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SOUTH AFRICA WILDLIFE EXPEDITION

1-12 week durations available from AU$4,645

Travel to Limpopo and join an international team conducting vital Wildlife and conservation research in the South African bushveld.

HIGHLIGHTS
● Go on a wildlife safari adventure in a private South African nature reserve while contributing directly to conservation efforts.
● Listen to the quiet hush of the wild open spaces, waking each morning to a chorus of savannah birds and drifting off to the nighttime hum of endemic frogs and crickets.
● Learn to identify predators, like lions, cheetahs, and leopards, as well as megaherbivores like elephants and rhinos.
● Master radio telemetry techniques and learning how to track and record animal movements.
● In your free time, visit the famous Kruger National Park, only an hour away from where the GVI base is located or visit the nearby Drakensberg Mountains where awe-inspiring vistas are afforded over the Blyde River Canyon.
● Live and work alongside Field Guide Association of South Africa, FGASA, qualified guides, growing personally and professionally by learning from their experiences.
● Sleep under the star-filled Southern night sky, its beauty enhanced by the lack of light pollution, and wake to a golden African dawn


PROGRAM OVERVIEW 
Witness nature unfiltered, from a lion taking down its prey, to newborn cheetah cubs playing for the first time, or even a stand-off between two massive elephant bulls. Experience the African savannah landscape on safari. Unlike a conventional safari trip, this program allows you to play an active and meaningful role in the research and long term conservation of South Africa’s natural resources. Learn how to track and identify predators, like lions and cheetahs, and megaherbivores, like elephants and rhinos.

INCLUSIONS
General
● 24-hour emergency desk
● 24-hour in-country support
● Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
● All project equipment
● Food
● Safe and basic accommodation (usually shared)


Pre-Program Training
● Group introductory call
● Welcome presentation
● Endorsed GVI Specialisation Course


Project Work
● Sustainable project work
● Leadership responsibilities


Remote Support
● Program Training

We also include local/cultural activities once a week for up to 8 weeks. These activities may include:
● Learn to make a potjiekos
● Develop your wildlife photography skills
● Discover the medicinal uses of indigenous plants
● Master basic bush survival skills
● Watch a magical sunset at a watering hole
● Enjoy a night sky safari
● Walk through a prehistoric cycad forest
● Sleep in the open bushveld