An initial two-day ecological and conservation management orientation incorporating fire management orientation, routine and adaptive ecological monitoring and sampling programs, intervention projects as well as social conservation programs

This project funds all ecological monitoring and sampling programs and conservation projects You participate in all conservation monitoring and conservation projects.

You benefit from real-life, educational and intense safari experiences while making a meaningful contribution to conservation. This is a fun and adventurous experience all in one.

To join this project you will need to be in good physical condition and aged 18 years or older by the time you arrive. Good social skills are an advantage and a willingness to help where needed is vital as you will be part of a small team of staff and volunteers. Personal characteristics like commitment, flexibility and the ability to use your initiative will also be key. To ensure effective communication between all team members, a good understanding of the English language is also required.

Arrival DaySaturday or earlier
DurationYou can volunteer with this project for 1 week or more (includes first night at an airport hotel)
Fly homeSaturday or later
Age limitYou must be aged 18 years or older when you arrive.
Arrival AirportJohannesburg JNB
AvailabilityAvailable dates for each duration are shown on the top-right of this page with the option to select from several currencies.
Join Projecton the Monday
Main ActivitiesEcology,Conservation and Fire management
Volunteering HoursFrom 6am - 5pm daily
Pre-arrival SupportOur experienced team is on hand to ensure you are fully prepared for your trip to South Africa
TransportReturn transfers between Johannesburg and the Kruger Eco Conservation Project are provided
AccommodationFor your first night (Saturday night) you will have a private room at an airport hotel with breakfast included
FoodAll meals are included during your stay at the project
In-country supportBeing based in South Africa means that we can give you real support during your stay.
CertificateOn completion of your placement we will send you a special thank you to accompany your CV or resume.
Branded WearT-shirt,cap,shirt and jacket
VisasCitizens from most countries can arrive in South Africa and stay for up to 90 days without a Visa. Refer to our FAQ section for more details if you are unsure.
FlightsPlease ask us if you need any recommendations for keeping your flight costs to a minimum.

You can expect to be busy from 06:00 to 17:00 daily.

Your daily routine is participating in all camp duties which includes but not limited to ecological monitoring and sampling programs and conservation projects, including housekeeping and catering.

Some nights might be spent in a remote fly-camp.

Scheduled times as listed below but can vary 

• 06:00 (06:30) Camp duties

• 06:30 (07:00) Breakfast

• 07:00 (07:30) Program

• 10:00 Tea break 

• 12:00 (13:30)Lunch break

• 14:00 Program

• 17:00 Relaxation

• 19:00 Dinner


At the Kruger Eco Conservation Project:


• Safari tents / Huts

• Shares HIS and HER bathrooms.

ENTERTAINMENT AREAS A central entertainment area comprises:

• Open-air dinner boma

• Splash pool & Bar

• Dinning Lapa

• Lecture Lapa

• Kitchen

Meals • Cereal Breakfast. • Lunch • Dinner.

• We do not encourage the storage of food items in the accommodation units.

All lights and appliances are to be switched off when leaving your accommodation units

 Always keep tent flaps and doors closed

ACTIVITIES Activities are conducted in accordance with the Training Programs.

Pre-Project accommodation (For your Saturday night arrival in Johannesburg):

You can look forward to a private room at the airport's Hotel to relax and recover from your flight.

The Kruger Eco Conservation Project is located near Balule in the Kruger National Park.

Your arrival airport is Johannesburg (JNB)

  • We have arrival dates for this project on most Saturdays throughout the year
  • You can also arrive earlier if you prefer. We can easily add extra nights to your stay, before and/or after your placement
  • If you arrive before Saturday, you will have time to enjoy some local attractions - perhaps take a tour of Soweto, grab dinner in China Town, and maybe include a visit to the Apartheid Museum. The friendly team at the Hotel can help you with these and many other activity and tour options
  • You can book your arrival flight to land at Johannesburg International Airport at any time of day
  • On Sunday morning you will travel approximately 6 hours by air-conditioned shuttle to join the project.


Durations & Pricing

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1 week - £ 550
2 weeks - £ 810
3 weeks - £ 1060
4 weeks - £ 1310
5 weeks - £ 1560
6 weeks - £ 1810
You do not pay anything when you book. We will provide you with a detailed itinerary and quote for you to check. When you are happy with the details, you will be able to confirm your placement with a deposit of £30.

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