Wildlife / Primate rescue, rehabilitation and release centre

Project name:

Free to be Wild

Project purpose:

Free to be Wild is a wildlife rehabilitation centre and sanctuary in Bulawayo. We are a non-profit organisation that specialises in the rehabilitation of primates but have a vast array of previous successful releases from pangolins to serval cats.

As a non-profit organisation that relies solely on donations from the public. All animals in our care are rescues and have not been purchased from any organisation. Our goal is rehabilitaion and release back into the wild.

Project activities:

  • animal interaction
  • animal rehabilitation

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

900

Terrestrial

Zimbabwe

Africa

Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration
  • Care and protection of injured / orphaned wildlife

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • Release of all rehabilitated animals that are suitable to be returned to the wild.

Accommodation:

Volunteer Village - three adjacent rooms. 2 Single and 1 Double rooms with mosquito nets, lockup trunk (bring own locks), bedding included and a spare blanket for each bed.

When does the project run?

All year

Facilities:

accommodation included, food included, cooking facilities, local shops, hot shower, western toilet. Lighting is solar powered with one light inside in each room and one outside each door. No plug sockets inside the rooms. There are two bathrooms with a toilet, basin and gas geyser shower. There is a kitchen and lounge area that is fully equipped to prepare and cook all meals. Gas fridge/freezer, 4 plate glass stove and small oven. All room lights are solar powered.

How long can I stay?

Ideally a min of 2 weeks, max 3 months.

Requirements:

  • 18 yrs and older

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

Our pricing structure does change and become cheaper per day depending on your length of stay so please enquire further to get a accurate quote.

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Reviews & ratings

Matt Megill

The previous review I accidentally submitted before I was done. And I want to write the FULL REVIEW:

Diving at Isla del Caño was such a life changing, passion accelerating experience for me. I had done a conservation diving internship in Thailand before this experience, and it felt GREAT to apply those skills and field methods to another part of the world. I had a passion for the ocean before this experience, however this expedition solidified that I need to dedicate my life and career to the ocean and science.

Carlos is truly an inspiration. His fiery passion for the ocean is contagious. He worked really hard to put the experience together with the boat, the dive equipment, and the education. This expedition was a lot of hard work. We woke up really early went on two dives a day. We came back exhausted. But I really can't stress how rewarding the experience was. The fact we were literally advising and providing resources for the rangers protecting the island made me feel like I was making a difference in the world.

This will not be the last Innoexpedition I go on. And I will keep supporting Innoceana and promoting all the work it is doing.

Volunteer

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Matt Megill

Diving at Isla del Caño was such a life changing, passion accelerating experience for me. I had done a conservation diving internship in Thailand before this experience, and it felt GREAT to apply those skills and field methods to another part of the world. I had a passion for the ocean before this experience, however this expedition solidified that I need to dedicate my life and career to the ocean and science.

Carlos is truly an inspiration. His firey He worked really hard to put the experience together with the boat, the dive equipment, and the education. This expedition was a lot of hard work. We woke up really early went on two dives a day. We came back exhausted. But I really can't stress how rewarding the experience was. The fact we were literally kind of advising and providing resources for the rangers protecting the island made me feel like I was making a difference in the world.

Volunteer

An Experience of a Lifetime