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Tracking Expedition to South Africa

Study wildlife tracking in Africa with expert South African trackers!

Tracking Expedition
Course Details:

Dates: To be determined
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Join us for this unique tracking expedition and opportunity for intensive training on African wildlife, track and sign interpretation, and trailing skills. Learn under the guidance of senior tracker, Adriaan Louw of Eagle's Wing Bushskills, and Track & Sign Specialist, Mark Stavrakis of Limpopo Field Guiding Academy.

Gain hands-on field experience tracking antelope and a variety of other African animals, that may include lion, leopard, and white rhino, at breath-taking locations including the Mabula Game Reserve and Greater Kruger National Park.

The trip also includes the opportunity to participate in an official CyberTracker Track & Sign field evaluation.

Sample Trip Itinerary:

Section One:
Track & Sign with Mark Stavrakis, Limpopo Field Guiding Academy

Day 1 - 2: Arrive/Meet at the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa and travel to Mabula Game Reserve

Days 3 - 6: Intensive training on South African ecology, fauna and flora, with the focus on larger animals. Mix of classroom instruction and field time

Days 7 - 10: Intensive field-based training on the tracks and sign of the region

Section Two:
Trailing with Adriaan Louw, Eagle's Wing Bushskills

Days 11 - 15: Trailing at excellent wildlife destinations that include private concessions in the Greater Kruger National Park

Days 16 - 17: CyberTracker Tracker Evaluation

Day 18: Depart from Johannesburg


Cost: To be determined* (includes all instruction, basic camping accommodations, meals, and travel within Africa) (*does not include airfare to and from South Africa) (*subject to exchange rate fluctuations)

Enrollment: Limited to 16 participants

Trip coordinators: Jason Knight of Alderleaf Wilderness College and Barry Martin of the San Diego Tracking Team & Western Tracking Institute

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To register: A $500 non-refundable deposit is required for registration. The remaining course fee is due two months prior to the trip start date. Upon registration, a confirmation packet is mailed that includes detailed trip information, schedules, a gear list, recommended flights, and other travel information.

(In addition to the included Track and Sign Evaluation, separate Trailing Evaluations may be arranged on an individual basis after the program is completed)


Learn more about tracking expedition instructor, Adriaan Louw in the guest instructor section of our faculty page.

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