Shamwari Conservation Experience

Conservation and Veterinary Experiences 2019 - its a wrap!

Shamwari Conservation Experience hosts three Conservation and Veterinary Experiences every year, during our winter months.

Each experience lasts two weeks and are packed with hands-on experience.  Students are involved in all the behind the scenes veterinary work happening on Shamwari Game Reserve. They work closely together with Dr. Johan Joubert, our wildlife vet and his wildlife team.

For the students, this is the opportunity to see a whole new side of veterinary jobs that involves a much wider range than treating only domestic animals

Sarah Roos and Clément Zech took part in our recent experience and absolutely loved it.  They had this to say about  their experience...

Sarah Roos

The two weeks that I spent at Shamwari were some of the best in my life, and I will never forget them. I could not have asked for a better experience- the staff were all so patient and knowledgeable, our group was very close and we had so much fun together, and the hands-on activities we were able to participate in were absolutely incredible (I never have imagined I could notch a rhino!). We all learnt a huge amount about the different animals and how they are treated for various conditions as well as how they are darted, but we also were able to find out a lot about the plants and birds on the reserve too. I can’t recommend this experience any more highly, and I would love to return to Shamwari one day to learn even more.

Clément Zech

This wildlife experience was the best veterinarian experience you can get to work with wild animals. In an incredible reserve where animals are top priority and conservation is a daily preoccupation you will get a real taste of what being a wildlife vet really is. Johan and his team will welcome you as part of them during your stay no matter how far in your studies you are and teach you as much as they can on the amazing jobs they are all doing. Accommodations and food surpassed all our expectations as well as the general ambiance of the group where we all became good friends that shared a unique experience for two weeks and that will be looking forwards to meeting again as vets and vet nurses.

Don’t hesitate to join our programme for 2020 if our Conservation and Veterinary Experience appeals to you! 

For rates and availability please contact Kate Stuart on sce.bookings@shamwari.com.

Jam packed with experiences!

Jam packed with experiences!

Sarah Roos

Sarah Roos

Clément Zech

Clément Zech