Working with Wildlife Experience

Join the Women’s Travel Club on this opportunity to be involved in African Wildlife Conservation during this amazing experience. Our small group will assist to preserve wildlife and enjoy staying on a 240 000-acre Big-5 and Malaria Free private game reserve in South Africa’s Kalahari Desert. The project offers a true perspective of the problems facing African Wildlife, and allows guests to give something back to the continent’s conservation efforts. Break free from tourists and time limits as you follow animals in their natural habitat in this once in a lifetime conservation experience!

INCLUSIONS & HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 Nights tented accommodations
  • 3 meals plus snacks daily
  • Game Drives
  • Daily wildlife research and conservation activities
  • Conservation fees and taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Gratuities
  • Women’s Travel Club Tour Host

ACTIVITIES

Daily activities will vary depending on what is needed. As the reserve is situated in one of the most remote parts of the country, it offers guests some of the most incredible star-gazing opportunities imaginable due to the absence of light pollution from nearby cities and towns. In fact, the area was chosen by a group of astronomers as their ideal location to study stars. Beyond their large and highly specialized anti-poaching team, the reserve is run by a small team of professionals. The reserve simply does not have the necessary hands required to conduct their much-needed field work. This adventure and eco-safari project is designed to contribute to the reserve’s ecological needs by assisting with game counts, wildlife research, vegetation surveys, and so much more! Together, these are the tools needed to ensure a balanced ecosystem is maintained, and that the ultimate goal of restoring the Kalahari to its natural state is achieved. Working with Wildlife is proud to be the reserve’s exclusive partner in offering such conservation experiences. Here are some examples of special activities we may take part in.

Any activities that require tranquilizing animals is only done when ecologically necessary and requested by the reserve’s ecologist.  These activities will require additional cost for bringing in the veterinarian and an specialized equipment required (such as satellite collars).   Any activities available and their costs will be announced to the group closer to departure.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

DETAILS & PRICING

Rates

Double Occupancy – $3699 CAD per person (sharing a tent) – Approx. $2800 USD – 2 Spots – On Sale Save $500!
Single Occupancy – $4999 CAD per person (your own tent) – Approx. $3700 USD – 1 Spot – On Sale Save $500!

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don’t have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Full payment due at time of booking.

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

Guaranteed Departure

You can book confidently knowing that this tour will definitely depart.  If you are booked please arrange your flights.  We always recommend flexible, refundable tickets not booked with a third party supplier.

Activity Level

Moderate Activity
Level of intensity and difficulty of activities dependent on the group’s needs. Certain activities can be tailored to abilities.

Group Size

Minimum – 4 members
Maximum – 8 members

Exclusions

  • International Airfare
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages not at all inclusive resort
  • Gratuities on personal purchases
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel
  • Collaring and notching activities*

* Collaring and notching activities will only be available if ecologically needed. Availability and cost of these activities will be available a couple of months prior to departure.

Tour Host

Women’s Travel Club tours are hosted tours. Your tour host is in addition to local tour guides. Your Women’s Travel Club tour host is your tour concierge and there to make sure every part of the tour runs smoothly. Our trained hosts are seasoned travelers who are with you every step of your tour so that you only have to worry about enjoying yourself and having fun.
The Women’s Travel Club Tour Host for this tour is Kirsten.

Roommate Matching Policy

Roommate matching is done as a courtesy and while most matches result in wonderful friendships, success is not guaranteed. If during the tour you decide you would no longer like to share a room with your roommate you will need to request (and pay for) a single room at all accommodations. This can be shared between the two people in the room if it is a mutual decision. If you are a very light sleeper or snore you may want to consider getting your own single room.

Flight Information

The Women’s Travel Club recommends booking flexible/refundable air tickets when possible.
Arrive to Johannesburg – O.R. Tambo International Airport – JNB – must arrive by 9 AM on the first day of the tour, we suggest arriving the night before. There is a very long transfer to get to the reserve.
Depart from Johannesburg – O.R. Tambo International Airport – JNB – Flights must depart after 7 PM due to the length of transfer from the reserve.
If you would like assistance booking international flights for your tour please use the form below. The Women’s Travel Club Flight Desk will work with you to arrange the best options.
Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.
Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

Insurance Quote

ACCOMMODATIONS

Working with Wildlife

Guests are accommodated in a tented lodge which offers incredible game viewing and sensational star-gazing opportunities to all who visit! There are four two-sleeper tents each with an en-suite bathroom (rooms are shared between guests). There is a kitchen and dining tent, a shaded outdoor section for guests to relax, and a boma for outdoor dining. There is electricity and hot water at the lodge, and safe drinking water is available.

** Occasionally, due to situations beyond our control, specific hotels may change. Any accommodation changes will be to a similar hotel.

FAQ's

Through our own clients and networking clubs we have realized a general desire for women to travel but they don’t always have a companion. We developed the Women’s Travel Club for these women to have a fun and safe group to travel with. We offer a wide range of destinations, so that there is something for everyone.

We have women of all ages, with the average being 45 to 65 years. However, we do have regular travelers anywhere from 30 years to over 80 years of age.

We do not include international flights in the price of our tours. Not including the cost of international flights in the cost of the tour allows members the flexibility to get the flight schedule, price and class of service that best suits them. The Women's Travel Club flight desk will be happy to help arrange your international flights.

Yes, we always negotiate the best possible single supplement rate for our trips. Single spots fill quickly and may be limited so we suggest you book early for a single spot.

Yes, each of our booking forms has an area for you to request to be matched with a roommate. We get some general information that will help us match you with a great new friend.

South Africa does not require a tourist visa for stays up to 90 days. However, travel requirements may change at any time. Please visit your governments travel recommendations page. Canada - Canada Travel Recommendations & Information USA - USA Travel Recommendations & Information

While no vaccinations are required for travel to South Africa, proof of a Yellow Fever vaccination is required if you are coming from or have transited through an airport of a country where Yellow Fever occurs. Be sure that your routine vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling. You should visit a travel clinic or doctor prior to this tour to discuss and get recommendations specific to you and your medical history. The reserve is in a malaria free area.

The camp has electricity, however, due to the remoteness of the camp it can often be interrupted. Wifi is available at the camp, it is satellite based and can be sporadic.

The Kalahari Desert has some of the biggest temperature variations around the world. Daytime highs average 33°C (92°F) and nighttime lows average 18°C (65°F).

Nov 07 - Nov 14 2023

Tour Level: Classic Tours,
Tour Type: Active Tours, Safari,
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