WELCOME TO SHAMWARI CONSERVATION EXPERIENCE
Embark on a remarkable adventure at the renowned Shamwari Big Five Private Game Reserve in South Africa, where you will immerse yourself in the African wilderness and live among its iconic wildlife. As a volunteer you will join the passionate team, get behind the scene and learn about the eco-system, how to track and monitor animals and have an experience of a lifetime!
Join the Incredible Shamwari Conservation Experience in South Africa
Engage yourself in wildlife conservation at the renowned 23,000-hectare Big Five Shamwari Private Game Reserve in South Africa. As a leader in promoting the synergy between conservation and eco-tourism, Shamwari invites you to be part of its passionate team, eager to share their enthusiasm for wildlife conservation, wildlife rehabilitation and nature. Famous for its luxurious safari adventures, Shamwari's collaboration with the Born Free Foundation, and its feature in the hit series "Shamwari – A Wild Life" on Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, and Nat Geo Wild, this exceptional volunteer programme in South Africa is truly world class.
Engage in Meaningful Wildlife Conservation Projects
As a wildlife volunteer at Shamwari, you will actively engage in various short- and long-term conservation projects managed by the esteemed Shamwari Wildlife and Conservation Department. The Shamwari Conservation Experience offers a unique blend of hands-on involvement in the daily operational tasks of managing the game reserve and learning through presentations and talks on wildlife conservation. Key activities include game monitoring, game counts, research projects, telemetry tracking, and insightful presentations about the ecosystem and wildlife conservation. The programme typically runs from Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 17:00, or as needed by the reserve's operations. Occasionally, you and your fellow volunteers may be asked to support related weekend activities.
Weekends off: Explore the magical Garden Route and much more!
During your weekends off, explore the wide range of off-site activities available, such as cultural tours and exciting adventures like canoeing, quad biking, horse riding on the beach, or coastal and marine tours. Shamwari can provide recommendations and information on local registered adventure and leisure operators. While off-site activities are optional and at your own expense, you may choose to savor the tranquility and natural beauty of the game reserve instead. The Shamwari Conservation Experience is truly an extraordinary experience and an adventure you will never forget!