Lybomi WildlifeSpecialises in the rehabilitation of South Africa's 5 Primate species
“I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses. We must never forget that it is our duty to protect this environment…. It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it ”
– Nelson Mandela
Prepare for your volunteer experience
We have compiled a list of things you need to know before travelling to Lybomi Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. This will also to give you all the necesarry information about your stay so you are fully prepared for this wonderful experience:
What’s the cost
Please e-mail mias@Lybomi.co.za for further details regarding the cost.
- Accommodation (hot showers, electricity, and European style toilets)
- Three meals a day
- Weekly laundry service
- Wifi in the main building
- Weekly trip to a supermarket
What’s Not Included?
- Transport from airport to Lybomi ( additional charge)
- Excursion Fees
- Medical Fees/Insurance
- Two pairs of heavy duty rubber gloves for working
- Gum boots (optional)
Easiest way to reach us:
Option 1: Fly to Hoedspruit via Johannesburg
Option 2: Fly to Johannesburg and get a shuttle to Tzaneen (please enquire us about this option)
Accommodation is dorm-style. You will be provided with fresh linen. Dorms are padlocked and are to remain locked during working hours. There are beautiful African outdoor shower facilities with hot water, and regular European style flush toilet facilities. There are also electric wall sockets in each room.
Breakfast normally includes toast, porridge or oats, cereal, juice, coffee, plus condiments. On occasion, eggs/bacon/muffins/yogurt. And, of course, Thursday mornings are pancake day!
For lunch, bread with spreads will be provided to make sandwiches. You are welcome to purchase your own special ingredients for your lunch on town trip days.
Dinner will be a hot cooked meal which consists of a variety of prepared dishes, usually including rice, pasta, vegetables, meat & salads.
Dietary Restrictions – We will try to accommodate any dietary requirements as best as possible. Vegetarian and vegan options are catered for. Please inform us in advance of your stay of any dietary restrictions
What To Pack
In order to aid you with your clothing choice, here is a short description of our temperatures: Summer (December to February) temperatures can reach over 45°C (115°F). Summer is also the rainy season. In the Winter (June to August) it can drop to as low as 0°C (32°F), although by midday it usually warms up. Spring and Fall are rather mild.
Bring old clothes or clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or torn.
Please remember to pack:
- Sun Block
- Mosquito Spray
- Mosquito net (if you feel you need one)
- Wall Adapters for Electronics and Chargers (3-Prong)
- Towel (if you can, please bring a couple of old towels with you as we are always in need of towels for the babies)
Come on In!
+27 733 11 4823