From wildlife monitoring, tree planting, animal-tracking lessons, and fly-camp sleep-outs under the stars, the five-night conservation journey offered by Samara Private Game Reserve will give guests an immersive conservation experience in the African bush.

The itinerary, which allows travellers to make a meaningful contribution to Samara's conservation efforts without compromising on five-star comforts, includes:

  • A daily hands-on conservation session, which could include wildlife monitoring, anti-poaching, land rehabilitation, reserve clear-up, fence maintenance, wildlife translocations, Spekboom (local tree) planting, research assistance and community visits.
  • Traditional game drives and/or bush walks.
  • Tracking lesson.
  • Wilderness hike followed by a fly-camp sleep-out under the stars.

A R1 000 (€62) donation per person will go to the Friends of Samara Trust to support ongoing projects.

Wildlife tracking forms part of the conservation experience.

“Every guest who stays at Samara embarks on a holiday with purpose,” said founder, Sarah Tompkins. “You help us to achieve our conservation vision simply by choosing to support us. However, we also know that many people want to delve a little deeper – to understand how a game reserve truly operates behind the scenes, and to actively contribute to ensuring the future of the wildlife and of the land.”