Vervet monkey rehabilitation project in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

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Responsible tourism: Vervet monkey rehabilitation project in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa


As with each and every project and organisation we work with always ensures that the aims of the project are worthwhile and sustainable.

All parties concerned have to benefit - the animals (of course!) must have a raised quality of life because of your assistance. The project organisation must benefit from your efforts and from the funds they receive from us. And you, the volunteer, must derive satisfaction from the work you're doing towards sustaining a valuable and needed project - and you must also have fun and enjoyment from doing it. Most of all, our aim is for you to come away afterwards with a great belief in the necessity of conservation, animal care and community ... and then pass on those sentiments to friends, family and colleagues. In that way the importance of conservation to our planet and its inhabitants gets passed on to ever greatr numbers of peole


We are extremely enthusiastic about conservation and care for animals in general. We feel this is a particularly worthwhile Sanctuary to support. Your assistance will directly help these traumatized animals to (a) have a life(!) and (b) be able to enjoy their lives back in the wild and their natural surroundings.

As one of our volunteers said, "This is the best thing I have ever done in my whole life." And that's fantastsic. Because of people like her, man has progressed past the stage of killing Vervet Monkeys because they were regarded as vermin. How can you look into the eyes of a Vervet and not want to do your best to help it? This project will enable you to do that and to help keep caring Centres like this functioning and sustainable. And that's very good for the future of all Vervet Monkeys.

We provide our volunteers with information on how to make a minimal negative impact on the community and the environment. This is also highlighted in your Induction and orientation on arrival. Group travel is promoted wherever possible and carbon neutralising of flights is suggested and encouraged when volunteers are booking flights. The presence of our volunteers in the community contributes to the community livelihood and their cultural interaction with people from around the world.

1 Reviews of Vervet monkey rehabilitation project in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 08 Sep 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Without doubt the safari we went on to the Addo & Scotia parks but spending time playing with Serval Cats whilst volunteering at the African Dawn Wildlife Project was a close second.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

If you are volunteering - you might be a bit overwhelmed when you first arrive - give it a couple of days and you will love it.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I hope that our small contribution in volunteering did help with the welfare of the birds and animals they keep, places like this and others we visited rely on the public to support them and they all do a great job helping rescue and where possible rehabilitate wildlife.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Great - had a really good time.

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