The Van Thuyne-Ridge Research Centre is an interdisciplinary research centre, focusing on biology, geology and anthropology. Located on the north east border of the Okavango delta, the Victoria Falls are about 70km away to the north east. The reserve is surrounded by the Chobe national park, the Chobe forest reserve, the Okavango delta and the Moremi and Caprivi game parks. Despite being within a vast wetland, logistical issues mean that the course will mainly be terrestrial – especially suited to those interested in savanna ecosystems and ecology. Subjects covered will include the diverse savanna vegetation, ornithology, vertebrates (small and large), reptiles, insects as well as river ecology and community conservation.