The closest town to Makalali is HOEDSPRUIT - nearly 500kms from Johannesburg.Hoedspruit is approximately 70kms, or 45 minutes away from Makalali.As the Kruger trials proved the vaccine’s efficacy, safety and reversibility, the aim of the Makalali study is to determine the vaccine's reliability in controlling population growth.Since August 2002, a minimal growth rate has been maintained indicating very promising applications for population growth regulation of elephants on small reserves.
Volunteers are welcome to bring old clothes, school supplies or food during visits.
Volunteers just need to inform Enkosini Eco Experience of the date they are planning to arrive.
Volunteers are required to sign an indemnity form acknowledging and accepting the consequences of working in close contact with wild animals.
Flights and travel/medical insurance are NOT included.
The only additional spending money required will be for personal purchases, social excursions away from Makalali, and pre/post project travel. Please bear in mind that the sooner you apply, the better your chances of securing your placement!