Bush Skills Course

Bush Skills Expedition Course for 2013

Ol Pejeta Conservancy & Sera Conservancy

This is an exciting and entirely new course planned for 2013, where guests will stay at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp on Ol Pejeta Conservancy, and camp on the Sera Conservancy during the expedition.

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Our expedition is a blend of wildlife conservation, ethnographical exploration and adventure travel, utilising bushcraft skills in the setting of classic safari savannah and semi-arid desert environments.

During this safari, you will learn valuable bush skills that you will employ throughout, operating both on foot and in 4x4 vehicles, and sleeping under canvas in true 'big five' country. You will learn how to track animals, find water and master fire lighting, plus, learn how people can remain self-sufficient in these beautiful but often harsh areas of Kenya.

We will be teaching you about wildlife habits and habitat, including tracking large mammals and carnivores on foot and in vehicles, such as elephant, rhino, and lion, using ancient techniques as well as sophisticated radio telemetry and GPS tracking equipment, to learn about home ranges and population densities of the wildlife in the area. You will assist in contributing to research about and biodiversity surveys in the as-yet unexplored and remote wilderness area of the Sera Conservancy, in Kenya's Northern Frontier District.

You will walk with indigenous guides, learning how to see the world through their eyes. Your days will include hunting for edible, poisonous, medicinal and useful plants and trees which in many areas is indigenous knowledge that is fast disappearing in the modern world as we know it.

For future courses, the wildlife conservation, ethno-botanical exploration and biodiversity information you collate will contribute to safeguarding the environments you operate in, and your contribution will go towards benefiting local communities, saving indigenous knowledge and wilderness areas, and protecting the wildlife within them.