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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 coffee and locally made brownies, and a short presentation. This will be followed by a 2.5 hour walking safari, encountering Knepp’s herds of old English longhorn cattle, Tamworth pigs, and red and fallow deer.


Stopping at places of interest, 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 will be plenty of time for any questions you might have for Patrick.

This is a walking safari, at a gentle pace, with frequent stops for discussion and wildlife watching. You’ll need a moderate level of fitness and be able to cope with walking on uneven ground.

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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.