“Professional, experienced staff members and a lot of variety – simply great” is Daniel’s recap of the internship. The students are able to learn common research methods, may it be data collection and analysis, field research, or environmental organisation and management. With the help of extensive case studies, conversations with all involved actors but also many practical missions and excursions in the breathtakingly beautiful wild nature of the country, the students get acquainted with theoretical and practical aspects of nature and species conservation.
“The regular excursions in the wilderness are really special. When I was on site, I saw endangered wild dogs, took a mokoro on the Okavango river and got really close to hippos – and as a highlight I watched a herd of elephants bathing and drinking. This is something you don’t forget so easily.” Daniel’s conclusion of his visit in Botswana is all-around positive. “You can be sure to have an unforgettable and especially educational time with an international team and an experienced instructor. Education, adventure, and nature experience – participating in this conservation internship brings all of this together.”