Australian marine biologist Brinkley Davies recently swapped the deep blue sea for the dusty roads and verdant flood plains of the South African bush with a week-long EcoTraining adventure in the Makuleke Concession.
Davies wrote about her experience in an article called “African Dreaming” for an Australian conservation organization called WildArk that aims to protect as much of the world’s biodiversity as possible and inspire people to reconnect with nature.
“Exploring Makuleke on foot was one of the things that I looked forward to the most leading up to this trip,” Davies writes. “It is a rare opportunity to be able to be walk with guides, instead of being in a vehicle. You never know what you are going to come across, and you learn how to act and react to all kinds of wildlife encounters.
“We often set off on walks early in the morning before sunrise, and came home after sunset, which made for some encounters with limited visibility. This meant that you needed to be in tune in with all your senses to feel what was around you.”
Read the rest of her blog with a day-by-day description of her seven incredible days with EcoTraining.