Leopard Trails Experience: Junior ranger course (for kids) – Yala and Wilpattu
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Junior Ranger Course, run through Leopard Trails opens up a whole new world to young explorers. The program takes place during game drives and in and around camp, with short walks that include tracking animals, a cosmic safari (astronomy); learning bush survival techniques, game-spotting competitions and it concludes with a nature quiz and a Ranger’s Test.
EXPERIENCE DESCRIPTION: The Junior Ranger Course takes place in stages during a child’s stay at the camp. During game drives, kids will learn bird watching techniques and how to spot local animal tracks including deer, wild boar, leopard, elephant and even dog tracks. On the walks, which happen after game drives and a short distance away from camp, kids will learn how to spot burrows, how to identify edible plants and basic navigation using the sun and moon. Upon completion of the course, these proud achievers will be quizzed and awarded certificates to recognize their new-found knowledge.
Includes: A senior ranger, stationary material, water, a certificate at the end of the course.
Duration: The course is only open to guests staying a minimum of 2 nights. Time duration highly variable depending on the child’s ability grasp and level of interest.
Difficulty: This depends on the age of the child and their individual learning abilities; we would say this is Easy to Moderate.
Suitable for Adults: This experience is great for the inner child!
Times: During their entire stay. Please consult with your Ranger.
What to wear or bring along: Cool, light clothing, a cap and a camera if you have one
In the Know: The course is open to children of the ages 6 and above. The best time to get to the park in the morning is at opening hour, it is a magical time and the least crowded.
Private or not? The excursion is private.