Modisa Wildlife Project

Botswana

2 - 12 weeks

1,750 - 8,500 Euro

Join Modisa Wildlife Project in Botswana's Kalahari for a transformative conservation adventure. Contribute to monitoring, meet Sirga the lioness, and help preserve Africa's unique natural legacy.

Modisa Wildlife Project

Botswana

2 - 12 weeks

1,750 - 8,500 Euro

Join Modisa Wildlife Project in Botswana's Kalahari for a transformative conservation adventure. Contribute to monitoring, meet Sirga the lioness, and help preserve Africa's unique natural legacy.

Modisa Wildlife Project

Botswana

2 - 12 weeks

1,750 - 8,500 Euro

Join Modisa Wildlife Project in Botswana's Kalahari for a transformative conservation adventure. Contribute to monitoring, meet Sirga the lioness, and help preserve Africa's unique natural legacy.

WELCOME TO MODISA WILDLIFE PROJECT

Step into the heart of Botswana's Kalahari Desert at Modisa Wildlife Project, founded in 2010 by Valentin Gruener from Germany and Mikkel Legarth from Denmark.

Here, the spirit of adventure meets the passion for wildlife conservation. In this vast expanse of natural wonder, experience firsthand and engage in the efforts to protect and understand the rich biodiversity of the region, all while being immersed in the breathtaking landscapes of the Kalahari.

Among the most notable residents you’ll encounter is Sirga the lioness, known from the award-winning series "Saving Sirga" aired on Netflix, Animal Planet, and Amazon Prime, and is a testament to Modisa’s commitment to wildlife care and conservation.

Why Choose Modisa Wildlife Project?

  • Engage in Diverse Wildlife Monitoring: Immerse yourself in the world of wildlife conservation, tracking and observing the Kalahari's diverse species in their natural environment.
  • Special Encounters with Sirga the Lioness: Experience the unique opportunity to meet Sirga the lioness and witness her extraordinary interaction with Valentin Gruener from the safety of a vehicle, showcasing the profound bond between humans and wildlife.
  • Adventure Through Bush Walks and Game Drives: Explore the Kalahari's ecosystem with guided bush walks and exciting game drives, offering intimate encounters with the wildlife and insights into their natural habitats.
  • Conservation Education Sessions: Gain valuable knowledge about wildlife management and conservation strategies in the Kalahari, learning from experienced conservationists.
  • Discover the Night Skies and Desert Wilderness: Enjoy the solitude and beauty of the desert with stargazing and weekend explorations, experiencing the serene majesty of the Kalahari's landscapes and clear skies.

Join the Modisa Wildlife Project

At Modisa, you're not just visiting; you're becoming part of a meaningful journey in conservation. Engage in hands-on activities, connect deeply with nature, and contribute to the preservation of the Kalahari’s unique ecosystem. Get in touch with us to begin your journey into the heart of Botswana's wilderness.

Lost Adventures exclusively handles all bookings for Modisa Wildlife Project.

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QUICK FACTS

GENERAL
  • Up to 16 volunteers, 2 to 12 weeks, starting every second Monday of even-numbered weeks.  
  • Minimum age: 18, or 12+ if travelling with family.
TRAVEL AND TRANSFERS
  • Arrive at Gaborone Airport (GBE), Botswana, a day before the program starts. Depart a day after it ends.
  • Book start/end nights at Town Lodge, 10 min from Gaborone airport. 9-hour return transfer to Modisa: 250 Euro/person.
MEALS & MORE
  • Full-board meals, drinking water, coffee, and tea at Modisa.
  • No cell service at Modisa; free Wi-Fi available.
ADDITIONAL ADVENTURES
  • Add an incredible mobile safari in the Okavango Delta to your Botswana trip, just an hour flight from Gaborone.
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Participate in detailed monitoring activities that are essential for the conservation of the Kalahari's wildlife. Observe, document, and contribute to the protection of various species, including lions, leopards, and other native animals. This direct involvement provides valuable data for conservation research and offers an in-depth understanding of the animals' behavior, habits, and needs in this unique ecosystem.

Wildlife Monitoring and Protection

Immerse yourself in the essential task of wildlife monitoring and protection, playing a key role in preserving the Kalahari's diverse ecosystem.

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Participate in comprehensive educational sessions that offer insights into the challenges and strategies of wildlife conservation in the Kalahari. These interactive sessions cover a range of topics, including the impact of climate on wildlife, sustainable conservation practices, and effective wildlife management. They are designed to provide a broad understanding of the ecosystem and the complexities of conserving wildlife in a desert environment.

Educational Sessions on Conservation

Enhance your understanding of wildlife conservation with educational sessions that delve into the unique challenges and solutions of the Kalahari.

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Engage in a variety of hands-on conservation tasks and projects at Modisa. Your involvement may range from assisting with practical fieldwork to participating in research initiatives that contribute to the overall health and sustainability of the Kalahari ecosystem. This active participation in conservation work is crucial for maintaining the delicate balance of this unique environment.

Hands-On Conservation Work

Actively participate in hands-on conservation work, contributing directly to the health and sustainability of the Kalahari's natural environment.

