Your Summer Holiday... But Better!

Your Summer Holiday... But Better!

Posted by Ellie Hutchin on 27th Apr 2017

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.

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


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