ACTIVITIES AT LEO
While volunteering at LEO Africa, you will learn and directly contribute towards a wide variety of activities!.
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As a conservation volunteer working with LEO Africa, you should have an interest in wild animals, nature conservation and sustainability. You must be reasonably fit and be prepared and able to spend many hours tracking, observing animal behaviour, identifying lions, elephants, white and black rhinos, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas and game viewing in a spectacular nature reserve.
You must also be prepared to assist with conservation work that is done to benefit the wildlife of the park and keep a balanced eco-system. The main activities in which you will also be involved while out on the field are alien plant removal, erosion control, bush clearing, road maintenance, game capture and animal darting and relocation (these last two activities mentioned depend on the need of help from the park manager/vet).
Life revolves around the animals' movements and most activity takes place in the early mornings, late afternoons, and sometimes well into the night as you track lions or elusive leopards. While out in the bush, you will get to see many of the park's resident wildlife population like giraffe, eland, kudu, steenbok, zebra, jackals, bat-eared foxes, hyena, nyala, and many more!
The mid day is usually spent at the base entering data, equipment maintenance, house duties and just relaxing in the shade. (Note: those prone to heat exhaustion are recommended to plan their visit for cooler months, discuss their trip with their doctor, and take proper measures to avoid dehydration).