- Experiencing a unique African bush adventure at the heart of a spectacular game reserve.
- Be part of cheetah conservation efforts and conduct research on their feeding ecology, habitat utilization, breeding success and competition with other predators.
- Master radio telemetry techniques and learning to track animals through the bush.
- Get acquainted with big game and all the main predators, including lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant and rhino.
- Explore nearby regions to experience such breathtaking views as from the Blyde River Canyon in the Drakensberg Mountains.
- Live and work alongside FGASA qualified South African Guides getting constant learning and inspiration.
- Have the chance to sleep out in the bush under the spectacular African stars and wake up to a beautiful sunrise.
A typical Cheetah Conservation Experience:
- A typical day involves spending time out in the reserve tracking big cats and collecting data from the research vehicles. This usually happens during the cooler weather at dawn and dusk when the wildlife is more active.
- You may have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of cheetahs by foot if it is safe to do so.
- When you are not on a game drive you will be back at camp entering the data you have collected, some of which will be utilised by the Endangered Wildlife Trust.
- Your home for the duration of the project will be our GVI camp, in the heart of the reserve. You will be sleeping in a dormitory-style room, and will share facilities such as bathroom, kitchen and living areas with your fellow volunteers.
- Camp duties are allocated on a rotational basis, so you should come prepared and complete with a teamwork spirit.
- In your free time you will have opportunities to enjoy the surrounding areas and activities, including visits to local reptile parks, animal sanctuaries and mountain trails.