable if the course is at Makuleke Camp)
  • Border crossing fee (only applicable if the course is at Mashatu Camp)
  • All flights to and from South Africa including internal flights (Click here for flight quotes)
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About the EcoQuest African Nature & Wildlife course

Wildlife & Nature enthusiast courses and safaris. South Africa and Botswana. Afreco Tours Ltd.The EcoQuest safari is a wildlife course but also a safari with a difference. It is designed to provide an ecological learning experience by incorporating certain aspects of the long-running and highly popular 28 day Safari Guide Course.

It is primarily aimed at those who are looking for a more in-depth bush learning experience, but who are not necessarily able to take such a long from work or other commitments.

It consists of two components:

  1. Learning about the fascinating elements of nature and how each are carefully interconnected to one another in a specific region
  2. While at the same time experiencing some aspects of typical safari guide training.

If you are an adventurous spirit wanting to gain a greater understanding of nature and the environment, whilst experiencing the excitement of the bush, then the EcoQuest option is for you. If you are a student testing the waters for a career in this field, then join this course to see if it what you are looking for. In addition, you will be shown how to drive a 4×4 vehicle, to identify common birds, plants, trees, identify wildlife tracks and how to track game on foot.

Some subjects covered on the course:

  • Learning about tracks and signs and the African Wilderness with EcoTraining. Afreco Tours Ltd.Ecology
  • Common Trees and Shrubs
  • Animal Tracks and Tracking
  • Bird Identification and Behaviour
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Astronomy
  • Orientation and Navigation
  • Bush Skills
  • Positioning Vehicle for Photography
  • Correct Use of Binoculars
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Total Payment Protection (topp) Policy cover:

Total Payment Protection (topp) Policy cover:

In compliance with The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018, an insurance policy has been arranged with Travel & General Insurance Services Limited (t&g), to protect customers’ prepayments in the unlikely event of our financial failure, and paid in respect of:

• non-flight inclusive packages commencing and returning to the UK
• the ground handling aspects of packages where the customer is responsible for arranging travel to the destination offered on this website
• non-ATOL flight inclusive packages sold to customers outside of the European Economic Area (EEA)
• a refund of such prepayments if customers have not yet travelled, or
• making arrangements to enable the holiday to continue if customers have already travelled
• repatriation of customers as may be applicable, subject to the terms of the insurance policy.

Customers’ prepayments are protected by a topp policy.

In the unlikely event of financial failure please contact the claims helpline on 01702 811397. A copy of the policy is available on request.

This policy is provided by Travel & General Insurance Services Limited (t&g), registered number 02527363 and underwritten by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited (Hiscox), registered number 00070234. t&g and Hiscox are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (number 113849)

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