Big 5 Wildlife Conservation

Company : Tru Experience Travel
Location : South Africa
Duration: 2 weeks to 1 year
Approx Costs: 1000 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

The Big 5 Wild project offers you a unique experience in the African bush and gives you the opportunity to observe and be a part of the research/monitoring teams on the reserve.

The focus of the this project revolves around some of our key species; elephants, lions, hyenas and leopards. You will also be involved with monitoring our breeding initiatives comprising Buffalo, Livingston Eland and Nyala. Habitat work also plays an important part of the monitoring process.

The Reserve is a vast Big 5 nature reserve covering an area of 25.000 hectares and is situated in the Lowveld area, the home of nature conservation in South Africa. Here, your work is vital for accurate management of the animals within the reserve. The data collected is also made available to students and researchers that we host, as well as a number of national conservation projects, including the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT).

Whether on a monitoring drive, on foot, or observing the wildlife at a waterhole, all of your work will be done under the guidance of our qualified rangers. As each activity has a pre-determined objective, you don’t only get to view the animals, but are also able to assist in the conservation of these species. You will be living close to many wild animals in the bush. Nothing beats being surrounded by a herd of elephants or a pride of lions and beingable to spend time observing their individual traits and family dynamics.

At the end of the day, you return to the camp to share your experiences over dinner around the open fire and then fall asleep to the sounds of the bush. Join us for the experience of a lifetime!


Project highlights

• Learning about South African wildlife conservation

• Going on game drives and seeing wild animals up close

• Experiencing what it is like to live in the bush


What's included:

• Suitable accommodation

• English speaking coordinator

• Filling meals

• Guaranteed placement

• 24/7 support for emergencies

• Airport pick up from Johannesburg International airport


What's not included:

• Flights


• Travel insurance

• Airport drop off

• Vaccinations



All year round


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Start Dates

This project runs from 2 weeks up to 12 months

Costs / Benefits

The cost varies depending on chosen length at the project.

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