Volunteer Work Abroad in Botswana
'The Land of the Giants' is how locals fondly describe Botswana. This is because her vast tableland allows for elephants, giraffe and baobabs to tower above the horizon and attests dramatically to their sheer size.
A land of sunshine and peace, the Republic of Botswana is a landlocked country famed for its wildlife, herds of elephants and the incomparable Okavango Delta. The country has enjoyed peace since its independence in 1966 and enjoys a strong economy and nearly unrivalled natural beauty.
Volunteer work in Botswana offers a real bush experience, working with wildlife and small rural communities. Botswana offers some of the most natural, unspoiled landscapes in the world and it's also home to some of the world's greatest wildlife destinations - safari opportunities are plentiful and will leave you with no doubt that there are indeed truly wild places left in the world today!
If you are planning to take some time out on your working holiday in Botswana, then we suggest exploring the breathtaking Okavango Delta via traditional canoe, known as a makoro - a true African experience! Let the locals take you on an adventure through the tranquil waterways and enjoy spotting big game from your dugout boat. Botswana is also home to many large wildlife reserves such as the famous Chobe National Park, home to some of Africa’s largest herds of elephants, and is highly acclaimed as one of Africa's top safari destinations. The Tuli Block in Botswana is home to our Wildlife Research and Conservation Project which gives you the opportunity to get back to basics and learn bush survival techniques, animal tracking, and local knowledge while contributing to the conservation of this land and its animals.
Bostwana Travel Highlights
- The Makgadikgadi Pan - the world’s largest dry lakebed, an extensive network of salt pans and ephemeral lakes
- The Chobe area in Northern Botswana is also within reach of day trips to the Victoria Falls on either the Zambia or Zimbabwe side
- Other opportunities available include canoeing, boat cruises, fishing adventures and more, making this an ideal destination for most travellers.
FEATURED PROJECTS IN BOTSWANA
Work within the Tuli Wilderness and assist in tracking, observing and monitoring animal species, updating the reserve's database and assisting in the preservation and protection of Botswana's wildlife.
How Long: 2 weeks up to 8 weeks
Where: Tuli Wilderness is part of the vast Northern Tuli Game Reserve in South-Eastern Botswana