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Learn to be a Safari Guide in Kruger National Park - Detour Mini Adventure(Twin Share Room,Start Johannesburg, End Johannesburg) tour

Learn to be a Safari Guide in Kruger National Park - Detour Mini Adventure(Twin Share Room,Start Johannesburg, End Johannesburg)

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4.7 . Excellent
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Travel Style: Array Full on
Physical Level: Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair accessible
Lodging Level: Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges. Extreme (1*)
8 days
From: $ 1,649 $ 206 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Wildlife encounters on 10 x fully guided Game Drives/Walks throughout various areas of the park
  • Daily practical instruction and experiences designed to mirror Safari Guides Training

Short Description

Love wildlife? Always wanted to be a safari ranger? This adventure puts you in the heart of Kruger National Park, where you'll get up close and personal with the Big 5 whilst experiencing what life is like for Game Rangers. With your expert Game Ranger guides, you'll participate in game drives and walks, discovering what it's like to live life on the wild side.

Style Small group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Lodging Level Extreme (1*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport
Start City Johannesburg
End City Johannesburg

Theme

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Destinations

South Africa

Attractions & Cities Visited

Johannesburg Kruger National Park

Activities & Interests

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg

Welcome to South Africa! An included transfer will take you to your hotel close to the airport. You have today to explore Johannesburg - head to the Apartheid museum for a dose of history, check out sprawling Soweto, or take the Gautrain to the shopping destinations of Rosebank or Sandton. Your dinner tonight is included back at the hotel.

Day 2: Johannesburg to Kruger National Park

Departing Johannesburg today, we'll drive to Pafuri Gate, the entrance to Kruger National Park.After meeting our guides and taking the safety briefing, we'll get acquainted with Makuleke Camp. After settling in, it's time for our first adventure, an unforgettable game drive and night drive, to get introduced to the reserve, its wildlife, and that sweeping night's sky.

Day 3: Kruger National Park

Rise and shine! Today is all about Ecology & Conservation, so after a cooked breakfast we'll head out on a game drive or bush walk. Along the way our Game Ranger guide will teach us about the area's ecology and geology, as well as how the wildlife interact with the land. Back at camp we'll enjoy an interactive discussion by our instructor about the inter-relatedness of geology and soils, weather and atmosphere, food webs and energy flows, and habitats and conservation. Clued up on all things ecology, we'll then head out on another game drive, incorporating game viewing with an emphasis on ecology and the topics covered during the lecture.

Day 4: Kruger National Park

Today's topic is tracking, an essential skill if you want to be a safari ranger! We'll take a morning bush walk and learn all about how to identify animal tracks. After living our best Aragorn lives, it's back to camp for our daily lesson, focussing on track identification and trailing skills. Then it's time to put it into practice, as we take a bush walk and try and trail some animals.

Day 5: Kruger National Park

Good morning! Today's topic is bird identification and behaviour, so we'll take a morning walk and learn how to spot different types of birds using reference guides. Back at camp we'll enjoy another interactive discussion, this time on Kruger's magnificent birdlife. Then it's time for our game drive, as we try to spot hornbills, storks, kingfishers, starlings and more, learning about their behaviour and conservation status.

Day 6: Kruger National Park

Another day, another fascinating topic - this time Navigation & Orientation. We'll take a trail from camp and learn how to use nature as a tool to navigate and orientate ourselves in the bush. Making our way to the midday picnic spot, we'll enjoy lunch in the bush, discussing everything we've learned, before heading back to camp. Here we'll take our interactive discussion around bush skills and navigation, including how to use landmarks, the sun, a compass and maps to make our way in the wild. Then it's time for another game drive, where we'll have the opportunity to take a walk and put everything we've learned into practice.

Day 7: Kruger National Park

One more day of lessons, and today's topic is animal identification and behaviour. We'll take our customary morning bush walk, trailing from camp and learning about the behaviour of mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish and arthropods. Then we'll enjoy another interactive discussion on how to identify and study wildlife, before another afternoon game drive, with a focus on spotting Big Game animals.

Day 8: Kruger National Park to Johannesburg

It's our final day! But don't feel blue: we've still got time for one more unforgettable game drive to end the trip on the high...Then it's back to Johannesburg where our adventure comes to an end. But having lived life on the wild side, it's hard not to start planning our next safari...Botswana, anyone?

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Learn to be a Safari Guide in Kruger National Park - Detour Mini Adventure(Twin Share Room,Start Johannesburg, End Johannesburg)

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Flight & Transport Inclusions

Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport

Group Size

Intimate Group - 12 max

Accommodations

All meals included

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