This is a unique opportunity to experience life with an anti-poaching dog unit. Staying at the not-for-profit Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, you will be up early to train and patrol with the Dog Squad. In the afternoons there is the opportunity to visit the last three Northern White Rhinos and enjoy 4x4 game drives on a daily basis as well as a range of other safari activities.
You will be hosted and led by Daryll Pleasants, canine expert and Head Trainer for the Animals Saving Animals (ASA) charity. Big cat specialist Giles Clark will join Daryll to host the second week. Giles Clark is head of Big Cat Sanctuary and used to work at Australia Zoo although he is better known in the UK as the star of the BBC TV's programme "Tigers About the House".
ASA is a small organisation based in the UK, founded by expert canine trainer Daryll Pleasants. ASA works alongside conservation organisations to assist in the prevention of wildlife crime through providing anti-poaching dogs and training to conservancies and national parks. They currently have twenty operational dogs deployed providing conservation support to four countries in Africa, and are expanding to including India and Botswana by the end of 2017. One dog has the ability in favourable conditions to secure a wildlife habitat of up to 32km2 per night every night and the search capabilities of up to 60 rangers covering the same ground over the same time. Due to their superior senses, unlike humans, dogs can track in darkness meaning for the first time anti-poaching units now 'own the night'. In addition if deployed to the scene of a poaching incident within 20 minutes a tracker dog can be within eyesight of a moving poacher in just forty minutes. They can also exert 240psi of bite pressure and chase a target at 32km per hour. What’s more they cannot be corrupted or bribed and will work seven days a week providing they have 8 hours undisturbed rest. These are just some of the reasons why Frontline K9s are proving so effective in the battle against poaching, it is, as the name suggests, animals saving animals.
Week 1: 18-25 March 2018 hosted by Daryll Pleasants
Week 2: 25 March - 2 April 2018 hosted by Daryll Pleasants and Giles Clark, Director of Cats at the Big Cat Sanctuary
Price guide above is based on the best priced flights and the accommodation listed. Should these not be available, the price will increase.
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