Teaching and Big 5 Wildlife Conservation

with Conservation Travel Africa

newspaper Communitites Land Conservation Teaching
location Africa
start date Arrivals are every Monday throughout the year (exc. Christmas).
salary Volunteer project
accommodation includedAccommodation included
training providedTraining provided

Conservation Travel Africa works with existing conservation and development projects that are committed to long-term environmental and community principles. We collaborate with conservation experts and community leaders to identify the areas of need where volunteer contributions will have the greatest impact.

Our programmes are designed to meet real conservation and community needs through voluntary efforts, NOT to meet tourist needs through contrived conservation and cultural experiences. We believe that supporting these projects is more beneficial and meaningful than setting up a new project simply to meet the desire of an overseas visitor.

Our programmes endeavour to use responsible tourism practices to build sustainable economies in Africa which place increased value on wildlife and environmental conservation from the ground up.

Teaching and Big 5 Wildlife Conservation

typical day What's it like

A typical day on this gap year project

You will usually get up around 6.30am depending on the time of year.

Before breakfast; go on a foot patrol and collect all the camera trap films. Note

all the tracks you see and try and identify what animals have been

doing during the night. Your tracker will teach you how to identify spoor and you will learn about the plants, trees and birds you see.

After a big breakfast you will go to the school and spend the morning with the

primary school children and teachers. They will all be VERY excited to see you!

You’ll meet your group of kids and start with their reading.

After lunch you will have a rest during the heat of the day. Then check out the film from the trail cameras and upload photos to the computer. Make a note of the animals you see and make a report.

As the day cools down, go for sundowners and enjoy the noises of the evening

bush as the daytime animals bed down and the noisy nighttime begins!

ideal candidate Project Requirements

Who would be a suitable participant?

We can take volunteers aged 16 and over on this project. There is no maximum age limit, but volunteers must be in good general health and fitness as there is foot-based tracking involved in the project.

our offer Project Benefits

What we can offer you

Your fee includes all meals (including tea, coffee and soft drinks), accommodation and activities while on the project.

Orientation and training in all work that you will be doing, plus a full safety briefing on living in a game park.

24-hour assistance from on-site co-ordinators and office back-up from Conservation Travel Africa staff.

Financing which goes back into the project.


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