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African Wildlife & Community Project

African Wildlife & Community Project

Price From: 1,450 USD

Overview

Operator: SAVE Volunteering

Price From:  1,450 USD

Ideal Age Range: 19 to 30, 31 to 50

Fitness Needs: Moderately Fit

Program duration: 2 weeks

Welcome to Africa! Here is your chance to be a big part of exciting wildlife conservation projects that work with animals. The program is spread out across a few different locations, allowing you to take part in the care of animals including monkeys, eages and vultures, among others. 

In an effort to better understand the needs of the animals, improve their living conditions and more, you’ll work closely with the programs. You’ll have a chance to interact with the various animals in supervised, safe spaces that put the needs and comfort of the animals first.  

Over the course of the program, you’ll learn about the animals, safe capture, tagging and release methods, as well as how to have respectful interactions with big cats, elephants, monkeys and more. The knowledge gained in this program is highly beneficial to the wildlife, as well as, the local community. 

Enjoy volunteer work in the Cheetah and Wild Dog Breeding Centre where the main goal is to ensure the survival of the Cheetah, Wild Dogs, and other animals. Experience the joy of creating a safe environment for monkeys that have been pets, injured, or abandoned, as part of the Monkey Project. In the Bird Project, you’ll put your prime focus on bettering the knowledge, awareness, and methods of conservation of African Vulture populations. 

With each program, you’ll be part of a great effort in conservation of different species of animals in South Africa, making a difference for local people and wildlife, and creating amazing memories. 

Itinerary

Itinerary

Week 1: What to Expect

On your first week of the program you can expect the following: 

  • Wildlife Reserve - Remove alien plants, clear garbage, count birds & antelopes, remove snare traps, fence patrol
  • Monkey Sanctuary - Prepare food & feed animals, clean and replace water, assist with new arrivals and injuries. 
  • Community Project - Assist in a community project dependent on the needs of the program. 
  • Cheetah, Wild Dog & Vulture Centre - Food prep, feeding, camp clearing, assist vet with emergencies, painting, invasive plant removal. 
  • Bird Project - General maintenance, observation of species.  

Week 2: What to Expect

After a weekend off, you'll begin your second week. You can expect the following:

  • Wildlife Reserve - Remove alien plants, clear garbage, count birds & antelopes, remove snare traps, fence patrol
  • Monkey Sanctuary - Prepare food & feed animals, clean and replace water, assist with new arrivals and injuries. 
  • Community Project - Assist in a community project dependent on the needs of the program. 
  • Cheetah, Wild Dog & Vulture Centre - Food prep, feeding, camp clearing, assist vet with emergencies, painting, invasive plant removal. 
  • Bird Project - General maintenance, observation of species. 

Country Fast Facts

Country Fast Facts

South Africa

Flag Flag_of_South_Africa.svg
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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