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Modisa offers unique opportunities to observe and interact with the wildlife of the Kalahari, including special encounters with animals like Sirga the lioness. Observe these animals in their natural habitat, gain insights into their behaviors, and learn about the conservation efforts that support their survival. These experiences provide a deeper connection with the wildlife and a better understanding of their place in the ecosystem.

Unique Wildlife Encounters and Observation

Experience unforgettable encounters with the Kalahari's wildlife and gain deeper ecological insights.

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Experience the tranquil beauty of the Kalahari at night through stargazing and other desert activities. These experiences allow you to immerse yourself in the desert's serene environment, exploring its diverse landscapes and observing the wildlife that thrives in this unique habitat. The clear night skies and vast open spaces offer a sense of peace and connection with nature.

Night Sky Exploration and Desert Activities

Embrace the tranquility of the Kalahari's night skies and the adventure of exploring its diverse desert landscapes.

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Observing Sirga the lioness at Modisa offers a distinctive and educational experience that sheds light on lion behavior in a unique context. From the safety of your vehicle, you will see the interaction between Valentin Gruener and Sirga, born from a special rescue situation. This encounter highlights the complexities and sensitivities of wildlife rehabilitation, illustrating the careful balance required in such efforts.

Meeting Sirga the Lioness

Witness the extraordinary story of Sirga the lioness at Modisa, offering a unique window into lion behavior.

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Activity Overview

Wildlife Monitoring and Protection

Participate in detailed monitoring activities that are essential for the conservation of the Kalahari's wildlife. Observe, document, and contribute to the protection of various species, including lions, leopards, and other native animals. This direct involvement provides valuable data for conservation research and offers an in-depth understanding of the animals' behavior, habits, and needs in this unique ecosystem.

Educational Sessions on Conservation

Participate in comprehensive educational sessions that offer insights into the challenges and strategies of wildlife conservation in the Kalahari. These interactive sessions cover a range of topics, including the impact of climate on wildlife, sustainable conservation practices, and effective wildlife management. They are designed to provide a broad understanding of the ecosystem and the complexities of conserving wildlife in a desert environment.

Hands-On Conservation Work

Engage in a variety of hands-on conservation tasks and projects at Modisa. Your involvement may range from assisting with practical fieldwork to participating in research initiatives that contribute to the overall health and sustainability of the Kalahari ecosystem. This active participation in conservation work is crucial for maintaining the delicate balance of this unique environment.

Unique Wildlife Encounters and Observation

Modisa offers unique opportunities to observe and interact with the wildlife of the Kalahari, including special encounters with animals like Sirga the lioness. Observe these animals in their natural habitat, gain insights into their behaviors, and learn about the conservation efforts that support their survival. These experiences provide a deeper connection with the wildlife and a better understanding of their place in the ecosystem.

Night Sky Exploration and Desert Activities

Experience the tranquil beauty of the Kalahari at night through stargazing and other desert activities. These experiences allow you to immerse yourself in the desert's serene environment, exploring its diverse landscapes and observing the wildlife that thrives in this unique habitat. The clear night skies and vast open spaces offer a sense of peace and connection with nature.

Meet Sirga the Lioness

Observing Sirga the lioness at Modisa offers a distinctive and educational experience that sheds light on lion behavior in a unique context. From the safety of your vehicle, you will see the interaction between Valentin Gruener and Sirga, born from a special rescue situation. This encounter highlights the complexities and sensitivities of wildlife rehabilitation, illustrating the careful balance required in such efforts.

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Extend your adventure IN BOTSWANA

Complement your stay at Modisa Wildlife Project with an unforgettable journey to the world-renowned Okavango Delta, accessible with just an hour's flight from Gaborone. Our mobile safaris, perfect for small groups, accommodate up to 7 guests for a truly intimate and immersive wildlife experience. Revel in the wild luxury of spacious en-suite tents and enjoy delicious meals cooked over an open fire. As featured on Nat Geo Wild's "Safari Brothers," our top-notch safari operator ensures a safari adventure that’s simply unparalleled.

Psst... if you’re traveling solo, you'll love this: no single supplement fees!

MOBILE safaris

Join our exclusive mobile safari in Botswana's Okavango Delta or spot the black maned lions in Kalahari. Limited to 7 guests for a truly intimate experience.
Psst... if you’re traveling solo, you'll love this: no single supplement fees!

Up to 7 people

6-11 nights

From 2.825 - 6.795 Euro/person

WHY we love it

Experience the thrill of conservation in action within the vast, untamed landscapes of Botswana's Kalahari Desert, where every day brings you closer to nature's most captivating wildlife.

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Be part of a life-changing journey with the Modisa Wildlife Project, where engaging with diverse wildlife monitoring and special encounters like meeting Sirga the lioness, redefine your connection with the natural world.

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Discover the serene beauty of the Kalahari through guided bush walks, game drives, and under starlit skies, offering unparalleled opportunities to explore and understand this unique ecosystem.

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Immerse yourself in conservation education sessions that enlighten and inspire, deepening your understanding of wildlife management and the critical efforts to preserve the Kalahari's rich biodiversity.

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