Why not do something different with your holiday this year and join one of our fantastic volunteer projects in South Africa.
The bush school provides a valuable opportunity for local children to discover and learn about wildlife, the environment, conservation and their heritage. The main emphasis of this project is on the educating the children through a medium of a wildlife orphanage. As a volunteer you will be assisting with this education, through group teaching sessions, one to ones, games, camp maintenance and practical sessions. The bush school has a profound impact of the children who visit, many of which want to return. This is a fantastic project for those who want to make a difference both to children and to orphaned animals.
Volunteers with Blue Lizard Adventures, who want further their understanding and knowledge of the African bush, will find our FGASA-based courses for theory and practical studies just the ticket! Our level 1 field guiding courses in South Africa are also aimed at those who; want to become professional field guides; want to work within the eco-tourism sector or gain further knowledge for their university degree course.
In addition, to providing a unique volunteer experience, one of our volunteer wildlife and environmental conservation projects is also registered training providers for FGASA (Field Guide Association of South Africa).
This volunteer wildlife research programme provides a fantastic opportunity to work alongside professional researchers, assisting with the long term studies of lion ecology and behaviour. Additionally, you will also have the pleasure of monitoring and recording data on other species such as leopards, cheetah, elephant, and white rhino, black rhino, hyaenas and other special species. Here volunteers will learn necessary field research skills and techniques use specific equipment (especially radio telemetry, GPS, map reading) and also learn about flora and fauna identification and issues relating to conservation in the area. The data collected plays a vital role in the conservation and management of not only this reserve but for management of conservation areas throughout South Africa. Data is analysed weekly and monthly and annual reports are sent to the reserve management, in order to make the right decisions in terms of maintaining the ecological balance in the ecosystems of the area. The research base is located on a 30,000 hectare private game reserve which is full of an array of Southern Africa’s most spectacular wildlife.
The Vervet Monkey Rehabilitation and Wildlife Care Farm volunteer project with Blue Lizard Adventures was founded in 2003 and is located in the stunning Waterberg region of South Africa. The committed team at the farm work tirelessly to ensure each animal has the best opportunity for a second chance at living in the wild. It is a long and hard process and involves many different avenues of the conservation sector in South Africa. The end goal for this volunteer project in South Africa is to release the animals back into the wild.
The Vervet Monkey Rehabilitation and Wildlife Care Farm volunteer Project with Blue Lizard Adventures is a unique and special place, due to that they are very successful at releasing animals back into the wild in South Africa. This volunteer project in South Africa is also an incredible opportunity for volunteers to gain hands on experience of wildlife care and husbandry as well as experiencing South Africa’s amazing country and culture. The Vervet Monkey Rehabilitation and Wildlife Care Farm volunteer project with Blue Lizard Adventures is also a great opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts, biologists, conservationists or indeed anyone, to get involved in true wildlife conservation, rehabilitation and release.
The Wilderness Conservation and Wildlife Research volunteer project provides volunteers with a lifetime opportunity that will never be forgotten; to actively contribute to and participate in daily management activities, wildlife research and monitoring activities taking place on a private game reserve in South Africa. The programme fosters the conservation of wilderness and is based on a private wilderness reserve in 25 500 hectares of South Africa’s untamed beauty.
The reserve is on its way to becoming a benchmark wilderness reserve, as it has based all its ideals on mimicking the natural system as much as possible. Unfortunately humans have taken their toll on many wild areas of Africa and natural processes have been affected. The goal of the Wilderness Conservation and Wildlife Research volunteer project in Africa is to restore the balance that existed prior to human interference and this requires a little assistance. Volunteers are hands on members of the team responsible for all aspects of this assistance, from varied reserve management projects to the research and monitoring of the reserve’s flora and fauna.
Hidden in the pristine wilderness of the Waterberg biosphere nature reserve lies the Bahati Estates, a small slice of paradise that offers visitors understated luxury and a veritable fortune of archaeological treasures and biological diversity.
The Bahati Volunteer Programme provides you the opportunity to experience and get involved in the day-to-day running and operations of an African farm. At Bahati you can turn your African holiday into the experience of a lifetime. Find yourself or simply unlock your future potential.