This safari is targeted at people working in conservation and land management who would like to learn more about naturalistic grazing and managing livestock in an open system. It is led by Knepp’s stockman, Patrick Toe, who has been with the project for over 10 years.

The morning will begin with a 2.5 hour vehicle safari, encountering Knepp’s herds of old English longhorn cattle, Tamworth pigs, and red and fallow deer.

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Stopping at places of interest, including our cattle-handling system inspired by Temple Grandin, you will learn primarily about cattle management, the practicalities of health checks, how to round up cattle over large areas using the Bud Williams technique, as well some detail about pigs in an open system and deer management.

There’ll be some walking in the project area so you’ll need to be able to cope with uneven ground, and 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 break half-way through the morning for tea, coffee and brownies, with time for any questions you might have for Patrick.

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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.