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African Zoological Facility

Volunteering Program in South Africa

This project is very special. The zoological facility is home to many different animals of all ages that you will take care of. The aim of the project is to give the endangered animals a new, loving home. The project is home to more than 90 different species of animals.

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Project overview

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Important information

  • Trip duration: 2 – 12 weeks
  • Minimum age requirement: Families accepted
  • Arrival days: Mondays
  • Tour add-ons available: Yes

Price information

  • Starting from: 1645€ | 1409£ | $1749
  • Included: Transfers, accommodation, meals (except weekends), and all volunteer-related activities.
  • Excluded: Flights and insurance

What you should know

Volunteer in South Africa: Make a Lasting Difference for Endangered Animals

This program offers a unique opportunity to directly contribute to the well-being of endangered animals in South Africa. Here’s what awaits you:

Impactful Experience:

  • Participate in vital conservation efforts and fight against species extinction.
  • Make a meaningful difference that future generations can benefit from.
  • Witness the dedication of the team and potentially form lifelong friendships with other volunteers.

Unforgettable Encounters:

  • Work with a variety of animals including cheetahs, lions, tigers, white lions, and more.
  • Contribute to the care of young animals (subject to availability).
  • Gain firsthand experience in animal welfare and its challenges.

Program Highlights:

  • Work alongside experienced staff and international volunteers.
  • Participate in daily tasks like cleaning cages, preparing food, and enriching animal lives.
  • Optional weekend excursions like whale watching and shark cage diving (additional costs may apply).
  • Flexible schedule (Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30) with adjustments based on park needs.

Sample Daily Schedule:

  • 8:00-10:00 AM: Clean cages, prepare and distribute food.
  • 10:00-10:30 AM: Break.
  • 10:30-12:00 PM: Care for young animals (if available), other park duties.
  • 12:00-1:00 PM: Lunch.
  • 1:00-4:30 PM: Animal enrichment, documentation, park maintenance, fence checks.
  • Team meeting, feedback, and planning for the following days.

Important Note:

  • Be prepared to get dirty and handle raw meat for animal food preparation.
  • This program aims to create animal welfare ambassadors who understand the challenges faced in conservation efforts.

Are you ready to make a difference?

This program is ideal for passionate individuals who want to contribute to animal welfare and create lasting memories while doing so.

Lodging:

  • Comfortable shared accommodation in a lodge located right next to the park.
  • Owners reside on-site.
  • Large garden with a swimming pool for relaxation.
  • Accommodates up to 18 volunteers.

Meals:

  • Three meals provided weekdays (Monday-Friday): breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Self-catering on weekends and days off.
  • Meals exclude soft drinks, alcohol, snacks, and other personal preferences.
  • Grocery shopping trips to town twice a week.

Dietary Needs:

  • Please inform the program about any dietary requirements during booking to ensure they can be accommodated.

How our booking process works:

Ready to start planning your adventure? We’re thrilled to have you on board as a travel partner! To get started with booking your trip, simply complete our free, no-obligation application form. You can exit the process at any point before signing our final agreement.

1. Complete application form and confirm booking details

  • You complete our free application form below.
  • One of our representatives will contact you within 24 hours and confirm the details of your desired booking
  • Once all details are confirmed, we process your application and provide provisional booking confirmation.

2. Provisional confirmation, invoice, and contract

  • Once your placement is provisionally confirmed, we send your invoice and contractual agreement.
  • A deposit payment is required and the completed contractual agreement needs to be sent back to us before we can confirm your booking.

3. Booking confirmation

  • Once we receive your booking deposit and completed contractual agremeent, we’ll provide an updated invoice (reflecting your deposit payment), confirmation letter confirming your trip details, and volunteering handbook.
  • We’ll also provide guidelines on how you should book your flights and, if required, any additional transport required during your stay.

4. Balance payment, flights, and insurance

  • The balance of your invoice is payable once month prior to your arrival.
  • You also send us a copy of your flight details and insurance before you start your trip.
  • You’ll also have access to Claim Victory’s support team WhatsApp number before you depart.

Need more information? Get in touch!

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Fox at the zoological facility in South Africa
Cheetah enjoying enrichment at the zoological facility in South Africa
Leopard at the zoological facility in South Africa
Lemur interaction at the zoological facility in South Africa

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