Effective collaboration in protection of critically endangered white and black rhinos; Call for Support for Khama Rhino Sanctuary in North-central Botswana, Africa
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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 day and evening 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 ecosystem.
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. Network reception for three network providers, Mascom, Orange and BTC is relatively good in the park.
Language: ENGLISH is the medium of communication in work camp. Note: Workcamps are form of cultural exchange as such participants are encouraged to learn each other language. Participants who are not good in English are also accepted to participate as BWA encourages non-discrimination.
Requirements: Post your query and indicate workcamp of interest to BWA`s Email: email@example.com and your application will be attended to as soon as possible. The work camp participation fee is US $200 per participant, which covers simple work camp meals, arrangements for the whole work camp preparation in terms of communication, electronic mailing and transport for meeting with different stakeholders.
Approximate Location: Khama Rhino Sanctuary, approximately 320 kilometres northwest of capital city, Gaborone. approximately 650 kilometres from Johannesburg, South Africa
Notes: 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. 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 worcamp.
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