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Big-5 Kalahari Conservation Experience

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Adventure hosted by Gary

7 days
Moderate activity level
Includes food, drinks, transport
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Enjoy a safari while contributing to conservation in this unique Eco-Tourism initiative!

Explore the largest private Big-5 game reserve in South Africa. This 240 000 acre malaria-free reserve is hidden in South Africa's Kalahari Desert and offers some of the best opportunities to witness many of Africa’s most threatened and endangered species.

The reserve formed thirteen years ago with the goal of returning the Kalahari to its former glory by creating one massive free-roaming ecosystem. The reserve currently accommodates a significant part of South Africa’s wild dog population and a fascinating vulture breeding project!

This project provides the reserve with the necessary hands to conduct much needed field work! Our activities include game counts, predator research, vegetation surveys, anti-poaching and much more! Together, these are the very tools needed for the reserve to ensure a balanced ecosystem is maintained.

Our goal is to create International ambassadors for conservation by educating guests on the problems facing Africa's wildlife, and providing the rare opportunity to participate in conservation efforts.

From incredible night skies and black maned lions, to cheetahs and elusive pangolins.. Prepare yourself for a true conservation experience in Africa!

The funds raised by this project help tremendously to keep this reserve running and the animals safe!
Enjoy a safari while contributing to conservation in this unique Eco-Tourism initiative!

Explore the largest private Big-5 game reserve in South Africa. This 240 000 acre malaria-free reserve is hidden in South Africa's Kalahari Desert and offers some of the best opportunities to witness many of Africa’s most threatened and endangered species.

The reserve formed thirteen years ago with the goal of returning the Kalahari to i…

Gary's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Accommodation
    6 nights in a luxury tent
  • Food
    6 breakfasts, 5 dinners, 5 lunches, snacks
  • Drinks
    Water, tea, soft drinks, juice, coffee
  • Transport
    7 off-road rides

Your itinerary

  • Day 1
    Getting to the Reserve
    We will meet and greet in Tosca (North West), where we will escort you directly to the lodge.
  • Day 2
    Predator Research
    We participate in research of predators (primarily Lion and Wild Dog) to develop a database on predator/prey populations
  • Day 3
    Camera Traps and Game Counts
    Place camera traps for research purposes and conduct game counts to monitor changes in the reserve's wildlife population
  • Day 4
    Predator Research
    We participate in research of predators (primarily Lion and Wild Dog) to develop a database on predator/prey populations
  • Day 5
    Vegetation Surveys and Reserve Work
    Conduct vegetation surveys to identify potential ecological problems and help the reserve with key maintenance issues
  • Day 6
    Join the Anti-Poaching Team
    Join experienced rangers on patrols for the day to help identify signs of poaching and collect valuable data
  • Day 7
    Depart the Reserve
    You will depart the reserve after breakfast and a morning game drive
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/ person
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Meet your host, Gary

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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After spending the past five years involved in South Africa's wildlife conservation efforts and placing guests on the forefront of the ongoing rhino poaching crisis, I have put together a new and unique adventure that offers guests an unparalleled opportunity to learn more about the challenges facing wildlife conservation in Africa.

I believe that the single biggest issue facing African conservation is the lack of understanding of the real issues that face conservationists on the ground. This "hands-on" experience is designed to educate you on these misapprehensions and have guests leave as ambassadors for wildlife conservation in Africa.

This is an Adventure Safari that offers you the chance to give something back whilst still enjoying your safari in Africa. I believe that this is the ultimate form of eco-tourism!
After spending the past five years involved in South Africa's wildlife conservation efforts and placing guests on the forefront of the ongoing rhino poaching crisis, I have put together a new and unique adventure that offers guests an unparalleled opportunity to learn more about the challenges facing wildlife conservation in Africa.

I believe that the single biggest issue facing African conservation is the lack of understanding of the real issues that face conservationists on the grou…
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Where you'll be

Tosca (North West)

Activity advisory

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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all guests, and must allow for medical evacuations!

What to bring

Torch/Headlight

Insect Repellent