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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.
On your first week of the program you can expect the following:
After a weekend off, you'll begin your second week. You can expect the following:
|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|
|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|