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The Kenya programme includes time spent on a conservancy in Laikipia, hosted by our Gap management team and led by professional Kenyan safari guides in the bush each day. 


Early morning starts are followed by several hours a day in the bush, helping on the conservancy with jobs outdoors, fixing airstrips, roads and clearing campsites. 

You will also spend time observing wildlife, covering the conservancy with safari guides and being taught tracking skills, signs of unusual behaviour and removing invasive non-indigenous plant species. Observation skills are increased and this time in the bush teaches skills in navigation, and to listen and see small signs of what is happening each day. 


In Zimbabwe you will spend 2 weeks on a private wildlife ranch, part of the greater Save Valley Conservancy in southern Zimbabwe followed by 2 weeks on a working ranch. Home to endangered specie's such as black rhino and wild dogs, the Save Valley Conservancy is a hugely important area in Zimbabwe’s conservation story. Each day our students help on the conservancy with anti-poaching and learn about tracking and wildlife behaviour from the professional guides on site. They also help in the butchery learning to make biltong and boerewor sausages, and on the citrus plantation. This is a diverse family run ranch and its survival has depended on its mixed use approach to farming and conservation. 


In Southern Zimbabwe, a further 2 weeks is spent on a working cattle ranch with wildlife, crops, ancient rock paintings, volunteering on the farm, in a primary school and with the anti-poaching team of rangers. Mustering cattle on horseback, swimming with horses, fishing and canoeing in the dam, this hidden spot is a magic place to spend 2 weeks before moving onto Victoria Falls and all its adventures.

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