Take part in a conservation project – darting, notching and micro chipping a wild rhino
Game walks and drives in Klaserie, Timbavati and Kruger National Park
Visit a Khamai Reptile centre for an insight into snake and lizard conservation
Guided tour of Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre – a home for wildlife that has come into conflict with man
$3,052.35 (USD) based on twin share
17 – 23 August 2014
Minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 12
The White Rhino Conservation Project is committed to notching and inserting microchips into a population of approximately 130 White Rhinos in the Greater Kruger National Park. This trip allows you to accompany the chief vet and rangers from Klaserie Nature Reserve as they locate a rhino and undertake the task of notching and micro chipping. The whole process usually takes 6-8 hours and you will be more than just a spectator, with duties being assigned to the group in order to assist with this vital conservation work. With rhino horn fetching more money than gold, the stakes have never been higher and so the accurate identification and monitoring of rhinos is essential in the battle against poaching.
While the stand-out element of this small group conservation holiday is the Rhino project, the trip aims to give an insight into the conservation efforts being made to protect the prolific and diverse wildlife that calls the Greater Kruger National Park home. There will be game drives where the emphasis will be on big cat encounters and finding big game. There will also be interactive game walks, where the focus will be on bird, tree, reptile, insect and mammal identification, and you will also have the chance to learn about tracking and spoor identification.
A key part of conservation is education and rehabilitation so on this small group safari you will visit Khamai Reptile Centre for a fascinating insight into the work being done to conserve South Africa’s snakes, lizards and tortoises. There is also a visit to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre which provides a home for many of South Africa’s abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife and a highly regarded contributor to wildlife education in South Africa.
This tour is not for those who wish to tick off the “Big Five” but is for wildlife lovers who wish to get hands-on experience of an authentic conservation project, and who wish to learn about wildlife tracking and conservation in all its diverse forms.
For further information about this South African tour or any of our wildlife tours, please contact our well-travelled team on 01285 643 333.
Tailor made option available – contact us for more details
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