Kariega 'Big 5' Conservation Experience

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Kariega 'Big 5' Conservation Experience

from £867
Duration: from 15 days to 85 days
Countries: South Africa
This phenomenal conservation project gives you the once in a lifetime chance to volunteer with the ’Big Five’ and help to make a lasting impact on African conservation efforts.
Summary

Kariega 'Big 5' Conservation Experience

A mere 15 kilometres from the dazzling Indian Ocean, the Kariega 'Big 5' Conservation Experience is set in South Africa’s beautiful Eastern Cape and based on a 10,000-hectare reserve. The golden African wilderness surrounding you is home to all manner of breathtaking wildlife and here you have the opportunity to see the 'Big 5' so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo and if you are extremely lucky the elusive leopard!

As a volunteer on this project, you will essentially become an “Assistant Conservation Manager”, getting very hands on and helping with all elements of running a game reserve. Some of the amazing tasks you could get the chance to assist with include:

  • Game Capture of the 'Big Five' - animals including lion and buffalo
  • Elephant Impact Monitoring - helping to avoid human-elephant conflict 
  • Darting And Relocating Animals - when necessary 

On this simply awe-inspiring and inspirational project,  you will really become a member of the team and this is your chance to make a difference to South Africa's stunning wildlife.

Itinerary: Please note that itineraries are subject to change and what follows is simply a rough guideline. 

Day 1 - The Adventure Begins: You will be given time to settle into the volunteer accommodation and shown around the volunteer house once you have arrived at the project site from the airport. This is where you can familiarise yourself with the project facilities,  fellow volunteers and project facilitators.  Yourself and volunteers will cook for each other on this project, so your first meal will be a fantastic chance to see who is a whizz in the kitchen!

Day 2- 14 - Project Days: You will enjoy a tasty breakfast in the morning before heading out to begin volunteer work for the day This could be anything from some of the activities mentioned or even something else - life on an active game reserve means that things can change in the blink of an eye! You’ll have lunch at around 1pm before heading off to complete more activities for the rest of the afternoon. A typical day is around 8 hours long, so at around 5pm  you will head back to the volunteer house to enjoy dinner (and perhaps take a dip in the onsite pool?!) The remainder of the evening is then at your leisure to do as you wish! 

Day 15 - Final Day: Whilst we are sure your time will have flown by as it does when you're having fun, today is your final day and you will travel back to the airport for your flight home, or commence your onward and independent travel plans. Wherever you're headed, we are sure you will leave with a plethora of unforgettable memories! 


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Price details:

from £867

What's Included?

Volunteer activities
Accommodation during your time volunteering
All food and juice, tea and coffee.
A laundry service
Wifi at the project site
Full time English speaking ground staff

What's Not Included?

Airport transfers and from the project site
Weekend excursions
Alcoholic beverages, personal snacks etc
Flights
Travel insurance

Visas

South African immigration requires you to have at least 2 empty pages in your passport and six months of validity from the date of travel in order to gain entry into the nation. Please ensure you check this well in advance!

Upon entry, you will be issued with a 3- month permit (at no extra cost). Make sure the correct date and length of stay in the country is entered onto your visa when at South African immigration.

Holders of UK, most other EU countries, USA, Canadian and Australian passports do not require a Visa for South Africa.  If you are travelling from:
Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Russian Federation, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Algeria, Angola, Comoros, China, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mexico, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Paraguay, Rwanda, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia or Vietnam, you will require a Visa and we would recommend that you consult your South African embassy.

About The Great Projects

Here at The Great Projects we believe that there is a better way to holiday. Our award winning wildlife volunteer projects and signature tours present you with a truly life changing experience alongside the chance help animal conservation efforts all around the world. Whether you want to work with Orangutans in Borneo, Cheetahs in Namibia, or Tigers in India, we have the perfect project for everyone, and with donations made for each trip, your travel with have a lasting impact on local wildlife and the communities living alongside it.

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