South Africa Lion Research

South Africa Lion Research

South Africa Lion Research

Trip Details:

Operator:   GVI - Global Vision International
Price From: 2,390 USD
Program duration: 12 weeks

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About this program

Discover wild South Africa when you join an international team of volunteers assisting in the research of Africa’s most charismatic big cat, the lion. Develop an in-depth understanding of this beautiful, vulnerable species, and make a real contribution to their long-term survival.


Photo Credit: Global Vision International


Project Life

A lot of your time will be spent out in the reserve, where you will be busy tracking big cats and collecting data from the research vehicles. You may also have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of cheetahs by foot if it is safe to do so. When you are not on a game drive you will be back at camp recording the data you have collected, some of which you may use in a presentation you will give to volunteers and staff on a research topic of your interest. Your home for the duration of the project will be our GVI camp, in the heart of the reserve. You will be sleeping in a dormitory-style room, and will share facilities such as bathroom, kitchen and living areas with your fellow volunteers. Camp duties are allocated on a rotational basis, so you should come prepared and complete with a teamwork spirit.

Country Fast Facts

South Africa

Continent: Africa
Official Language(s) 11 - Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
Capital:No official capital. Three branches of government split between Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein
Population 54,956,900 (2015)
Climate(s)Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Mediterranean (Warm/Temperate), Humid Subtropical, Oceanic (Subtropical/Warm/Temperate)
Major Airport(s):Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB), Durban (DUR)
Economic Driver(s):Mining, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism

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