ANTI-POACHING & BUSH SURVIVAL

ANTI-POACHING & BUSH SURVIVAL

  • £1,495.00


Make a Real Contribution to The Protection of Some of The World’s Most Magnificent Animals in The Wondrous Heart of the African Bush.Learn all the basics and then take part in real life anti-poaching operations.
Ideally suited to those with a sense of responsibility and a craving for adventure, these serious courses are based in the game rich Limpopo Province where over the last year poaching has increased considerably, especially on rhino.

By participating you will be directly contributing to African wildlife conservation. As well as learning about all aspects of poaching from the bush meat trade to the ivory trade, you will engage in active measures to prevent the poachers from killing and mutilating the wildlife.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with the African bush and its wild inhabitants whilst being involved in genuinely useful and important work to conserve and protect some of its most beautiful animals.
Learn all the basics and then take part in real life anti-poaching operations.

Day 1:
Arrive O.R Tambo Johannesburg International Airport Meet and Greet, transfer (one hour) to Game Lodge Afternoon: Orientation and welcome BBQ.

Day 2:
Depart after breakfast to Limopo province Waterberg region. Evening: Game Drive.

Day 3 to Day 8:
You will be staying in the bush in accommodation which is rustic and tented allowing the free movement of animals such as, Rhino, Buffalo, Hyena, Leopard who roam freely through the camp. The course will include:
• Big game tracking skills including Rhinos. • Big Game identification and behaviour studies. • Reptiles/ Identification, location and behaviour studies. • Survival Bushcraft and Camp-Craft. • Tracking and Spoor Identification. • Animal Identification and Behaviour. • Understanding the Poachers and the Poaching “Industry”. • Anti-Poaching Measures and Patrol Procedures. • Radio Communications Procedures. • The Art of Camouflage and Surveillance. • Basic and Advanced Weapons Handling. • Ambush Planning and Procedures. • Snare Identification and Removal. • Handling assault rifles and handguns. • Nocturnally monitoring the movement of endangered species including night games drives in search of leopards and other nocturnal animals. • You will also have night’s deployment with an active anti-poaching team.

Day 9:
Return to Game Lodge for Lion/Elephant encounter.
At the end of the course there will be a certificate presentation followed by a farewell party.
Your certificate will be recognised by the S.A Police and the international anti-poaching foundation.

Day 10:
After a hearty breakfast you will visit a local African Craft Market and the opportunity to experience the local cuisine. Depart for Airport.
Attendee's will require the following kit:
Neutral coloured clothing.
Walking boots.
Warm fleece.
Sun hat and Sun Screen.
Sandals.
Good torch.
Fixed blade knife.
Towel.
Sleeping bag.
Water bottle.
Binoculars.
Day pack.
Our courses are based on a tried and tested methodology which has been refined over many years of real life, hands-on practical experience. Developing and applying skills where necessary through in-situ supervised practice and understanding the basic principles will ensure you are equipped for life, whatever you have in your pack.
What's Included And What's Not:
Collection from the Airport and transferred to the course location.
All accommodation during the course in very comfortable rustic Bush Camp. All camps are on location in the bush.
All Meals - All meals during the course will be provided.
Instruction - All Anti-Poaching and Survival courses are conducted by former SA Special Forces experts.
Certification - All Course are certificated by the TWPA/ Threatened Wildlife Protection Academy.
Insurance - You will need to provide your own travel insurance, we can advise you on this if required.
Visa - Full UK passport holders do not require a Visa to enter South Africa however your passport must be valid for six months beyond your entry date.
Non UK Residents are welcome on this course, please check your visa requirements, all payments must be made in GBP, and must have a good level of English.
Course attendees will need to meet at O.R Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) on day one of the course for transport to the base location, we always advise arriving the day before and stay local to the airport to ensure to make it in time and are rested.

About Les Brett - Your Lead Instructor:
Les has 30 years experience in Africa working in countries such as Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. International, private and public sector organizations often seek his council and guidance when travelling and taking part in expeditions in Africa. Les has gained his special qualification, experience and training from being a former member of SA Special Forces and Police Service. Les has trained HM army forces, HM customs and excise, US Special Forces.
You are in good hands.

What's Included And What's Not:
Collection from the Airport and transferred to the course location.
All accommodation during the course in very comfortable rustic Bush Camp. All camps are on location in the bush.
All Meals - All meals during the course will be provided.
Instruction - All Anti-Poaching and Survival courses are conducted by former SA Special Forces experts.
Certification - All Course are certificated by the TWPA/ Threatened Wildlife Protection Academy.
Insurance - You will need to provide your own travel insurance, we can advise you on this if required.
Visa - Full UK passport holders do not require a Visa to enter South Africa however your passport must be valid for six months beyond your entry date.
Non UK Residents are welcome on this course, please check your visa requirements, all payments must be made in GBP, and must have a good level of English.

Safety First:
In accordance with UK Health and Safety Executive guidelines for Survival Courses in Africa, a full risk assessment has been carried out for this course detailing emergency evacuation procedures and procedures for dealing with any nature of emergency, including liaison with local medical facilities. Instructors will carry communications equipment and are all current first aid trained with years of experience.

Course attendees will need to meet at O.R Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) on day one of the course for transport to the base location, we always advise arriving the day before and stay local to the airport to ensure to make it in time and are rested.

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