Responsible voluntourism is the safest and most driven way to help and travel. We believe in bringing people and organisations together with our projects. Come do your part and share in this amazing opportunity with other Predators Worth Saving enthusiasts. If you are looking for a break from the fast world and want to do more with your time, do not wait any longer. Become part of the World Wide Predators NPC family!
Our voluntourism project in scientific animal research
You assist in conservation, research, and monitoring of predators. Your research will help towards conserving all life in the bush, due to the top-down effect that predators have on their environment. While they are a small part of an ecosystem’s total biomass, they play an important role in regulating the whole environment. Therefore, predator health is a strong indicator of an ecosystem’s health. The data you collect will therefore be used to improve environmental health.
You will collect the data by going on game drives, tracking animals, taking GPS coordinates, and documenting animal behaviour. This is an incredibly important role towards helping us achieve our mission. We will also educate you about the bush and local environment, so you can learn, grow, and develop during your programme.
Learn more about our mission here.
Is this project for you?
Everyone 18 years and older is welcome to help us fight for our carnivores’ protection. If you have a love for nature and wildlife, this project is perfect for you. If you are curious about the interconnected of carnivores and their environment, you are open minded and willing to participate in physical activities under varying climatic conditions, then we would love to host you.
How long is the project?
We understand that people have busy lives, so we can be flexible with how long you can stay. This conservation project ranges from 1 to 12 weeks. Let us know how long you would like to stay.
We can custom your stay duration and accommodation option.
Where will you stay?
This project is situated in the Greater Kruger Area, South Africa. This is an area of outstanding beauty, where wildlife has 2 200 000 hectares to roam and be free. We are proud to be part to a huge array of wildlife, from leopards to honey badgers. So, you are sure to see some incredible sightings during your stay.
Our closest town is Hoedspruit. You can either fly straight into Hoedspruit airport, where we will collect you. Alternatively, you can organise a transfer from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit. Let us know when you are arriving, and we will collect you from Hoedspruit.
What does it cost?
R 19,200.00 per week
(minimum of 1 week)
What does the project include?
• 24/7 support in case of emergency
• FGASA trained staff
• All necessary project training by experienced staff
• Meals (self-help breakfast snack, brunch and dinner)
• Bedding and bath towels (no swimming towels)
• Hoedspruit airport pick-up/drop-off (unless otherwise stated)
• Tracking training
• Wildlife identification techniques
• Data collection training
• Visa costs (where necessary)
• Snacks and additional drinks
• Travel insurance
• Extra local excursions
• Additional travelling to and from Hoedspruit
What to bring?
• Neutral Coloured Clothing. These will become dirty whilst working.
• Hiking Boots or closed Shoes
• May to August please bring layers, jackets, hats/gloves.
• South African 3 Prong Outlet Adapter
• Backpack –1xlarge backpack to carry all your belongings. 1xsmall backpack for daily use
• Laptop (optional)
• Notebook and pen
• Bathing suit and swim towel (optional)
• Mosquito net
• Reusable water bottle
• Books, music or other hobbies
Your accommodation, food and daily activities will be included in project cost. You are more than welcome to go and explore the local area if desired. Any extra trips will not be included in the project cost.
Any required visa will have to be organised by yourself.
A motivational letter can be provided by World Wide Predators NPC if needed.