Big 5 in the Bush

Are you ready to swap your daily routine for a wild, immersive experience in the heart of Africa's untamed wilderness? If you're a young traveler with a thirst for adventure, our Game Ranger Expedition is tailor-made for you!

Get ready to live the life of a game ranger for a week and discover the awe-inspiring secrets of the African bush. Roll up your sleeves and step into the shoes of a real game ranger.

Why choose Big 5 in the bush?

Exclusive Access: Our remote reserve ensures an intimate and authentic experience with the African bush.

Expert Guides: Learn from seasoned game rangers who are passionate about wildlife conservation.

Conservation Impact: Your participation directly supports vital conservation efforts.

Adventure & Relaxation: Combine thrilling safaris with the tranquility of bush life, providing the perfect balance for young travelers.

What's included:
Airport Transfers
3 meals a day
3 day Joburg Orientation - covers everything the volunteers need to know about staying in South Africa (from social skills to transport and safety)
All paperwork, placement and liaising with Volunteer Program
Appointed Supervisor for duration of program.
Accommodation in cozy cabin on the reserve
Donation to the Volunteer Project, to assist in their funding.
Certificate & Report on Volunteer`s Program should this be required for studies or other purposes.
What's not included:
The cost of a visa in the case of your volunteer stay being longer than 90 days
Medical Insurance which must include work, emergency evacuation. Please make sure you understand how your medical insurance works in South Africa as Hero Holidays will be unable to pay for any doctors accounts or the like in lieu of being refunded by the medical scheme.
Weekend excursions
Local Transport
Catered meals
Towel and toiletries
Accommodation if Volunteer arrives before start date or stays after the project ends.
Transport to Accommodation if Volunteer arrives before start date or leaves after the end of the project

3 Day Joburg Orientation
Day 1:
Full day walking tour of Joburg (including a choice of museums) Fascinating Joburg is an immigrant town; get to know the different African cultures, the hospitable and colourful people of this continent. Their craft and treasures are a delight. Movies, music and the like can be arranged for the evenings.

Day 2:
Visit a trendy local market. Take in the ambience of the local cultures, live music and dance performances. Take advantage of this opportunity to try the diversity of the food on offer. Evening at leisure to enjoy the entertainment in the area.

Day 3:
Last minute shopping before you travel to the farm in the Dinokeng Big Five Game Reserve, just over an hour from Johannesburg. Settle into your spacious room. Meet the family and all the animals. Enjoy your first bush evening.
Morning Safaris
Rise with the sun and venture out into the bush in open 4x4 vehicles. Keep your camera ready as you track the "Big Five" and witness breathtaking moments in the wild.

Bush Walks
Experience the thrill of walking in the footsteps of African wildlife. Led by experienced rangers, you'll get up close and personal with the incredible flora and fauna that call this place home.

Conservation work
Make a difference by participating in conservation efforts, from animal tracking to habitat preservation. Your hands-on involvement will leave a lasting impact on the African ecosystem.

Evening Campfires
Share stories and experiences around the campfire with fellow adventurers, serenaded by the sounds of the African night.

Special Skills Required
- Ability to work in a team and take instructions
- Be self-confident and apply discipline
- Patience
- Ability to adapt and to respect the environment
- Embrace other cultures
Arrivals every Thursday for FREE three-day Johannesburg Orientation.
Project starts every Monday.
Project is open everyday
Duration is minimum of one week.

1 week (6 nights) - ZAR 15 500.00 per person

Accommodation in cozy shared cabin on the reserve.
Please contact us for more information.
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