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LIFE ON THE PROJECT

No one day will be the same and the research you help to conduct is one of the most comprehensive biodiversity data bases collated in Africa – so you really are making a big difference to the conservation of the area!

Orientation and Bush craft training

When you arrive to your base you’ll get stuck straight into your orientation and bush craft training. This includes animal behavior, dealing with potentially dangerous game, site orientation and navigation as well as basic bush skills, GPS and GIS techniques.
You will also learn about animal, tree and bird identifications during game drives, as well as bush interpretation skills such as tracking and animal behavior during game walks.

General volunteer activities

Volunteers will get involved in a mixture of activities – below are a good idea of what you could be involved in.

  • Assist field staff with animal counts and monitoring of species which influence the animal and herbivore (antelope, elephant, rhino and buffalo) carrying capacity of the reserve
  • Road maintenance – including damage repair
  • Disaster Management – drought, flooding, storms and wildfires. Location and mapping of problem animals by vehicle patrols
  • Assist field staff with animal counts and monitoring of species which influence the animal and herbivore (antelope, elephant, rhino and buffalo) carrying capacity of the reserve
  • Collect data on bird life and vegetation diversity by means of early morning bird point counts and habitat assessments measuring tree height, circumference and vegetation diversity in the reserve
  • Other ad – hoc duties

Please note you will be expected to partake in both animal and non animal related activities, all of which are crucial for the local environment.


Still eager to learn more? Why not read up on our latest blog featuring a Q&A from a previous participant! 

"The coordinators were very enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and the bush camp experience was a highlight.  An unforgettable and relaxing wildlife experience with inspiring leaders"

- Andrew England, 2015