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Go behind the scenes on a 'Big 5' safari reserve

Einsatzort: Südafrika, Afrika
Aktions-Bereich: Natur-und Umweltschutz
Come face to face with Africa’s ‘Big 5’ - lions, rhino, elephants, leopard and buffalo - on a famous safari reserve.

Projekt und Rolle der Freiwilligen

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    Due to its growing cheetah population, this reserve plays a pivotal role in cheetah conservation
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    Protect one of Africa's largest rhino populations
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    Study the behaviour and population dynamics of predators
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    Beautiful scenery awaits you
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    As a conservation volunteer you'll get closer to wildlife than regular visitors

Climate change, the poaching crisis, and growing human populations mean South Africa’s wildlife is under threat like never before.

As a wildlife researcher on this project, you’ll join the team in creating a new kind of safari reserve where people and animals can live together in harmony.

Unlike other wildlife reserves, which are run for individual profit, the land here is owned by the local community, many of whom are from the Zulu nation. So its success is good for Africa’s people and good for Africa’s animals too.

Right now, this project is working alongside the WWF to expand the range of the endangered black rhino. As a volunteer, you’ll play a vital role in this amazing story and support the reserve’s research team in managing a huge variety of wildlife – including some of Africa’s largest populations of rhino and cheetahs.

Living on a safari reserve, you’ll have the chance to get closer to the animals than regular tourists. You’ll also learn about Africa's wildlife – including lions, cheetah, elephants, rhino and antelope – from the people who work with them every day.

“The team have provided me with memories that will last a lifetime and an endless amount of stories that I will treasure forever.”

Die Freiwilligen-Organisation stellt sich vor

Since 1999, our organisation has empowered gap year travellers to work hands-on with Africa’s wildlife. As experts in conversation, they’ve helped thousands of volunteers gain skills for their university applications or future careers. All while creating gap year experiences that are anything but tame.

Our organisation closely monitors the impact of the COVID-19 virus on global travel and follows updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the UK government travel advice, which is the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), and the local government health advice from our operational locations. As a member of the trusted travel brand ABTA, we are able to provide you with up-to-date advice and information on how the virus and government restrictions might affect your travel plans. We continue to keep the health and safety of our travellers, staff and community members at the forefront of all of our decisions.

How are we affected?

We are currently following government guidelines and we are not in our offices. Both our UK and South African staff are working from home providing you with all the usual support and some staff are currently on paid leave until travel picks up again. You can still call and email us during this period, and we would like to thank you in advance for your patience and understanding if our response time to any queries is not as quick as normal.
We have been around for 20 years and are certain that we will survive this crisis.

Can I still apply for future projects and book my conservation travel now / Can I change the dates of my booked trip?

Yes! To give you total peace of mind when booking with us, we have introduced the following policy to give you maximum flexibility with your travel dates:
  • At any time up to 7 days before you are due to start your trip with us, you can change the dates of the trip to any available date in 2020 or 2021 at no extra cost. You can even change the dates as many times as you like for travel between now and the end of 2021.
  • All money paid to us is financially protected either through ABTA or ATOL, giving you full peace of mind when booking with us that your money is safe.

So wählen wir die Organisationen auf unserem Portal aus.


Südafrika, Afrika
Natur-und Umweltschutz
Minimum: 2 Wochen
Maximum: 1 Jahr
(für vollständige Preisliste die Organisation kontaktieren)
2 Wochen: 2700 €
4 Wochen/1 Monat: 3720 €
8 Wochen/2 Monate: 5760 €
3 Monate: 7810 €
Warum für Freiwilligenarbeit Geld bezahlen?
* Alle Preisangaben ohne Gewähr nach Angaben der Freiwilligen-Organisation. Bei Organisationen, die nicht in Euro abrechnen, können Wechselkurs-Schwankungen auftreten.
Verfügbarkeit des Projekts:
Available from mid January - mid December
18 Jahre
kein Höchstalter
Individuell oder Gruppe?
Participants need to be able to communicate in English but do not need to be fluent.
Besondere Qualifikationen:
No prior experience or specific skills are required
Unterbringung & Verpflegung:
Accommodation is provided in the volunteer house. Twin bedrooms have shared bathrooms, lounge and kitchen. The volunteer team (max 4 volunteers) are provided with groceries and a food kitty, and are responsible for preparing their own meals.

Kostenlos mehr Informationen anfordern

  • Sofort eine E-Mail mit der Website und der Telefonnummer der durchführenden Freiwilligen-Organisation
  • Gratis unseren Ratgeber mit ausgefüllter Check-Liste
  • Einen Sprachführer als Dankeschön, wenn du dich später anmeldest
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So wählen Sie die richtige Freiwilligen-Organisation aus

Wenn du jetzt mehr Infos anforderst, bekommt du außerdem kostenlos unseren 20-seitigen Ratgeber "So wählen Sie die richtige Freiwilligen-Organisation aus" im PDF-Format. Die Check-Liste für dieses Projekt haben wir darin bereits für rund 30 Qualitäts-Kriterien ausgefüllt. Das spart im Durchschnitt 60 Minuten Eigenrecherche. Und hilft entscheidend bei der Wahl des richtigen Freiwilligen-Projektes.