Program Details

This program focuses on international wildlife management, and we will spend around 8 hours a day in the field at both Northern Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana and Karongwe Game Reserve in South Africa. We will have ample opportunities to view iconic Africa
Location:
Johannesburg, South Africa; Gaborone, Botswana
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
This unique program travels to two game reserves located in Botswana and South Africa. In Botswana we will be staying at Mashatu Camp located in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve. We will then travel to South Africa and stay at Karongwe Camp in the Karongwe Game Reserve.

This program focuses on international wildlife management, and we will spend around 8 hours a day in the field at both Northern Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana and Karongwe Game Reserve in South Africa. We will have ample opportunities to view iconic African wildlife, by way of hiking on foot and traveling via Land Rover. During this program you can expect to see amazing African species: the rhino, elephant, lion, cheetah, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe and many more! We will also be surrounded by breathtaking views and have the opportunity to participate in cultural exchanges in local villages.

International Wildlife Management (WILD 5200/7200) 6 credits
Setting Description:
We begin the program by flying into Johannesburg, South Africa and will travel to our first destination of Northern Tuli Game Reserve, located in southeastern Botswana. We stay at Mashatu Concession, which is home to the largest heard of elephants in a private reserve with a high diversity of bird and mammal species. By staying at the camp, we are located amongst amazing wildlife for maximum observation and field instruction time. The Mashatu camp features a group dining common area, bathroom facilities with running water and tents for sleeping. After spending two weeks in Botswana, we will pack up and head to Karongwe Camp is South Africa. Karongwe camp is located in the southwest area of Kruger National Park, situated on the banks of the Karongwe River. This camp is home to over 60 species of mammals and prime for spotting all varieties of cats as well as the White Rhino. Camp Karongwe features permanent tents, a group common area and running water bathroom facilities.
Cost:
$2,995 Program cost includes all accommodations, meals, field excursions, cultural events, insurance, in-country ground transportation. Tuition (HOPE applies and out-of-state or non-UGA students pay in-state tuition) and airfare are additional.

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