Big Five conservation: leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo and rhino (safari)

Project name:

Biosphere Expeditions (5)

Project purpose:

Big Five conservation: leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo and rhino (safari)

Project activities:

  • data collection/analysis

  • teaching

Weekly cost (approx USD):






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Direct benefits you gain:

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

  • publishes work


Safari cottages

When does the project run?


More information needed!

How long can I stay?


None. You do not need to be a scientist or have any special qualifications - everyone can take part and there are no age limits whatsoever.

Much of the work takes place in fixed spots (e.g. waterhole observations, data entry) or from vehicles (vehicle transects, spotlight surveys, camera trap placement & maintenance), but there are also walking transects of up to 5-10 km per day and it can get quite warm (up to 30 Cº).

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

pecies to be monitored include the “Big Five” of leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo and rhinoceros, as well as cheetah, wild dog and a host of ungulates such as giraffe, zebra, eland, impala, wildebeest, as well as other flagship African species. You will be working as part of an international team, based at a very comfortable field station with all modern amenities. You will be covering ground in off-road vehicles and on foot, and conducting wildlife monitoring activities such as camera trapping, target species searches, transect and species identification work, as well as data entry.

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