Wildtrax Explorations: Wildlife Research Internships, Study Abroad, Volunteer

Wildtrax Explorations


Wildtrax Explorations programs strive to help today’s students deliver a better tomorrow for people & wildlife through Wildlife Conservation Internships, Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Master Programs.

Our Vision is to provide students with research and learning opportunities and to facilitate and manage practical research contributing towards management interventions and developing biodiversity conservation in Africa.


▪ Explore the unique wilderness of Botswana, Tanzania & South Africa
▪ Live amongst the densest elephant populations in the world
▪ Join a research team where you help contribute to real conservation research initiatievs
▪ Play an active role in collecting data & implementing results
▪ Experience new cultures as you work with many different tibes & cultures including the Maasai, San Bushman & Hadzabe
▪ Create a diverse & highly competitive resume from your experience & earn college credit or your Masters



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Yes, I recommend this program

Living and working in Botswana were truly a privilege. There are few places left in the world where one can see on a daily basis what most will never see in a lifetime. you'll see what most people only read about in books or see on the internet. And all while learning and practicing valuable conservation skills that will help save at risk animals and allow you to grow as a student.

"I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy."

-Ernest Hemingway

What would you improve about this program?
Involve students in the analysis of transect data, not just collection and entry.
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Yes, I recommend this program

If waking up to Go-Away bird calls and distant lion roars, then to be able to go on safari every day while conducting research projects, followed by nightly fires and with excursions to interact and work with the local population, then this is the program for you. Every day is a new adventure that you can only read about in books. If you dreamed of going to Africa, Botswana is the perfect country for it; the animal population there is not matched and the two locations are so different which makes the experience that much more exciting. This program is something I could have only dreamed of doing. In a short 8 weeks, I was able to learn so much about wildlife, research and management strategies, as well as make connections that will last a life time. It is a lot of work that is done each day, but you know it is going to something important and you do get lots of free time to hang with the other program members. The lodging is beautiful- don't worry you don't have to sleep on the dirt floor. Wildlife ACT coordinators are very invested in their work and you get to work right along side them with whatever they need to do that day. You will learn to conduct transects, learn about tracking, predator IDing, animal behavior, and so much more.


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