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This project is based in the Greater Kruger Area close to the famous Kruger National Park – one of the largest game reserves in Africa and home to Africa’s ‘Big 5’ species. The park stretches across the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces in northeastern South Africa. With over 500 bird species, 100 reptiles, 150 mammal species, multiple archaeological sites and an equally diverse array of trees and flowers, Kruger truly exemplifies the majesty of Africa.
Project Orientation (Included):
Upon arrival, you will have a comprehensive orientation facilitated by the project volunteer coordinator that includes:
During the first 4 weeks of your stay, your tasks may include:
You may choose to stay on the project for an additional two or four weeks. During this extra time, you will be working closely with the research volunteers to assist them in gathering photo research that is still needed. You will not be participating in photography training or workshops after your first 4 weeks.
As part of assisting the research team during your additional weeks, you will assist in building the database for records of animals and the landscape as well as contribute to documentation of erosion, spot patterns, whisker patterns, etc. During this time, you will develop your photographic skills as well as your knowledge of the animals on the reserve. If you choose to stay on beyond the four-week photography course, you will also have the opportunity to visit neighboring reserves.
A typical day: You should be prepared for an early 6:00 am start at which point you may head out for a photography game drive and return for breakfast around 9:30 am. You will then participate in a photography or conservation-related lecture before having lunch. Your afternoon project will begin around 1:00 pm and could involve going on a game drive or assisting with conservation education. Your day will finish around 4:30 pm when you’ll return to the lodge to edit your pictures. Dinner will be at 6:30 pm, followed by time to relax and hang with fellow volunteers.
Internet: WiFi is available for a small fee.
Laundry: Laundry services are available for a small fee.
Accommodations: During your placement, you will stay in comfortable, shared accommodation in the volunteer lodge, located within the Greater Kruger Area. Standard rooms are spacious with up to four people per room and en-suite bathrooms.
Food: Three meals a day are provided. Breakfast is self-serve and includes cereals, toast, coffee and tea. Lunch and dinner are prepared by the on-site cooks.
Please take note of this project’s minimum requirements:
Travel Extras (Not Included): There is an abundance of places to go and sights to see during your free time in South Africa. Activities available for an additional fee include those below and can be arranged only upon arrival:
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