An opportunity for wildlife volunteers to get involved in conserving and researching the endangered African Wild Dog, monitoring Leopards, Elephants and other important species within a beautiful 20,000 hectare game reserve in Botswana on the banks of the famous Limpopo River.
Volunteers can join from 2 to 12 weeks in duration. We have places available all throughout the year.
Individuals, groups, and students doing research all welcome.
Set on the banks of the famous, beautiful Limpopo River, and one of the most beautiful wilderness locations in the world, Limpopo-Lipadi Game Reserve is easily accessible and remote at the same time. Botswana has a strong conservation imperative, and is working to improve the livelihood of the peoples who live alongside the wildlife. You can play a part in that journey….
Limpopo Lipadi is 20,500 hectares in size and contains 40 different mammal species and 372 birds with only 10 volunteers at a time making it a meaningful small group experience.
Wildlife at the Limpopo Lipadi Reserve
5 African Lions
The game reserve has five resident lions. Volunteers help out with monitoring their movements, social interactions and diet.
35 African ElephantsPack of African Wild Dogs
With a breeding herd and several bull elephants on the reserve, Limpopo Lipadi is able to better preserve the natural eco-system.
16 African Wild Dogs
The game reserve is home to a healthy pack of the incredibly endangered African Wild Dogs. The pack is continuously monitored by volunteers.
With more than 20 identified individual leopards, volunteers will learn how we identify each one and aid in monitoring their behaviour.
** IMPORTANT ** – There are many unscrupulous ‘volunteer’ experiences in Africa, usually allowing touching of orphaned animals, which seem like great experiences, but contribute little to conservation and can be ethically and morally dubious. Our animals are wild, and we like them that way.