Tuli Conservation Project
from £2390 GBP
to £6680 GBP
Study elephant, lion and leopard in the Botswana wilderness.
Tuli Conservation Project offers you the opportunity to join a dedicated research project in a new approach to game management. Forming part of the Limpopo-Shashe trans frontier conservation area, the core study area allows natural migration of game across historically established national borders. This exciting new concept in wildlife management creates a need for volunteers to assist in research of populations moving through this vast wilderness.
What will I do
Living a rustic life, you will learn traditional tracking methodology and research skills. Through game drives, walks, night drives and sleep outs, you will be involved in the following study topics in this wildlife haven.
- Monitor elephant populations
- Be involved in predator behavioural studies
- Use telemetry equipment to track leopard and lions
- Conduct general wildlife surveys
- Help with habitat restoration and maintenance
The volunteer camp has a combination of traditional huts and tents. The accommodation is mixed with three volunteers per hut. There are communal outdoor showers and flushing toilets, a kitchen, dining area and a volleyball court. Lighting is provided by gas and paraffin as there is no electricity. An inverter is available to charge cameras, phones and any other 230 V electrical equipment.
Food is provided and cooking is done communally. Additional refreshments are available to buy at the camp, only cash is accepted.
What support will I get
From the moment you first send us an inquiry, we are always just a phone call or email away. You can contact our office team with any question you have. We’ll be happy to help you as much as we can while you prepare for your conservation experience. Once you are in Africa, we have a dedicated team of coordinators who will look after you - whether you need help with your conservation responsibilities, are feeling poorly or need to get to a bank to get out some money.
If your family need to get hold of you in an emergency, we have a 24 hour emergency phone line, and we can always facilitate contact to you in Africa.
What's the next step
If you are ready to submit your application. You can do this online or by post. And don’t worry - you application does not commit you to anything. It is just an expression of interest on your side and it helps us prepare the best advice for you.
We will contact you after accepting your application and chat to you about the best project choice, costs and dates. Once you are happy with your choices, we will set up your very own conservation experience for you and send you all the extra information you need - from the “small print” terms and conditions to insurance information. If you definitely want to go for it, all you have to do is send us a signed confirmation and a deposit of 295 GBP - or the equivalent in US$, CA$, AU$ or Euro.
From 2 - 12 weeks
Includes return international flights from London, transfers, all meals and accommodation, all project related costs and in-country and logistical support.
All the time
This placement would suit:
Those wanting a completely wild African experience closely studying elephants, leopards, lions, baboons and cheetahs becoming part of a new approach to game management.
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Do you accept applicants with disabilities?
“Learning to map populations and herd dynamics… I’ll never forget that feeling of being so close to nature. Even beyond the delight of seeing your first elephant or aardvark, there’s a much deeper feeling of satisfaction from knowing you are playing such an important part in their protection.”
~ by David Wright
flights, accommodation, food, airport pickup
Have you ever dreamed of tracking wild leopard and cheetah through the bush, or assisting a marine biologist in whale and dolphin research?
Open your eyes to a whole new world and way of looking at the natural environment. We support vital conservation projects in our heritage region of southern Africa and with over 10 years experience we are able to offer every volunteer the benefits of our personal knowledge.
Members of the Year Out Group and ATOL bonded.