Leo is in the process of moving and is closed until further Notice
Limpopo Eco Operations (LEO Africa), was established in 2005 with the aim to monitor re-introduced lions in a private reserve close to the Kruger National Park. Within the years, the project evolved to be a wildlife monitoring, conservation and sustainable living programme, with a highly committed, experience and dedicated rangers who will work on the field and at base with you on a daily basis. Since April 2016, LEO Africa operates in the spectacular Marataba Section of the Marakele National Park in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. It is the only volunteer project to offer this unique experience of working directly within a National Park. The park offers breathtaking views of the Waterberg Mountains, a great wildlife and flora diversity.
LEO Africa specifically monitors key species, such as lion, leopard, elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo, cheetah, spotted and brown hyena. Working in a National Park is an amazing opportunity to get to assist the team monitoring and collecting data on wildlife in their natural habitat and learn about these animals including their behaviours and social interactions.
All the data collected is inserted in a monthly report for the park management and ID kits are created for each monitored species, so that informed decision can be taken to improve the quality of life for wildlife and the environment.
Whilst being at LEO Africa, you will learn and directly contribute towards wildlife monitoring, conservation and sustainable living, in the hope that you will take home with you not only photos but also a new lifestyle to improve life quality on our planet for our present and future.
LEO Africa offers a free service to the National Park section where we operate and solely relies on the financial contribution coming from the volunteers to be able to conduct our work. Without volunteers, there won’t be a dedicated monitoring and conservation team within the park!
Our experienced field guides and rangers have years of field experience. The work we do links ecology with the practical aspects of running of a nature reserve, providing a rewarding and educational wildlife volunteer experience.
LEO Africa also focuses on green energy, recycling and education on the meaning of conservation and sustainability for present and future generations.
Volunteers are the centre of our work, helping us in the field as well as supporting the project financially, making our vital work possible. You will learn new skills and make amazing memories whilst living a truly African experience!
Accommodation & Food. All activities within the reserve.All training. One T-shirt.
Transfers to/from Johannesburg (OR TAMBO) airport are not included in the price and cost R1,500 one way per person on a Tuesday and R2,500 one way per person when traveling on a day other than a Tuesday.
Applicants must be over 18 years old.
All training is done on site and no previous experience in wildlife is needed.
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