Are you looking to gain some hands on Wildlife Veterinary Experience and whilst having the opportunity to spend your days out on a Big 5 Game Reserve. If so, our Waterberg Wildlife & Veterinary Course is the programme for you.
Situated on a 35,000 Hectare, Big 5 Game Reserve, the course allows participants to become part of the conservation team and work alongside researchers, wildlife vets and conservation professionals.
If you are a Veterinary Nurse, Vet Student or in Pre-Vet studies this course will be an ideal work experience programme.
Project Type: Wildlife Veterinary Science, Conservation Project, Extra Mural Studies.
Location: Waterberg, South Africa.
Pick Up Point: Port Elizabeth/East London Airport.
Duration: 12 Days.
Price: 2019 Rates: £1,349 per person
Start Dates: Course 1: 29 April – 11 May 2019 | Course 2: 24 June – 6 July 2019 | Course 3 (Pre-VET): 8 July – 20 July 2019 | Course 4: 22 July – 3 August | Course 5: 5 August – 17 August 2019
Accommodation: Research camp located on Game Reserve.
Meals: Three meals per day included, self prepared.
Age Range: 18 Plus.
For veterinary students, Vet Nurses and Pre Veterinary students to gain practical experience and insight in as many aspects of veterinary wildlife and conservation work as possible.
The aim of the programme is:
Possible Veterinary Activities:
Conservation Activities and Research Projects:
Theory and Lectures for Chemical and Physical Restraint of Wild Animals:
Extra Curricular Weekend Activities ( Additional cost for own account):
Whilst conducting your Veterinary & Game Farming Project you will be accommodated at the purpose built student centre which is situated on the Main Reserve. The center boasts ten purpose built tents that sleep two people per tent in single beds, each tent also has lighting and electricity supply. Shared ablutions of Toilets and Showers are available with running hot and cold water. There is also a number of communal facilities including a lecture room, canteen, storage fridge, lounge and entertainment area. The center also has access to Wi-Fi.
Three meals are provided on a daily on a semi-participation basis which are prepared communally. Meals will either be served at the facility itself or taken as a pre-packed serving, depending on planned or as result of unscheduled activities.
Weekends & Evenings:
Most evenings are spent at leisure at the camp enjoying the sights and sounds of Wild Africa.
Weekends you are free to explore the local attractions which include horse riding, wildlife sanctuaries and Sun City which is a popular tourist destination. You are also welcome to stay on reserve and work with the research team who work 6 days a week.
Rates from: £1,349 per person (2019)
£300 deposit to secure placement at time of booking, final balance due 8 weeks prior to departure.
Pre departure support and documentation.
Programme fee and contribution.
Return Transfers Airport to Project.
Accommodation for duration of stay.
All meals (Self Prepared).
All transportation on project.
24 hour in country support.
Flights & Travel Insurance.
Any vaccinations as recommended by your GP.
Soft drinks and snacks.
Any visas required.
Any additional activities outside of project itinerary.
If you have any questions, or if you’d like to find out more about this incredible adventure and create some unforgettable memories, just fill in the form below and one of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.