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Shamwari Big Five Game Reserve Volunteer Programme, South Africa

1 - 12 weeks from

£995
16+
minimum age

  • Become part of the team at Shamwari Game Reserve and work amongst Africa's Big Five.
  • Receive one to one training with a world renowned Wildlife Vet when you join our Vet or Pre-Vet programme
  • Track and monitor predators (Lions and Leopards) and large herbivores (Rhinos and Elephants)
  • Visit the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre as part of your programme

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Project Costs

The costs for the project are as follows: 2 weeks is £995, 3 weeks is £1395, 4 weeks is £1795, 5 weeks is £2195, 6 weeks is £2595, 7 weeks is £2995, 8 weeks is £3395 and 12 weeks is £4995.  For 2020 dates, the cost for 2 weeks will be £1120, 3 weeks is £1575, 4 weeks is £2030 and £455 extra for every extra week. This cost includes all on-site meals, accommodation within the Game Reserve, linen (bedding), laundry once weekly, cleaning twice weekly, all on-reserve conservation activities and training, tea and coffee, WorkingAbroad backup and support. What is not included is your flights and travel to and from the Game Reserve, visa costs, personal expenses, and your own health and travel insurance.

Payment Terms

To secure your placement on the project, you will need to complete and submit the application form with your application payment of £195 (included in the total project costs listed above). If for some reason, your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully. However, for those who are accepted, you will need to pay 50% of the balance within 14 days of being accepted on the programme, with the remaining 50% of the balance to be paid two and a half months before arrival. Once we have confirmed your place, you will receive a pre-departure package with all detailed information on the project, details on the work in the Reserve, suggested items to bring etc.

Project Dates

All volunteers should start on a Monday and you can join for a minimum of 2 weeks up to 12 weeks in duration. If you want to start on a Monday that is not listed above, that will be fine, all Monday starts are accepted – please just note this on your application form.

Start End Availability
November 11th 2019 November 25th 2019
November 25th 2019 December 9th 2019
December 9th 2019 December 23rd 2019
January 6th 2020 January 20th 2020
January 20th 2020 February 3rd 2020
February 3rd 2020 February 17th 2020
February 17th 2020 March 2nd 2020
March 2nd 2020 March 16th 2020
March 16th 2020 March 30th 2020
March 30th 2020 April 13th 2020
April 13th 2020 April 27th 2020
April 27th 2020 May 11th 2020
May 11th 2020 May 25th 2020
May 25th 2020 June 8th 2020
June 1st 2020 June 15th 2020 Pre-Vet & Vet Programme experience
June 8th 2020 June 22nd 2020
June 15th 2020 June 29th 2020 Pre-Vet & Vet Programme experience
June 22nd 2020 July 6th 2020
June 29th 2020 July 13th 2020 Pre-Vet Programme experience
July 6th 2020 July 20th 2020
July 20th 2020 August 3rd 2020
August 3rd 2020 August 17th 2020
August 17th 2020 August 31st 2020
August 31st 2020 September 14th 2020
September 14th 2020 September 28th 2020
September 28th 2020 October 12th 2020
October 12th 2020 October 26th 2020
October 26th 2020 November 9th 2020
November 9th 2020 November 23rd 2020
November 23rd 2020 December 7th 2020
December 7th 2020 December 21st 2020
Shamwari Big Five Game Reserve Volunteer Programme, South Africa

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