Game Research & Monitoring

Get involved in our Conservation work

Shambala Private Game Reserve is actively involved in wildlife conservation and a comprehensive anti-rhino poaching programme. Our main objective is to maintain the most favourable natural conditions for the wildlife to thrive.

The Shambala game research and monitoring programme gives our guests the opportunity to experience some of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife while working on a team expedition to complete projects that are designed to improve life for all the species on the reserve. In addition to learning more about conservation you will see the immediate benefits of your volunteer work, while getting up close and personal with the elephants, cheetahs, zebras and many more animals that have found a safe haven at Shambala.

The project requires an all-round commitment from volunteers. There is an option for volunteers to focus on a particular species or to move around and work with different species of wildlife inhabiting the refuge. Volunteers will work consistently alongside our trained staff to gain hands-on experience, including sessions with the various animals. This is a most rewarding experience as volunteers will have the opportunity to challenge themselves physically, while also introducing innovative ways to contribute to the ongoing success of the reserve.

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