Swaziland Savannah Conservation Volunteer Program

Location: Swaziland: Rural Areas

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 7-12 Months, 9-12 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

Main Road Ezulwini, Lobamba H107 Swaziland

Description

Experience hands-on field research related to the conservation of savannah ecosystems in Africa. Volunteers will study vegetation, bats, small predators, rodents, ungulates, reptiles, birds, and other plant and animal life in one of the most unique conservation areas in southern Africa. They will examine the interface among commercial agriculture, rural communities, and protected areas in Swaziland’s Lubombo Conservancy. They will be based in the private Mbuluzi Game Reserve, working at the Mlawula Nature Reserve and Hlane Royal National Park located nearby.

Although well represented in the region's conservation areas, savannahs are increasingly subjected to degradation due to human influences and climate change. Savannahs are well known not only for their large game that includes lions, rhinos and elephants, but also for their smaller species that are important to the entire function. Many species at the savannah, especially the smaller ones, are largely unknown but are essential to the ecosystem.

Highlights

1. Learn from our expert staff about the wildlife and ecosystem functioning of the African Savannah.

2. Have a hands-on research experience, gathering and analysing data that will be used to protect this fragile ecosystem.

3. Enjoy exciting game drives in the reserves to spot diverse wildlife including giraffe, hippo, crocodiles, various antelope, bats and hornbills, to name just a few!

4. Take part in cultural excursions to understand more about Swazi culture and the interaction between wildlife and people.

Languages
  • English

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Food, accommodation, training, equipment, activities, daily guidance and backup support for the duration of the experience as well as a project donation

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Wildlife
  • Tourism
  • Recreation
  • Parks
  • Environment
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Culture
  • Community Development
  • Biological Research
  • Animal Welfare
  • Conservation
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Group living
  • Dormitory
  • Other

Participants Travel to Swaziland

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
3 days
Year Founded

2004

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