Cheetah and Predator Conservation in Limpopo
from £1095 GBP
to £3995 GBP
This project is based on a Game Reserve in the Limpopo province, in Northern South Africa. The reserve has 18,000 acres, so you'll have plenty of opportunity to see some or all of the great variety of species living on the Reserve: Giraffe, Cheetah, Eland, Buffalo, Leopard, Roan, Kudu, Hyena, Waterbuck, Blue Wildebeest, Zebra, Gemsbok, Sable, Impala, Duiker, Steenbok, Wild Dog, Aardwolf, Serval, Caracal, Black-backed Jackal, and Bat-eared Fox!
olunteers help on the working Reserve, so you'll get the chance to experience 'real' Africa through important wildlife conservation. This project is leading the way in finding new approaches to solving the farmer / predator conflict.
You can expect to help in some or all of the following areas:
- Cheetah and Predator tracking and monitoring (the majority of the cheetah and hyena tracking is done on foot)
- Reserve Management
- Fence Checks
- Anti-poaching initiatives
- Game capture (seasonal)
- Relocation projects
- Assisting on the Roan and Sable breeding project
- Wildlife habituation
You'll also have the opportunity to be involved in up to 3 spectacular night drives per week. You'll work Monday - Saturday, with Saturday being a half-day. The work you do and the data you collect will contribute to best practice of running a sustainable Game Reserve and will also be used to inform others of sustainable conservation practices for the various different species. You'll be guided and the work you do will be challenging, but determined by your abilities.Accommodation
You'll live on the Reserve, in the beautiful tented camp. It was designed specifically to ensure that volunteers are as close to Africa as possible, without compromising safety or comfort. Each tent has a wooden deck with an en-suite, open-air bathroom. The camp is lit by firelight and paraffin lamps in the evening, which amplifies the night sounds of Africa.What to do next
Talk to us - We're there to help you. Most of our team are ex Travellers volunteers and are ideally qualified to offer advice and guidance because they know what you're looking for. They'll help you find your perfect project - and then make it all happen!
If you’d like to apply for this project. Visit our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.
It’s as easy as that.
This placement can be extended for any length of time (many of our volunteers do!), restricted only by any possible visa requirements.
Costs vary depending on how long you want to stay for. Prices start from £1095 for 2 weeks and include food and accommodation, 24/7 support and backup before you go and throughout your placement, as well as meeting you at the nearest airport. When you’re on your placement, if you’d like to extend your time, you can do so for a minimal fee per week.
No qualifications needed, just a big heart and a desire to help.
This placement would suit:
Anyone wishing to help conserve Cheetahs and other predators in their natural environment. You’ll live on a Game Reserve, in a bush camp where you get close to the animals. So if you want to make a difference to the indigenous wildlife of South Africa, this is the placement for you!
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FLEXIBLE: From two weeks to one year - you choose your dates and duration.