Field Primatology Course in South Africa

Spots are still available for Sepela Field Programs’ Field Primatology Course in South Africa. Students will spend three weeks in the field, learning how to collect behavioral and ecological data on wild and captive primates. After a night of rest at Lesedi Cultural Village, students will travel to Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, where they will receive orientation, bush skills training, and introductory instruction. From there, students will travel to Leshiba Wilderness Reserve, Makuleke Contractual Park inside Kruger National Park, and Blyde River Canyon. Most days will be spent in the field, observing wildlife and practicing data collection techniques. During the course, students can expect to see chacma baboons, vervet monkeys, samango monkeys, lesser bush babies, and thick-tailed bush babies.