Southern Africa Explorer

An excellent, value for money trip. My sister was especially impressed, having little previous experience of camping. The office did an excellent job dealing with our booking.

L, Walbran | Melbourne, VIC
 
 

Endangered Wildlife Monitoring

The far north east of South Africa is a region blessed with diverse habitats and world class game. Supported by local conservation authorities and NGO's, including the World Wildlife Fund, this is an exciting opportunity to be directly involved with a project to conserve endangered African species such as Cheetah, African Wild Dog and Black Rhino. Priority species (those with a high ecological impact) such as elephants, lions, hyena and buffalo are also the focus of the project. Working in a small team of five people, you will be placed in one of four different reserves in Zululand: Thanda Reserve, Mkhuze Game Reserve, Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park or Tembe National Elephant Park. Each reserve has different vegetation and supports different animal species as a result. You will be assisting a professional wildlife monitor to track, locate, map and record all aspects of animal behaviour. Appropriate supervision and instruction will be provided. Information gathered has numerous management applications including introduction and removal of wildlife species in areas subject to poaching or habitat destruction. This is a truly unique opportunity to live, work and be totally immersed in an African wilderness environment.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Durban
DAY 2 Full day tour of Durban and Inanda Township
DAY 3 Transfer to Endangered Wildlife Monitoring camp
DAYS 4 - 16 Project work
DAY 17 Transfer to Durban
DAY 18 trip concludes, Durban

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Trip Code: EWM
Trip Grading: Introductory
Duration:  18 days
Activities:  Day Walking Wildlife Safari Community Projects 4WD
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price: £1,790.00 GBP

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Additional cost per person per week £ 810
Single Traveller Surcharge £ 1460
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Fred Hollows Foundation
Porter Protect
Wilderness
The Himalayan Trust UK
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