• South Africa
2 to 12 weeks
Financial Support
General grants/scholarships, Payment plans
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Program Details

Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
2-12 weeks
Includes airport transfers, accommodation, Home-cooked meals per day, regular trips into town and all training.
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Some Meals Travel Insurance Visa
Aug 31, 2023
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About Program

Become part of a lifesaving journey for young baboons in South Africa. Rescue, nurture and rehabilitate injured and orphaned primate babies, helping these young to become strong and part of a family, ready for release to the wild.

Each day you will be helping with the food preparation, feeding, watering and cleaning of enclosures for baboons at different stages of rehabilitation.

You will be living at the rehabilitation centre on the fringes of the great Kruger National Park, alongside the 400 baboons (and other volunteers!).

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Oyster Worldwide is passionate about the importance of responsible travel. We want our projects to fit in with the local way of life, without having a negative impact on the environment, culture or economy. This means that we will only send participants to places where there is a real need and where we have been asked to work. Once there, they should fit in with the community, respecting their way of life and supporting, rather than taking, local jobs.
Find out more here: https://www.oysterworldwide.com/about-us/our-policies/responsible-travel-policy/

Program Highlights

  • Work hard to prepare food and clean the monkey enclosures, all with the reward that one day these primates will be released back to the wild.
  • Make a genuine contribution in monkey conservation, helping to release primates back to the wild after injury.
  • Explore the area of South Africa close to the Kruger National Park - you might even get to see the Big 5!

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Questions & Answers

They serve both vegetarian and vegan food. If you just let them know when you are signing up to the programme they can sort out food requirements with you.

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