Our Botswana Wild Cat Research Trip is for those of you who are looking to experience life as a wildlife researcher in Botswana.
The trip is largely divided into two parts.
First part, staying at the beautiful Serolo Camp or Mohave Bush Camp you will spend 5 days with Ben and the Mashatu Research team learning what it takes to be a wildlife researcher in Africa. You will be actively involved in the conservation and preservation of Africa’s wildlife in their natural environment.
Whether it be carrying out animal counts and observations at a Spotted Hyena den, tracking elephant, camera trapping for leopards or spending the evening setting up calling stations to locate lions, this trip has a little bit of everything. Guests will take part in a number of set activities on our Botswana Wild Cats tours as well as being involved in which ever project is being undertaken by the research team at the time.
A perfect introduction to life as a wildlife researcher in one of Botswana’s most unique locations.
Following your 5 days of research, you will head across the river to Mashatu Tented Camp for 3 nights/3 days of game viewing. Mashatu morning and afternoon game drives, taking in the amazing scenery and wildlife of the landscape. Mashatu is well known for its herds of elephants, lion and leopard sightings, as well as cheetah, spotted hyena and much more.
Guests can if they choose (at own expense) spend a morning at one of Mashatu’s famous photographic hides to capture stunning images of African wildlife drinking at the waterhole.