Shambala launches new hands-on volunteering experiences | News

The prestigious Shambala Private Game Reserve is launching a number of exciting new wildlife-based activities for 2018, providing guests with the opportunity to enhance their luxury safari experience.

The new activities include hands-on volunteering with the in-house game research team, magical Star Gazing experiences and fishing excursions on the Douw Steyn dam.

Located in the South Africa’s Limpopo Province, Shambala Private Game Reserve is committed to wildlife conservation and is involved in a comprehensive anti-rhino poaching programme. 

From January, guests will have the opportunity to deepen their wildlife knowledge and gain some hands-on experience by spending some time alongside Shambala’s dedicated team of researchers during one of their team expeditions, designed to improve life for all species on the reserve.

Guests will be able to closely observe elephants, cheetahs, zebras and other animals that have found a safe haven at Shambala as well as spending some time with the anti-poaching team.

At the same time, the South African bush offers some of the world’s best star gazing opportunities with its clear dark skies, resplendent with dazzling stars.

Winter is the optimum season for this and is also when the Milky Way is most visible.
Shambala – recognised at Africa’s Leading Private Game Reserve by the World Travel Awards – is introducing magical Star Gazing experiences with their resident astronomer who will guide guests through all the constellations, complete with refreshments, delicious snacks and cosy blankets. 

This is the perfect way to end an adventure-filled day in the bush spotting The Big Five and a romantic addition to a honeymoon trip. 

Fishing enthusiasts will love the opportunity to fish at Shambala from the calm serenity of Douw Steyn Dam, the largest manmade lake in Southern Africa as well as the many streams that run through the game reserve. 

The three-hour trip involves a trip in the bass boat fishing alongside an expert guide who will demonstrate the prime spots for fishing as well as the authentic local way of catching fish using indigenous plants. 

Bass is one of the most popular fish species in the region.

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