Bethani Ranger Volunteer Programme

Day One
  • Arrival at Oliver Thambo Meet & Greet at Airport Orientation at Bethani Lion Lodge
Day Two
  • Late morning arrival at project
  • Welcome and lunch
  • Afternoon orientation of the facilities and reserve.
  • Dinner and camp fire social.
Day Three
  • Breakfast
  • Work assignment: Identification of invader species & resident wildlife
  • Lunch
    Work assignment: Removal of invader species.
  • Dinner and campfire discussion
Day Four
  • Breakfast
  • Work assignment: Invader species.
  • Lunch at the mountain lookout Work assignment: Fence inspection/maintenance
  • Dinner - camp fire with Drumming
Day Five 
  • Breakfast
  • Work assignment: Identification - tracks and signs
  • Lunch
  • Short course: Bird identification.
  • Short course: Outdoor cooking
  • Short course: Southern skies
Day Six
  • Breakfast
  • Short course: Photographic theory & practical
  • Lunch
  • Siesta - Leisure Time
Day Seven
  • Breakfast
  • Short course: SA Snake & Reptiles Lunch.
  • Short course: SA Mammals
  • Dinner at Campfire
Day Eight
  • Breakfast
  • Work assignment: Anti-poaching and removal of snares.
  • Lunch at the mountain look-out
    Work assignment: Anti-poaching and snare removal
  • Dinner at camp fire with drumming.
Day Nine
  • Breakfast
  • Perimeter hike and fence inspection/repair
  • Lunch in the bush.
  • Work assignment: Water reserves and pollution control.
  • Dinner at camp fire
Day Ten
  • Breakfast
  • Big Five Game Reserve
  • Dinner
Day Eleven
  • Breakfast
  • Elephant Sanctuary Visit Out of Africa Curios Lunch at Inyoni Crocodile Farm Monkey Sanctuary
  • Dinner.
Day Twelve
  • Breakfast
  • Bethani Lion Lodge interaction with cubs/bottle feeding of cubs/Walk with lions
  • Lunch at Bethani
  • Lion enclosures
  • Dinner at Bethani Lion Lodge Social
Day Thirteen
  • Breakfast
  • Relaxing day with general camp clean up and maintenance/lunch
  • Dinner
Day Fourteen
  • Breakfast
  • Airport transfer