Our programs are for anyone over eighteen years who has a passion for nature and wish to be involved with authentic wildlife training programs. Volunteers gain an in-depth knowledge about nature, ecology and wildlife but moreover are immersed in the African bush. The Ingwe Leopard Research program is based at the Black Leopard Campus, which is set within the magnificent 6,000 Hectare Thaba Tholo Wilderness Reserve near Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Plus we also have a satellite research program within the Greater Kruger Park which you will visit with our team each month. This enables our trained volunteers to also experience a big five environment.
Our main research camp has been designed to blend sympathetically with the environment and operates on a carbon neutral basis. There is accommodation for up to fifteen students and researchers in permanent tents, set within a wooded area with central kitchen and communal rooms on our own game reserve.
The Ingwe volunteer program has been developed with three equally important aims. First to provide you with an exciting and unique bush experience coupled with training in bush, wildlife and environmental skills. Thereafter to conduct much needed leopard research in association with Ingwe Leopard Research. And also to provide support to local community schools and environmental maintenance on the 6,000-hectare Thaba Tholo wilderness reserve.
By combining these elements the intent is to ensure that our volunteers develop a comprehensive understanding of all of the key elements that make up a successful conservation project.