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Leopard Trails experience: junior ranger course (for kids)

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The Junior Ranger Course, run by Leopard Trails exclusively for their guests, 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 Overview

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:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

A senior ranger, stationary material, water, a certificate at the end of the course.

Duration:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

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:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

This depends on the age of the child and their individual learning abilities; we would say this is Easy to Moderate.

Suitable for adults:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Suitable for adults:

This experience is great for the inner child!

Times:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

During their entire stay. Please consult with your Ranger.

What to wear or bring along:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
What to wear or bring along:

Cool, light clothing, a cap and a camera if you have one

In the know:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
In the know:

The course is open to children of the ages 6 and above who are staying with Leopard Trails. 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?  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Private or not?

The excursion is private.




Managing Expectations

It is important to remember that, whilst they are experts in their field, the people who run or host our experiences are not necessarily used to working in the tourism industry and may not offer the level of service you would find at a five-star hotel. For example, instead of a formal lecture, you may get a relaxed conversation where open discussion is encouraged. All of our hosts are, however, extremely engaging, knowledgeable and passionate about educating visitors about their chosen subject and we have worked with them to ensure that they deliver worthwhile, fulfilling experiences. We welcome feedback, so please let us know what you thought and if you think any improvements could be made to the experiences we offer.

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