Big 5 Wildlife Research in South Africa

with African Impact

newspaper Communitites Land Conservation
location Africa
start date Various Dates
salary Volunteer Project
accommodation includedAccommodation included
training providedTraining provided

When it comes to volunteering in Africa, we are the experts. Our team of international and local staff on the ground run over 80 different volunteer programs in 10 different African countries, so we know first-hand what volunteering can achieve.

We believe in the power of responsible volunteering, which is why every project is run hand-in-hand with local communities and why you can be certain that you will have a safe, fun and rewarding experience in Africa with us!

Big 5 Wildlife Research in South Africa

typical day What's it like

A typical day on this gap year project

While living at our beautiful lodge, surrounded by game reserves, no 2 days are the same for our conservation volunteers!

We do enjoy an early start, whether to go on a morning game drive or just to watch the sunrise, but trust us - it's worth it!

Each day (Monday to Friday) you will take part in a variety of different activities that support on-going wildlife conservation in this area, which will include:

- Daily research game drives to monitor the Big 5

- Wildlife surveys

- Conservation presentations

- Conservation education and development work in the local community

- Physical conservation work, including snare sweeping

- Ad-hoc project work, to include camera trap surveys, data entry and completion of animal identification kits

Weekends consist of free time, where volunteers can explore the local area, visit the Kruger National Park, take in the sights, or even just relax around our pool!

ideal candidate Project Requirements

Who would be a suitable participant?

Volunteers need to be 16 years or older to participate on this project, as well as be hard-working, flexible, FUN, and passionate about wildlife conservation.

our offer Project Benefits

What we can offer you

The project fee entails financing that goes directly back into the project that you are involved with in the Greater Kruger Area.

As well as this, your fee includes:

- Transport between Nelspruit’s Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and your project base on set Sundays only.

- 24/7 support from on-site African Impact staff.

- All research drives/transfers that are project related, during your stay.

- Full board and lodging, which includes 3 meals a day at our lodge.

- Thorough induction and orientation program, including a security briefing, health and safety briefing, as well as research training.


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