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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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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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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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Wildtrax Explorations Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Shamwari vet eco experience

The Shamwari Vet Eco Experience will be one of the most memorable trips of my life! The program is mainly for students who are in vet school or looking to go to vet school but as a wildlife rehabilitator seeking experience working with larger animals, it was just as beneficial. I was able to learn hands on, side by side with a wildlife vet, working with large wild animals such as buffalo, impala, and elephants. We learned about capture techniques, about wildlife diseases, transporting of large wildlife, as well as long term care for large wildlife for rehabilitation if needed. We also learned about some of the issues a wildlife reserve faces in South Africa plus we had a day assisting a nearby impoverished community with the health of their pets. All in all it was a great experience and I definitely recommend it to those seeking to become a wildlife veterinarian.

Program: African Wildlife Veterinarian Course

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Studying abroad in Botswana with wildlife act

This summer I spent two months in Botswana studying abroad with Wildlife ACT, and it was incredible! Not only did we learn many new field research techniques such as camera trapping and spoor transects, we were able to participate in actual research projects whose results would be used to promote conservation. We also got to participate in community events and talk to and learn from local people in the area. Even though we did all these things we still had time to enjoy Botswana and even had an amazing time in Victoria falls. This trip helped me consider new careers that I hadn't thought of before and was an amazing life changing experience! Wildlife ACT made this trip an incredible experience for me, and I would happily do it again in a heartbeat.

Program: African Wildlife & Community Conservation Research

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Incredible experience

Had a wonder wonderful experience at the Shamwari Preserve. learned a lot about wildlife conservation and how South African conservation differs from the U.S. Also had a chance to meet people from outside the US and really enjoy our differences.

Program: African Wildlife Veterinarian Course

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

What a fantastic program!

Working with Wildtrax Explorations and Wildlife ACT has been such a treat! They made sure that this was a once-in-a-life-time experience, all the while learning new things and creating great memories!

Program: African Wildlife & Community Conservation Research

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

56 days in Botswana

First of all, what a wonderful experience! This 2-month study abroad internship is something that I was unaware of until entering my freshman year in school at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where I first heard about this trip in a few classes. Now, during this past school year, my junior year, I received an email from my advisor to all students inquiring if anyone would like to join as there were a few spots open. So, I thought about it and remembered how awesome this would be when I first heard about it. I applied without ever really thinking about what I was getting myself into which I'm glad that I took that chance as this was an experience of a lifetime which I hope that I will get to experience again in the future. This course has provided me with more knowledge and skills that I could have ever imagined and not to mention bringing you as close as you can get to the real-world experience as a researcher and the wildlife within. Before this, I had a fair amount of interest in wildlife conservation although I wasn't sure if this was what I wanted to do as a career. After living and breathing what it's like to work out in the field for the past two months in Botswana, this experience has brought me closer to what I'd like to do in the future. I have also met a lot of amazing people throughout my time during this experience and have made connections throughout which is something that I would have never had a chance to do if it weren’t for this internship course. In the end, when I first signed up I didn’t know what to expect, and now, after completing this course, this experience is something that I will never forget and recommend to anyone with any interest.

Program: African Wildlife & Community Conservation Research

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