African Wildlife Volunteering

Company : Live4now
Activities: Career Break / Animal Volunteer Projects / Conservation Volunteer Projects
Country: South Africa
Location : KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 weeks
Approx Costs: 750 to 1250 £ Pound (UK)

Volunteer with wildlife at game parks and animal sanctuaries, whilst getting the opportunity to take part in some amazing activities for a great African experience.

Wildlife volunteering focuses on helping in wildlife conservation. As a volunteer your tasks would include game monitoring, game capture and fence patrols to mention a few. Game monitoring is vital as it helps the reserve monitor and understand movements and behaviour. It will give you the opportunity of getting up close to these amazing animals and learning a great deal about them.

Volunteers get to help out in Game captures. This is necessary as certain animals’ numbers increase out of control and they need to be relocated to different game parks in the area. This is essential to help maintain the reserves and the animals within them. Another exciting project we work with is in a snake and crocodile park. Volunteers are needed to help with the everyday running of this park by completing such tasks as helping clean enclosures and surrounding areas, general maintenance of the park and the monitoring of eggs and hatchlings.

You will also see what it takes to run a game reserve by taking part in day to day jobs like fence patrolling, path clearing and physical eradication of foreign plants. These tasks involve physical labour and will be hard work but they are also an essential part of maintaining a park and keeping the animals within it healthy.  The volunteering done with the wildlife is really needed. You will feel like you have contributed to the conservation of these amazing animals and we are sure this will be a meaningful experience you will never forget.

We provide a unique experience to volunteers by combining volunteering with many exciting activities which include star gazing, a Whale watching or turtle experience, a snake and crocodile course, a trip to a cat rehabilitation centre, a game drive in a big 5 reserve,  a visit to curio and craft markets, trips to the beach and local towns amongst others. All the activities we offer are included in the cost to help make it easy to budget for the trip with no unexpected costs.

 

Price

  • 2 Weeks: £795
  • 3 Weeks: £1,190
  • 4 Weeks: £1,700

 

What is Included:

  • Food: consists of 3 meals a day
  • Accommodation: 2 person chalet in a bush camp
  • Activities
  • All transportation to and from projects and activities
  • Donation for charity
  • Access to washing machine
  • Travel advice prior to departure
  • Transfers to and from Richards Bay Airport (on set arrival and departure days)
  • Orientation on arrival
  • Tea, coffee and bottled water
  • Support and assistance throughout your stay, 24/7
  • Gift at the end of your stay
  • Free Wi-Fi available at the main lodge, but not at the bush camp

 

Not included:

  • Visa costs
  • Flight tickets
  • Medical and Travel Insurance

 

Start Dates

Programmes start 15th of every month.
Enquire for availability.

Costs / Benefits

This programme includes 3 meals a day, accommodation which consists of a 2 person chalet on an ecolodge, activities that are specific to your chosen program, donation to charity, transport to and from volunteering as well as activities, airport pick up and drop off, travel advice prior to departure as well as 24/7 support and assistance throughout your stay, orientation on arrival and a gift at the end of your stay.

Requirements

All you need is a passion for helping Africa's amazing animals as well as the desire to see more of our beautiful country.

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