Wildlife Reserve Big Five Conservation

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Volunteer with the 'Big Five' and the Born Free Big Cat Volunteer Foundation in one of South Africa's finest game reserves. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 18+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Groupes

This incredible volunteer experience in South Africa for offers the chance to get involved with the conservation efforts of the world-renowned Shamwari Game Reserve. Volunteers on this project play a vital role in the numerous fascinating aspects of managing an award-winning game reserve which has claimed back more than 25,000 hectares of once derelict farmland.

About the project

Locally identified as Frontier Country, the Eastern Cape of South Africa enjoys unmatched biodiversity which unfortunately has suffered severely over past centuries as result of wildlife, fauna and flora being all but eradicated (with the exception of a few species). The impact of the early settlers in particular has left its mark on a district where several of the first encounters with wildlife in Southern Africa were documented. This project was established to return the land and the wildlife species which used to inhabit it, back to its former glory. Over the past twenty three years, a dedicated team of conservationists has not only been successful in the reintroduction of flora and fauna, but they have also taken responsibility to manage and care for the natural resources which they are now custodians of. 

With an on-site, dedicated wildlife department, Animal Rehabilitation Centre, Animal Hospital and Rhino Awareness Centre, volunteers will gain first-hand experience and insight through a vast array of tasks. This may range from tracking and monitoring of rare and endangered species such as rhino, elephants and predators, working at the Born Free Foundation Big Cat Sanctuary, and possibly witnessing wildlife veterinary procedures.

Volunteers are also involved with local community projects, focusing on wildlife, environment and continued restoration and upkeep of the reserve. This project allows volunteers to personally experience and add value to a project which has been globally recognized for its conservation efforts and expertise.

Prior to Arrival

The easiest way to get here is to arrive into Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo International Airport), and then book a connecting domestic flight from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth. The project is approximately 1 hour (75 kilometres) from Port Elizabeth Airport. Please ensure that you book flights to arrive in Port Elizabeth before 11am on your project start date. You will be met at the airport by a member of staff at the transport service and will be transferred to Shamwari at 1pm. This service is not included in the program fees and will cost ZAR 550 each way, payable on arrival

Holders of UK, most other EU countries, Australian, Canadian and USA passports do not require a Visa for South Africa. Upon entry you will be issued with a 3- month permit (at no cost). Make sure the correct date and length of stay in the country is entered onto your visa when at immigration. If you are travelling from Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Russian Federation, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Algeria, Angola, Comoros, China, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mexico, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Paraguay, Rwanda, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia or Vietnam, you will require a Visa and should consult your South African embassy.

Journée Typique

First Day

Upon arrival into Port Elizabeth airport you will be transferred to the project site. Once you have arrived, you will have a welcome orientation and briefing. You will then have the rest of the day to settle in and meet the rest of the volunteers.

Regular Days

On your typical working days you will work from approximately 8 am to 4 or 5 pm and have the evenings off. The tasks can vary depending on the season and the number of volunteers on site.

  • 7:30 am: Breakfast
  • 8:00 am: Meeting with fellow volunteers and coordinators
  • 8:30 am: Morning activities, distributed on a rotational basis
  • 12:00 am: Lunch break
  • 1:00 pm: Afternoon activities
  • 5:00 pm: Work is finished 
  • 6:00 pm: Dinner

You can expect to take part in the following activities:

Game count & monitoring

Annual game counts of species (including rhino, elephants, lions, leopards and antelope) are carried out in order to establish the carrying capacity of the reserve, the movement of animals to and from the area, as well as predator to prey ratios.

Telemetry tracking & research

Telemetry tracking (or tracking using remote sources such as wire or radio) is used - particularly with regards to the more elusive species like cheetah and leopards.

Restoration and rehabilitation of reserve landscapes and fencing

This is integral to the well-being of the reserve and ensures its long term revival as a pristine landscape suitable for an extensive collection of flora and fauna.

Maintenance of the reserve as a healthy breeding centre

Shamwari is an important breeding centre for a variety of species. Management here can refer to anything from veld (open country or grassland) conditions assessment, mapping of breeding area, mapping of alien vegetation, monitoring animal numbers and managing water points.

