A small lodge in the Kalahari, Botswana. Come to help with different tasks and explore a wildlife!

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Botswana

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  • Description

    Description

    we are a small lodge on a private game reserve in the mid western region of Botswana, we have a wide variety of wildlife around the camp including giraffe and zebra to name a few. A few km from a nearby town allows us to be immersed in the Kalahari wilderness and also not too far for some comforts. We run a campsite and lodging facilities for a variety of guests that visit daily. Working here is diverse and exciting and includes all helping out at the lodge or helping with various chores to do with wildlife or livestock on the property.
    Here, no two days are alike and new projects as constantly on the go.
    The lodging facilities overlook a waterhole frequented by a variety of birds and animals to be enjoyed from the overlooking balcony.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gartenarbeit
    Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Kochen/einkaufen
    Landarbeit
    Sonstige Arbeiten
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Hilfe mit Touristen
    Hilfe mit Computer / Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteering here allows you to work with the local people of Botswana, the Motswana as well as the San or Bushmen, gaining insight into their fascinating culture and also helping teach foreign visitors about this. At the same working with and alongside many species of local Botswana wildlife in a beautiful Kalahari setting

  • Help

    Help

    welcoming and meeting guests both international and local.

    helping keep watch over the lodge in between shifts and quiet times to allow staff to do other things

    feeding of wildlife with nourishment blocks

    checking on boundaries of game farm and help with visual animal counts.

    Helping with small stock, this can include counting and noting down numbers and also helping with the vaccinations and feeding.

    helping staff with day to day runnings all around the camp, this can be tailored to your strengths and interests as there are divers tasks at hand! you could help with small scale building/ renovation projects or help with decorating and beautification of the gardens and lodge.

    Help organize San activities for guests. This includes organising the San people and coordinating the timings and the execution of the trips and helping expand the San community on the farm through involvement in farming practices and employment where possible.

    We are open to any input and would welcome any ideas or allow you to follow interests that may have a positive impact!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The accommodation available to helpers is a fully furnished, air conditioned house with a balcony overlooking a floodlit waterhole, it offers a quiet getaway while also being in close proximity to place of work. The house contains a kitchen and an outside bbq area, where food can be delivered, otherwise it is 60 meters from the restaurant where food will be served to helpers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area around is famous for the San people and also the wildlife, afternoons off mostly comprise of a self driven game drive or a walk in the bushvelt around the camp, or try and angle for some catfish in the waterhole! the nearby town has a few bars and a grocery shops. The area itself is a 3 hour drive from maun and the Okavango Delta or a 3 hour drive from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week





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