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Midlands is a serious lion conservation project, designed solely to do something about the dramatic decline in African lion numbers. The programme is built around the breeding and release of lions back into the wild and it’s a world first.
Your trip is not only concerned with lion conservation though. You’ll also have the chance to spend time with time with the project’s orphaned African Elephants saved from certain death during a severe drought that ravaged Zimbabwe’s South Eastern Lowveld in the early nineties.
Part of your project work will be to assist with the management of the Midlands programme – finding and removing snares in the game park, checking for and repairing deliberate poacher damage to boundary fences and other essential maintenance work.
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Zimbabwe is an extremely beautiful country, filled with warm and generous people who will welcome you with open arms and it’s a brilliant gap year destination, and not solely because of its lion conservation projects.
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Minimum age 17 years, maximum decided on potential participants’ health.
During your placement, you will be staying in a comfortable room sharing with one to three other volunteers in thatched accommodation, nestled beneath trees and beside a lake. Your lodge has modern facilities including satellite TV and a swimming pool. You will have separate shower and toilet facilities to the rest of the camp, which are located adjacent to the sleeping area. The main lodge houses guests visiting the area and programme on vacation. Your rooms will be cleaned daily by the housekeeping staff and free use of the laundry service is available to all volunteers.
Volunteers also have the option to upgrade their accommodation at our wonderful guest lodge, which offers a haven of tranquillity. Choose to stay either in our East African Safari Style Tents with ensuite bathrooms or our Thatched River Lodges with ensuite bathrooms and private decks overlooking the river. All private accommodation is based on availability. For further information, please ask the Africa team.
You will receive three meals a day, although this may be a packed meal depending on what activity you are taking part in on any given day. You will be eating the same food as the guests at the lodge and we kindly request that you allow the guests to be served first and have their first choice of seating. Breakfast is at 08:30 and includes cereals, fresh fruit and a full cooked breakfast. Lunch is usually around 13:00 and dinner is at 19:00, both of which are served in a buffet style.
An interest in and passion for wildlife and conservation is important. Due to health and safety requirements, all volunteers must be 155cm, or 5ft minimum to work with the lion cubs. All volunteers must have a reasonable level of health and fitness.
Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.
You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.
In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.
You will be based in purpose built volunteer accomodation in beautiful surroundings, you will share with 2 others and have the luxury of flush toilets.
Within the grounds of a private lodge.
We generally recommend that you take around £70-£80 per week.
The majority of our participants are solo travelers, so you will be one of many in the same position. We e-mail out a buddy list 2-3 weeks before you start, so you can begin to get to know one another beforehand.
This is a very hands on project so the majority of volunteers have the pleasure of experiencing this!
No, all bedding is provided for you however if you wish to bring one for extra warmth then you can.
Yes, there will be one available for you to use. It is also recommended that you bring a lock to lock your bags/cupboard.
You have booked a programme which requires an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check to be completed. We can carry this out for you and your travel advisor will explain the charges at the time of booking.
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Life changing experience and will return in 2014
interaction with lions and elephants
Pack the aeroguard
An unforgettable time as well with the animals as with the all over world people you will meet there, no stress, absolute freedom and relax. Another world which is worth to experience. Let's say: a dream without luxury, that nobody needs, because you get more than that: an unforgettable great time without stress but just fun and lovely kind people and staff.
It was a great experience I will never forget. Have never been that close to lions, elefants etc. and especially the cub sits are unforgettable as we'll as the lion walks. Furthermore met so many nice people from all over the world, never expected that they come even from Australia, New Zealand, America and Kanada. I enjoyed that time very much and I'm surely trying to book further travels with your company as I'm in love with Africa and I would like to collect further impressions all over that country. Thanks a lot for the perfect organisation and help in booking.
I just can say you will love it and never forget.
THANK YOU REAL GAP AND AFRICA:
made new friends and an opportunity to not to passed
Celebrating my birthday with new friends
1. Check with the place staying for advice of things to take
Walking with Lions, the food and canoeing.
I got to experience everything I was told I would. Being out there really taught me a lot about myself and I learnt so much during my trip. I was also able to overcome my fear of horses and completed 2 horse rides but the time I spent with the lions was my main highlight.
Getting hands on experience with the lions, meeting many new people and visiting the orphanages.
working with wildlife
Amazing experience and met lots of great people. Never will forget my trip.
Meeting lots of different people and doing many different activites. Seeing lots of animals.
Take items for the orphanage. DON'T take too MUCH luggage.