Give back to others, experience spectacular sights and cultures and have fun on a life changing experience.

 

WHAT OUR VOLUNTEERS HAVE SAID:

WHAT OUR VOLUNTEERS HAVE SAID:

FAST FACTS

Swaziland
2-12 Weeks
Starting at $1917
10%
Savannah Research Centre
3 meals per day
First Monday of the Month

Flights are not included in the cost.

Savannah Conservation

As a volunteer, you will experience hands-on field research relevant to the Conservation of savannah ecosystems in Africa. Join us and study birds, reptiles, ungulates, rodents, small predators, bats, vegetation and a variety of other plants and animal life in one of southern Africa’s most unique Conservation areas within a global biodiversity hotspot. Investigate the interface among protected areas, rural communities and commercial agriculture in Eswatini’s Lubombo Conservancy while based in the private Mbuluzi Game Reserve and also working in neighboring Hlane Royal National Park and Mlawula Nature Reserve.

Although savannahs are well represented in African Conservation areas, they are subjected to increasing degradation as a result of human influences through land use and climate change. Though well known for large charismatic game such as elephants, rhinos and lions, there are a variety of smaller species that are threatened and are arguably more important to the functioning of savannahs. 

Although this project is based in areas containing big game, our research activities are focused on a large variety of fauna and flora including birds, ungulates, small predators, rodents, reptiles, bats and vegetation. You can be involved in biodiversity monitoring, radio telemetry movement studies, small mammal trapping, mist netting to gain valuable field experience.

Accommodation & Meals

During your stay, you will be accommodated at the Savannah Research Center located in the Mbuluzi Game Reserve*. Accommodation will be in 2-man tents, fitted with mattresses and pillows. Three meals a day will also be provided, some on a self-serve basis and others cooked for you. 

*Depending on availability, you may be placed a satellite research camp within a partner Game Reserve and not at the main Savannah Research Center in Mbuluzi. Please inquire for more information.

Project Start Dates

The start day for this project is the first Monday of the month throughout the year, with the exception of November & December when the project is closed.

Included in the cost

● Comprehensive 24 hours, 7 days a week support from  All Out Africa

● Research projects specifically designed to enable you to make an active contribution During your stay,

● Developing research and field techniques which  support any additional assistance which may be required

● Support of volunteer project coordinators who are  experts in their fields which ensure the volunteer experience is valuable

● Comprehensive orientation to the country, its culture  and your role As a volunteer, upon arrival

● All food and accommodation throughout your stay

Where Your Project Fee Goes

By signing up with us you are donating your time and skills to work directly with communities in need through a structured project.   There are many benefits of volunteering with an organization like ours. Sometimes it is hard to find projects to support in a foreign country that are safe, worthwhile and reputable. When you sign-up for one of our projects for 2 or 12-weeks, you become part of a bigger, sustainable plan that our team of qualified staff has carefully crafted. You will also receive travel and visa support, orientation, a safe place to stay, logistical support, in addition to clear expectations of the work you will do. This is why we charge a fee for volunteering or interning abroad.

Your project fee goes towards a company you can trust, an experience that is worthwhile and an opportunity that will make a positive and sustainable impact on the community you have chosen to serve.

Not Included in the Fee

8 Local transport fares to your projects

8 Medical/Travel Insurance

8 All flights & visa

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