Wildlife Tracking & Field Research

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High­lights

Enjoy up close and personal time with African wildlife
Stay in African bush
Participating in habitat conservation
Make memories you can't get anywhere else in the world
Make lifelong friendships
This project provides volunteers with a unique opportunity to participate in ethical wildlife research, studying African wildlife free roaming in their natural habitat This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Groepen
50+
The Project

During this program, you will learn to navigate and track animals through the South African bush while undertaking vital conservation research into some of South Africa’s most iconic animal species. The project has a strong focus on safeguarding the well-being of the animals and their environment and employs non-invasive methods of data collection.
 
The structure of the project helps to maximise learning for volunteers, combining four days of field work every week with one day of theoretical learning by way of lectures or workshops.  The first two weeks focus on wildlife training where volunteers learn dangerous game approach methods, wildlife tracks and signs, useful botany, navigation and survival skills, animal behaviour and warning signs. You will spend the remainder of your time participating in scientific research in the field.  Yes, you will learn how to approach a lion and how to react should you come across one accidentally which happens often! Research activities have a strong conservation focus and aim to improve the welfare of wildlife in South Africa in an attempt to ensure the long-term sustainability of wildlife reserves.

The Location

The project is located in Mossel Bay, in the Garden Route area of Western Cape, South Africa. 

Mossel Bay is halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth boasting 60 kilometres of beautiful clean beaches. It is a popular tourist destination with the wider Garden route region being known for its natural diversity and mild climate.

The Surrounding Area

Volunteers have weekends free to explore the surrounds and attractions of this beautiful coastal region.

South Africa has lots of sunshine and Mossel Bay has many beautiful clean beaches at which to swim, surf or relax. It is considered one of the best whale and dolphin viewing locations along the southern coast. Why not go shark diving in a cage while you are here? Or maybe crocodile cage diving instead?

Embark on one of the local hiking trails and experience the Cape’s famous native fynbos (macchia) vegetation which is a form of flowering heathland believed to contain one of the highest diversities of plant species in the world.

If you are keen for adventure, Mossel Bay offers a wide range of activities to get your adrenaline pumping, including high-speed wave riding, shark cage diving, abseiling, quad biking, sand boarding and skydiving.

For a more relaxing experience, explore the rich history of the area at one of the regions museums or historical walks, or chill out on the beach

What to bring

There is no need to bring any special equipment.  Simply pack comfortable walking shoes and sensible field gear that will reduce wind chill and possible out of season rainfall conditions.

Please Note 

The second instalment of your project fees is due within 1 week after you paid the deposit on Volunteer World. This is a total of $495 AUD and comes off your balance. The balance is due 90 days prior to travel. For all further information about the fees, please scroll down to the section "Program Fees“.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

You will spend four days of the week in the field observing animals, learning skills and recording project data. As the animals roam freely in their natural environment, each day will be different, depending on what the animals choose to do each day! One day will be spent in town attending lectures or workshops. The knowledge and skills you will learn in the lectures will assist greatly with your activities in the field.

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

Volunteers have weekends free to explore the surrounds and attractions of this beautiful coastal area. 

South Africa has plenty of sunshine and Mossel Bay has many beautiful clean beaches at which to swim, surf or relax. It is also considered one of the best whale and dolphin viewing locations along the southern coast.

Embark on one of the local hiking trails and experience the Cape’s famous native fynbos (macchia) vegetation; a form of flowering heathland believed to contain one of the highest diversities of plant species in the world.

If you are keen for adventure, Mossel Bay offers a wide range of activities to get your adrenaline running, including high-speed wave riding, shark cage diving, abseiling, quad biking, sand boarding and skydiving, just to name a few.

For a more relaxing experience, explore the rich history of the area at one of the regions museums or historical walks.

Watersport
Zwemmen
Bezienswaardigheden
Duiken/
Snorkelen
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Klimmen
Wandelen

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
Volunteers must be fluent in English, willing to work and able to take direction from staff. Volunteers should also be in good physical condition (ie. moderately fit and healthy).
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag, vrijdag, zaterdag en zondag van 07:00 - 06:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers

The prices start from $2145 for the first 2 weeks and $4010 for 4 weeks.

*A one week option is not available. 

All project fees are payable in Australian Dollars (AUD).

A deposit of $495 Australian Dollars is payable when you complete the online application form.

Prices include 10% Australian Goods & Services Tax (GST).

What's included in this project?

  • Pre-departure support
  • Project Information Pack .
  • Transfers from George Airport to the project
  • Daily transfers from the accommodation to the project
  • On the job training
  • Accommodation Breakfast 7 days per week
  • Lunch Monday to Friday
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • 24-hour O2E emergency phone
What's not included in this project?

  • Flights
  • Nighttime and weekend meals
  • Snacks
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal spending
  • Visas
Afhaal aan de luchthaven op George Airport
Fly to George, South Africa. You may choose to be collected from the airport, or take a bus to Mossel Bay and be collected from there.
Accomodatie
Dorm-style shared accommodation
Slaapzaal
Eten & Drank

Breakfast is supplied and lunches are provided on weekdays. Volunteers must supply and prepare their own evening and weekend meals. There are several food stores within walking distance of the volunteer accommodation.

Internet toegang
Makkelijke 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 George Airport (GRJ) in George. 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

The project starts the 1st day of most months of the year. 

To get there, fly to George, South Africa. We can pick you up from the airport, or volunteers can take a bus to Mossel Bay and be collected from there.


Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
2 - 4 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
2 weken (min. verblijf)
$2.145
3 weken
$3.388
4 weken (max. verblijf)
$4.010
Gemiddelde kosten
$1.038 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers 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 Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers 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 Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
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Wildlife Tracking & Field Research

This project provides volunteers with a unique opportunity to participate in ethical wildlife research, studying African wildlife free roaming in their natural habitat

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