Wildlife Conservation in South Africa

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Program Description

Join a one month conservation program in Mossel Bay, South Africa and work to protect wild rhinos, elephants, and other mega and meso fauna. Program participants spend week days on the only free roaming big five reserve in the fynbos biome where they complete dangerous game training and assist in various conservation initiatives.
This program is a behind the scenes look into the wild conservation industry and is perfect for the aspiring conservationist or researcher looking to gain experience. Participants are hands on and involved in all aspects of conservation during their time in South Africa. Duties include assistance with reserve projects liek our white rhino gestation behaviour that monitors gestating and nursing cows to determine behavioural abnormalities when pregnant to avoid invasive pregancy tests; and elephant uitilization where elephant herds are trailed to study their use of this diverse biome. Participants also assist in animal darts and releases on an as needed basis as well as the removal of invasive plant species.
Accommodation is a two minutes walk from the beach and down time can be filled without countless adventure and nature activites. Inquire now for more information!


The only program where you live on the beach and spend each day on a free roaming reserve in the fynbos biome working to protect the future of wildlife and the environment! A true behind the scenes look into the world of conservation while making an active difference in the short and long term sustainability of wildlife.


Anyone over 18 with an interest in wildlife and conservation, who is of reasonably good health, and speaks English is welcome to register.

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What`s Included

Included in the program fee is dorm-style accommodation, select meals, airport pick-up in South Africa, all conservation fees, all work related material, program course book, work related transportation.

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Mossel Bay, South Africa

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Nkonzo Bush Academy
  • South Africa: Mossel Bay
Throughout the year
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks
Program cost varies and is dependent on length of stay
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