The new Khwai Private Ranger Experience from Natural Selection is a great opportunity to make an early start to track predators.
Rangers are the unsung heroes of the conservation world. The KPR rangers in Botswana are at the frontline of protecting the pristine wilderness and the 200,000-hectare concession that is Khwai Private Reserve.
Aside from collecting data on wildlife and identifying potential threats to biodiversity and species, they also work closely with the KPR community in conserving this area and the natural resources found here.
Guests can spend a morning with the rangers where the major focus of this special experience is tracking and following predators on the concession. You’ll be first out early in the morning, before dawn, to have clear tracks before they are disturbed.
Guests can either help or simply observe the rangers identifying individual predators and logging sightings. This important work assists in building a complete profile and history of a pride, pack or individual animal.
You’ll spend 4-6 hours on tracking wildlife, capturing data, patrolling the area as well as checking on conservation projects en-route if time allows. A packed breakfast will be enjoyed along the way, and this ideal opportunity to brush up on all things conservation with the rangers who are experts in their field.
You’ll then get back to camp just before lunch time. This activity can be done from Sable Alley, Tuludi and Little Sable. The ranger leading the experience will have a professional drivers permit and guiding license.
But best of all, proceeds from this experience go back into the conservation efforts in Khwai Private Reserve. This will help to equip the ranger team with their surveillance and anti-poaching efforts on the concession, as well as aid with further research needed in the various fields helping to manage and conserve the wildlife in the best way possible