Responsible Travel has reduced the price of a 2-week conservation trip in South Africa by 25%. The land-only package is now £600 per person.
Spend two weeks working on a programme designed to monitor endangered species on one of four unique game reserves. Volunteers work alongside professionals protecting endangered animals in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.
All volunteers need to book their own flights to Johannesburg, and from there take a one-hour domestic flight to Richards Bay, before being escorted to on-site reserve accommodation.
This deal includes:
The reserves mainly focus on research into African wild dog, cheetah, black rhino and vultures; however elephant, lion, leopard and white rhino are also monitored.
Here's what you can expect:
Responsible Travel has been promoting sustainable tourism since 2001, and is the only organisation in South Africa supported by high profile charities including WWF and Wildlands Conservation Trust. Each project provides sustainable employment for staff and allows them to build personal financial security. All food and supplies are purchased locally, and 10% of Responsible Travel profits go towards funding local community enrichment initiatives.
This deal excludes flights, but we found some competitive rates to Johannesburg with Fly.com, starting at around £530.
Travel on 8, 22 October; 5, 19 November. Longer stays can be arranged from £600 per fortnight, following the first 2-week stay. For more information, click here.