OUR PROGRAM

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Day 1:

07:30 - 08:30: Breakfast

08:30 - 09:00: Induction Program

09:00 - 11:00: Drive around reserve doing fence checks, remove snares, check for spoor, feed the animals, inspect the Argentine big cat enclosure site and start with camp construction and clearing duties.

11:00 - 12:00: Camp construction

12:00 - 13:00: Lunch at the boma or in the veld.

13:00 - 16:00: Camp construction

16:00 - 17:30: Fence patrol and animal feeding

17:30 - 18:30: Relax in boma, enjoy beverages and discuss the day's work.

18:30 - 19:30: Dinner, barbeque or braai.

19:30 to late..."Kuiertyd" around the fire.

Day 2:


07:00 - 08:00: Breakfast

08:00 - 10:00: Fence patrol, animal feeding.

10:00 - 10:30: Tea time in the veld

10:30 - 12:00: Camp Construction,

12:00 - 13:00: Lunch

13:00 - 14:30: Veld knowledge programs. We will be following wildlife on foot and learn more about the bush...and a few unique and interesting veld craft exercises. Always great fun...at own expense or of the volunteers.

14:30 - 16:00: Camp construction

16:00 - 17:30: Final fence check, animal feeding, back to lodge.

17:30 - 18 :30: Relax in boma, wind down and discuss day's work.

18:30 - 19:30: Dinner, potjiekos.

19:30 to late: Kuiertyd around the boma fire.

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Day 3:

07:00 - 08:00: Breakfast

08:00 - 10:00: Fence and wildlife patrols, feeding of animals

10:00 - 10:30: Tea time

10:30 - 12:00: Camp construction

12:00 - 13:00: Lunch at thr lodge

13:00 - 15:00: Visit to Mampoer Distillery

15:00 - 17:00 Camp construction and animal feeding

17:00 - 18:30: Fence patrols

18:30 - 19:30: Dinner: barbeque, venison.

19:30 to late: Socialising around boma fire

Day 4:

07:00 - 08:00: Breakfast

08:00 - 10:00: Fence and wildlife patrols, feeding of animals

10:00 - 10:30: Tea time

10:30 - 12:00: Camp construction

12:00 - 13:00: Lunch at thr lodge

13:00 - 15:00: Visit to Mampoer Distillery

15:00 - 17:00 Camp construction and animal feeding

17:00 - 18:30: Fence patrols

18:30 - 19:30: Dinner: barbeque, venison.

19:30 to late: Socialising around boma fire

Day 5:

07:00 - 08:00: Breakfast

08:00 - 11:00: Visit to a lion farmer (subject to change)

11:00 - 12:00: Discussion at lodge about pro's and con's of trophy hunting, canned hunting, lion bone trade and the objectives of the Ubuntu NPC re Argentine Rescue.

12:00 - 13:00: Lunch at the lodge

13:00 - 16:00: Camp construction

16:00 - 17:30: Fence patrol and animal feeding

17:30 - 18:30: Winding up of week, get feedback from volunteers and suggestions on improving schedule.

18:30 - 19:30: Dinner, barbeque