Welcome to Eko TracksEdit
… where professionalism and experience isn't expensive, it's priceless!
Eko Tracks proudly offers eco and adventure tours, study abroad programs and volunteer opportunities for people with a passion for nature and the great outdoors. Our tours and programs take you to southern Africa (Botswana, Namibia and South Africa) and Australia with their splendid landscapes, a large variety of plant and animal life, and a diversity of cultures unique to these regions. Whether you choose a wildlife safari in Africa, participate in a study abroad or volunteer program, or a tour to Australia, your travel with Eko Tracks will be inspiring and enlightening, providing you with fresh and lasting life experiences.
Built into your enriching adventure is our responsible and sustainable travel approach, also referred to as Green Travel. We at Eko Tracks adhere to Green Travel principals, and continuously strive to improve our company’s practices. This is accomplished by raising awareness amongst travelers of the importance of conserving our natural resources. Our motto: “If you have the privilege to experience and enjoy nature, you have the responsibility to protect it.”
Eko Tracks was founded by Werner Dörgeloh as a result of his passion for and knowledge of Africa. Born and raised in Namibia, he studied and practiced wildlife management in South Africa for 20 years through teaching and research. Now based in the USA, he teaches at a university in North Carolina and directs study abroad programs to Namibia. His extensive travel experience in southern Africa and his exceptional knowledge of the African savanna and its wildlife, have resulted in adventure tours that ensure a memorable experience.
Why travel with Eko Tracks?Edit
- Tours are designed and selected by Dr Dörgeloh (PhD Wildlife Management) who lived in Africa and has an intimate knowledge of African wildlife and conservation. Dr. Dörgeloh is assisted by professional guides with extensive experience in the country of your destination.
- Eko Tracks, located in Cary, North Carolina, offers you the best of both worlds; the convenience of dealing with a local company and at the same time obtaining first-hand knowledge from a “local” guide.
- At Eko Tracks we adhere to responsible travel principles and promote conservation through education. We raise awareness amongst travelers of the importance of conserving natural resources, and together with insights into wildlife from a professional ecologist, ensure that our tours are enriching and enlightening.
Our mission is to enhance our client’s travel experience by providing ecotours that are adventurous and enlightening, thereby inspiring their interest in the natural world and thus promoting a lasting conservation perspective
Eko Tracks, your representative in Cary, North Carolina offers a study abroad program specifically designed for students in veterinary science, vet tech and pre-vet, where you will meet and interact with wildlife veterinarians in South Africa, hands-on. Learn about the crucial role of veterinarians in the growing African wildlife industry by participating in game capture operations, field and lab work. This program focuses on wildlife veterinary science, wildlife diseases and medicine, capture and care of wild animals, breeding of rare species, wildlife rehabilitation, ecosystems and biodiversity conservation.
Program highlights are a visit to the Onderstepoort Veterinary School, local community veterinary services and various African wildlife rehabilitation centers where orphaned and injured wild animals are treated and cared for. Life in the African bush, learning practical bush skills, tracking wildlife on foot and study wildlife behavior is an experience of a life time. Travel through the spectacular Drakensberg Escarpment while descending to the world famous Kruger National Park and spend a few days in this wildlife wonder of Africa. The highlight for veterinary students is to participate in hands-on game capture few people ever get to experience.
Read more about these exciting educational programs (itinerary, dates, prices etc.) on our website www.ekotracks.com and view pictures on Facebook Eko Tracks – Study Abroad. Eko Tracks is booking study abroad trips now. To apply, complete the application form online and send it electronically, mail or fax it to the office of Eko Tracks.
Volunteering in Africa is an opportunity of a lifetime. Make your travel and volunteering dreams come true by contributing to wildlife conservation at selected conservation organizations. You can make a difference and help wildlife in need of protection and rehabilitation. If you love working with animals, from small to large, these exciting and fun hands-on projects are for you. Volunteering terms are flexible. They are usually two weeks but can be extended to a few months. Typically favoured by young people, this volunteering is coordinated by Eko Tracks, your expert on African wildlife.
No price increase for 2011
We will be delighted to share our knowledge and passion for Africa, its magnificent landscapes and wildlife with you. If you would like more information about our African safaris , please check the Tours and FAQs . For any other questions, please contact us and we will reply as soon as possible.
309 ParkMeadow Dr.
Cary, NC 27519 USA
Tel: (919) 290-2832
Fax: (919) 363-2251