To equip scholars with the aptitude to conserve the wildlife of southern Africa; to build awareness of conservation on a broader global scale; and to facilitate the experience of the beauty and rich diversity of South Africa.
Five nights: A basic conservation programme followed by active participation in practical exercises and team building activities.
All have a contagious passion for conservation and are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and expertise about the African bushveld and its inhabitants. Scholars will work side-by-side with the centre’s full time personnel, assisting them with feeding and animal care.
- Be eager to learn and to participate in HESC’s conservation work
- Have a desire to make a difference while gaining invaluable experience and knowledge
- Be prepared to work hard and be a team player
- Be willing to get dirty and work hands-on with the animals in their habitat
- Be prepared to have some fun.
- Working with cheetahs, wild dogs, small spotted cats, African wildcats and many more species
- Preparation of animal food and feeding the animals
- Cleaning of enclosures.
- Plants and ecology
- Animal identification
- Basic survival
- Team building obstacle course
Accommodation & Facilities
- Nungu Camp is situated within the Big 5 Kapama Private Game Reserve. Scholars are accommodated in thatched huts, each sleeping 2 people. Separate facilities are available for males and females.
- Six rondavels, each with two beds, are available for a maximum of 10 learners and 2 teachers / facilitators.
- Scholars will be split into two groups, each accompanied by a teacher. Each group will rotate activities.
- School programmes are conducted between scheduled conservation programmes taking place at HESC.
- Three meals per day are prepared in the camp – a valuable team building experience. There is a kitchen (equipped with fridges) as well as barbeque facilities.