Marine Biology and Conservation Expeditions

Join us for a 17 day program on the north-eastern coastal areas of South Africa and neighbouring Mozambique. The focus is on: Marine and Mangrove estuary ecology, Coral Reef and Sea Turtle ecology, Dolphin and Shark research, Modern wildlife conservation practices. An introduction to Scuba course is included.

Course Content

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(Please take note that each program is unique and covers all the topics listed)

  • Wildlife diversity and conservation in southern Africa
  • Marine biology practices on the south-eastern seaboard of Africa
  • Mangrove and estuary biology
  • Southern African coral reef ecology in the Indian ocean
  • IndoPacific Humpback, Spinner and Bottlenose dolphin ecology
  • Leatherback and Loggerhead turtle ecology
  • Local community fishing practices and conservation

"I just got back home yesterday from my trip, I attended the Vets in the Wild expedition VW03 and it was by far the best 3 weeks of my life! I have Learned and participated in so many amazing things! Thank you so much Eco Life!! Alanya Morin, (USA)"

What is included

  • Accommodation and transportation for the duration of the program
  • Airport transfers as stated
  • Lectures and course material
  • Permits and entry fees
  • All meals
  • Group activities
  • EXCLUDES - Air travel to and from South Africa


US$3 900 per person sharing

Scheduled departures for 2024

Code Date
MBC 06 August 04 - 20

Scheduled departures for 2025

Code Date
MBC 07 August 01 - 17

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Other ways to reach us

Prof Wouter van Hoven:
+27-82 557 3142
Suzanne van Hoven:
+27-82 770 9513

Mailing Address

457 Polaris Avenue
Waterkloof Ridge,