Participating in this Big 5 Conservation volunteer programme at South Africa’s famous Garden Route allows you a deep insight into core aspects of wildlife management in South Africa. You will learn about conservation needs and threats of South Africa’s Big 5 such as lions, African elephant, leopards, Cape Buffalo and rhinos as well as smaller wild animals as well. At the same time you will have the unique opportunity to leave your fooprint and contribute to the sustainable wildlife conservation in South Africa!
The Big 5 Conservation Volunteer programme is a perfect opportunity for aspiring wildlife conservationists who would like to collect valuable practical experiences in wildlife conservation in a country of the global South. It is also an incomparable experience for nature and wildlife enthusiasts or who would like to contribute to the conservation of South Africa’s precious wildlife. Professional knowledge is not an essential requirement as you will be instructed and guided in all tasks.
"Even now, almost a month after my time in South Africa, I'm just so happy with all the experiences I've had. It was so great to experience and get to know the animals and to get an insight into conservation work. It was much better than I thought and I would do the same again immediately. I was able to be part of the team, I was very well integrated into the team and was able to experience everyday life of a wildlife conservationist."
This project has exceeded my expectations. Every day was full of memorable highlights. To be able to be so close to the animals and to contribute to the smooth running of the reserves was an amazing experience! It really felt good to make a difference and contribute to sustainable wildlife management and at the same time to learn so much about South Africa’s amazing flora and fauna.