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South Africa: Wildlife Conservation

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Best trip ever!

Everything about this trip was great. Conraad and Lily have created a camp that is not only serene and beautiful, but also so comfortable and everyone feels like family. They paid attention to all the details when creating the camp- comfort, (beds are so cozy and comfortable), safety, amenities and beauty. The guides and trackers, Donovan, Elliott and Conraad were so knowledgeable and amazing in finding and identifying the animals and sharing their knowledge of them. Their confidence set us all at ease so I felt no fear as we drove up within 20 feet of a band of 5 male lions. We were able to sit and watch them for around 30 minutes. Totally an amazing experience. Meals are eaten with all the others in the camp and a great way to meet guests from other countries and to share the day’s adventures. We made several friends and are now facebook friends! The food is not only delicious, but the presentation just so appetizing. The entire program by DiscoverCorps is well run and enlightening. I feel so fortunate to have been able to go on the trip and will treasure the memories of it forever.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Family volunteer vacation in South Africa

I took my daughters on this trip and they absolutely loved it. Being able to get up close to wildlife that they had only seen in zoos really helped them understand wildlife in a deep and profound way. Overall, it was really fun - Conrad and Lily were great - and the lodge is unique and beautiful. It was a great immersion into the culture and wildlife of South Africa.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Unforgettable trip to South Africa with Discover Corps

I could not recommend this trip more strongly. We went on game drives and got to see wildlife up close--animals like lions, elephants, giraffes--with our expert guide, Conrad, who knows all there is to know about the bush. animal life, and conservation. We learnt a great deal about conservation of various endangered species, and about the history of South Africa, both from Conrad and our other host, Lilly. We got to volunteer at a primate shelter, visit an animal rescue shelter, and spend a day with children in a local township, singing songs in English with them and playing other games. I came away educated on conservation, and on the history of South Africa as well as some of the challenges this beautiful and complex country faces. From dancing with excited children, to taking photos of lions less than 10 feet away, to the gorgeous scenery and the wonderfully serene lodge we stayed at, this trip was life-changing and I am already thinking about how to get back to South Africa to volunteer for a longer period of time!