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Volunteering in Zambia – Elephant Conservation in Kafue National Park

Pays d’action: Zambie, Afrique
Type d’activité: Missions avec animaux et vétérinaires, Ecovolontariat
Immerse yourself into the wilderness of Zambia's spectacular Kafue National Park and become involved in protecting and conserving orphaned elephants as a volunteer. Contribute to elephant conservation in one of the world's most awe-inspiring wilderness areas and gain insight into real species conservation!



Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

Volunteer tasks
As a volunteer in this three-week project you'll be working and living in a camp amidst Kafue National Park to support the experienced conservation team on site. You will help release orphaned elephants back into the wild by monitoring the animals, tracking wildlife and collecting data. At the same time, you get the chance to witness the country's incredible biodiversity.

After your arrival in Zambia, you will spend your first project day in the project’s Elephant Nursery close to Zambia’s capital Lusaka. Here you can gain an overview of the project, of your future volunteer tasks and may already support the team on-site with smaller chores. The next day you will be transferred to Kafue National Park.
Here, a typical day usually starts at 06:00 AM and ends around 06:00 PM. Researching the elephants and other wildlife in the area will be in the centre of your involvement as a volunteer. You will dedicate yourself to monitoring elephant orphans in the park that are equipped with collars, to researching their feeding behaviour, to creating a database on the local elephant population and to tracking other wild animals using different research methods. Working together with local communities and implementing certain strategies to help mitigate human-wildlife-conflict will also be part of your volunteer tasks.
Note: Due to several factors, your daily schedule is always subject to fluctuations and cannot be 100% predicted. Furthermore, the project follows a hands-off policy – this means that volunteers are not allowed to touch the elephants.

Accommodation and leisure time
In the beginning and at the end of the project you’ll sleep one night in the project’s Elephant Nursery near Lusaka. Here you’ll get your own tent and use shared sanitary facilities.
The majority of your time as a volunteer you’ll spend in a camp in the southern part of Kafue National Park. Here you will also be accommodated in your own little tent, equipped with a mattress and bedding, and use shared sanitary facilities. As a volunteer you’ll receive three meals per day which will be prepared as a team. Tuesday will usually be your off-day – please note: lunch on your free day is not included in the programme fee. In the evening, you’ll also have time for your own activities.

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Fiche technique de la mission

Pays d’action :
Zambie, Afrique
Type d'activité :
Missions avec animaux et vétérinaires,Ecovolontariat
Durée de la mission :
Minimum: 2 semaines
Maximum: 4 semaines / 1 Mois
Frais de participation à la mission :
(contacter l’organisation pour une liste de prix complète)
4 semaines/1 mois : 2360 €
Pourquoi payer pour faire du volontariat ?

* Toutes les indications de prix sont fournies par l’organisation de volontariat sans garantie. Si l’organisation ne facture pas en Euros, les prix réels peuvent varier en fonction du cours de change.
Disponibilité de la mission :
2020: 01.09., 29.09., 27.10.
2021: 06.04., 04.05., 01.06., 29.06., 27.07., 24.08., 21.09., 19.10., 16.11.

Project length: 3 weeks – 2360 EUR
Age minimum :
18 ans
Age maximum :
pas d'âge maximum
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Individuelle
Maîtrise de langues :
Solid communication skills in English
Qualifications particulières :
Pas nécessaire
Hébergement & repas :
Fenced volunteer camp: own tent, shared sanitary facilities, three meals per day (except for lunch on off-days)

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