Lion Conservation, Livingstone

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Lion Conservation, Livingstone

from £1,208
Duration: from 2 weeks to 12 weeks
Countries: Zambia
Join us as a Lion Conservation Volunteer in Livingstone Zambia, a stones throw from the Mighty Zambezi and Victoria Falls, and enjoy a once in a life time experience!
Summary

Lion Conservation, Livingstone

Highlights:

  • Join us on our world’s first lion conservation and release programme
  • Take research on our pride of lions who’s wild born cubs are due to be released into the wild
  • Get actively involved in a number of other conservation activities including our elephant–human conflict research and insect research
  • Experience the African bush in a very special way as you spend time working in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park alongside the Zambezi River
  • Educate and Empower local communities whilst learning about Zambian culture
  • For the adrenaline junkies, go on adventure activities on themighty Zambezi River and majestic VictoriaFalls like, Helicopter rides, white water rafting and bungee jumping of the famous bridge!
  • Visit some of Africa’s most spectacular wilderness in neighbouring Botswana or Zimbabwe including Chobe National Park or walk with lions at the other Lion Conservation Program’s at Antelope Park and Victoria Falls

Volunteer Activities:

LION CONSERVATION

A large part of your work as you volunteer with animals abroad, will include taking care of the lions. You may need to prepare meat for them, feed them, clean their enclosures and occasionally assist with veterinary care to ensure that they are kept in the best of health.

 

RESEARCH

A number of research activities are conducted to better understand lion behaviour and ecology. As a wildlife volunteer you will assist in gathering and analyzing data needed in making decisions for the animal’s welfare and release. The research studies being undertaken whilst on your placement will vary depending on the needs of the project at the time but may include looking at hunting development, character traits, spoor sizes or mane growth.

 

ELEPHANT RESEARCH

Volunteering opportunities will also include work with elephants as you join the research team to identify individual elephants, to track seasonal changes, score body condition and record location and group sizes.

 

CONSERVATION EDUCATION

You will visit schools in the area and do some voluntary teaching about hygiene, the importance of wildlife conservation and effective resource management. The nature of the programs operating at the time of your placement will be given to you on arrival.


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Price details:

from £1,208

This placement would suit:

Anyone one who wants to experience incredible hands-on work with lions in their natural environment, contribute to the welfare and rehabilitation of the cubs as they undertake pre-release training in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park; take part in a research program to better understand the ecology of elephants in the Park and join our conservation education and community programs to involve communities in conservation as part of our holistic approach.

Do you accept non UK citizens?

Yes

User Comments:

“I feel this is an excellent program, both in helping with the lion re-population issue and the help given to the local community. I have gained a feeling of true self satisfaction in helping with the lion project and great esteem for the work in the local villages. It was awesome to see the smiles on the faces of the children at the schools.”

~ by Paula Mannu

About African Impact

African Impact is a multi-award winning volunteer travel organisation which runs and manages meaningful and responsible volunteer experiences and internship programs throughout Africa.  The organisation was founded in 2004 in Zimbabwe, and since then has grown into the Africa leaders in volunteer tourism, having facilitated over 12,000 volunteers and interns in 12 countries across the continent.

We are proud to offer fun, safe and structured placements where volunteers understand their contribution to responsible projects run in partnership with local communities and conservation efforts. Our journey so far has been both inspiring and humbling and we will keep pushing the horizons of what volunteering can achieve.

We believe in the power of volunteering and have seen the amazing things volunteers can achieve.
We believe in the passionate people who work for us and beside us to create tangible positive impacts and change lives.
We believe in what we do, in standing out and in standing up for fun, sustainable volun-teering.

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