Welcome to Dingo’s Volunteer program!
South Africa is one of the most beautiful and bio diverse countries in the world and this program will provide 12 days of animal experiences that cannot be matched anywhere else in the world! From crocodiles and venomous snakes, to giraffe, elephant and cheetah; you will be blown away every day you spend on the African continent.
Our time will be split between Dingo’s private facility in Hillcrest (just outside Durban) and a luxury safari lodge in Zululand. Anyone between the ages of 16 and 70 can attend the tour. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by at least one parent.
In Hillcrest, we will be hosted in Dingo’s tented camp which provides a comfortable place with all the necessary amenities. All of Dingo’s animals are kept here and you will literally be surrounded by animals from sunrise to sunset. Guests will have access to wifi, kitchen, lounge area, fire pit, swimming pool, etc. For our time in Zululand, we will be staying at Duiker Game Lodge with wild African animals at our doorstep!
Breakfast, Lunch, Tea and coffee will be available everyday at our accommodation, and Dingo and his staff will take volunteers on regular runs to grocery stores, take out places, etc. There are a number of good shopping malls, restuarants, pharmacies and everything else you will need, within 5 minutes of Dingo’s Private Facility.
The cost of the tour will be $2000 USD and it will run from the 27th of December 2023 to the 8th of January 2024.
Costs include the following:
All airport shuttles and transport whilst in South Africa.
Breakfast and Lunch on everyday of your trip
All activities including elephant interaction, giraffe interaction, reptile handling, crocodile feeding, cheetah sanctuary visit, bird of prey sanctuary visit, game drives and much more.
Visas (where applicable)
SOUTH AFRICA TOUR ITINERARY
Transfer from King Shaka International Airport to Dingo’s Private Facility in Hillcrest, South Africa.
Settle in and relax after the flight. Facility Tour of Dingo’s private facility and a walk with sundowners at Dingo’s Animal Kingdom. This property is a 50-acre farm which will be the future home and public facility for all Dingo’s animals.
Snake Interaction and Crocodile Feeding.
Enjoy some of the largest, rarest and most incredible snakes and crocodiles on the planet with Dingo and team! Should you wish to, you will be given the opportunity to handle and feed some of these amazing animals.
Crocworld Tour and Herping.
We will travel to Crocworld Conservation Centre to visit the oldest captive crocodile in the world! He is over 121 years old, weighs in excess of 2500 pounds and is over 16,5 feet long. He truly is spectacular and definitely an encounter you will not forget!
South Africa has some of the best swimming beaches in the world, so we will spend the day swimming, relaxing and soaking up some of the South African sun.
Bird of Prey Sanctuary and Dingo Public Facility Tour.
South Africa is home to more birds of prey than any other country in the world. We visit a bird of prey sanctuary to see these birds up close and personal and enjoy a free-flighted raptor show and vulture feeding.
We also visit Dingo’s Farm and Reptile Park which is a public facility run by Dingo and his team. Here you will see crocodilians, deadly venomous snakes, parrots and of course a range of farmyard animals.
New Years Party at Dingo’s Private Facility in Hillcrest
Snake Interaction and Crocodile Feeding Part 2
Join Dingo and his team as he shows you just what it takes to keep all of his private collection in perfect condition. Day will include handlings, feeding, venom extraction, medicating and husbandry of Dingo’s collection.
Day trip to Mamba Valley and the Umkomaas River
The Umkomaas river is one of Dingo’s favorite places in the world and is the place where Dingo caught his first ever wild Black Mamba. We will get a chance to search for a wide variety of reptiles including monitors, snakes, turtles and much more. On a hot day the river also provides an excellent opportunity to cool off. You will also have the opprunity to spot giraffe, water, antelope and other African plains game during the course of the day.
Transfer to Duiker Game Lodge in the heart of Zululand, KwaZulu Natal and Giraffe Interaction.
En-route to the lodge, we will spend some time in a beautiful coastal forest which is home to a wide range of reptiles, birds and mammals.
After a short drive, settle in to the lodge and go on your first African game drive. You will also get the opportunity to interact with Elliot, Dingo’s own 16 foot Giraffe who cannot get enough of people.
Elephant Interaction and Frog and Scorpion night Hunt.
Get your chance to interact and get hands on with Rambo, a 13 500 pound African Bull elephant. This is one of the most rewarding and unique experiences you can ever have with any animal on this planet. And one you most definitely not forget.
In the evening, from our base at Duiker Game Lodge, we will venture out in search of local frogs, scorpions, snakes and chameleons. This is a thrilling yet safe experience as you are surrounded by the clear night sky and the sounds of frogs and insects, as the African bush comes alive!
Cheetah Sanctuary visit and transfer back to Hillcrest and Dingo’s Private Facility.
We visit a cheetah outreach program where you will get the chance to enter the enclosure with some adult cheetahs and get your photo taken up close and personal. Other cats such as serval, caracal and African wild cats are also on display.
Reptile Interaction and feeding.
We end the trip off with a high intensity day of reptiles and fun. This is where you will have the opportunity to get your photo taken with a number of Dingo’s own reptiles as well as work with those that you haven’t managed to get time with before.
The day will end with a farewell dinner out at one of the many excellent restuarants in Hillcrest.
Transfer to King Shaka International Airport and Travel back home.
If you have any further questions or if you woul like to book your spot, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org