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Conservation Program

Explore Wildlife Conservation in Our Dynamic 12-Day Programme

Embark on an unforgettable 12-day journey with Rhino Connect, designed for those passionate about wildlife conservation. Set against the stunning backdrop of the South African wilderness, our program offers a unique blend of knowledge and hands-on experience in wildlife conservation efforts. Dive into key aspects of conservation, from animal collaring and relocation to snare removal and ethical considerations. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the challenges faced by African conservationists and learn how to effectively contribute to these efforts. This program not only builds a solid foundation for your future in this critical field but also boosts your confidence to make a meaningful impact in wildlife conservation globally. Join us for an inspiring and empowering adventure that prepares you to excel in the vital world of wildlife conservation.

Factsheet

01

Duration

The conservation program takes place over a period of 12 days. 

02

Cost

The program costs $ 3000 per person.  This includes food, beverages, activities, and accommodation. T&Cs apply. 

03

Group Size

The program is available to groups of 10 to 12 people. The groups generally comprise students from the same university. Bookings are made per group. For individual bookings look at the bookings tab. 

04

Availability

Currently, up to two groups can be hosted per month. Look on our bookings page for availabilities. 

What you can expect

Dive into Dynamic Conservation Efforts

Embark on an exhilarating journey with our Conservation Program. The program includes a variety of dynamic experiences, but please note that wildlife conservation is not a controlled environment, and each trip is unique. The range of activities and wildlife experiences may vary depending on the circumstances during the specific program you attend. However, we promise to provide you with an action-packed, adventure-filled program.

  • Collaring and Relocation: Participation in collaring animals and relocation for genetic diversity (subject to availability).

  • Snare Removal: Techniques and importance of snare removal to protect wildlife.

  • Horn Trimmings: Participate in horn trimmings to prevent poaching (subject to availability).

  • Ethical Considerations: Learn about the ethical challenges in conservation.

  • Snake Handling Course: Safe snake handling techniques.

  • Elephant Interaction Day Trip: Experience a day focused on elephant behavior and conservation.

  • Sanctuary Management: Engage in sanctuary duties and learn about management practices.

  • Ukutula Conservation: Participate in conservation activities at Ukutula.

  • Talks with Conservationists: Discussions with experts from wildlife and captive game farms.

  • Game Drives: Enjoy game drives on nearby reserves, observing wildlife in their natural habitat.

  • Bushveld Braai experiences.

  • Rhino Information Talk and Activities.

  • Pilanesberg National Park day tour (optional).

  • Hartbeespoort dam day visit to the Chamelon Village (optional).

  • K9 Anti-Poaching and wildlife farm introduction.

  • Workshirts, water bottles and other goodies.

  • Shopping trips and experiences.

  • Game drives

How will you benefit?
 

  • Practical Conservation Skills: Gain hands-on experience in various conservation activities.

  • Ethical Understanding: Learn about the ethical considerations and challenges in wildlife conservation.

  • Professional Networking: Connect with conservationists and fellow participants.

  • Wildlife Interaction: Participate in animal collaring, relocation, and horn trimmings.

  • In-Depth Knowledge: Engage in talks with experts and understand the intricacies of sanctuary management.

  • Field Experience: Take part in game drives and snake handling courses.

  • Unique Opportunities: Experience elephant interaction and Ukutula conservation activities.

  • Comprehensive Learning: Cover a wide range of topics crucial for a career in conservation.

  • Personal Growth: Build confidence and problem-solving skills through real-world conservation efforts.

  • Natural Immersion: Enjoy the diverse ecosystems and landscapes of South Africa.

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