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Volunteer with Rhinos in Uganda and help with their Protection
Country Uganda
Accomodation Included
Weekly Donation $300 - $350

Project description

We offer you the opportunity to live, laugh and learn with us at our Rhino sanctuary in Uganda! You will be working alongside Ugandas only Rhino rangers, learning first hand from their experience and knowledge of this magnificent species.

Volunteering with us

Weekly Donation $300 - $350
Minimum stay None

Volunteer activities

Our volunteers work alongside our qualified Ugandan rangers and get involved with a number of activities, including; Rhino monitoring, Data collection, Facilities maintenance, School/education assistance, Ranger work and more.

Volunteer requirements

Experience is not necessarily to work with us, a passion for wildlife and a good level of physical fitness is all that is required.

Extra Information

Fun for volunteers

Our volunteers work 5 days each week with 2 days off. Murchison National Park and Masindi town are nearby. We also have a nearby lodge which has a swimming pool and a restaurant area for our volunteers.

Living conditions

Volunteers stay in one of our private 'back packer' style rooms with a shared bathroom which has hot water showers! The volunteering fee listed includes all cost for your accommodations and 3 meals per day. Our accommodation is safe and situated within our head quarter area.

Transport

Our volunteers typically fly to Entebbe airport and from their we can help you arrange transport to our sanctuary.

Our Mission

Our sanctuary offers security for endangered Rhino's and with our Research and Outreach programmes we also educate others about the importance of conservation.

Internships opportunities

Cost Negotiable
Duration Negotiable

Description

For those that want to stay longer (up to a maximum of 3 months) we do accept longer volunteers/interns. The price is generally $50/day which includes your accommodation and all meals. Tasks vary from day to day but are similar to those of the volunteers.

Research opportunities

Description

Our research is conducted under guidance from our Rhino Ecologist. If you contact us with an interest to research our Rhino's, he will review your application and discuss with you if your desired research can be conducted.

    Why we need donations and support

We do not receive any funding from the Ugandan government or Ugandan Wildlife Authority. Any donations/funds we receive go mainly toward; anti poaching, ranger training and maintenance of our facilities. Please get in contact if you would like to help us conserve these amazing animals.

    What previous volunteers had to say

    William Grant , Canada

" Our week volunteer experience here consisted of track identification and a mini walking safari's with a well trained and knowledgeable guides, rhino monitoring, shoveling dirt and rocks, fence maintenance, night patrols, an early morning shoebill trip, and more! The accommodation. In the backpackers is simple doubles, twins, and a a few bunkbeds...it's clean an simple with detached shared bath with hot water. Big thanks to all the staff for making our week incredible. Your dedication to conservation is appreciated! "

    Miranda B , United Kingdom

" To stand 10 ft away from these phenomenal, huge and amazingly dangerous animals is awe inspiring, but what is more wonderful is to see these white rhino's going about their daily life with the calm that comes from living on such a sanctuary. The project seems to be doing great things considering that rhino horn is worth as much as gold these days. I was impressed. The rangers were incredibly knowledgeable and could give the history on each rhino; the mum's, the age of each baby and the future of the sanctuary. I also saw deer, birds and cows. It was great fun. I loved it. I didn't want to leave. The other main thing to mention was that I did have initial reservations about the trip due to being a lone female traveler, but the reassurance after a phonecall really gave me the confidence in taking the trip. They gave me clear directions, called me when i was enroute and arranged for a ranger to come and get me. A memorable experience. I wish i could have stayed longer. Would definitely recommend. "