Big 5 Wildlife Conservation South Africa | Greater Kruger Area

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Monitor Big 5 Populations
Monitor Big 5 Populations
Do daily game-monitoring drives to aid in conservation initiatives
Do daily game-monitoring drives to aid in conservation initiatives
Set off into the dark on an exhilarating night game drive
Set off into the dark on an exhilarating night game drive
Worth with volunteers from around the world
Worth with volunteers from around the world
Stay in a lodge with fellow volunteers
Stay in a lodge with fellow volunteers

About

Make a meaningful impact in the monitoring and protection of local Big 5 species as you live and work in the African bush in the Kruger Area of South Africa.

You'll be based in a lodge in shared accommodation, inside a game reserve where you'll be surrounded by the wildlife of South Africa's bushveld - it comes complete with a bar, snack shop, pool and 3 meals daily on weekdays.

Monitor movements and numbers of local wildlife populations to help researchers gauge the effect of misguided culling initiatives and poaching. You'll do this during daily game drives and even have the opportunity to take part in an exhilarating night game drive.

Help with various environment management initiatives like alien plant removal and snare sweeps to maintain this pristine ecosystem.

Highlights
  • Live and work in the African bush as you're based in a lodge surrounded by game reserve
  • Make an important impact in the monitoring of Big 5 populations and movements
  • Enjoy daily research game drives and exhilarating night game drives
  • Make a lasting impact in countering illegal poaching and in restoring the natural environment as you get hands on with alien vegetation and snare removal
  • Being based in South Africa, you'll be able to explore incredible sights like the nearby Drakensberg Mountains, the beaches of Durban or Cape Town's spectacular Table Mountain

Impact

Aid in conservation monitoring and research initiatives which track the impact of misinformed culling and poaching while rehabilitating the natural environment through alien plant removal and protecting the safety of animals through snare sweeps.

Upcoming Start Dates: Paid Teaching in Thailand, South Korea, Vietnam & Myanmar | Volunteering in South Africa & Zanzibar

Upcoming Paid Teaching program start dates:

Thailand: October 28th | Closing September 2nd
Vietnam: November 11th | Closing September 16th
South Korea: January 27th | Closing November 18th
Myanmar (Burma): January 27th | Closing November 18th

Upcoming Volunteering program start dates:

Wildlife Conservation in South Africa: November 3rd | Closing September 2nd
Community Development in Zanzibar: November 4th | Closing September 2nd

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Location

Location:
Hoedspruit
Currency:
South African Rand
Weather:
Jan-Mar
81 F / 57 F
Apr-Jun
68 F / 46 F
Jul-Sep
66 F / 45 F
Oct-Dec
77 F / 52 F
Airports:
Hoedspruit Airport
( HDS )

Hoedspruit is in the Limpopo province in Big 5 country, which refers to the Game Lodges and Private Nature Reserves. This town is agriculturally oriented and the majority of activities involve wildlife, environment, and people.

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