Volunteer with Rhinos & Elephants and save 20%!

13 November 2018

Save 20% (up to $1,400!) on volunteer bookings for February 2019, on our Rhino & Elephant Programme in Zimbabwe!

We are offering a 20% discount to volunteers joining  the Rhino & Elephant Conservation programme during February 2019.

FOUR FABULOUS REASONS TO VOLUNTEER IN FEBRUARY:

Reason #1: be the first to experience the wild side!

To support the project's black rhino breeding programme, a wilderness section of the conservancy is being developed to create a safe and wild release site, for rhino bred on the reserve. 

Be amongst the first volunteers to spend a night at the new camp site in Chiwawe, up close and personal with the endangered black rhino.

Reason #2: volunteer during baby season!

February is an amazing time to be in Southern Africa. The much-needed and longed for rains have brought new life to the conservancy, with baby animals of all shapes and sizes being welcomed to the reserve.

You can normally expect to see baby sable antelope, impala, wildebeest and buffalo around this time, and not to forget the special sitings of baby giraffe (although giraffe are generally born year-round).

The area is lush and green and people are hopeful as the crops are beginning to flourish after the long, dry winter period.

Reason #3: take a guided bird walk

Conservation isn't just about the large iconic animals, it's important to understand how all members of an eco-system work together.

Join the project's passionate and knowledgeable guides to learn more about the feathered creatures found at the conservancy. 

Reason #4: monitor rare and priority species

The rare and majestic sable antelope is Zimbabwe’s national animal. Sable have been declining in numbers because of habitat destruction and poaching, with numbers in Zimbabwe now thought to be around 450 (down from 24,000 in 1994). Their horns, which are much sought after by trophy hunters and poachers alike, can reach 150cm long. 

The conservancy runs a sable breeding project, which contributes to the long term survival of this beautiful animal. Volunteers will be responsible for monitoring and charting the size, health and composition of the resident sable herds.

AND DON'T FORGET:

Volunteers booking to join in February 2019 will also be eligible for a 20% discount on project fees!

Pricing:

1 week programme - WAS $895 NOW $716 (save $179)
2 week programme - WAS $1,795 NOW $1,436 (save $359)
3 week programme - WAS $2,695 NOW $2,156 (save $539)
4 week programme - WAS $3,595 NOW $2,876 (save $719)
6 week programme - WAS $5,395 NOW $4,316 (save $1,079)
8 week programme -WAS $7,195 NOW $5,756 (save $1,439)

The project fees include:

  • Return car transfers from Harare International Airport on a Monday 
  • Accommodation in a beautiful volunteer house on the edge of a large dam
  • Three home-cooked meals per day plus tea, coffee and water
  • Laundry and housekeeping
  • All activities while you are at the project
  • Full orientation, 24 hour supervision and support from the project managers.

The project is open to all volunteers aged 17 years and over.

You will just need to cover flights or transport to Harare, travel insurance (compulsary), visa fees, alcoholic and fizzy drinks. Most nationalities can get a tourist visa on arrival into Harare.

When can I arrive?

The offer is valid from new bookings for projects starting in February 2019. 

Terms and conditions of the offer

  • No other group discount, multi-project discount or repeat volunteer discount will apply on top of this offer
  • Applies to new bookings only from 1st November 2019
  • Applies to projects which start between 1st - 28th February 2019. 
  • Valid on the Rhino & Elephant Conservation Programme only. If you would like to combine this project with the Horse Riding & Conservation Programme, please enquire for pricing details.

To find out more about this project, please click here.

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