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Wildlife and Conservation

Duration

2 weeks

Runs from

January to October

Cost

Secure your place with a £1 deposit

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Welcome to South Africa, the world’s most diverse safari destination, offering the Big Five as well as stunning palm-fringed beaches, star-studded desert skies and awe-inspiring landscapes.

Our Wildlife and Conservation programme is an experience like no other, where you’ll witness majestic wildlife in their natural habitat whilst playing an active role in preserving Africa’s incredible biodiversity.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and untamed landscapes of South Africa where savannahs stretch as far as the eye can see, majestic creatures roam free and every moment feels like a scene from a nature documentary.

With expert guides and rangers leading the way, you’ll get involved in conservation projects and witness nature’s most majestic moments. 

Ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime? Your journey begins here.

  • Airport Transfers
  • 75% of meals
  • Program Coordinator
  • Game Drives
  • Conservation Projects
  • Accommodation
  • Stated Activities
  • Inbound Transport
  • Pre-Departure Support
  • T-shirt*

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • DBS
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal Expenses
  • Extra Excursions

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrival Day

Welcome to South Africa! Upon your arrival to Port Elizabeth Airport, you’ll be picked up and transferred across to your new home for the next 2-weeks – Kwantu Game Reserve! Settle in and spend the evening getting to know your fellow campers.

Day 2 – Induction and Game Drive

Rise and shine! It’s time to get to know some of the most impressive and diverse wildlife in the world!

After a short induction where you’ll learn all about the game reserve and the plan for the next two incredible weeks, you’ll head out to explore!

Enjoy a game drive through the 6000 hectare reserve. Keep an eye out for the Big Five (the Lion, the African Elephant, the Buffalo, the Leopard and the Rhino). Your expert ranger will lead the way and share their wealth of knowledge about the land, its wildlife, and the conservation initiatives underway.

Your trip of a lifetime has only just begun!

Day 3 – 5 – Wildlife and Conservation

Time to get your hands dirty!

A typical conservation day runs from 9am – 1pm with a break for lunch then continuing from 2pm – 5pm.

Conservation tasks may vary from physical work to interesting and interactive lecture-based content surrounding the life and history of a range of South African wildlife. These may include:

  • Game counting
  • Planting
  • Tree chopping
  • Reserve maintenance
  • Animal monitoring
  • Wildlife lectures

Your experience is diverse and structured but as a result of the nature of working in and around wildlife, schedules can change daily.

The evenings throughout the week are yours to fill your time as you wish! Chill at the reserve after a day of hard-work. There’s a swimming pool and tennis court onsite as well as a games room.

Day 6 & 7 – Weekend Activities

Weekends are available to enjoy at your leisure!

The beautiful city of Port Elizabeth is just a short drive away and boasts one of the most beautiful shorelines in all of South Africa. Spend the weekend topping up the tan and exploring the local area. You’ll be spoilt for choice with all the great cafes and bars around.

For a change of scenery head to the surf capital, Jeffreys Bay! One just a sleepy seaside town, it is now one of the world’s top surfing destinations! Whether you’re a pro or an absolute beginner, J-Bay is the perfect destination to go surfing! You can also try a range of different watersport activities as well as dune boarding – you’re sure to get the adrenaline pumping!*

Speak to your local coordinator for recommendations.

*All weekend activities are optional and come at an additional cost.

Day 8 – 12 – Conservation Week 2

Time to get back to work! Continue with your conservation projects.

The Game Reserve is also has an on-site welfare foundation and animal rehabilitation centre. You can get involved in the feeding and care for these animals to help rehabilitate them so they can released back into the wild.

We also partner with a school in local township. You’ll help prepare lunch for the children that don’t get regular nutritious meals.

 

Day 13 – It’s the weekend! Time for some exploring and epic activities!

Use your final weekend in South Africa to tick some epic activities or local tours off your bucket list! What will you try today? Brave enough to try a Skydive?*

*All weekend activities are optional and come at an additional cost.

Day 14 – Departure Day 🙁

Your trip of a lifetime is officially over! If you’re planning on doing some onward travel, be sure to speak to our team for recommendations. After breakfast, transfer by vehicle to the airport for your departure.

Camp Location

Our Conservation project is based near Port Elizabeth

Currency: South African Rand

Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino

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Accommodation

Room sizes will vary and you will be in a shared dormitory.

*Please note the accommodation is subject to change due to availability*

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Availability

2024 dates

04 Mar – 17 Mar
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01 Apr – 14 Apr
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06 May – 19 May
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03 Jun – 16 Jun
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01 Jul – 14 Jul
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05 Aug – 18 Aug
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02 Sep – 15 Sep
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07 Oct – 20 Oct
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