Journey to the sunny South African bushveld to work alongside our international research team to collect vital behavioural data on the big cats of our private game reserve in the Limpopo Province. The primary research focus of this program is big cats but participants can expect to get involved with a wide range of wildlife species, including mega-herbivores and reptiles.
The focus animals on this specific program include, but are not limited to, leopards, lions and cheetahs. The reserve is also home to the rest of the big five (elephants, buffalos and rhinos) and we conduct research in conjunction with our local partners, one of which is the Endangered Wildlife Trust.
The good news is that no special skills or qualifications are required to join this program, as all training will be provided by our fully qualified field teams. We help you acquire the skills necessary to successfully participate in and complete this research program.
- Experience a unique African bush adventure in a private game reserve
- Be part of valuable big cat conservation efforts
- Learn new wildlife tracking and research skills
- Live and work and alongside experienced FGASA qualified field guides
- Explore the local area and pay a visit to the Blyde River Canyon in the Drakensberg Mountains or Kruger National Park
- Contribute to UN Sustainable Development Goal #15, Life on Land
My favourite moments were on the drives collecting data and observing the animals, improving my knowledge and understanding of the environment and working with young people who were committing time to help understand and improve the world in which they live. It was most reassuring to see young adults working together. The project gives one a more intimate knowledge of the environment and the animals, than it would seeing them as a tourist.