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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – save 20%

Save up to 20% this winter volunteering in Zimbabwe on one of our selected volunteer programmes. Whether you’re interested in a short stay getting up close with rhinos and elephants or a longer, more immersive wildlife experience, we’re offering you a positive escape from the winter blues! And if horse riding’s your thing, join our Horse Riding & Conservation Programme and enjoy the same savings!

It’s now approaching midsummer in Zimbabwe, with hot sunny days intermingled with much-needed and much-celebrated rain showers. Trees and plants turn a bright emerald and the grass slowly changes from yellow to green. As nature undergoes a transformation, wildlife of all kinds embark on the yearly cycle of giving birth, and babies of all stripes and patterns appear, taking advantage of the plentiful food supply.

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SAVE 20%

VOLUNTEERING IN ZIMBABWE!

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Travel before the end of February 2024 and SAVE 20% on programme fees for the following volunteer projects in Zimbabwe:

 

Rhino & Elephant Conservation

Rhino and elephant volunteers play a vital role within the 10,000-acre conservancy, home to ten black and eight white rhinos. This is one of our most popular projects, where your tasks will include:

  • Monitoring black and white rhinos and elephants and collecting observational data on animal behaviour, health, movements, interactions and feeding activities.
  • Having close-up encounters with the rhinos and elephants while you gather data.
  • Learning to use telemetry and identify large and small animal tracks and signs in the bush.
  • Anti-poaching and security: providing additional manpower for foot patrols and snare sweeps.
  • Conduct weapons training and anti-poaching simulations.
  • Deliver feed and nutritional supplements around the conservancy, focusing on sable, giraffe, lion, elephants and buffalo.
  • Undertake game counts and herd studies on foot, vehicle and horseback.
  • Carry out indigenous tree planting, and invasive and alien species removal.
  • Maintaining fences, roads, fireguards and equipment.

Pricing:
Normal price: $950 per week (minimum 1 week, maximum 12 weeks)
Special offer price: £807.50 per week
Dates: Every Monday from 8th January 2024 

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Nature Enthusiast Wildlife Course (6 weeks)

So much more than your average wildlife course, the nature enthusiast programme is perfect for those who want to learn more about Africa’s wildlife, both large and small. Students come from all walks of life and include graduates looking for more wildlife knowledge, gap year students, career breakers and animal-loving retirees. If you’re looking for a longer wildlife programme, this course comes highly recommended.

You’ll cover:

  • Bird, mammal and reptile identification and behaviour.
  • Interpreting and identifying tracks and signs in the bush.
  • Wildlife research techniques and their practical uses.
  • Conservation management.
  • Bush survival, weapons handling and orienteering.
  • Ecology, geology, astronomy and botany.

The course is fully FGASA-endorsed and upon successful completion you’ll gain an internationally recognised certification as well as some highly transferrable skills and enviable knowledge!

It’s a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Pricing:
Normal price: $4,995 (6 weeks)
Special offer price: £4,245 (works out to be $707 per week!)
Special offer dates: January 22nd – March 4th 2024 
Other course dates: April 15th – May 27th / September 9th – October 21st (normal pricing applies)

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Horse Riding & Wildlife Conservation

Combine work with rhinos and elephants with horseback safaris and patrols and what do you get? The ultimate horse riding volunteer experience! Along with all the activities listed above on the Rhino & Elephant Programme, horse riding volunteers will also participate in the following activities:

  • Conservancy monitoring and maintenance – horses are an ideal partner in environmental management.
  • Horseback snare patrols and anti-poaching activities.
  • A wide range of conservation activities including game counts, wildlife research and animal tracking – all on horseback.
  • Monitor inaccessible areas of the conservancy on horseback to check for evidence of poaching or security breaches.
  • Checking, securing and repairing boundary fences.
  • Locating new mothers and checking on babies.
  • Join the cattle team to help ensure the cattle are in good health.
  • Moving cattle to different sections of the farm and assisting with rounding up cattle for weekly dipping.

Equine volunteers will ride for approximately 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, and enjoy daily interactions with the conservancy’s flagship species (black and white rhinos, elephants).

Pricing:
Normal price: $1,305 per week (minimum 1 week, maximum 2 weeks)
Special offer price: £1,109 per week
Dates: Selected Mondays from 8th January 2024 

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Special offer terms and conditions:
– Special offer prices cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or discount.
– Special offer applies to projects starting between 8th January and 26th February 2024.
– A $40 administration fee applies to each booking (not included in the promotional price).

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Please get in touch for more information about any of our volunteer projects, or click to book your place!

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