YOUR SAFETY, SUPPORT AND BACKUP:
Read important information about the Support & Backup you receive before you leave and during your programme.
Read about the Safety and Security measures we take to ensure your safety and wellbeing while on our programme.
THE GAME RESERVE AT GWERU:
The Gweru location is a 3,000 acre Game Reserve and tourist spot about 10 kilometres
from Gweru. The main camp facility - made up of thatched African rondavels and buildings
rests on the shores of a beautiful lake and is a Game Reserve with many species
of wildlife and bird-life.
The species in the reserve include non-predatory animals like Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest,
Impala, Kudu, Warthog, Jackal, Duiker (and many other species of buck and antelope),
as well as 150 species of birds. The 3 Km lake in front of the camp is also host
to an abundance of bird life, including the great African Fish Eagle.
Because the animals in the Reserve are all non-predatory, this makes it a safe place
to explore and view game either on foot or on horseback, or even riding on an elephant
or in a mule-drawn buggy. If you like jogging every day, what better place to run
around than a reserve where you jog past zebra, wave to a curious giraffe, or watch
a group of warthogs cavorting in the grass.
And you're not short on modern facilities either. This is one of the only places
where you have nearly all the modern facilities you could require and yet you still
feel as though you're camping in the middle of the African bush.....
One minute you could be in the office surfing the Internet, the next you could walk
outside, pour yourself a cup of coffee in an open-sided, thatched roof dining area
and go and sit on the grass with a spectacular view of the lake in the forefront
with swooping vultures, and the rolling expanse of the Wildlife Reserve in the background.
To make sure that you're totally spoilt(!), there's also a lovely swimming pool
on the lake shore where you can cool down and do some serious sunbathing while looking
out at the magnificent view of the lake and the Wildlife Reserve. This is paradise at
its tranquil best.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT?
Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome
Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet
where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put
together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator
for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well
as while you're on your placement and on your return home.
The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide
and any manuals that may assist you on your particular programme (e.g. Teaching
Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all
we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome,
elegant and beautiful country.
On Your Arrival: When you arrive you
will be welcomed by a member of staff who will take you to your accommodation and
introduce you to everyone. During your first few days you'll be given an induction
so that you can learn about the country and its culture, as well as other useful
VOLUNTEERING WITH CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE
As well as protecting all our volunteers, Travellers Worldwide is committed to all
our projects and dedicated to practices which protect children and vulnerable adults
from harm. Read Travellers' Child Care and Vulnerable Adults Policy.