African Wildlife Conservation for Teens

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High­lights

Go on a wildlife safari adventure in a private South African nature reserve.
Visit the famous Kruger National Park and go hiking, climbing, or kayaking in the Drakensberg Mountains.
Live with a group of teens from around the world and make new life-long friends
Learn how you can identify predators, like lions, cheetahs, and leopards, as well as megaherbivores like elephants and rhinos.
Master radio telemetry techniques and learn how to track and record animal movements.
Spot lions, elephants, rhinos and other wildlife on a safari conservation awareness experience with other teens in South Africa. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 15+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
This project gives you a real and unfiltered look into South Africa’s iconic wildlife. However, unlike a traditional tourist safari, you will learn about conservation issues in the region and what is being done by local organisation like the South African National Parks authorities and international organisations to conserve South African species under threat as well as their habitat.

This wildlife conservation volunteering program is designed for teens between the ages of 15 and 17, to teach them what a career in conservation would really look like. You will learn how to identify South African animals and how tracking them and recording data on their location and behaviour assists with their conservation. You volunteering project also includes a visit to the Kruger National Park and adventure activities in the scenic Drakensberg mountains. Teens will be lead by experts in their field who have been chosen for their mix of relevant experience and ability to mentor and inspire young people.

Although all teen participants are greeted by GVI staff at their arrival destination, flight chaperoning services are also available upon request. Chaperones provide on-flight accompaniment, and in-airport assistance. To book this service please contact one of our enrollment managers. 

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Typical Itinerary:


Day 1: Saturday
Arrive in the South African province of Limpopo, known for its abundant wildlife. A GVI staff member will be collecting you from the airport and take you to your overnight residence.

Day 2: Sunday
Hop onto a safari vehicle for your first game drive out onto the South African savannah. Spot lions, leopards, and other iconic wildlife species. Watch the sun set over the African plains.

Day 3: Monday
Find out how to identify South African animals based on their appearance, as well as any paw prints or other evidence they leave behind.

Day 4: Tuesday
You will engage in similar activities as on Day 3; learning how to identify South African animals based on their appearance, as well as any paw prints or other evidence they leave behind.

Day 5: Wednesday
Help to engage local primary school students in protecting the local natural environment. Your lunch will be a traditional South African barbeque, known as a braai.

Day 6: Thursday
Help to engage local primary school students in protecting the local natural environment. Your lunch will be a traditional South African barbeque, known as a braai.

Day 7: Friday
Explore the South African wild on foot during an early morning walk. Learn how indigenous plant species are used in traditional South African cultures.

Day 8: Saturday
Create educational resources for the local primary school. Sleep under the stars and feast on a traditional South African potjie dinner, a stew cooked in the open air.

Day 9: Sunday
Head out on your second bushwalk. Take a different route and put your knowledge of plants to the test. Complete a lecture to learn about wildlife. Go on a game drive.

Day 10: Monday
Visit a reptile rehabilitation sanctuary to learn about the important role this organisation plays in engaging the local community in the protection of snakes and other reptiles.

Day 11: Tuesday 
Visit the famous Kruger National Park. Spot the African “Big Five”: lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, and rhino. Leave the park just as the African sun sets over the horizon.

Day 12: Wednesday:
Head out in the early morning, one of the best times to spot local wildlife, on a safari drive. In the afternoon and evening, work on educational resources for local primary school learners.

Day 13: Thursday
Go hiking, climbing, abseiling, and kayaking in the Blyde River Canyon, part of the Drakensberg or “dragon’s mountain” range.

Day 14: Friday
On your final morning walk and afternoon safari drive put your newly acquired knowledge of the South African environment to the test.

Day 15: Saturday
Leave the South African wilds behind as you, and your new, life-long friends, travel back to the airport with GVI staff for your return flight home.

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

Your local weekend adventures will be your chance to see more of the local area, including a visit to the famous Kruger National Park and a local township or other activity (all adventure activities are subject to availability and substitutions may be made). 


Klimmen
Wandelen
Safari/
Zoo
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Bezienswaardigheden
Sport

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je ten minste 15 jaar te zijn op de startdatum van het programma.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
verplicht
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door GVI

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Access to Alumni Services and Discounts
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • Location orientation
  • Long term experienced staff
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
  • Welcome meeting

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • 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)

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Hoedspruit Airport
One of our dedicated staff will greet you at the airport and take you to our base. 

Most long distance international flights into Johannesburg are overnight flights, so you should be able to book a flight that lands that morning in time for you to get a connecting flight to Hoedspruit. There are 2 scheduled flights per day from OR Tambo airport 10:15am and 12:15am with SAA Express. You will need to be through customs by 09h00 to make the earlier flight. 
Accomodatie
Accommodation is in shared same sex rooms with shared bathroom facilities at both bases. There is cold running water available for showers. Flush toilet facilities are available, and participants share base duties, including cleaning and other chores. 
Slaapzaal
Eten & Drank
Participants take it in turns to prepare meals for the group. Food is very basic with about two thirds of the meals vegetarian. Breakfast could be cereal, fresh fruit, rusks etc., lunch is typically sandwiches, salads and a typical evening meal may include rice, fresh veg, etc. 
Internet toegang
Beperkte toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Hoedspruit Airport (HDS) in Hoedspruit. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Zuid-Afrika.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Zuid-Afrika biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Zuid-Afrika dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Zuid-Afrika.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

Due to the current situation you have the flexibility of changing the destination and start dates for this program at no extra cost. 

2022
  • 23 Jul 2022

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
2 - 2 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
2 weken (min. verblijf)
$3.864
2 weken (max. verblijf)
$3.864
Gemiddelde kosten
$1.933 /week

De organisatie rekent haar tarieven in EUR. De prijstabel in USD is onderhevig aan valutaschommelingen. GVI zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door GVI gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als GVI jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door GVI

Wat vertellen de mensen over Volunteer World?

African Wildlife Conservation for Teens

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