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Wildlife Research in South Africa Expedition

location
1 - 12 semanas  ·  Edad 18 - 50+

rating  Brillante 4.7  · 
  Verificado por Volunteer World
  Ratio de respuesta muy alto

Proyecto de la más alta calidad. Este proyecto ofrece la más alta calidad que establece estándares, muy por encima del promedio.

Puntos Relevantes

  • Develop data collecting skills and gain work experience on conservation projects that are focused on preserving this ecosystem’s unique biodiversity.
  • Get the full safari experience with this opportunity to work with and live among some of the world’s most beautiful and vulnerable wildlife.
  • Contribute to ongoing environmental projects that address critical challenges aligned to the global UN SDGs.
  • Join local conservation partners and qualified professionals to ensure your efforts are highly ethical, meaningful and sustainable.
  • Venture outside typical travel itineraries to get exclusive access to extraordinary remote habitats, rare species and unique ecosystems.

Especialmente adecuado para

Edad 18+
Solteros y solteras
Parejas
Grupos
50+

Sobre el programa

Travel to South Africa to work alongside trained field guides on critical wildlife conservation initiatives. 🐘

Embark on an immersive experience in a South African private game reserve, home to iconic wildlife such as lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and cheetah. Live and collaborate with an international research team, contributing to vital wildlife conservation initiatives aligned with the United ...

Sobre el programa

Embark on an immersive experience in a South African private game reserve, home to iconic wildlife such as lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and cheetah. Live and collaborate with an international research team, contributing to vital wildlife conservation initiatives aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

This program offers a unique safari adventure, allowing you to actively engage in research and contribute to the long-term conservation of South Africa’s natural resources. No special skills are required; our experienced team provides training in tracking predators and megaherbivores. Your efforts contribute to understanding predator impact, species behaviour and genetics, aiding reserve management and local conservation organisations. 

Engage in daily research drives, focusing on specific sightings like cheetahs and rhinos, and participate in environmental conservation initiatives in the local community.



Día típico

Engage in impactful wildlife projects, from sunrise drives to conservation sessions. Wrap up the day with relaxing evenings or fun with fellow participants.
Example of a typical day:
05:00 Set off on a game drive as the sun rises above the Drakensberg. You'll learn how to monitor focus species, note ...

Día típico

Engage in impactful wildlife projects, from sunrise drives to conservation sessions. Wrap up the day with relaxing evenings or fun with fellow participants.
Example of a typical day:
05:00 Set off on a game drive as the sun rises above the Drakensberg. You'll learn how to monitor focus species, note down data and use telemetry equipment.
09:30 Head back to base where you’ll prepare and enjoy breakfast with the team.
10:00 Attend lectures on conservation, or use the free time to further your knowledge on birds and mammals.
12:30 Eat lunch as a group, with participants preparing diverse meals, allowing you to taste international and South African cuisine.
13:30 Enjoy some quiet time after lunch to rest.
15:00 Enjoy an afternoon game drive. If you're lucky you might see a herd of elephant, a solitary rhino, or a leopard with its kill.
19:00 After dinner it’s time to relax. Hang out with your new friends in the common areas, play games, or even do some studying if you feel like it.
20:30 Time to call it a night with our early start. Get ready for a restful night's sleep.


Actividades de tiempo libre

On weekends you can explore the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga province, known for its scenic wonders along the eastern edge of the Drakensberg mountains. Visit The Three Rondavels, viewpoints, and waterfalls that define this landscape. For a wildlife experience, go to Kruger National Park. Opt for a ...

Actividades de tiempo libre

On weekends you can explore the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga province, known for its scenic wonders along the eastern edge of the Drakensberg mountains. Visit The Three Rondavels, viewpoints, and waterfalls that define this landscape. For a wildlife experience, go to Kruger National Park. Opt for a solo self-drive or join a guide in a custom open safari vehicle. The park, spanning 19,000 square kilometres, offers diverse adventures. Choose day trips or overnight stays in rest camps to encounter the Big Five, observe 500 bird species, explore flora, and discover other fascinating creatures.

