Wildlife conservation volunteering with GVI makes experiences like this a reality. Experience wild Africa in a very different way from a traditional safari, by helping with African wildlife conservation.
You will make a difference as a wildlife conservation volunteer
On our wildlife research in South Africa expedition, you won’t just view the big five. You will contribute to real on-ground efforts to conserve these, and other, species for future generations. We want these future generations to feel the same awe and wonder as we do when we see them.
Each day you will wake up in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve to the sounds of the African bush. After breakfast, you will head out in open-top vehicles to do important research.
You might set camera traps to observe how cheetahs behave around their kills and compete with predators like leopards and lions. You could monitor the movements of elephants and buffalos, to survey the impact they have on vegetation. Or, you could identify the rhinos you come across to contribute to anti-poaching efforts.
After watching an African sunset, you will head out at night with your fellow wildlife conservation volunteers for more research work. This time you will track leopards or lions via radio telemetry. This is to collect information on how they move around the park and what they are preying upon.
All this research gives reserve managers the information they need to keep delicate predator-prey and predator-predator relationships in balance. This helps conserve these amazing species.
Form friendships with real scientists and dedicated community members
Any unforgettable experience includes the people you share it with. We partner with local communities and organisations to deliver wildlife conservation volunteer projects. This is so positive impacts extend beyond GVI’s direct involvement.
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