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We have just uploaded a new video, to give you a real taster of what to expect on the Kruger Horse Back Conservation Volunteer project, in South Africa.
At this beautiful location near Phalaborwa, volunteers have the unique opportunity to help on two separate projects, at one fantastic location. For horse enthusiasts, a combination of working with horses and conservation work and for non-riders, conservation and community work – the chance to join two different projects.
Passionate about horses and a competent rider?
Any volunteers passionate about horses can immerse themselves for two weeks in the day-to-day running of a horseback safari operation. This would include daily rides out into the bush where they will learn about animal behaviour, horses and their natural habitat, which also is home to a wide variety of African wildlife.
Volunteers will be riding out in areas with big game, and the project has recently been granted access to reserves that open into the Kruger National Park itself – giving volunteers some unforgettable riding and wildlife experiences.
How well do I have to be able to ride?
It is for this reason that only competent riders will be able to join this project and it is not suitable for beginners. Volunteers range from experienced and very confident riders, to competent riders who are able to ride at all paces and control a well trained horse. Volunteers also need to be 95 kgs or less.
For non-riders or an additional opportunity
Alternatively volunteers can spend two weeks in conservation/ecology working in the field, tracking wildlife, assessing feeding patterns and recording and collating data. This is remote, unspoiled Africa and the local communities and wildlife that inhabit this area, are in need of help. Providing the help that is needed and working close-up with the animals, is a rewarding experience.
Volunteers able to spend four weeks will be able to take part in both of the above volunteer options.
Experience the African bush and the resident wildlife from the back of a horse – an unbeatable experience.