Half Day Daktari Tour
DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage is an NPO founded in 2006 with the goal of educating and inspiring local children to value their environment and stimulate community development. Every Monday, DAKTARI welcomes eight new students to their camp to attend lessons, do activities and interact with animals in the wildlife orphanage. The wildlife orphanage is home to more than 80 animals that are unable to survive in the wild. They live out their lives at DAKTARI, acting as animal ambassadors to teach the children.
Whilst at DAKTARI you will have the opportunity to:
1. Visit the animals in the wildlife orphanage and learn about their individual stories.
Many of them have been rescued and brought to the orphanage as they are unable to survive in the wild. The animals range from meerkats to a cheetah and if you are lucky enough you may be able to see some baby animals! The animals at DAKTARI are the cornerstone of the education program and act as ambassadors to teach the children.
2. Observe the environmental education program.
From Monday to Friday, international volunteers teach the children about the environment through lessons and fun activities. DAKTARI also runs a Job Hunting Program where they help unemployed youths to gain the skills they need to find a job.
3. Witness a NGO in action that is having a direct impact on the local community.
DAKTARI has now been running for 12 years and has reached over 4,000 children, cared for hundreds of animals and helped dozens of youth get employed.
DAKTARI also runs an outreach program to provide a greater impact to the community. This includes weekly Eco Clubs in the nearby villages and a Job Hunting Program that helps unemployed youths gain employment in Limpopo, the poorest province in South Africa.
Full Day Daktari Tour
After visiting Daktari your guide will take you to the The Kinyonga Reptile Centre, where you would walk through the Centre and view the many spectacular animals on display… The Kinyonga Reptile Centre has a dedicated team that works at saving reptiles by all means possible. We believe that education is a powerful tool that should play a major role in conservation.
Lunch will be served at a particular baobab tree, affectionately named the Hoedspruit Giant, has a girth of 16 metres, making it the second largest tree in the country. The tree, which could be several thousands of years old, has split in two and its giant branches have drooped to the ground like a giant octopus. There is a restaurant called the Upside Down nearby, a perfect place to sit and marvel at this natural wonder while enjoying local Bushveld fare.
Duration: Half Day Tour
Departure from the lodge is after the morning Game Drive at Sausage Tree. Arrive back at the lodge before lunch and game drive.
Includes: Entrance fees per person, return transfers from and to Sausage Tree, packed breakfast from the lodge, services of a professional tour guide and touring in a luxury, air-conditioned vehicle.
Duration: Full Day Tour
Departure from the lodge is after the morning Game Drive at Sausage Tree. Arrive back at the lodge after lunch but before game drive.
Includes: Entrance fees per person, return transfers from and to Sausage Tree, packed breakfast from the lodge, lunch, services of a professional tour guide and touring in a luxury, air-conditioned vehicle.