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Wildlife Conservation Experience with the Big 5

Program Duration

2-4 Week, 5-8 Week, 9-12 Week


You can take part here throughout the year for 2 – 12 weeks.


  • English

Cost in US$:

2 weeks costs £907; each additional week costs £335 per week excluding flights.

Program Fees Include:

Before booking: Dedicated period of time on the phone or in person to discuss the project, answer any questions that you might have and find out more about you

- Pre-departure briefing
- Advice on visa requirements
- Help and advice from our UK office before departure and whilst away
- Pre-arranged wildlife conservation experience on a private game reserve with accommodation.
- Met and greeted warmly at Port Elizabeth airport and scheduled transfer to accommodation.
- Accommodation with bathing facilities, lounge and BBQ.
- Internet access at the main lodge
- Access to swimming pool, tennis courts and cricket pitches on site
- Excellent food full board
- Linen
- Oyster will prepare you thoroughly before you leave and support you while you are out there.
- ATOL financial protection (if Oyster books your flight)
- Transport to Port Elizabeth on a weekly basis. Accommodation is also included
- Return transfer to Port Elizabeth at the end of your stay
- Free access to InterHealth’s Travel Health Advice Service
- Oyster Worldwide volunteer t-shirt

On your return:

- Welcome home pack
- Certificate of Recognition (on request)
- References (on request)

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Environment
  • Wildlife

Age Range


This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, South African, Kiwi, Worldwide and Asian Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Dormitory
  • Group living

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Phone/Video Interview

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 day from recepit of form to booking interview

Post Services Include

  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home