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We offer you the unique and exceptional experience of joining a wildlife protection and study team in a South African National Park.

Program —

  • From 14,900 rands(price in $£)
  • Two weeks minimum
  • South Africa
  • Minimum age 18
  • Up to 10 volunteers
  • Spoken language: English
  • Animals: lions, hyenas, elephants, buffaloes, zebras, leopards, giraffes, cheetahs, kudu, warthogs, rhinos, vultures, etc.

Why choose this eco-volunteering program?

This eco-volunteering program takes place directly in the heart of a South African National Park. The role of this program is to contribute to the management and monitoring of a large section of the park.

Hence, you have the opportunity to spend more than 10 hours in the bush every day with experienced professionals. The work here is to monitor the animals and collect important data for animal management in the park. It is also a way to deter poaching and study animal behaviour in this part of the country.

This initiative alone is funded by volunteers, with the park benefiting from this valuable assistance.

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Affiliated scientific partnerships and projects —

Program in direct contact with the park to which the analyses and results of the controls carried out with the volunteers are submitted.

Daily program —

You are part of the park monitoring team and collect a lot of information on animal populations. These are useful for the proper management of the national park. In addition, you contribute to the monitoring of any suspicious traces that may be related to poaching. As a result, you are directly involved in the protection of the most threatened species.

Each day is spent in total immersion in the bush, in the middle of nature.

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Activities  —

Many activities take place in the park to observe and monitor animals, both to monitor populations and to avoid poaching.

Here are some of the activities offered during your eco-volunteering experience:

  • Animal monitoring, data collection
  • Conservation work
  • Installation of camera traps
  • Walks in the bush
  • Sleep out
  • ULM flight
  • Monitoring of fire outbreaks
  • Capture of animals
  • Assistance in monitoring against poaching

Accommodation —

You are accommodated in the volunteer house in the heart of the national park. Volunteers sleep in dormitories and have shared bathrooms. A double room with private bathroom is available on request (additional cost).
Electricity is provided by solar panels and the light is therefore switched off at around 10:30 pm.

Duration and price —

You can choose to volunteer whenever you want during the year. A maximum of ten volunteers are present per session.

The stay in the national park is a minimum of two weeks. You can extend your stay up to 12 weeks.

The price to volunteer is 14,900 rands (price in $£) for two weeks. Feel free to ask us if you would like to stay longer.

Go to volunteer with a group is possible.

You can pay for your stay in two times free of charge.

 

Included / Not included —

Included ——

  • Accommodation;
  • Supervision and daily activities;
  • Food;
  • 24/7 support;
  • Internet; and
  • Sagittarius Voyage support.

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Not included ——

  • Flight tickets;
  • Registration fees;
  • Transfer from the airport to the reserve;
  • Internet;
  • Excursions during weekends;
  • Vaccines; and
  • Travel insurance

If you need more information, please check our frequently asked questions page or contact us directly.

Reservation & information ——

If you would like to receive more information about how to volunteer and the program or simply make a reservation request, contact us via the form below.

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