Living With Big Cats Wild Edition More Info -

Living With Big Cats Wild Edition More Info

At our main research camp, volunteers will stay in comfortable shared rooms with 2-3 other volunteers and communal en suite bathrooms. Depending on weather, volunteers will also have an opportunity to stay at the eco-friendly tented camp when working on the monitoring team.
Monday: Volunteers arrive at the facility and will be welcomed and shown to their accommodation. Once settled in, volunteers are given a full orientation and will learn about the weeks activities.

Tuesday – Saturday:
6AM – 10AM:
Field work including tracking animals, reserve maintenance and data collection.
10AM – 3PM: At base camp entering animal data, eating lunch and resting etc.
3PM – 7PM: Back out in the field for a game drive and animal tracking.

Sunday: Volunteers are given this day off to relax at the accommodation and swim. Volunteers can also use this day to plan an excursion.

**Schedule is subject to change

Included in this program are 3 meals daily; breakfast, lunch and dinner. Volunteers will work together based on a schedule to prepare food daily for each other. If you have any dietary requirements, please make us aware prior to your arrival.
Each week volunteers are able to organize and plan an excursion, options include:

  • Reptile Centre
  • Kruger National Park
  • Panoramic Route
  • Blyde River Canyon

Please note that excursions are at an additional cost and range from between $40US – $200US.

Our team ensures that each volunteer receives a premium experience and we are happy to include the following items:

  • 3 Meals Daily
  • Accommodation
  • 2 Airport Transfers
  • Generous Program Donation
  • 3 Meals Daily
  • In Country 24 Hours Emergency Support
  • Laundry (1bag/week)
  • WIFI (1 GB/week)
  • Fun and Rewarding Lifetime Experience
Arrival Airport: Eastgate Airport, Hoedspruit (HDS)
Arrival Time: Anytime before 12PM on Monday morning
Once your flight arrives in Hoedspruit, a team member will meet you at the airport to take you to the program.
Departure Airport: Eastgate Airport, Hoedspruit (HDS)
Departure Time: Anytime on Monday
Our team will ensure that you arrive at the airport in time for your departing flight.