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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Waterberg Biomonitoring Programme

The Biomonitoring Team is responsible for the important ongoing ecologicical monitoring on the well-managed Welgevonden Game Reserve, a 36000ha Big-5 Wildlife Reserve in the Waterberg, South Africa. This programme is perfect for student groups in science, conservation or land-based disciplines wanting to gain some knowledge and experience in the field, while contributing to important long-term conservation efforts.

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Waterberg Wildlife & Veterinary Course

If you are a Veterinary Nurse, Vet Student or in Pre-Vet studies this course will be an ideal work experience programme. 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 36,000 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.

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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 one of the most adventurous equine treks in Africa and also getting to work hands on with working horses. The course aims to expose students to different landscapes and areas of Southern Africa, working in both local communities and towns whilst also spending time with Africa’s wildlife on a game reserve.

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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 programme 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 programme 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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Phone: +44 (0) 207 193 7819

Email: info@gapafricaprojects.com

Address: Gap Africa Projects, PO Box 198, Chessington, KT9 9BT, United Kingdom

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