TYPES OF TOURS:
Service Programs / Volunteer Vacations
Educational / Cultural Tours
   
2006/2007 DESTINATIONS:
Africa
Australia
Asia
Mexico
Central & South America
Caribbean
North America
   
GROUP DEPARTURES:
Galapagos Enchanted Isles: June 24 - July 4**
Best of Costa Rica: July 12 -24**
South Africa Wildlife Conservation Volunteer Vacation: September 25 - October 6 **
   
Other Programs:
Women's Expedition to Aconcaugua
Musician's Cultural Workshop in Ecuador
   
** These programs are available for credit through the Colorado School of Mines Teacher Enhancement Program.
   

SOUTH AFRICA: 12 DAY WILDLIFE CONSERVATION VOLUNTEER VACATION

INTRODUCTION:
This is a safari like no other. Rather than just sitting in a jeep, driving around until you find them, take a photo and move to the next animal..how about tracking them! Once you find them, assist researchers with a variety of projects. You will be participating in activities that will allow you "behind the scenes" in wildlife management on a major game reserve. Is it dirty..yes; is it work.yes; is it the most exhilarating experience of your life..absolutely YES!!!

LOCATION:
MAKALALI GAME RESERVE , SOUTH AFRICA
(The reserve borders Kruger National Park )

SAMPLE ITINERARY:
Day 1
Participants must arrive at Johannesburg International Airport in time to board a 12noon flight to Hoedspruit, where the Makalali staff will be waiting to pick us up.

Day 2-11
Most animal related activities will be in the early mornings and late afternoons and evenings as the animals are not very active during midday. Daily activities can include: elephant and lion monitoring, nocturnal game drives to track leopard, bush clearing and erosion control projects, rhino and cheetah drives, a visit to local schools and villages, bush walks and birding. Meals will be a collaborative effort among all participants..so bring your chef bonnets!

Day 12
The flight from Hoedspruit will arrive in Johannesburg at about 3pm. Any connecting flights home or to other locations should be scheduled with plenty of time for any delays. (Kindred Spirits can assist you with international airline reservations, travel insurance and post tour reservations.)

DETAILS:
Dates: Dates are set by the group and are available throughout most of the year. However, this program is very popular and reservations a year in advance may be required.

Price: The price is from $1995 and is dependent on the number in group. The price includes: Accommodations (rustic cabin with en-suite shower/toilet facilities), Round Trip Airfare from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit (pickup location), Meals (volunteers may be asked to participate in meal preparation), Donation to the reserve programs.

Not included: International Airfare to Johannesburg, Travel Insurance, Alcoholic Beverages, Items of a personal nature, Passport or Visa fees

Must be 18 to participant unless traveling with an adult and be in good physical health.

Call Pam at 720-746-0748 or email her at pam@kindredspiritstourandtravel.com

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