• South Africa

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Year Round
Small Group (1-15)


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Price Details
Children 16 years and younger: $2,995. Our trips are inclusive of all activities, lodging, transport and most meals to make your experience hassle-free. Here’s a sample of what’s included:

* Home Base Lodging in a renowned nature reserve
* Expert local guides that are there to support, inform and guide you throughout the trip
* Admissions and entrance fees to national parks, historic sites and other scheduled events throughout the trip
* An active daily itinerary including lectures, day trips and work assignments alongside the local community
* All gratuities for hotels, meals, baggage & transportation
* $50,000 emergency medical evacuation insurance

EXTENSION: 5-day to Cape Town and/or 5-day to Victoria Falls

Sep 30, 2021
Feb 28, 2017
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About Program

Live in harmony with nature on an exclusive reserve and become part of the efforts to protect the animals of the Greater Kruger National Park region. Meet conservationists working to protect endangered species and work with an organization that aims to reintroduce captive bred white lions into their natural habitats. You will also personally support efforts to protect leopards under threat from farmers through camera tracking and prepare food and bottle feed orphaned baby animals in the park, such as the rhino. Along the way, you’ll get up close and personal with a variety of wildlife in a way that most travelers never experience.

Stay in a deluxe tented camp on the banks of the Blyde River with a panoramic private deck, a full private bathroom with hot and cold water, and an infinity pool with plenty of hiking trails nearby. When you're not working with wildlife, there is plenty of time for relaxing and one day set aside to work with local children who want to learn English.

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Program Highlights

  • Feed orphaned baby rhinos at a center that rescues and rehabilitates injured and in-need wild animals
  • Track the "Big 5" throughout Kruger National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • Read and play sports with disadvantaged children who want to learn English
  • Play a hands-on role in conservation using camera traps to track leopards and other animals
  • Stay in a deluxe tented camp on the banks of the Blyde River with a panoramic private deck and enjoy their infinity pool

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My life-changing trip with Discover Corps to South Africa!

I could not recommend the Discover Corps trip to South Africa more strongly! We went on game drives and got to see wildlife up close--animals like lions, elephants, giraffes--with our expert guide, Conrad, who knows all there is to know about the bush. animal life, and conservation. We learnt a great deal about conservation of various endangered species, and about the history of South Africa, both from Conrad and our other host, Lilly. We got to volunteer at a primate shelter, visit an animal rescue shelter, and spend a day with children in a local township, singing songs in English with them and playing other games. I came away educated on conservation, and on the history of South Africa as well as some of the challenges this beautiful and complex country faces. From dancing with excited children, to taking photos of lions less than 10 feet away, to the gorgeous scenery and the wonderfully serene lodge we stayed at, this trip was life-changing and I am already thinking about how to get back to South Africa to volunteer for a longer period of time!

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