Your Summer Holiday... But Better!
Your Summer Holiday... But Better!

Your Summer Holiday... But Better!

Botswana Wilderness Adventure

Botswana Wilderness Adventure


Mozambican Marine Conservation Project

Mozambican Marine Conservation Project

13 - 83 Nights from $2,749.00

Work towards integral marine conservation in one of the most marine-rich locations on Earth.

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The Great Turtle Project

The Great Turtle Project

7 - 84 Nights from $869.00

Take part on The Great Turtle Project in Sri Lanka as a volunteer in a turtle sanctuary and have an impact on the conservation of the country's beautiful sea turtles.

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The Great White Shark Project

The Great White Shark Project

14 - 84 Nights from $1,182.00

Come face to face with one of the world’s most misunderstood predators whilst aiding great white shark conservation.

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Victoria Falls Conservation Experience

Victoria Falls Conservation Experience

13 - 27 Nights from $1,494.00

Help make a difference to Zimbabwe's incredible wildlife and visit the breath-taking Victoria Falls.

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David's Journey as a Return Volunteer in Africa and Sri Lanka!

David's Journey as a Return Volunteer in Africa and Sri Lanka!

Return volunteer David Pratt has joined the Kariega 'Big 5' Conservation Project in Africa and The Great Elephant Project in Sri Lanka and has shared his amazing experiences. From memorable wildlife encounters to valuable tips for future volunteers, find out more about his journey in today's blog.

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My Namibian Experience As A Mature Volunteer

My Namibian Experience As A Mature Volunteer

Barbara recently joined the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary as a mature volunteer. Read today's blog to find out what she got up to during her time on the project including the highlights of her experience, up-close interactions with wildlife, and top tips for future volunteers.

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Two Rewilded Cheetahs, Two Years On - A Remarkable Rewilding Story

Two Rewilded Cheetahs, Two Years On - A Remarkable Rewilding Story

Join us on a remarkable rewilding journey as we revisit the inspiring story of Kumbe and Jabari, two cheetah brothers born in captivity who found their way back to the wild in Zimbabwe. Two years later, we delve into their Phase 3 of release with updates from The Rhino & Elephant Conservation Project.

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Posted by Ellie Hutchin on 20th May 2017 4 mins

Here at The Great Projects, we believe there is a better way to holiday, and as we have been sending volunteers abroad to work with endangered species for over ten years, we definitely think it is something for you to consider for your summer holiday.

There are some fantastic opportunities at many of our projects throughout the summer, so we compiled a list of some of the activities you could get up to.

The Great Turtle Project In Sri Lanka

baby turtle

March – October is the hatching season for turtles! On the project, you have the chance to grasp an unforgettable experience as you help to release the baby turtles back into the sea. Watch fleets of tiny baby turtles flipper their way back to the deep blue, knowing that you gave them a shot at survival. The volunteers help to preserve the eggs until they hatch to keep them safe from predators, and then help to safely return them back to the ocean. Their adorable and minute markings in the sand will be a comforting reminder that in around 25 years, they will return back to that very same spot to nest their own eggs.

For more information on this project, please view it on our project page.

Victoria Falls Conservation Experience In Zimbabwe

victoria falls

Did you know there was such a thing a moon-bow? A moon-bow also known as a lunar rainbow, is a phenomenon which occurs when the moon’s light is reflected and refracted off water droplets in the air. Victoria Falls is a spectacular place to see this magnificent occurrence, and is also one of Africa’s most romantic sights. January, February, June, July and August are the best months to witness this sensation, as it is mid-season flow of the rainy season, so there is still plenty of water for a moonbow to appear, but not so much that you will get drenched! Even though it is during a part of the rainy season, the temperature is still very warm, so Victoria Falls is a great destination for your summer holiday this year.

Here is a time lapse of a moonbow in Victoria Falls. Helpful tip, skip to 40 seconds in!

For more information on this project,please view it on our project page.

Mozambican Maine Conservation Project

mozambique

May and September are the winter months, the best time for diving in Mozambique, and temperatures still reach up to 30 degrees during the day! During these months there is less wind, fewer storms and the current is not as strong,so there is optimum visibility in the water. Mozambique is one of the finest diving destinations in the world, bursting with an abundance of marine life including remarkably unspoiled coral reefs and over 6,000 species of fish. The crystal Clear waters of the Indian Ocean that caresses Mozambique, are home to the biggest fish in the world… The whale shark! Sightings are recorded all year round, and these gentle giants seem to be particularly curious of humans.

For more information on this project, please view it on our project page.

The Great White Shark Project In South Africa

great white shark

These months are the best time for cage diving with the misunderstood Great Whites as it is a time when the South African waters are clearest, so you can witness the grey rubbery skin and the black beady eyes of this fearless beast without any interference. The experience is an adventurous and unique way to get your heart pumping that rush of adrenaline around your body. Experience these electrifying apex predators in their most natural and purest form, as they gracefully glide through stunning blue waters, and curiously come your way…

For more information on this project, please view it on our project page.

Botswana Wilderness Adventure

leopard

June – August is very much peak season for wildlife spotting as the dry season causes the animals to congregate around water supplies. Botswana's biggest attraction surely lies within the Okavango Delta, claimed to be the best wildlife viewing destination on Earth. The delta floods have transformed into a lush scene that is three times its normal size, homing over 200,000 mammals. Witness all of the Big Five, as Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Elephants and Buffalos charge through every stretch of the Okavango.

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Juliana commented 6 years ago
Good to know! Very Informative post!

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