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Wildlife Conservation Programme

  • 15Day(s)
  • Trip Code: STGVIWCV

Based at a South African game reserve, you'll be in the natural habitat of lions, leopards, elephants, hyenas and more. You'll learn to use research equipment to help locate and gather information on collared animals. If you stay four weeks, you'll spend time at the mountain satellite camps analysing data, tracking collars, and monitoring wildlife.

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Typical Volunteering Week

Day 1: Arrival

Arrive at Hoedspruit Airport and get picked up for a transfer to your shared accommodation in Limpopo Province.

Day 2: Orientation

After breakfast you'll be introduced to your new surroundings and begin learning about wildlife identification and orientation skills. There'll be a brief lunch and then you'll embark on your first research drive where you'll practise basic radio telemetry and spotlight skills. Once fully clued up, you'll then head into the reserve in search of Africa's big predators.

Day 3 - 4 (Monday - Tuesday): Volunteering Project

Delve deep into the ecology and habits of specific predators such as lions, cheetahs and leopards. Enjoy a quick lunch and a snooze before continuing on with the research and heading out in a 4x4 for more practical training and monitoring.

Day 5 (Wednesday): Volunteering Project

Learn more about the native bird population of the reserve by visiting their watering holes. You'll also focus on elephants and engage in open discussions about their habits and population management.

Day 6 - 7 (Thursday - Friday): Volunteering Project

Today is the day to play hide and seek with all the collared animals of the reserve. The objective is to locate every animal before night falls. The next morning you'll enjoy an early drive and plenty of free time in the afternoon. Make sure you have a little snooze as you'll jump back on a 4x4 at dusk in search of the lion pride.

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  • TRIP NAME: WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PROGRAMME
  • DURATION: 15 DAYS
  • FROM PRICE: POA
  • TRIP CODE: STGVIWCV
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You will visit

  • South Africa

Is this for me?

  • Trip Style: Volunteer
  • Physical Demands: You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.

What's included?

  • Shared accommodation
  • All meals
  • Airport transfers
  • 24 hour in-country support
  • Selected trips and activities