Facebook Pinterest YouTube  Email us     

PAYMENTS LOGIN .

contact us | request a call back | brochure | reviews | login

1-603-574-4935
info@travelersworldwide.org

GAP YEAR | VOLUNTEER ABROAD | WORK EXPERIENCE OVERSEAS

 

Volunteers' Stories

MORE INFO

         

DI HANSON
British

Lion Breeding, Rehabilitation and  Release Voluntary Program in Zimbabwe

         

I gained a greater confidence when working with animals and also a greater respect for them.

The best thing was meeting new people, comparing and sharing experiences and being able to work so closely with the lion cubs.

I would definitely recommend this placement. The staff here are very supportive and helpful. Volunteers worked well as a team and made new volunteers feel very welcome.

Facilities are excellent and extra spending money is very minimal.

Can you describe a typical day?

6.30 feeding bottles to cubs.
►7.00 activity - often lion walk with or without clients, grooming horses, assisting elephant training etc.
►8.30 breakfast.
►9.30 / 10.00 walking / horse riding / drive / elephant ride - boundary patrol, checking fences, snare sweep, game count, cleaning enclosures. rotated duties depending on what needed doing. feeding small cubs and playing with them. Also canoes available to check around the edges of the lake.
►13.00 lunch
►14.00 similar to morning activities.
►16.00 walking cubs +/- clients.
►17.00 dinner
►18.00 feeding older cubs bottles, meat alternate days
► Evenings
usually free - could attend on night drives if room or if someone was needed to hold spot light. TV lounge.

Although we were busy all the time the work was relaxed and fun. Mostly there was someone else to work with rather than alone. It was not a problem taking time off if wanted but most people joined in every day! 

More Information about your Trip with Travellers

List of ALL PROJECTS in Zimbabwe
LION REHABILITATION Project in Zimbabwe
BOOK THIS PROJECT

Curious Giraffe