Explore: South Africa with Wild Tomorrow Fund
South Africa with Wild Tomorrow Fund
Age Group: Grades 10-12
Join Terra Conservation Initiative Ambassadors in Zululand, South Africa, and help provide hands-on and impactful conservation work while learning from ecologists, vets, rangers and the local community. Our NGO partner, Wild Tomorrow Fund, is dedicated to the protection of threatened and endangered species and the habitats that they depend on for survival. With over 2,400 acres of nature reserve currently under their protection, their ecologists use scientific research to guide conservation management and aid in species recovery programs.
Wildlife Identification and Photography: Help create ID kits for giraffe and/or zebra conservation efforts.
Work with Rangers: Go on snare patrol.
Biodiversity Surveys: Assist with camera trap field data collection, bird ringing and amphibian surveys.
St Lucia Hippo-Croc Water Safari. Travel by boat up one of the largest estuarine systems in Africa, and South Africa’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Home to 800 hippos, approximately 1000 Nile crocodiles and over 500 bird species.
Hyena Research: Go on a night drive in search of the spotted hyena, and learn about misconceptions and human-wildlife conflict causing its decline southern Africa.
Wildlife Management: Learn about rhino conservation, wild dogs, elephants, suni antelope wild lions and more.
Game Drives: Explore the Wild Tomorrow reserves and the wildlife corridor.
Day 1 – Group flight from New York to Johannesburg
Day 2 – Group arrives in Johannesburg. Dinner and lodging in Johannesburg.
Day 3 – Leaving in the morning, the group will drive to the reserve. An orientation will be held in the afternoon. Settle into safari tents.
Day 4 – Field work/activities at Wild Tomorrow
Day 5 – Field work/activities at Wild Tomorrow/hyena spotting night drive and campout
Day 6 – Field work/activities at Wild Tomorrow/snare removal
Day 7 – Activities at Wild Tomorrow/working with the local community
Day 8 – Activities at Wild Tomorrow/field work and working with the animal orphanage
Day 9 – Activities at Wild Tomorrow/Bush Skills Day
Day 10 – The group drives back to Johannesburg. Afternoon visit at the market in Johannesburg. Dinner and lodging in Johannesburg.
Day 11 – Group flight back to New York.
Day 12 – Group arrives in New York.
Airfare is not included; we have arranged a group flight from New York to Johannesburg.
Aside from our hotel in Johannesburg upon arrival and departure, accommodation will be in safari tents.
Our trips are intimate, hands-on experiences, maxing out at 10 students with a minimum of two highly qualified Expedition Leaders.