• South Africa
    • Port Elizabeth
7 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Medium Group (16-30)


Price Details
Starting price is £985.00 (14 Nights, which is the minimum).
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Meals
What's Not Included
Airfare Airport Transfers Travel Insurance
Jun 23, 2019
Jan 24, 2017
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About Program

The Shamwari Conservation Experience provides you with the perfect opportunity to volunteer with some of Africa's most iconic species such as the 'Big 5'. Here you have the chance to witness incredible wildlife, from elephants, lions and leopards, to rhino, wild dogs and buffalo, right in the midst of their natural habitat. The staff at the project have worked tirelessly to reform what was once derelict land into the flourishing reserve that is now a safe haven for all manner of vulnerable species that need your help.

You will aid conservation efforts here by monitoring animals using telemetry, conducting game counts, helping to maintain the reserve as a breeding centre, and you will even lend a hand at the world-renowned Born Free Foundation! Additionally, you will help to educate the community about the importance of preserving biodiversity.

Volunteer to join the fight for wildlife conservation with this inspirational, award-winning project and make a lasting impact.

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Program Highlights

  • Monitor fascinating wildlife in their natural habitat.
  • Track high profile species such as leopards using GPS.
  • Spend time at the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary.
  • Educate local communities on the importance of wildlife conservation.

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Yes, I recommend this program

An excellent experience

I stayed two weeks and it was an excellent mix of game drives, physical labour and working with the local community. I spent a day with the Born Free Foundation which was awesome ... cutting up meat to feed the cats and cleaning their cages etc. We also spent ages just observing elephants. The accomodation is basic but good and the food plentiful. This organisation lives its mission and really are into conservation and education.

What would you improve about this program?
I found the weekends long and boring - would have preferred having some more work to do!
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