February 20, 2012

CAMP DIARIES: “DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE HONEYBADGERS, THE CHEETAH AND THE ALMONDS AND CHEESE?” – KARONGWE, 20 FEBRUARY 2012



One of EcoTraining’s most popular courses is the professional field guide course. For one year one will be exposed to diverse ecological and geological terrains, landscapes, wildlife species and so much more in places like Makuleke, Karongwe, Selati (South Africa) and Mashatu (Botswana).

The year group that started their adventure at Selati at the beginning of 2012 have had the best of times since January. They have now moved onto Karongwe to continue their course. And already the action is coming thick and fast.

Assistant instructor Chris Stamper shares some interesting news and photos from the last week:

This group must count as one of the most fortunate ones! Not only have they seen elephant and a leopard cub, but this cheetah was approached on foot during a morning walk.


Later on we had a fantastic drive – two honey badgers, a black backed jackal, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, impala and a crocodile. There were some pretty good bird sightings too!


There was also time for some celebrations. It was MJ’s birthday and the group had some drinks on Sunday’s Rock.


Then Shane had an opportunity to practise setting up drinks during a drive, something he will have to do every day once he is a professional guide.


A lovely surprise was Christina treating those on their walk with almonds and cheese.


(Thank you Chris for the photos!)
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