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Wildlife Conservation Programme (2013)

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15 days

A unique 15 day conservation experience combining wildlife research projects with basic safari field guide techniques. You`ll come away with far more appreciation for this corner of the world, plus elation at having seen creature great and small, up close and personal!
  • Summary

    This volunteer holiday in South Africa is a great opportunity for those wanting an African safari experience with a big difference. Working deep within the African bush, small teams will assist research scientists with vital conservation projects while also undertaking basic field guide training, such as tracking and wildlife identification skills. This is a great chance to experience Africa`s famous animals like lions and elephants while also learning about this unique habitat.

  • Make a difference

    Enclosed, private game reserves such as Karongwe may be the future of wildlife conservation in South Africa, as land in this fast developing country comes under more and more pressure from all quarters. Massive tracts of government-owned land, such as National Parks and wilderness areas are simply not available for converting to conservation land any more. The team work very closely with the reserve manager as well as other researchers working on the reserve, so our work is geared directly towards the needs of the reserve at any time of year, including specific round-the-clock focuses on particular individuals or species as needed. This volunteer holiday in South Africa is a great opportunity for those wanting an African safari experience with a big difference. Working deep within the African bush, small teams will assist research scientists with vital conservation projects while also undertaking basic field guide training, such as tracking and wildlife identification skills. This is a great chance to experience Africa`s famous animals like lions and elephants while also learning about this unique habitat.

  • Location

    Allocation of volunteers between the two reserves - Karongwe and Hlambanyathi - will be done by our Regional Coordinators a few weeks before you depart Karongwe is close to the Kruger National Park, Hlambanyathi is close to amazing beaches, etc. Hlambanyathi Game Reserve (HGR) is a privately owned property in Northern Kwazulu-Natal Province. It is situated in a spectacular corner of the country, within 150km of the Swaziland and Mozambican borders, some of the country¿s best unspoilt tropical beaches, the best scuba diving in Southern African (Sodwana Bay), amazing game reserves and Isimangaliso Wetland Park and World Heritage Site. 2 weekers to Hlambanyati 4 weekers to Hlambanyati 8 weekers to Karongwe (but flexible dependent on our numbers, can also go to Hlambanyati) 12 weekers to Karongwe Hlambanyati is approximately 2 to 3 hours from Durban and approximately 10 hours from Johannesburg.

  • Duration

    2 weeks:14 nights 4 weeks: 28 nights 8 weeks: 56 nights 12 weeks: 84 nights

  • Inclusions

    - Meals and accommodation - Training - Daily transport - Bush activities, experienced guide, scheduled side trips - 24 hour in country support - Airport transfers (for volunteers at Hlambanyhati ONLY)

  • Not Included

    - Flights - Drinks - Snacks - Insurance - Visas etc - Airport transfers NOT included for Karongwe placement (£150 r/t), but are included for Durban placements

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