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ORGANIZATION: The Expedition Project

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If you’ve been searching online for wildlife opportunities to gain some in-person, practical experience, you may be restricted by the cost or quality of the options out there. For this reason, we’ve designed an exclusive package just for those passionate about endangered species that is both affordable and of high quality. It’s built around our principles of collaboration, credibility and accessibility by connecting communities and exceptional projects and experts.


Focus - Rhino orphanage

Summary - It is important to note that times vary depending on the age of the orphans at the facility and the time of the year. If an orphan is still on milk you can have between 1 and 6 feeds during the day as well as the possibility of night feeds. In summer months your day will start as early as 5am whereas in winter months, the starting time may be as late as 7am.

Your morning typically starts with preparing and letting the rhinos out into their larger day time boma, once a week during this time the rhinos will also be weighed. After letting the rhinos out, you will assist with the cleaning of their night time bomas, this includes removing the dung and old hay, as well as cleaning their shelter and water troughs. After this you will help weigh and prepare dry food (hay) for the rest of the day. Typically, this process takes about 2 hours. Milk feed times depend on the age of the current orphans, you will be provided this schedule upon arrival.

During the middle of the day is when you will get time to relax. You can also use this time to assist with other duties such as simple admin work/ data input, or cleaning the kitchen when you are on shift. This time after the morning duties is also when you might get the opportunity to get involved with community work, and wildlife conservation work in the greater area.

In the afternoons you will assist carers with bringing the rhinos in for the night as well as making sure they have enough dry food. Currently we have 2 hippos in our care who will also be fed in the afternoons.

Typically your day will finish by the early evening.


Inspiring rhino rehabilitation (& pangolin protection when possible)

Game reserve and wildlife orphanage experience

Credible wildlife vets (on request)

Practical clinical EMS and AHEMS sign-offs

24 hour support crew

Professional airport pick up and drop off

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About The Expedition Project


6 Tullyallen, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape 7700, ZA

Mission Statement

The EXPEDITION Project aims to connect inspiring, sustainable projects and individuals with each other and with the resources they need, and share their stories with the world.


Since 2011 we have travelled 32054km, visited 353 towns & 152 projects, with the help of 405 hospitality partners to meet and understand the challenges communities face. We then connect projects, communities, ideas and individuals with eachother, share their successes and help take them one step further with contacts, expetise and funding.

We are literally 'Driving Change'!


Animals, Community, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


KwaZulu NatalMkuze, South Africa



  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy




  • Must be at least 18
  • 2 weeks

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