Kruger Conservation Area, South Africa
A fantastic opportunity to join the field guides and research team on safari drives through South African game reserves to monitor and study the African Big 5 - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. The data collected on these wild but vulnerable and at-risk animals will help local wildlife foundations in protecting and conserving them. Volunteers will live at a lodge in this wildlife haven and as well as practically contributing to conservation, they will learn more from the team of experts about the issues facing African wildlife.
This project is based in the world-famous Greater Kruger area - famous for the Big 5 and amazing scenery. The 'Big 5' (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo) while now thought of as the top animals to see on safari, were originally referred to as the five most dangerous animals to hunt on foot. The area is world-renowned for its protection efforts to save these species and preserve their natural habitat. Research volunteers will be part of the action - helping to monitor the region's wild animals and assisting in vital conservation efforts that support the long-term objectives of internationally recognised wildlife trusts and foundations.