South Africa: 1 Week Conservation Add-On
Many volunteers taking part in non-Conservation placements in South Africa are interested in the chance to also spend a few days working on the Conservation project. This offers a unique chance to experience the natural environment and participate in important conservation activities. This week-long project can only be done in combination with one of our other South Africa projects.
We are now able to offer all volunteers in South Africa the opportunity to add a 1 Week Conservation Add-On to the end of their main placement. This project can be arranged to fit in with the end of your main project and will give you a full week working on the conservation project and the chance to become involved in a range of conservation work.
Conservation volunteers are based on the Botswana side of the Limpopo River, on the very frontier with South Africa.
On arrival volunteers will be given a full introduction to the current projects; you will then spend the week working on the same schedule as regular and more experienced volunteers. Projects include elephant research studying population dynamics and diet, predator tracking and creating water holes.
Volunteers on average work five or six hours a day; four hours of more strenuous work in the cooler morning and two in the late afternoon. The middle of the day is normally devoted to eating, sleeping, swimming, relaxing and keep cool.
The cost of this programme includes food and accommodation for the week, insurance and all work related transport.
To add this project to your time in South Africa, please contact your local recruitment office before you go or speak to a member of our staff in South Africa.