Alien plant control

An essential part of your volunteer duties here, alien plant control helps to get rid of unwanted (and potentially poisonous plants), increase the natural biodiversity of the reserve, as well as decrease fire risk.

Volunteering at Born Free Foundation

An opportunity will be given on a weekly basis for you to volunteer with big cats (lions and leopards) at the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary - a world-renowned animal rehabilitation centre.

Volunteering at the Animal Rehabilitation Centre

Shamwari Animal Rehabilitation Centre was set up to aid in the rehabilitation of injured animals found on the reserve and surrounding community. The aim is to give the animals the short term care they need so that they can be successfully released back into the environment.

Community Projects

This responsibility involves the education of local communities in the benefits of conserving biodiversity and stresses the importance of conserving the natural habitats of Shamwari and the surrounding area. Weekly trips are made into the local community to assist in various community projects that range from creating and maintaining vegetable gardens, recycling projects, painting classrooms and building jungle gyms.

Restoration and Rehabilitation of Reserve Landscapes

The need to return the once pristine landscape to its original splendour includes the collecting and removal of old fence lines and rehabilitating degraded and overgrazed land.

Research Projects

These projects are often undertaken in conjunction with both local and foreign research and academic institutions and may range from elephant fertility testing to capturing data on lesser known species such as Brown Hyena.

Last Day

Once you have said goodbye to your fellow volunteers and facilitators, you will transfer back to airport for you return flight home or you will commence onward independent travel plans.

Activités de Loisir

You are free to explore the surrounding area, relax by the pool, read a book ect.

Swimming
Hiking
Sports

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 moyen)
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Autres Compétences
We recommend that you come with a moderate level of fitness as the days are jam-packed and you will be involved in a whole host of activities! In terms of skills, all we ask is that you arrive with a willingness to get involved, have a respect for the wildlife and project staff with whom you’ll be working and aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty!
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi et vendredi de 07:30 - 17:00

Services inclus

Services de The Great Projects

What's included in the price of the project?
Accommodation during your time volunteering
All meals and juice, tea and coffee.
Volunteer activities (including at the Born Free Foundation)
Full time English speaking ground staff

Logement

Accommodation is within a purpose built guest centre that contains 15 twin bedded en-suite rooms, a dining room area, plunge pool, common lounging area with cable TV and a DVD player. There is also tented accomodation, sleeping 3 per tent with en-suite facilities. The availability at the time will depend on which accomodation you will be staying in. Wireless internet is also available at a small fee and laundry service can also be provided once per week.

Maison des invités Chambre simple Camping
Aliments & Boissons

During your time here, you will be given three meals per day as part of the project price. Bottled water and soft drinks will need to be purchased from local trading stores open daily.

There are no facilities to service Kosher or Halal requirements but the supply of such meals can be serviced at extra cost with adequate warning.

Accès à Internet
Bon accès 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. Le transfert de l'aéroport n'est pas inclus dans les frais non plus.
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

Volunteers can join this project on every other Monday throughout the year (subject to availability; please contact us to check for your preferred start date).

The project is closed from mid-December until the beginning of January.

Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
Durée
2 - 12 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en GBP (USD)
2 sem (durée min.)
£985 ($1 290)
3 sem
£1 485 ($1 945)
4 sem
£1 985 ($2 600)
5 sem
£2 485 ($3 255)
6 sem
£2 985 ($3 910)
8 sem
£3 985 ($5 220)
10 sem
£4 985 ($6 530)
12 sem (durée max.)
£5 985 ($7 840)
Coût moyen
£496 ($649) /sem

Merci de noter que les prix ci-dessus sont des prix estimés et qu'ils sont soumis aux fluctuations des taux de change. The Great 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 The Great Projects durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.

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Wildlife Reserve Big Five Conservation

Volunteer with the 'Big Five' and the Born Free Big Cat Volunteer Foundation in one of South Africa's finest game reserves.

$496/week

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