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Kevin Richardson Wildlife Volunteer Project

Kevin Richardson Wildlife Volunteer Project

Kevin Richardson Wildlife Volunteer Project

Trip Details:

Operator:   Intern Africa
Price From: 1,015 GBP
Ideal Age Range:  19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs:  Moderately Fit
Program duration: 1 week

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About this program

Head to South Africa and take part in a wildlife volunteer project alongside world-renowned lion conservationist and behaviourist, Kevin Richardson. The program takes place at his wildlife sanctuary in the Pretoria region for a minimum of 7 nights. 

If you’re interested in gaining experience with wildlife, learning about them, and spending time with like-minded individuals, this is the program for you! As a volunteer, you should be eager and willing to get your hands dirty, and help with whatever tasks are required for the time you are there. The program will be rewarding, and give you insight into the realities of wildlife conservation in Africa. 

Some of the important work you’ll be a part of includes: 

  • Reserve maintenance and management
  • Road and river crossing maintenance 
  • Invasive plant species removal
  • Look out for snares on bush walks
  • Creation and maintenance of fire breaks
  • Bush Cutting
  • Sanctuary work including enrichment
  • Cleaning and filling of waterholes
  • Enclosure maintenance and cleaning
  • Fence checks and maintenance
  • Painting and repair work 
  • Weeding 
  • De-ticking and de-worming

There are many other areas you may be a part of, however, volunteers should be understanding that the will not have hands-on contact with the lions. This is extremely delicate work, and as the centre does not believe in mass breeding of cubs for tourism and volunteering, they will not exploit the cats for this purpose. 

**Please note, listed price is 2018 price. Prices start at 1116.50 GBP for 2019 **

Itinerary

What to Expect:

Working hours are from 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM, not including travel time to and from the project. There may be unexpected events that require longer work hours. 

Some of the duties you'll perform include: 

  • Reserve maintenance and management
  • Road and river crossing maintenance
  • Removal of invasive plant species
  • Look out for snares on bush walks
  • Bush cutting
  • Cleaning and filling of water holes
  • Sanctuary work
  • Enclosure maintenance & cleaning
  • Tick removal

 

Country Fast Facts

South Africa

Flag Flag_of_South_Africa.svg
Continent: Africa
Official Language(s) 11 - Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
Capital: No official capital. Three branches of government split between Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein
Population 54,956,900 (2015)
Climate(s) Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Mediterranean (Warm/Temperate), Humid Subtropical, Oceanic (Subtropical/Warm/Temperate)
Major Airport(s): Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB), Durban (DUR)
Economic Driver(s): Mining, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism

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