Protecting the endangered rhinos of Botswana
Khama December 8 - December 20, 2013
Volunteer project: Khama Rhino Sanctuary is located around 25 km north of Serowe and 320 km North West from Gaborone, the capital city of the Republic of Botswana. It is defined by Kalahari Desert sands and quite a range of vegetation. Khama Rhino Sanctuary is a conservation park for the endangered animals, mainly white and black rhinos. It also hosts a wide range of animals including kudus, impalas, gemsboks, giraffes, and a variety of small animals and birds.
The volunteers will assist in the maintenance of the footpaths, park fence, fire breaks and trails and will help in the day to day maintenance of the park. The volunteers will participate as a team through the whole duration of the workcamp. Volunteers are encouraged to share and exchange different cultural forms during the project.
Orientation: An orientation is scheduled for the day before the project starts.
Leisure time: Volunteers at the nature reserve can enjoy day and evening game drives and educational lectures on some days. Volunteers can also arrange to join the rangers for their animal counting exercises and patrols along the park fences.
Accommodation: Khama Rhino Sanctuary provides accommodation in camping sites. Volunteers are also encouraged to bring their own tents. Internet, supermarkets and banking are available in Serowe town which is 20 minutes drive form the sanctuary.
Location: Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Age range: 18 and over
Extra fee: 200.00 USD
The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.