Wildlife Warriors - Advanced Anti-Poaching Experience

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Learn advanced anti-poaching techniques and take part in real life wildlife operations. This is a serious wildlife course based in the heart of the African bush, where participants actively contribute to the protection of vulnerable species. Gain practical experience in advanced anti-poaching techniques and work alongside conservation professionals to understand the challenges facing those dedicated to protecting endangered species.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in some of South Africa’s finest wilderness areas, live in close proximity to wild animals, and be involved in genuinely meaningful and important work to preserve some of Africa’s most iconic and endangered species - most notably the rhino.

  • Undertake daily foot and vehicle patrols and go on night drives to monitor nocturnal animals - including leopard and hyena
  • Learn big game tracking skills, focusing on rhino trailing and the signs of human activity
  • Train in anti-poaching techniques - learn about patrol planning, identifying poaching hotspots, the art of camouflage and surveillance, and ambush planning
  • Gain an in depth understanding of the poaching industry and illegal wildlife trade
  • Receive a certificate of participation recognised by the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF)

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Yes, I recommend this program

So Much Knowledge

If you have an interest in anti-poaching and learning, then this project is for you. It is unique, hands-on and so special. The location is seriously brilliant, and the rhino are so abundant on this reserve. It’s an awesome way to develop your understanding and skills. Les is the best teacher in the bush! Les is one of the greatest people I have met, he’s seen and done so much for wildlife that I feel really humbled to know him. The other volunteers were so kind and passionate and eager to learn, they will be friends of mine for a very long time to come. I loved the night time feeding of the rhino. We were literally surrounded by a crash of 20+ rhino. Their sounds and excitement over food was so unbelievable. I never thought I would have the opportunity to be in the middle of such a large number of rhino, the anti-poaching unit took on the task of feeding these massive creatures with two volunteers in the back of their truck. It was a night to remember, so special.

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Learning from the best

To learn from one of the best in the industry was nothing short of amazing. Les’ experience, knowledge and passion for anti-poaching was really inspirational. He has a million and one stories, and I took so much away from this 10-day course. I love the Waterberg region in South Africa, the amphitheatre of mountains is breathtaking. I so enjoyed the daily activities and lectures. Seeing rhino every single day was like heaven for me. Upon reflecting on my first day to my last day, all of the information we were given came together, it all made sense and all of us were actually blown away with what we had learned.