Get back to basics
When did you last stop and listen to the sounds of nature? With the fast pace of modern life one of the biggest thrills can be switching off. Camping under the stars, discovering how good food tastes after a hard day’s work, connecting with people around a campfire. These are things that remind us what it is to be alive.
Where wild means wild
In Botswana, the Okavango Delta is a vast area of true wilderness. As one of the three projects you’ll visit, being here puts new meaning in the phrase ‘getting away from it all’.
All three projects you’ll visit offer a different style of accommodation. One is high up on a hill, with spectacular views of the surrounding Greater Kruger National Park. Another is a comfortable farmhouse within a community-owned reserve. And the third is a remote camp in the heart of the Okavango wilderness, where an elephant might brush past your tent at night!
Hands-on wildlife conservation
Whether it’s watching as the team deal with the medical care of a cheetah or identifying a particular rhino and passing that information to the anti-poaching team, you will be able to get stuck in and learn the realities of this exciting work.
Be in the moment
When you are tracking a lion on foot through the bush, tuned to every sound and movement around you, the hot sun on your back and an expert tracker and his dog at your side, your senses are heightened and the rest of the world drops away.
Monitor and work with Africa’s most iconic species
You’ll monitor and record information on key species such as elephants, rhinos, cheetahs, leopards, lions, pangolins and wild dogs.
Elephants with the space to thrive
Elephants need vast intact wildlife areas to be able to flourish. There are only a few places left in Africa where there is enough free-ranging space to sustain them. You’ll visit two areas where the population of African elephants, the largest land mammal on earth, is steadily increasing.
Protect the most trafficked mammals in the world
Pangolins are said to have magical medicinal properties, and despite the lack of scientific evidence to back this up, they are still the most trafficked animals in the world. You will contribute to ground-breaking research on this incredible species.
Experience two important sides to rhino conservation
From a project where numbers are successfully increasing to an area where protection against poachers is key to maintaining rhino numbers, you will have the chance to learn from experts intent on protecting these magnificent animals.
Study a mega population of lions
This is a chance to visit two of only five places in the whole of Africa, large enough to home a mega population of over 2000 lions. Needless to say, protecting these top predators and the large wildlife areas they need to survive is extremely important.