Volunteer in Orphanage project in South Africa
(From/To Port Elizabeth)

Addo Elephant National Park was proclaimed in 1931 to provide a safe haven for the few wild elephants who survived government-sponsored culling to remove them in the early 20th century. Today the elephants number in their hundreds, thanks to the efforts of the National Parks Board. Come take a safari in the park which is now home to the densest population of wild elephants on the planet and also boasts the Big Seven: elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, southern right whale and great white shark.

Proposed Itinerary

Day 1:

On the first day of this exciting trip, we will pick you up in Port Eliza beth to transfer you to Schotia Safaris . After registration you will depart for the afternoon/evening Schotia Tooth & Claw safari and, experience some of the best game viewing the Eastern Cape can offer. Today you will get to view the many antelope, zebra, ostrich, Crocodile, Rhino, Giraffe and even the nocturnal animals such as lions & hippos. Then in the evening, relax over dinner and enjoy our delicious safari cuisine. Finally, after coffee around the fire, your ranger will take you for a short drive to your lodge where you will be lulled to sleep by the night sounds of the African bush.

Accommodation : Safari Lodge. Meals : D

Day 2:

Day two starts as you wake up to the sound of birds and have a cup of tea or coffee before your ranger takes you on a morning drive. During this drive you can search for any of the animals you did not see the night before, and also start to look at some of the smaller details that make the bush work. After a hearty breakfast you change vehicles and it's off to Addo Elephant National Park for your Addo Tour. The morning is spent searching for, and viewing elephants before eating a wholesome lunch at a local farm-stall restaurant and returning to Schotia. In the evening you have the option to take another game drive for some beautiful photo opportunities or you can just relax at camp for the night.

Accommodation : Safari Lodge. Meals : BLD

Day 3:

On your third and final day of this adventure you will wake up early for breakfast and one last morning game drive with your ranger. You should be able to spot any animals you may have missed or get a greater understanding of the small parts of the ecosystem that also make it work. Then, after a delicious breakfast you return to our reception area where we will transfer you back to Port Eliza beth .

Accommodation : None. Meals : B

NOTE: This is a sample itinerary and may be altered to accommodate changes in field conditions.

Dates and Price

Price: US$479 ONLY for Global Crossroad volunteers

Dates:To be determined by In-Country Coordinator (most likely at the end or middle of participant's respective volunteer program)

What's Included

  • Scheduled transfers from/to Port Eliza beth
  • 5 Guided game drives
  • Meals and drinks per itinerary
  • Accommodation in lodge

What's Not Included

  • Transport to Port Eliza beth (from Cape Town ) or Transportation from project to travel start point
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses on Drinks and foods