Students and staff from the School of Life Sciences have the opportunity to visit the Mankwe Wildlife reserve in South Africa as part of the final year Overseas Field Course module.
Students live in the wild at Mankwe wildlife reserve and explore the stunning South African landscape whilst carrying out scientific research on the health, behaviour, welfare, conservation and ecology of the wildlife in this biodiversity hotspot.
Course Leader: Dr Colin Butter
Mankwe is a 4750 hectare reserve in the North West Province of South Africa, approximately 5km east of Pilanesberg National Park. The accommodation is a selection of safari tents, wooden cabins and a clinker brick chalet at the Waterbuck camp, where students have the opportunity to experience a true bush adventure. There are no fences so students live among the wildlife.
Find out more: http://www.mankwewildlifereserve.com/
Assessment includes a group research project and species identification.
Pilanesberg National Park and Mankwe Wildlife reserve
(all photos credit: Karen Staines)