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Wildlife Conservation Projects in Africa

Whether you’re interested in becoming a vet, training as a game ranger, or simply love animals and want to help with conservation, our projects have been carefully selected to ensure you get the most out of your time in Africa. At Gap Africa Projects, our excellent relationships with various game reserves and other conservation programs will give you hands-on experience working alongside professionals to ensure the continued survival of all the amazing animals that call Africa home.

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Wildlife Conservation

Shamwari Conservation Experience

Shamwari is a fully operational reserve and the experience is based on the requirements of various short and long term projects and the need for assistance by the award winning Conservation Department. The project specialises in wildlife conservation, with a focus on ecology, and environmental education with local community and sporting interactions.

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Equine Management Course

Gap Africa Projects presents a 12-day field trip showcasing applied professional equine management in South Africa.

The aim is to give students a varied and once in a life time experience, taking part in the most adventourous equine trek in Africa and also getting to work hands on with working horses. The course aims to expose students to different landscapes and areas of South Africa, working in both local communities, towns and also spending time with Africa’s wildlife on a game reserve.

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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC)

Located in Hoedspruit, South Africa, the HESC is dedicated to the survival of rare, vulnerable, and endangered species. In particular the HESC is focused on the survival of cheetahs in South Africa, and the rehabilitation of orphaned and injured animals. Cheetahs, wild dogs, black footed cats, lions, and sable antelopes are just some of the animals that call the centre their home.

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Vet Eco Safari Experience (EMS)

If you’re looking for an experience or placement that will contribute towards and enhance your EMS for Veterinary Science, this program in South Africa is for you. Working alongside wildlife vets, you will study both the practical and theoretical elements of wildlife veterinary medicine and conservation in Africa.

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“Pre” Vet Eco Experience

For those students who are sure that veterinary medicine is what they want to study, we offer a unique course at Welgevonden Game Reserve.  The Pre Vet Programme  offers students the opportunity to work alongside Welgevonden’s pioneering veterinary staff.  The program itself is split into both theoretical and practical activities, all based around veterinary science and conservation in relation to African wildlife.

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Game Ranger Training (FGASA Level 1)

If you have a passion for wildlife, and want to turn that into a career, then our FGASA Level 1 Game Ranger course is a must. Featuring intense theoretical and practical training, it provides the best experience for those looking to pursue a career in field guiding. It also serves as an intensive course for those looking to quickly gain the necessary skills and knowledge to be a game ranger.

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