These side trips are not included in the program fee but are highly recommended: 
  • Skiing in the Drakensberg Mountain Range
  • Bungee jumping and ziplining
  • Hoedspruit Reptile Center
  • Kruger National Park
  • Kalahari Desert (a bit further away but worth a visit)
  • Cape Town (a 2 hour flight away) 
  • Blyde River Canyon
Every four weeks, you can enjoy cultural immersion through GVI Experiences. These are included in your program at no extra cost.
Examples of activities may include: 
  • Discover the medicinal uses of indigenous plants
  • Master basic bush survival skills
  • Watch a magical sunset at a watering hole
  • Enjoy a night sky safari

Requisitos

Requisitos

Edad mínima: 18 años

Para participar en el programa debes tener al menos 18 años en la fecha de inicio del programa. Puede haber excepciones si muestras el permiso de tu(s) tutor(es) legal(es) o si vas acompañado de tus padres.

Conocimientos lingüísticos

Tienes que hablar (nivel intermedio) Inglés

Verificación de antecedentes penales

obligatorio

Documentos necesarios

Medical Form and Passport Copy

Restricciones de nacionalidad

Sin restricciones. Las manos amigas de todo el mundo son bienvenidas.

Otras habilidades

No specific skills required, all training is provided online 8 weeks prior to program start through self-paced training materials.

Tiempo dedicado

Necesitaremos tu ayuda los Lunes, Martes, Miércoles, Jueves y Viernes

Servicios incluidos

Servicios incluidos

Servicios de GVI

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Access to alumni services and discounts
  • Airport pickup (unless otherwise stated)
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • First aid and CPR training
  • Location orientation
  • Long-term experienced staff
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long-term internships)
  • Research training
  • Reserve fees and permits
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
  • Telemetry training as relevant
  • Welcome meeting
  • Wildlife identification techniques
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Airport and reserve transfers
  • Extra local excursions
  • Flights
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Police or background check
  • Visa costs (where necessary)

Recogida en el aeropuerto Hoedspruit Airport

Airport pick up available from Hoedspruit Airport within specified time period. 

Alojamiento

Accommodations feature roomy dorm-style lodgings with shared bathrooms, all powered by solar energy for a lighter environmental footprint. Unwind in the chill-out zones with hammocks, a swing chair and a projector for movie nights. 

Stay active using amenities like a volleyball court, footballs, skipping ropes, weights and yoga mats. Additional options include card games, board games, books and a designated braai area (South African barbecue).

Comida y bebida

Participants make their own breakfast, which is continental style, including bread and spreads. For lunch, it’s usually sandwiches and salads. Dinner might be anything from a traditional South African “potjie” stew to pastas and stir-fries.

Acceso a Internet

Acceso limitado al lugar del proyecto

¿Qué NO está incluido?

¿Qué NO está incluido?

Boletos de avión

El aeropuerto más cercano es Hoedspruit Airport (HDS) en Hoedspruit. Te ayudamos a encontrar vuelos baratos a Sudáfrica. ENCONTRAR VUELOS BARATOS

Seguro de viaje

Ir al extranjero es una aventura y siempre es mejor estar preparado. Enfermedad o lesión repentina, cancelación o robo: un seguro de viaje para Sudáfrica proporciona seguridad y es una ventaja tenerlo. OBTENER UN PRESUPUESTO

Vacunas

Si tiene intención de realizar un voluntariado en Sudáfrica, debe solicitar asesoramiento médico antes de iniciar su viaje social. Comprueba las vacunas que necesitas para Sudáfrica. COMPROBADOR DE VACUNAS

Detalles a la llegada

2024

  • 27 Apr 2024
  • 11 May 2024
  • 25 May 2024
  • 08 Jun 2024
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  • 06 Jul 2024
  • 20 Jul 2024
  • 03 Aug 2024
  • 17 Aug 2024
  • 31 Aug 2024
  • 14 Sep 2024
  • 28 Sep 2024
  • 12 Oct 2024
  • 26 Oct 2024
  • 09 Nov 2024
  • 23 Nov 2024
  • 07 Dec 2024
2025
  • 04 Jan 2025
  • 18 Jan 2025
  • 01 Feb 2025
  • 15 Feb 2025
  • 01 Mar 2025
  • 15 Mar 2025
  • 29 Mar 2025
  • 12 Apr 2025
  • 26 Apr 2025
  • 10 May 2025
  • 24 May 2025
  • 07 Jun 2025
  • 21 Jun 2025
  • 05 Jul 2025
  • 19 Jul 2025
  • 02 Aug 2025
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  • 30 Aug 2025
  • 13 Sep 2025
  • 27 Sep 2025
  • 11 Oct 2025
  • 25 Oct 2025
  • 08 Nov 2025
  • 22 Nov 2025
  • 06 Dec 2025
  • 20 Dec 2025

