From our planet’s most majestic wanderers such as leopards, lions and cheetahs to the rare and beautiful land mammals such as the Bat Eared Fox or the Spotted Hyena, wildlife numbers are slowly but surely depleting all over the world. The impacts of illegal hunting, global warming and pollution are causing our planet’s most incredible creatures to decline at an unnatural rate and our conservation programs are designed to help reverse these problems through hands-on work with the most renowned wildlife experts.
If you want to walk the path of jungle cats, get up close and personal with graceful elephants or admire towering giraffes on safari whilst challenging yourself to important reserve duties and immersing yourself into a new culture, then our big 5 wildlife conservation program is meant for you. You can expect to work along side experts in field in some of the best game reserves in Southern Africa. Our programs are designed for anyone who has a love for animals. No previous experience will be required for this project.
Each volunteer will have their own reason for coming to our program base in a game reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa. But every volunteer will take away the same thing; the rewarding feeling of contributing to an important cause and a new found love for life on our planet. Our experiences are designed to give you a comprehensive travel experience with authentic community integration and cultural learning, so you feel uplifted with the work you do and the people you meet.
Nowhere else in the world will you get to walk with great creatures and discover a whole new community of friends and colleagues; and you will also have the unique opportunity to manage predators such as ‘˜The Big Five’ and train in animal tracking, predator health monitoring, breeding monitoring and much more. Our programs also allow you to experience life in amazing South Africa and you will take part in fun activities such as bush camping, target shooting, game drives and fishing.
Why Wildlife Conservation?
The Big Five
Wildlife conservation at the Reserve means that you can manage and monitor The Big Five; lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards and rhinos.
Get fully trained and learn how to track game at night, monitor predator health, manage breeding animals and much more.
During your time on the program, you will also get to assist in local community projects; a great way of getting to know the local people.
There are so many exciting things to do on safari including fishing, bush camping, quad biking, cage diving, hiking, safari drives and more.
Protecting Great Creatures
“Exciting and interesting things frequently happen on a game reserve. No volunteer week will ever be the same. Your primary responsibility is managing the lions, with the rest of the day filled with tasks and duties based around the reserve. You may also have the chance to assist with many ongoing short and long term projects.”
-Megan Anne Heard, Safari Head, South Africa Program
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