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Wildlife Research in South Africa Expedition

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1 - 12 settimane  Â·  Età 18 - 50+

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Progetto di altissima qualità. Questo progetto offre la massima qualità che stabilisce standard - molto al di sopra della media.

Punti Salienti

  • 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.

Particolarmente adatto per

Età 18+
Singoli
Coppie
Gruppi
50+

Sul programma

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 ...

Sul programma

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.



Giornata tipica

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 ...

Giornata tipica

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.


Attività del tempo libero

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 ...

Attività del tempo libero

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

Requisiti

Requisiti

Età minima: 18 anni

Per partecipare al programma è necessario avere almeno 18 anni alla data di inizio del programma. Potrebbero esserci delle esenzioni se si è in grado di fornire il permesso del proprio tutore legale o se si è accompagnati dai propri genitori.

Competenze linguistiche

È necessario parlare di Inglese (livello intermedio)

Controllo dei precedenti penali

necessario

Documenti necessari

Medical Form and Passport Copy

Restrizioni sulla nazionalità

Nessuna restrizione. Gli aiuti da tutto il mondo sono benvenuti.

Altre competenze

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

Impegno di tempo

Il vostro aiuto sarà richiesto lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì e venerdì

Servizi inclusi

Servizi inclusi

Servizi per 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)

Prelievo dall'aeroporto a Hoedspruit Airport

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

Alloggio

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).

Cibo e Bevande

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.

Accesso a Internet

Accesso limitato al sito del progetto

Cosa NON è incluso?

Cosa NON è incluso?

Biglietti aerei

L'aeroporto più vicino è Hoedspruit Airport (HDS) a Hoedspruit. Vi aiutiamo a trovare voli economici per Sudafrica. TROVARE VOLI ECONOMICI

Assicurazione di viaggio

Andare all'estero è un'avventura ed è sempre meglio essere preparati. Malattia o infortunio improvviso, annullamento o furto: un'assicurazione di viaggio per Sudafrica offre sicurezza ed è un vantaggio da avere. OTTENERE UN PREZZO

Vaccini

Se avete intenzione di fare volontariato a Sudafrica dovete chiedere un parere medico prima di iniziare il vostro viaggio sociale. Controllare le vaccinazioni richieste per Sudafrica. CHECKER PER I VACCINI

Dettagli all'arrivo

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Disponibilità
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Tariffe del programma

1 settimana (soggiorno min.) 1.695€
4 settimane 3.295€
6 settimane 4.345€
8 settimane 5.045€
10 settimane 5.845€
12 settimane (soggiorno max.) 6.695€
Tariffe medie 1.126€/settimana

Tariffe del programma

1.126€ tariffe settimanali 1 - 12 settimane Età 18 - 50+

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Durata

1 - 12 settimane

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Brillante 4.7 rating (191 recensioni)

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Lingue parlate: Inglese

Sul progetto

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.

191 recensioni Â· 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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