Wildtrax Explorations Programs
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Wildtrax Explorations Reviews
An experience you will never forget!
Submitted by Mandowarr95 - University of Illinois Urbana Champaign | January 17, 2017
I had been looking forward to this program my 4 years at the university. By chance I applied to go during the Winter 2017 program and I got accepted. I went into this journey with an open mind and heart, the country received that with open arms. Our program coordinator Dhaval and everyone we encountered along the way were salt of the earth people. They say that the people of Tanzania are the nicest individuals you'll ever come across and boy are they right. From our game drives in some of the biggest conservation areas in Africa to our visits to the local community areas we were about as immersed in to culture and rustic bush experience as you could get. I had never felt so welcome in a foreign country in my life. The program of Wildtrax is something I would recommend to all my peers and anyone that wants the real experience of Africa. It'll be a decision you'll never regret.
Submitted by kat.grace - University of Illinois | January 17, 2017
This trip was the experience of a lifetime. I went into this not knowing much about Tanzania and now I can tell my friends, family, and strangers all about how wonderful it is. I learned so many interesting facts along the way and definitely expanded my knowledge on conservation.
Submitted by Octavia - Bristol | August 22, 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.
Review of Wildtrax Botswana (Kwhai - Chobe)
Submitted by pngbend - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | August 17, 2016
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.
Submitted by Eli Imlay - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | August 16, 2016
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.