Wildlife Sanctuary in Zimbabwe

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Wildlife Sanctuary in Zimbabwe

from £899
Duration: from 2 weeks to 6 months
Countries: Zimbabwe
Volunteers roles are so important at this centre, to help with general upkeep of the animals, to care for the sick and orphaned and help research and releases. You can be part of it!
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Wildlife Sanctuary in Zimbabwe

Skilled and unskilled volunteers are all welcomed at this busy wildlife sanctuary in the heart of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The sanctuary cares for abandoned and sick wildlife and rescues animals reported in danger from farmers or communities - moving them to safe reserves. The aim is to rehabilitate and return them to the wild, from lions and leopards to monkeys, antelope, reptiles and birds. Animals are also studied for educational purposes, zoological study or in the case of endangered species, introduced to breeding programmes. This is a project that benefits animals and the local community alike, and you can be part of that change.

This centre offers support and homes for abandoned and sick wild animals and protects animals in the wild in danger from farmers or communities. From lions and leopards to monkeys, antelope, reptiles and birds, the aim is rehabilitation and to return animals to the wild when ready. Animals are also studied for educational purposes, zoological study or in the case of endangered species, introduced to breeding programmes.
Volunteers are always needed to help with general upkeep of the animals including feeding and caring for those that are injured. The centre also receive educational groups from the local area where fear of these animals leads to many being harmed or killed, these programs aim to educate the communities in order to secure a safer future for wildlife in Zimbabwe. When animals are released, volunteers are also used to track their behaviour and assess how reintegration is going.
Volunteers live and eat alongside the family at the camp and have comfortable on-site huts and their own lounge area with TV, DVD and games and a swimming pool to cool down in on hot summer days.

There are no specific skills required, just a passion for animals, an open mind and the knowledge that you are going to get dirty and work hard! If you are a student or professional in the field of veterinary work, zoology or wildlife research we can certainly use your skills here.

Details:
• Accommodation: Shared room in a Volunteer Hut on-site
• Food: 3 meals a day
• Airport pick up and drop off
• Training: Pre-departure information pack and onsite orientation provided
• Support: 24 hour support
• Excursion Planning: Staff help organise additional activities. (Activity price may be extra) Trips    include; Matapos National Park and Bulawayo Natural History Museum


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Kaya is a responsible travel organisation with a focus on genuine and meaningful volunteer projects worldwide. Working with existing community projects who have a genuine need for the physical aid of volunteers, every Kaya volunteer is welcomed and is useful. Kaya’s mission is to promote sustainable social, environmental and economic development, empower communities and cultivate educated, compassionate global citizens through responsible travel. Challenge yourself to be a different gapper and get the most from your travels. The programmes are flexible to fit in with your travel schedule and you travel with the security of Kaya as a travelling companion, you won’t be alone Kaya Responsible Travel won Best Volunteering Organisation at the 2016 British Youth Travel Awards.

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