Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Description: Khama Rhino Sanctuary is located around 25km north of Serowe and 320 km North West from Gaborone, capital city of the Republic of Botswana. It is defined by Kalahari desert sands and quite range of vegetation. Khama Rhino Sanctuary is a conservation park for the endangered white and black rhinos. It also hosts a wide range of animals including kudus, impalas, gemsboks, giraffes, and a variety of small animals and birds. Volunteers at the nature reserve can enjoy game drives and some educational lectures on some days. Volunteers can also arrange to join the rangers for their animals counting exercises and patrols along the park fences. The Khama Rhino Sanctuary is having an active working partnership with BWA. BWA had committed itself by assisting to sustain the ecosystem of the reserve.
Type of Work: The volunteers will assist in the maintenance of the footpaths, park fence, fire breaks and trails and helping in day to day business maintenance of the park. The volunteers will participate as a team in the whole duration of the camp. Volunteers can share and exchange different cultural forms during the workcamp. The orientation for the workcamp is scheduled at BWA head offices for the day before the workcamp start at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
Accommodation: Khama Rhino Sanctuary provides accommodation in camping sites. Volunteers must bring their own tents, sleeping bags, mosquito nets or repellants. A heavy blanket can of great assistance as Khama Rhino Sanctuary experience very cold winters, with temperatures reaching lows of -5 at night. Internet, supermarkets and banking are available in Serowe town, which is 20 minutes drive form the sanctuary.
Requirements: Commitment of volunteers; Project or work camps are not just cheap holidays; hard work and full participation is required. Volunteers should be self driven, adaptable, people oriented and tenacious.
Approximate Location: Khama Rhino Sanctuary is located around 25km north of Serowe and 320 km North West from Gaborone, capital city of the Republic of Botswana.
Notes: As a matter of fact the orientations shall be held on Sundays before departure to the workcamp sites and the participants must arrive on the Fridays or Saturdays to have rest time and also to get to know each other, as well to get knowledge of the host village before the orientation. Participants will also have a chance to go the city, Gaborone from Mochudi and to do their necessary travel and camp logistics before they depart for the camp. All workcamp orientations are held at BWA head offices. Please, ensure that your travel arrangements would allow at least two days of reaching BWA head office, rightly so, in lieu of rest and orientation before leaving to the workcamp.
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