Phinda Wildlife Research Project
Go behind the scenes on a ‘big 5’ safari reserve.
Phinda is one of the great success stories of African wildlife conservation. Unlike most safari reserves, the land is owned by the local community which means everyone works together to protect the wildlife – and everyone benefits from the park’s success.
As a phinda volunteer, you’ll play a vital role in this amazing story. As part of the reserve’s main research team, you’ll help to manage thriving populations of elephant, rhino, lion, cheetah and other species. You’ll have countless chances to observe these animals in their natural habitat. And by working behind the scenes, you’ll see a side of Phinda that tourists don’t usually experience.
You will also have the unique opportunity to monitor black rhino as part of Phinda’s involvement with the pioneering WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project.