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Botswana

African Wildlife & Community Conservation Research

Grades & test scores are not enough! Let Wildtrax Explorations help you stand out from the crowd! Our Vision is to provide students with research and learning opportunities...

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Tanzania

Biodiversity Monitoring Volunteer: Great Serengeti Ecosystem

Wildtrax Explorations is seeking volunteers to join in the implementation of the bi-annual biodiversity monitoring program at a privately owned wildlife refuge in the Great...

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South Africa

African Wildlife Veterinarian Course

Join this unique African wildlife veterinary course to gain incredible hands-on experience from Wildtrax Explorations. The course has been designed to give budding, potential...

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Wildtrax Explorations Reviews

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Health and Safety

    7

  • Social Life

    10

Botswana 2016

The overall experience I had was amazing. I learnt so much about the wildlife, community and country during my time in Botswana. I have come away thinking even more about conservation and the future. The people and other students I was with made the course even better and I have never laughed so much everyday. It was great to be having so much fun at the same time as learning a lot. The trip exceeded all of my expectations and seeing all of the wildlife from elephants to secretary birds was an unforgettable experience. Living in the bush definitely makes you feel 'at-one' with nature and the surroundings, although it was sometimes hard at first living out there, it is surprising how quickly I adjusted and became used to everything. Talking to local people is so interesting and spending the evening at ORI during the first week is one of my favourite memories. I enjoyed being out in the field but the trips like Chobe National Park and the cruise along the Chobe River were fantastic ways of relaxing away from the fieldwork for a while. All of the instructors were lots of fun and very supportive. I especially admire Hollie and everything that she has done for us on the course, including the way she dealt with everything after the elephant incident. The trip to Victoria Falls was just amazing and I know how lucky I am to have been able to see it. The course was filled with excitement, learning and wildlife. I miss everything about the country and the trip-I cannot wait to go back. The organisation of the course with regards to our projects could have been improved.

Program: African Wildlife & Community Conservation Research

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    7

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Review of Wildtrax Botswana (Kwhai - Chobe)

The time that I spent in Botswana is something that I can never experience again. This is a trip that undoubtedly will be useful to me in my future in terms of my career goals, but more importantly my experiences helped me to grow as an individual. This program is not rigid and has a very basic structure and because of that what you personally get out of the trip has to do with what you make of it. Participate in this experience and engage fully and you will find that you are a more well rounded, confident, and informed person when you leave. You will not want to leave at the end.

Program: African Wildlife & Community Conservation Research

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Awesome internship

The internship in Botswana was great, and I learned a lot. I loved being able to live in the bush for two months and that everyday we were among the animals I have always been dreaming about. I liked monitoring animal populations and talking to cattle post owners and herders in order to help reduce the challenge of conservation.

Program: African Wildlife & Community Conservation Research

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

Wildlife Act Botswana 2016 research internship

With dedication and love for what you do, comes the best work, and Wildlife Act’s passion for conservation was very obvious to me. I’m so appreciative for the opportunity I was given with this trip and to be a part of something bigger than me or my daily life. I have taken so much away from this journey and I look forward to the future and all the things I still have yet to learn, and most of all I can’t wait to come back and see more of what Africa has to offer and what I can give back!

Program: African Wildlife & Community Conservation Research

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Wildlife Act in Botswana

This truly was one of the most wonderful experiences in my entire life. It opened my eyes to a completely new world of conservation and wildlife that exists in Botswana. The first week of lectures provided me with insight to the conflicts arising in Botswana and it was amazing to be a part of a research project dedicated to finding possible solutions.

Program: African Wildlife & Community Conservation Research

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