This safari is for people who already have an interest in rewilding, or have attended one of our half-day safaris, and would like to learn more. The safari is led by Knepp’s ecologist, Penny Green, and Sussex’s leading light in landscape scale conservation, Dr Tony Whitbread.
The day will begin with a short presentation and coffee/tea, followed by a 2.5 hour vehicle safari encountering Knepp’s herds of old English longhorn cattle, Exmoor ponies, Tamworth pigs, and red and fallow deer, discussing how they are managed and how they create habitats and biodiversity in the landscape.
Stopping at places of interest, you will learn about the dynamics of self-generating wood pasture and the theories of Dutch ecologist Frans Vera whose ground-breaking work on free-roaming herbivores underpins the Knepp project, as well as the concept of natural capital and eco-system services.
There’ll be a little walking out into the project so you’ll need to be able to cope with uneven ground, and to get in and out of the back of the Pinzgauer, which has two steps. Please be aware the ride in the safari vehicles is sometimes on rough tracks and can be bumpy.
We’ll stop halfway round for tea and cake in a beautiful spot or by one of our signature tree platforms.
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Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund or alternative date for your safari booking. We also cannot guarantee the great British weather, or that you will see your target species. Nature is unpredictable! However we’re confident you’ll enjoy your experience with us, come rain or shine, and there’s always plenty of wildlife to see. Our safaris are suitable only for children of 12 and over