Sheduled Activities

Scheduled short courses, workshops, tours and events for 2018 presented by Tembele Ecological Services


 

RAPTOR IDENTIFICATION COURSE


This 4-day event will give you a whole new insight into the world of raptors. Although the focus is on a unique system whereby over 80 southern African species can be identified, brilliant anecdotal and scientific accounts and facts are also shared with the participants. The course involves both theory and practical instruction within the Kruger National Park which is considered to be one of the finest raptor regions in the world. Due to the popularity of this course we will be offering three workshops in 2018. Proceeds from these courses will go towards the SANParks Honorary Ranger’s anti-poaching fund.

Tariff & accommodation options will be made available on request.
Course dates: 22 – 25 Feb, 30 Aug – 02 Sep & 27 – 30  Sep.



 

THE ART OF TRACKING


The specialised skill of tracking has been mastered by very few. Renias Mhlongo is one such individual who has tracked wildlife in the Sabie Sand Game Reserve all his life. He is the chief trainer at the Tracker Academy of South Africa and has instructed trackers on three different continents. During this three-day practical workshop Renias and Joe will reveal the fascinating world of bush craft including the identification of animal tracks, interpreting signs and animal behaviour and following spoor. The Greater Kruger region of the Lowveld is the perfect area for such a workshop as is harbours a good diversity of wildlife in a variety of habitats.  

Tariff: R5550 per person sharing. Includes accommodation (3 nights), DB&B, entrance fees, guided excursions, presentations and demonstrations. We will be based at the private Marula Lodge in the Thornybush Game Reserve.

Dates: 31 May– 03 June, 14 -17 June & 02 – 05 August


 

PRACTICAL NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP (Mabula Game Reserve)


An opportunity for keen nature photographers to get clicking in the scenic and wildlife-rich Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province. A master photographer will be on hand to provide practical advice throughout and several photographic enhancing and cataloguing programs will be demonstrated. We will be staying in a private lodge in the Mabula Game Reserve and excursions will be conducted in an open safari vehicle and on foot. This course is limited to eight participants.

Course dates: 07 – 10 JuneTariff: R4750 per person sharing.

Includes all accommodation (3 nights), DB&B, guided excursions, presentations and demos.


 

L.B.J IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOP (Polokwane)


A two-day course that deals with a practical identification process by which those notoriously difficult groups including Pipits, Larks, Warblers and Cisticolas can be overcome. Theoretical and practical instruction will be conducted in the Polokwane Game Reserve, home to a ‘challenging’ variety of ‘little-brown-jobs’.


Course tariff – R970/person. Includes park entrance & course fees, guided field outings, lunch on the Saturday & all course material including colour identification keys.

Course dates: 18 -20 May. Accommodation options can be made available on request.


 

TANZANIA – MEGA BIRDS & MAMMALS TOUR


This is East-Africa at its best as we visit some of the most iconic wildlife locations on the continent including the Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks, Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. Some of the highlights on this tour will be the great Wildebeest herds and big cats of the Serengeti, the abundance of game in the Ngorongoro Crater and the prolific birdlife in Manyara and Tarangire. We will be staying in private game lodges and up-market tented camps throughout and all transport will be in customized, air-conditioned safari vehicles.

Dates: 03 – 12 May.Tariff US$ 2850 – 9 nights DB&B basis, 4x4 safari vehicle and driver, airport transfers, all park entrance & conservation levies & guide fees. Exclusive of airfares.


 

THE MAPUNGUBWE EXPERIENCE


Mapungubwe National Park conserves some unique and very diverse habitats, ranging from riparian forest to arid sandy bushveld. These habitats in turn support an interesting assortment of plant, mammal and bird species. Apart from the superb birding you will also experience the fascinating plant life, geology and archaeological features of this remarkable region.

Dates: 19 - 22 July Tariff & accommodation options available on request


SEKOMA ISLAND EXPERIENCE (South-western Zambia)

One of the most idyllic birding locations in Africa, Sekoma Island in the upper Zambezi River will revitalize the soul and provide countless memorable sightings. Birding and game viewing is done mostly by boat. Apart from the big-five mammals there are many other localized species such as Sitatunga, Red Lechwe and Puku. The region is a birding paradise with many sought-after species including Pel’s Fishing Owl, African Finfoot, Schalow’s Turaco, White-backed Night Heron, Rock Pratincole, African Skimmer and Lesser Jacana.

Dates: 12 – 16 Dec. R9550 pps Includes 4 nights, DBL&B, all activities, entrance fees, tourism levies, transfers and guide fees. Exclusive of airfares, visas (if applicable) and drinks.


 

For additional information regarding any of the above excursions and courses, please contact Tembele Eco-services and we’ll send you a detailed description and itinerary for the desired activity along with the necessary booking forms.

Apart from the scheduled activities listed in this program, Tembele also conducts a great variety of personalized wildlife excursions, courses and adventure packages throughout Southern Africa.

Please consult the Eco-Training page for more information.

 

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