A wildlife conservation trip is a great way to combine a very worthwhile cause with some life changing adventure. Working with animals overseas is not only for the young but also the young at heart, who said that saving the planet can only be reserved for the youth.

So are you planning your next big trip but unsure what you want to do? Does the relaxing, indulgent holiday to the Caribbean take top spot or could you be enticed by the lure of a wildlife conservation trip, well here are a few reasons that may help you make up your mind.

1. Get away from the hustle and bustle

So you have decided that you want a break from the normal nine to five, sitting in traffic or wrestling for position with your fellow commuters on the train. Consider this; if you were to spend your holiday on a wildlife conservation trip you will probably be the only vehicle for miles! The only traffic jam you may encounter is to stop for a herd of elephant as they meander through the undergrowth….size takes right of way in the bush!

2. Get away from the boss

Lets face it, the majority of us don’t like our bosses. Telling you what to do day in day out, never really appreciating the work you do, does it sound familiar? Well taking part on a wildlife conservation trip you will automatically be inducted into the family! You will work alongside, not under, the conservation team that operate on the Game Reserve. There are no orders out here just working as a team for a common purpose, what a breath of fresh air that is.

3. Study takes it out of you

Perhaps you have just finished University. You have your scroll and mortarboard and are now considering the next steps and what career is for you. But aren’t you a little worn out from working (and maybe partying a little) for the past few years? Well maybe a short break to recharge the batteries is in order before departing on your life journey. A wildlife conservation trip could be just the thing for you. Not only will you help conserve the environment but also gain valuable life skills to add to your already impressive CV. Not to mention the quiet sundowners, overlooking the African plains, to help release the stress at the end of the day.

4. Not social media just social

Are you fed up living your life through Facebook and Twitter, reading updates by “friends”, who are mere acquaintances, dissect every detail of their lives before your very eyes? Well be assured that the social scene works somewhat differently on a wildlife conservation experience. Evenings are spent relaxing around the fire under the awe-inspiring African stars with like minded people discussing the activities of the day. The only tweets you will hear will be from the real thing.

5. Fantastic Food

Beans on toast in front of Emmerdale Farm may be your idea of fine dining by the time you drag yourself home from the daily grime. Imagine a sumptuous buffet of local delights awaiting you as you return by open land rover from important conservation work on the reserve. A wildlife conservation trip is not just about the animals it is an all round cultural experience.

So if, after reading this, the thought of just another holiday on the beach has become less appealing then a wildlife conservation trip could be the next trip for you.