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The Lion Whisperer Wildlife Sanctuary

  • 8Day(s)
  • Trip Code: STJNBKNG

This project is devoted to caring for and enriching the lives of lions, hyenas, wildebeest, giraffes and black leopards. Volunteers will play an integral part in restoring Welgedacht Game Reserve, the first free-roaming ‘Big 5' of its kind, back to its former glory. Activities are varied and include the feeding of animals, game counts, tracking of wild animals and enclosure cleaning. You may even meet Kevin Richardson, affectionately known as the ‘Lion Whisperer'.

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Call 0333 321 0099

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Day 1: Arrival

You'll be picked up at Johannesburg International Airport and transferred to Welgedacht Game Reserve to settle in. After a brief orientation, you'll have the rest of the day to relax and get to know your new home.

Day 2: Orientation

After breakfast you'll receive a full briefing of the site and your upcoming responsibilities. Volunteers will be split into teams and allocated their weekly work schedule.

Day 3 - 5: Volunteering Project

Depending on your roster, you'll get stuck into a range of duties including food preparation and animal enrichment, anti-poaching drives and game counts, river clean ups and fence checks. On rainy days you'll get stuck into the data of wildlife conservation.

Day 6: Bush Walk

Head out into the Big 5 Reserve for a chance to see the park's most impressive wildlife. Enjoy an afternoon of leisure followed by a braai (South African barbecue) in the evening.

Day 7: Free Day

Today you can do the touristy thing and visit a local attraction such as Cullinan Diamond Mining Town and Chameleon Craft Village. Transport is sorted for you, all you have to worry about is taking those holiday snaps.

Day 8: Departure

Sadly you have come to the end of your stay. After breakfast you'll be transferred back to Johannesburg Airport.

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  • TRIP NAME: THE LION WHISPERER WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
  • DURATION: 8 DAYS
  • FROM PRICE: POA
  • TRIP CODE: STJNBKNG
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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 support