Big 5 Wildlife Conservation Assistant

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Coordinateur | Samantha
Coordinateur | Samantha
The Big Five Safari Reserve gives volunteers the opportunity to work in a conservation area with the presence of elephants, lions, rhinos, buffaloes and leopards! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 18+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Groupes

About the Program

The Big Five Safari Reserve began in 1999 as a joint conservation venture. Today the reserve consists of six independently-owned lodges. The lodges are owner-managed by the descendants of the original families who arrived here with the British settlers of 1820.

The Big Five Safari Reserve Volunteer Project is a unique conservation initiative that allows animals to be re-introduced to the area where they once roamed freely and so making a contribution to the conservation of our natural heritage. The challenge has been to re-establish the original flora and fauna species to the area and to return the land to nature.

Gap year students and volunteers can be part of this bigger picture and work and live on this reserve and help with all the aspects of running a safari reserve in Africa.

Guidance and Supervision

The coordinator on site is an experienced game ranger who will take you to and from the volunteer house to the reserve, work together with you and teach you all there is to know about the land, plants and animals.

Typical Tasks

As a volunteer at the Big Five Safari Reserve, your primary responsibility is managing the free roaming lions, with the rest of the day filled with tasks and duties based around the reserve.

The list below provides the details of various projects experienced by past volunteers. Please note that duties may change at any time, which means no week at the reserve will be the same!

Short-term Projects:

  • Game capturing, counting and monitoring
  • Medicinal use of plants and vegetation biomes
  • Guided walks, tracking and trails through the reserve
  • Nocturnal predator monitoring

Long-term Projects:

  • Game counting
  • Animal tracking using telemetry sets
  • Territorial ranges and feeding range monitoring
  • Lion health and breeding monitoring
  • Giraffe movement and breeding monitoring
  • Local community sustainability
  • Assisting vulnerable children and AIDS orphans
  • Birds in reserves project

General reserve Duties:

  • Erosion control
  • Fence patrol and maintenance
  • Alien plant control
  • Bush clean and clear up
  • Road and boma maintenance

Motivation

Working and living on a safari reserve is a dream of many, and this is your opportunity to be a part of the bigger picture of conservation. Don’t forget that although small changes can take a very long time to make an impact on nature, and are difficult to see in a few weeks, your role as a volunteer or gap year student adds immeasurably to the restoration of the land to what it once was. By participating, you do not merely help on a temporary basis on the reserve itself, but you also contribute to the future financially, and impact the environment positively. You have the possibility to see more than just the reserve and can spend some time at the community project in Paterson as well, giving you the chance to see South Africa and its people in a different light.

 

Journée Typique

Working hours are flexible, but we start early most days, daily activities will include:

  • Lion spotting
  • Researching hunting patterns
  • Checking fences
  • Reserve maintenance
  • Tracking of animals
  • Guided Walks
  • Animal Counting
  • Helping the local community center

Activités de Loisir

There are different activities to do in and around the area of the projects. However, you do need to have transport but there will always be an opportunity to arrange this transport with other volunteers.

Swimming
Climbing
Safari /
Zoo
Hiking
Sports
Riding

Conditions

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 18 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.
Compétences Linguistiques
Tu dois parler anglais (niveau de base)
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Autres Compétences
You will have to have a love for animals and nature – and be physically fit. Openmindedness and flexibility also comes highly recommended!
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi et vendredi de 07:00 - 16:00

Services inclus

Services de Khaya Volunteer Projects

* Accommodation

* Meals

* Cleaning lady and a once-a-week laundry service

* All the training programs you need for your work at the project 

Transfert de l'aéroport Port Elizabeth International Airport

Transfers Mondays (one way)
$55,00
Transfers other days (one way)
$140,00

Logement

Volunteers are accommodated in a one-storey, 7 bedroom house; which overlooks a large garden and is within walking distance of the local bar and basic shops. Most of the rooms are doubles or triples and are male or female only. There are 3 bathrooms in total with a hot water shower and toilet.

Dortoir
Aliments & Boissons

Your meals are all included when on the reserve and consist of self-service breakfast and lunch and a home-cooked dinner. Volunteers are expected to be independent and proactive and be able to contribute to the household chores. This is not a luxury lodge where you are catered for, but rather your home that you share with other passionate, hard-working, like- minded volunteers!

Accès à Internet
Accès limité sur le site du projet
NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ) à Port Elizabeth. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Afrique du Sud.
Assurance Voyage
Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Afrique du Sud te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
Vaccins
Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Afrique du Sud, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Afrique du Sud.

Dates et Prix

PAS DE FRAIS DE CARTE DE CRÉDIT

Informations sur l'arrivée

2019 Transfers Mondays only  (one way per person)  45 Euro / 50 USD / 40 GBP 

The transfer will depart from Port Elizabeth Airport at 2pm on Mondays.
For departure the transfer will drop off volunteers at the Port Elizabeth airport at 8 am on Mondays. Transfers on other days can be arranged but will be quoted on request.
Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
Durée
1 - 12 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
1 sem (durée min.)
$ 705
2 sem
$ 1 365
3 sem
$ 2 010
4 sem
$ 2 640
6 sem
$ 3 900
8 sem
$ 5 160
12 sem (durée max.)
$ 7 680
Coût moyen
$ 673 /sem

Merci de noter que les prix ci-dessus sont des prix estimés et qu'ils sont soumis aux fluctuations des taux de change. Khaya Volunteer Projects t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
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Montant Restant (85%)
Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec Khaya Volunteer Projects durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.

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Big 5 Wildlife Conservation Assistant

The Big Five Safari Reserve gives volunteers the opportunity to work in a conservation area with the presence of elephants, lions, rhinos, buffaloes and leopards!

$673/week

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