elephant, buffalo, leopard, hippo and lion conservation (safari)

Project name:

Biosphere Expeditions (6)

Project purpose:

elephant, buffalo, leopard, hippo and lion conservation (safari)

Project activities:

  • data collection/analysis

  • teaching

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

1400

Direct benefits you gain:

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

  • publishes work

Wild Sun Rescue Center

Accommodation:

Safari tents

When does the project run?

Facilities:

More information needed!

How long can I stay?

Requirements:

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.

Ability to walk around 10-15 km per day, in flat terrain, sometimes when it is hot. There are also options to get involved in non-strenuous activities, ranging from vehicle-based surveys, to data entry to camera trap maintenance

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

This African wildlife conservation project will take you to the little known, but species-rich and quintessentially African Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve in Malawi to monitor four out of the Big Five (elephant, buffalo, leopard and lion), as well as hippo, primates, bats, antelopes, insects and vegetation. You will be working as part of an international team, based at a rustic but comfortable field camp. You will be covering ground in off-road vehicles and on foot, and conducting research activities such as live and camera trapping, target species searches, transect and species identification work, as well as data entry. All this in an effort to help local scientists assess the nature and patterns of biodiversity in Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve and to inform biodiversity monitoring and management in order to protect this relatively untouched part of Africa for future generations.

Reviews & ratings

Francisco

Volunteer

19 Dec 2021

An amazing project with amazing staff

I work as a travel agent, bringing volunteers to DAKTARI and other projects around the world. After helping a lot of volunteers fulfill their dreams of coming to South Africa, I managed to arrange 2 weeks to spend at the project. What a wonderful time I had starting with the staff who are so friendly and polite, the animals being taken care of as if they were family and the amazing food that was prepared catering to each of the volunteers individual needs. I can only say that if you are looking for an unique and quality experience involving a well thought out educational program and the preservation of native animal species, this is the one for you.

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Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

leslie

Volunteer

19 Dec 2021

great experience

i had an enjoyable stay here in DAKTARI. be surrounded by wild animals is a chance and i also loved the teaching part of my stay

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Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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