Cheetah Reintroduction in South Africa
from £995 GBP
Cheetah Reintroduction in South Africa
Duration: from 2 Weeks to 4 Weeks
Countries: South Africa£75 discount for volunteers who combine more than one PoD project! Work hands on with cheetahs and be part of a pionnering reintroduction project. Enjoy a trip to the Kruger National Park during your placement
An amazing opportunity to work hands on with cheetahs and help save this incredible species from the possibility of extinction. The project is designed to introduce you to the fascinating wildlife Africa has to offer as well as the incredible cheetah and to work closely in all aspects of cheetah conservation.
The project allows you to work closely with cheetahs on a daily basis. As the project is set on a 350 hectare reserve it provides the chance to learn about wildlife and conservation in Africa.
As part of this project, you will also have the opportunity to go on a 4 day trip to Kruger National Park which is home to the Big 5 and allows you to see the best of Africa’s wildlife in its natural habitat. Please note that the Kruger trip is only included and guaranteed for volunteers staying for 4 weeks. Volunteers staying for less that 4 weeks can arrange to do the trip for an additional cost if they wish as long as it’s scheduled within their stay.
A typical day
While there is a routine in place, the timetable is fairly fluid and things can change. Some activities are seasonal and may depend on a number of factors. However a typical day could look like this:
7.00-8.30am Cleaning the cheetah enclosures and running the cheetahs to exercise them and provide stimulation and enrichment
9.30-1pm Morning duties which could be meat preparation, the removal of alien invader plant species, enclosure maintenance or phase 2 preparation
2-4pm Afternoon duties which could be spending time with the cheetahs, reserve maintenance or creating fire breaks
4-5pm Cheetah feeding (the timing of this can vary depending on time of year)
From 5.30pm onwards is free time, a time to socialise and eat dinner.
By volunteering with us, you will be contributing to saving the future of the cheetah. Your hard work enables the project to make improvements to the reserve and cheetah enclosures.
Volunteers record data about the cheetahs which allows a profile to be made up for each cheetah and means their health and condition is closely monitored.
Volunteers also allow the project to progress with its reintroduction project, which is the first of its kind. It aims to see cheetahs back in their natural habitat.
By spreading the word about the plight of the cheetah on your return, you act as an ambassador for the project, raising awareness of the problems the cheetah faces and what the project is doing to help them.
£75 discount for volunteers who combine more than one PoD project!
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This placement would suit:
Anyone who wants to work hands on with cheetahs and help save this incredible species from the possibility of extinction.
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“This volunteer project has definitely been the best trip of my life. I have learnt so much not only about the cheetahs, but about many African species. The staff have been great. I would definitely recommend this volunteer project to others and would love to come back out myself.”
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