I came across GVI after searching review sites for a wildlife internship. Following positive feedback and a varied programme, I decided to give it a go. I have no regrets - it was an incredible experience where I got to learn about conservation, mammal and bird identification, tracking and monitoring the cheetahs. This was alongside learning how to track other animals by their spoor, while also helping at the local school. It was very varied – but the focus was on cheetah monitoring. Days are long as it is early starts, but I never tired of watching the African bush come to life. You will see some amazing wildlife and you will be shocked at how much knowledge you will walk away with. I made some incredible friends with both the staff and other volunteers, of all ages, from all corners of the globe, who were all equally as passionate about conservation. The staff were extremely knowledgeable about the bush and, if there was something that a volunteer had a particular interest in, they were very happy to help them in any way they could. For me it was the experience of a lifetime and I would 100% recommend it. For anyone who is thinking about joining the project, I would say don’t just think it, do it – you will not regret it.