Wildlife Conservation Safari Experience Kruger

About Wildlife Conservation Safari Experience Kruger Project

Project Details

Our Wildlife Conservation Experience project is based in Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa. Our camp is in Balule Game Reserve which forms part of Greater Kruger National Park. The land is made up of private reserves and land owners who have consolidated their properties into Balule Game Reserve. The Olifants river flows through the reserve and provides a conduit for game to move freely down its length and is also the main permanent water source for game in the region.  The volunteer base camp is an amazing spot right on the Olifants River.  You can see the resident raft of hippo from camp and elephant, buffalo and giraffe are always moving up and down the river course.  The resident leopards are often heard calling at night, and herds of buffalo numbering in their hundreds are attracted to the lush grass around the river beds.


At our Camp you arrive your will immediately fall in love with the view from our outdoor lounge, where you will spend many afternoons looking our onto the Olifants River and the herds of animals coming to drink! Accommodation is in basic dormitory styled rooms! If you prefer your own room you can opt for a premium room at an additional cost. Let us know! There is a stunning outside dining area with a typical bush lapa and a braai, as well as a sparkling swimming pool! The ablution facilities are separate and have warm and cold running water as well as standard toilet facilities.  There is electricity in camp and high-speed satellite Wi-Fi in the recreational areas. The camp has a fully equipped kitchen, where participants prepare their own meals (groceries are supplied). 

What will you do?

You will get to partake in many interesting activities and make a difference to wildlife conservation while enjoying the spectacular wildlife environment. Participants benefit from comprehensive practical training and lectures. Study topics and learning outcomes range from bush craft, animal tracks and signs, species identification, animal behaviour, research methods, biodiversity management techniques, orientation and navigation. You will also partake in daily ecological field work accompanying our field guides to collect data for research projects, maintaining our camera traps, photograph wildlife for identikits, game transects to determine habitat utilization and conduct surveys for long term ecological monitoring. Participants also assist with reserve management tasks!

South Africa, Hoedspruit
Minimum Duration:
2 Weeks
Maximum Duration:
12 Weeks
Airport Pickup
Arrival Orientation


Past Volunteer Comments

Nadja Schultz (Germany)

"I would definitely recommend WTSA, but do the Combination of the Wildlife & Social Care projects. This combination made it the best two months I have ever had!"