There are opportunities available during your stay at LEO to partake in additional excursions. We offer guided trips to local National Parks and a 3-course dinner at Marataba's 5 star luxury safari lodge or at Elephant Camp Lodge. Excursion prices are extra and divided between the number of volunteers wanting to partake.
If volunteers would like we can coordinate a night out at one of the two 5 star Lodges present in the park for a three-course meal in the bush. Depending on the location and on the lodge organization, you might experience a dinner at the lodge itself or a dinner under the stars!
Volunteers pay for their meal and any drinks, while the cost of the transfer to the lodge is divided between the amount of volunteers going. Although it is a luxury lodge, the cost of the dinner is still very affordable!
A lovely way to have a delicious dinner in a different environment!
MARAKELE NATIONAL PARK
During your time with LEO there will be an opportunity to visit the Marakele side of the National Park that we operate out of. The park is situated in the Waterberg Mountain Range. More than half of the park is characterized by the Waterberg moist bushveld vegetation type, while 42% of the park is mixed bushveld. Marakele National Park hosts the largest Cape Vulture colony of the world (800-1000 breeding pairs) and offers breathtaking scenery and mountain views.
Volunteers can hire a LEO guide for the day to take them to this section of the National Park. The cost of the excursion will be divided among the volunteers taking part into it.
PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK
Situated in the ecologically rich transition zone between the Kalahari and the Lowveld, Pilanesberg Provincial Park ranges 550 square kilometers and hosts the Big 5.
Volunteers can hire a LEO guide for the day to take them to Pilanesberg National Park. The cost of the excursion will be divided among the volunteers going.
This is a full day excursion: be ready to leave base very early and come back late in the evening, to be able to spend most of the time in the park and visit each corner of it!