Leopard Conservation & Collaring Experience
This is a 4 week program happening in October 2022! Spaces are filling up fast so please get in touch quickly to secure your space! This is an exclusive project to TOMIO and we are excited to be able to share this with you. Scroll for more info!
What will I be doing?
You will be involved with the translocation of 2 wild leopards. You role as a volunteer will be to assist with the capture, darting and collaring of wild leopard in the Bubiana Conservancy. The goal is to collar two leopards to help with the data collection for the Leopard Research Project which is all in aid to conserve the species. This is done so that we can track their movements and ensure they are establishing a territory and get an idea of population. The project is 4 weeks in total however, we are flexible if you can't stay for the whole 4 weeks.
There has been a leopard research study in the Bubiana Conservancy for a while and it has been estimated that the Bubiana has the highest populating of leopards in Zimbabawe. You will get to be there for each step of the operation.
The team involved are highly experienced professionals, so this would be the perfect opportunity for you to learn all about the efforts that are put into conserving such an amazing area.
You will be staying in traditional and luxurious African accommodation. You will either be in individual round houses or a tented camp consisting of 4 tents. Both with twin rooms or double rooms which all have en-suite bathrooms and a shared lounging and dining area. It is safe to say you will be very comfortable during your time here. Both accommodation set ups have Wi-Fi and are solar powered.
You will be provided with three cooked meals a day and plenty of refreshments such as tea, coffee and juice, should you wish. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know in advance. There is house-keeping and laundry services included on site.
The Bubiana Conservancy is located in the south of Zimbabwe. It is a vast area consisting of about 50,000 acres of African bush with an extremely high population of African wildlife. This is a great location if you're looking for a real African experience - you will be 4 hours from the closest town and get to experience the peace and tranquility of being surrounded by nature. Bubiana has stunning mountains and balancing rock structures formed over thousands of years with picturesque dams and farmland. It is a home away from home with a true family feeling.