ECO RANGER SAFARI IN THE KALAHARI
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Eco Ranger Safari in Namibia
Explore the wilderness with all your senses.
During this eco safari in Namibia, you will encounter Namibia’s terrific wildlife and experience the wilderness of the Kalahari. At the same time, you get to peak behind the scenes of a game reserve and are welcome to participate in the daily work at the reserve. One thing that is for sure, is that it never gets boring! Discover the research about endangered rhinos that is being conducted at the reserve. Relax as a safari guest during game drives through the private game reserve or participate in an adventure trip into the Kalahari Dessert.
If you want to explore the life of a ranger and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, these could be some of your responsibilities:
Asides from the many activities that are designed for tourists, there is the possibility to contribute to the maintenance of the game reserve hands-on. Most of the time, the tasks for the next day will be discussed at the nightly bonfire. You can decide spontaneously whether you want to join in.
The most common tasks at a game farm in Namibia include for example:
Checking and patching of the border fence, collecting firewood, repairing and cultivating water holes, repairing tractors and Landrovers, ploughing roads, training saddle-horses, helping out with the vegetable garden or driving back animals which might have escaped from the reserve.
During dry season, the game needs to be fed. During April and May, the grass for the horses needs to be cut, and during April and July, the game is caught and prepared for relocation. During December and January, the pods lying under the trees are collected and used as food for the animals, and during February and April guests can join the botanical research.
What’s special: The informal atmosphere and direct contact with the nature-passionate host family contributes to gaining an impression of what it means to live on the edge of the Kalahari and uphold a wildlife reserve and lodge.