June 13, 2013


Swopping the concrete jungle for the real one, even for just a few short days, will most certainly leave one with a much bigger appreciation for nature and all its inhabitants.

Recently EcoTraining’s wilderness camp in Mashatu, Botswana played host to a diverse media group where they got a brief, but all important glimpse into the traditional art of tracking.

With the help of Alex van den Heever and his expert Shangaan tracker they unravelled the mysteries of the African wilderness even further by understanding and learning to interpret (or at least trying to…) more about the bush and wildlife as they searched for, tracked and eventually found some animals. They also got to know more about traditional hunter-gatherer techniques, medicinal purposes and ancient indigenous knowledge.

And of course no visit to this magical place that is called the Land of the Giants, can be complete without a sundowner-stop in this vast expanse, and dinner in the riverbed lit by the magical stars upon return to camp...

You too can experience an adventure like this on an EcoTraining Animal Tracks and Tracking course. For more information, visit www.ecotraining.co.za or send an email to enquiries@ecotraining.co.za.

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