south africa
intermediate english
15 years old
Summer camps: Big 5 reserve in South Africa

Summer camps: Big 5 reserve in South Africa

This project has been specially designed for individuals aged 15 to 17 who are seeking to volunteer.

This project provides you with an unfiltered, real glimpse into the iconic wildlife of South Africa. However, unlike a traditional tourist safari, this humanitarian trip for teenagers allows you to explore the conservation issues addressed in the region and what local organizations are implementing to preserve the habitat of endangered South African species. You will learn many things about the South African National Parks authorities and international organizations such as “Endangered Wildlife Trust and Panthera.”

You will learn how to identify South African animals, track and record data on their locations, and understand their behavior, all contributing to their conservation efforts. The program also includes a visit to Kruger National Park and some adventure activities in the Drakensberg Mountains. Throughout this project, volunteers will benefit from supervision and training by international experts chosen for their experience and ability to mentor and motivate young adults.

All our programs have short, medium, and long-term goals that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Highlights of this humanitarian trip for teenagers include:

  • Visiting the famous Kruger National Park and hiking, climbing, or kayaking in the Drakensberg Mountains.
  • Living and working alongside the Field Guide Association of South Africa (FGASA) accompanied by qualified guides. You will thrive personally and professionally by learning from their experiences.
  • Mastering radio telemetry techniques and learning to track and record the movements of animals

Humanitarian trip for teenagers to South Africa



24-hour emergency telephone assistance
Transferring the airport to the project
All equipment and materials required for the project
Experienced staff and special supervision for minors
Meals during the project
Shared accommodation

Not included

Flight tickets
Travel and repatriation insurance
Additional excursions
Additional drinks and snacks

Dates and prices

Minimum of 4 participants to guarantee departure

Dates 2024 :

  • 6 July 2024
  • 20 July 2024
Duration in weeks
Registration fees
2 weeks
3145 €

A supplement of €200 applies to participants under 18. For further information, please visit the youth area.


Volontariat protection des animaux : Big 5
Audren & Orseis
We were delighted with our experience with the Big 5! Every day in the reserve was an experience of wonder and encounters.


Your accommodation

The accommodations consist of large dormitory-style rooms with shared bathrooms. The base is powered by solar energy to ensure minimal impact on the natural environment.

Additional Information


Most breakfasts consist of cereals, oats, and fresh fruits, and for lunch, it is usually sandwiches and salads. Dinner can include traditional South African potjie stew, pasta, and stir-fries.


The base has a good telephone network and wifi connection; however, we recommend that volunteers purchase a local SIM card upon arrival to enjoy a good internet connection.

Access to wifi on-site is available for a fee in the form of a voucher.

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Conditions for participation

– Required English level: Intermediate (at least B1).

– Vaccinations: Diphtheria, Typhus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, and Polio. Consult your doctor for advice on rabies vaccination and antimalarial treatments.

To register, you will be asked for

– A copy of your passport.

– Travel insurance certificate.

– A medical certificate signed by your doctor.

– A parental authorization signed at a town hall or police station.

– A criminal record extract.

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Volontariat protection des animaux : Big 5
Audren & Orseis
We were delighted with our experience with the Big 5! Every day in the reserve was an experience of wonder and encounters.