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    Oyster Worldwide – Wildlife Conservation with the Big 5

    Oyster Worldwide – Wildlife Conservation with the Big 5


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: South Africa
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    • Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Six Weeks, Four Weeks, Two Months, Quarter, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th, PG, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Outdoor Adventure
    • Sub-Categories: Veterinary Medicine, Animals/Nature, Wildlife Conservation
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
    • Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Take a trip on the wild side on this exciting African conservation experience. Even better than a safari, this project immerses you fully in the role of an assistant game ranger on a private Big 5 game reserve. Work alongside some of the world’s most iconic animals as you help out around the reserve to promote the survival of African flora and fauna – think lions, elephants, zebra, giraffes, monkeys, rhinos, buffalos, cheetahs – and more!


    This beautiful reserve is home to Africa’s impressive Big 5 –  elephants, lions, rhino, Cape Buffalo and the elusive leopard. In addition to these famous African icons, you can also see zebra, hippos, giraffes, monkeys and baboons to name but a few.

    The reserve is at the forefront of conservation:

    and over 20,000 trees per year are planted to promote the many different habitats found here. This is the perfect place to experience wildlife conservation in South Africa, a country which is renowned for its amazing animals.


    • Taking your first game drive and seeing your first animal – and then another, and another!

    • African sunsets – a beautiful end to a wonderful day

    • The moment when a herd of elephants wanders by as you work Beaches, bungees, shark cage diving, swimming, exploring – need we say more?

    Eligibility: General level of fitness required

    Age: 17+