EcoTracking 7 Day African Wilderness Experience
EcoTracker is the ultimate wilderness immersion. This experience is operated by our African partner, EcoTraining and takes place in remote wilderness areas of Botswana and South Africa. EcoTracker will engross you in all aspects of tracking animals: track and sign identification, trailing and survival techniques of wildlife. The experience is led by expert Shangaan trackers.
South Africa and Botswana
WHO IS THIS FOR
For those interested in understanding the African bush and tracking animals on foot.
Prices start from USD 1200 for 7 days including tented accommodation and all meals
WHY WE LOVE THIS
The moment that you track an elephant, rhino, lion or any wildlife species on foot will be the moment that you recount to your friends and family forever. This experience provides you with the knowledge and skills to track all types of species in the wild.
EcoTracker aims to contribute to the preservation of indigenous wilderness skills and the conservation of the Earth’s last wild places. Our instructors are certified by the acclaimed Tracker Academy – the first and only accredited tracker training school in South Africa. Students on the EcoTracker experience will get a taste of this knowledge from Shangaan trackers who have dedicated themselves to mastering the skills of traditional hunter-gatherers. For those wishing to complete and pass the appropriate testing at the end of the experience, you will be awarded a FGASA endorsed tracking certificate. The experience price includes accommodation in fully equipped two person tents with bedding, all meals and professionally trained guides.
This experience operates in conjunction with our partner organisation, EcoTraining, in their wilderness camps in Southern Africa.
EcoTraining was started in 1993, when a few forward-thinking young guides from several safari lodges realised the need for a formal nature programme. The EcoTraining mission is to educate people on the importance of the wilderness and especially the processes that drive the natural ecosystems of the world. The hope is that participants, armed with this knowledge go out and make a difference to the way they look after the planet in their day-to-day lives.
EcoTraining has four permanent camps – three in South Africa and one in Botswana, collectively accommodating a maximum of 80 people at any one time – as well as temporary camps in Kenya and Zimbabwe. EcoTraining has hosted more than 10 000 people, young and old, from all over the world and from many walks of life. Our experiences are run in simple unfenced bush camps in the middle of great wilderness areas, where participants get to truly experience what it is like to live in wild places.
Our tented camps are located in wildlife conservancies and we aim to minimise our impact on the environment. All accommodation is in two person tents including bedding. Our camps are unfenced meaning that we often have many different wild animals visiting our camps during the day and night. All meals are included in any stay including early morning breakfast, brunch, afternoon meal and dinner. Alcohol purchases are additional. Specific details on what to bring to your EcoQuest experience will be provided. We aim to ensure that you walk away from your EcoQuest experience eager to return again soon.