Disponibilidad
Enero Feb. Marzo Abr. Mayo Jun Jul Agosto Set. Oct. Nov. Dic.

Cuotas del programa

1 semana (estancia min.) 1.695€
4 semanas 3.295€
6 semanas 4.345€
8 semanas 5.045€
10 semanas 5.845€
12 semanas (estancia max.) 6.695€
Cuota promedio 1.126€/semana

Cuotas del programa

1.126€ cuotas semanales 1 - 12 semanas Edad 18 - 50+

Métodos de pago

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Duración

1 - 12 semanas

Depósito

El depósito es simplemente para reservar tu vacante de voluntario. Los pagos se gestionan a través de PayPal, nuestro proveedor global de confianza. Si no tienes una cuenta PayPal, también puedes pagar con tarjeta de crédito.


Pago final

El pago final se acordará con GVI durante el proceso de solicitud. Las soluciones habituales son la transferencia bancaria o el pago en efectivo en el lugar del proyecto.


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GVI

Brillante 4.7 rating (197 reseñas)

Agencia - fundada en 1998

Verificado por Volunteer World

  Ratio de respuesta muy alto

Coordinado por

Bianca

Idiomas hablados: Inglés

sobre la organización

GVI tackles critical local and global issues by operating award-winning education and training programs on sustainable development projects around the world.

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Founded in 1998, GVI runs programs in 21 locations, in 13 countries around the world, each manned by our own staff and aligned to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or UN SDGs as well as the objectives of local partners. We welcome participants from all around the world and help facilitate their development into global citizens. This is how we achieve our mission of building a global network of people united by their passion to make a difference.


We are truly a global family brought together by our dedication to long-term positive impact. At the root of our success is our commitment to investing in authentic, meaningful connections with one another, which is why mutual respect and trust are central to our operations. Although we respond with empathy to difficult situations, we believe that most circumstances can benefit from taking a light-hearted approach. By sharing stories of local achievement with our teams worldwide we build the momentum to catapult us toward our vision for the future.

197 reseñas · rating4.7

Oliver Richardson rating4

2023 at Wildlife Research in South Africa Expedition

Amazing time! The staff are super knowledgeable and organized, always ready to answer questions about the work, animals or any organizational help you need. The volunteer work is enjoyable and interesting, with loads of opportunity for wildlife sightings. Recording the data and the practical ...
Following graduation, I was looking for conservation experience in-the-field. GVI has always been on my radar as one of the best organisations for that kind of work, and after graduating it was a no-brainer for me to head out on one of their programmes. I volunteered with GVI as a Research Fellow ...
I have been in South Africa in limpopp for 2 weeks. It was the first time I had to travel alone. GVI helped a lot before I even left. So nice with a constant help if needed. It was so amazing, and knowing you are making a difference. And experience the culture of the country you are traveling ...
Beautiful experience with great people. Something about seeing the wildlife thrive in their natural habitat makes it all worth it! The people were so nice as well. I’ve made life long friends in so many other countries. I think one of my favorite memories was seeing a leopard on a kill. We we’re ...
I've been interning with GVI in Limpopo, South Africa for a little over a month now and it has been one of the best experiences of my life. I have always wanted to do conservation work in Africa and GVI made that dream possible. Interns work 6 days a week with Sundays off. We go on two game drives, ...
I am a thirty-something from Pennsylvania who ventured to GVI Limpopo South Africa. I decided to take a break from my current career and get involved with the wildlife conservation internship. I was there for a total of 5 weeks. I loved the experience so much I extended a week while on base. I would ...

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