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Rhino conservation volunteering and safari in Uganda

Pays d’action: Ouganda, Afrique
Type d’activité: Ecovolontariat
Experience the charm and beauty of Uganda as you volunteer to look after wild rhinos. These rhinos have been successfully reintroduced to the country after going extinct in the 1980s. After your hard work, you are rewarded with a 3 day safari to search for leopards, lions and elephants, and a cruise down the Nile to the spectacular Murchison Falls.



Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

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    A volunteer helps at the rhino sanctuary
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    Volunteers are rewarded with a 3 day safari after their time volunteering
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    Monitor rhinos behaviour in the rhino sanctuary
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    See some incredible animals on your safari
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    Help to preserve the survival of rhinos in Uganda

This is an incredible opportunity to witness some of Africa's most alluring and spectacular species in a beautiful setting. Wild rhinos were hunted to extinction in Uganda in the 1980s. The sanctuary was established in 2005 in an attempt to reintroduce rhinos to the country. In these few years amazing progress has been made, with over 20 rhinos now living in the sanctuary.

Project tasks

  • monitoring rhinos and other wildlife
  • game spotting and identification
  • construction and maintenance patrols
  • removal of invasive species and reforestation procedures
  • community education and outreach activities
  • data collection

Accommodation and food

Live on-site at the rhino sanctuary - you may even open your door in the mornings to see the herd waiting for you! You will enjoy three meals per day at the on-site lodge. Food has a western and African influence.

Free time
You can enjoy one day off whilst at the rhino sanctuary. Many volunteers prefer to continue with the work, but if not, there are some lovely things to do at the sanctuary including canoeing, rhino trekking, chilling out in the plunge pool or simply reading a book overlooking the sanctuary.

Murchison Falls Safari
To finish a fantastic 10 days of volunteering, you will be treated to a safari. For three days you will enjoy the Murchison Falls National Park where you will spot other amazing African creatures and the beautiful waterfall. You will be driven to the park in search of elephants, baboons, leopards, hippos, giraffes, lions and buffalo in a classic safari setting.

Project highlights

  • Being part of the effort to reintroduce rhinos to the wild in Uganda
  • Experiencing life in Uganda
  • Seeing incredible wildlife at the Murchison Falls National Park

Useful extra information about the organisation of this project

  • There is 24/7 emergency support
  • Speak to someone who has done this project - our experienced team have volunteered on all of our projects and know them intimately
  • You will need travel insurance to be able to join this project - we can offer advice of what to look for in a travel insurance policy
  • Uganda is a malarial country, so you will need to take preventative medication
  • There may not be other volunteers at the project at the same time as you, so you need to be quite independent and outgoing
  • We encourage you to travel with a friend or family member to get the most out of this experience

L’organisation de volontariat se présente

This organisation specialises in arranging hand-picked ethical volunteering projects in 18 countries around the world. Projects mainly focus on animal welfare, conservation, and sustainability, with strong focus also on humanitarian and social care programmes. Their passionate and experienced team of travellers have been sending volunteers around the world since 2006.

We are able to accept bookings for all projects currently, however the situation is still evolving regarding whether participants can travel. As soon as travel restrictions are lifted and the safety of travel has been scrutinised, volunteers will be able to travel once more. This will vary on a country to country basis.

We are offering free trip changes, free date changes and also free unspecified date changes. This gives travellers maximum flexibility, whilst also giving them something to look forward to once this is over.

If participants cannot travel, their money is financially protected by ATOL or IPP. The money paid can be used towards any of our other trips within 18 months.
En savoir plus sur nos critères de sélection pour choisir nos organisations partenaires.

Fiche technique de la mission

Pays d’action :
Ouganda, Afrique
Type d'activité :
Ecovolontariat
Durée de la mission :
Minimum: 2 semaines
Frais de participation à la mission :
(contacter l’organisation pour une liste de prix complète)
2 semaines : 2210 €
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 :
11th February - 25th February 2019
15th April - 29th April 2019
14th October - 28th October 2019
Age minimum :
18 ans
Age maximum :
pas d'âge maximum
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Individuelle / Groupe
Maîtrise de langues :
Able to understand and speak good English
Qualifications particulières :
A passion for animals, conservation and Africa.
Hébergement & repas :
Accommodation is a rustic, on-site shared room with 1 or 2 other volunteers. The rooms are basic yet comfortable. Bathrooms have toilet and hot water showers. Three meals per day are provided at the rhino sanctuary. On safari, you stay in twin safari tents on a bed and breakfast board.

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  • Recevez immédiatement un e-mail avec le site web et le n° de téléphone de l’organisation de volontariat
  • Recevez gratuitement notre guide avec une check-list à imprimer
  • Un guide de conversation en cadeau, si vous vous inscrivez plus tard
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