ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Save Africa's Wildlife a Snare at a Time

Johannesburg, South AfricaPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Kailen

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English
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What you'll do

Be transported to the wilds of Africa from the comfort of your home. We'll meet some of the members of an African snare removal and research team and some of the animals they've dedicated their lives to saving. During this live online experience, you'll help find, catalogue and remove snares and traps used by poachers to catch and kill wildlife. We will delve into the African poaching saga and learn about what it takes to become a world-class wildlife researcher in Africa. Together we will journey to the Cradle of Human Kind in South Africa, which isn't just home to some of the oldest hominid finds in the world but also plays host to wildlife poaching in a unique, "urban" setting. From the land of our ancestors, we will travel north to a 220 000 year old meteorite crater to understand how traditional beliefs and community development can affect wildlife poaching. After clearing the snares from this geological wonder of nature, we will be whisked across the continent to the rain forests of east Africa where our team will visit with our closest "relatives". We will explore these lush, dense rainforests in search of poachers snares to make sure wildlife such as chimpanzees, elephants and leopards don't fall victim to these tools of destruction. Finally we will learn how poachers are changing their ways and turning to conservation and of some ways you can save Africa's wildlife.
Other things to note
This experience includes videos which are best viewed on a computer screen with a stable internet connection. We will be discussing wildlife poaching so there will be pictures of injured or dead animals which may disturb sensitive viewers (nothing too graphic I promise).
Be transported to the wilds of Africa from the comfort of your home. We'll meet some of the members of an African snare removal and research team and some of the animals they've dedicated their lives to saving. During this live online experience, you'll help find, catalogue and remove snares and traps used by poachers to catch and kill wildlife. We will delve into the African poaching saga and learn about what it takes to become a world-class wil…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Kailen can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $155.

What to bring

  • Phone, laptop or tablet with a stable internet connection
  • All your burning questions on African wildlife and poaching
  • Sense of adventure

Meet your Host, Kailen

Host on Airbnb since 2020
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As a qualified wildlife scientist and TEDx speaker, with a Masters in Nature Conservation and currently completing a PhD in Conservation Biology, I strive to bring people closer to nature and wildlife in unique and inspiring ways. Over the past 7 years I have lead hundereds of people from all over the world, through the African bush searching for poachers snares and traps. Through this snare removal project we have saved countless animals, large and small, created jobs for coumminities and exposed guests to the wonders of Africa's diverse ecosystems, from the Savannas of Southern Africa to the Rainforests of East Africa. Join me on this online adventure to meet some of Africa's most charismatic species and experience a day in the life of a wildlife scientist fighting to save Africa's wildlife from poachers!
As a qualified wildlife scientist and TEDx speaker, with a Masters in Nature Conservation and currently completing a PhD in Conservation Biology, I strive to bring people closer to nature and wildlife in unique and inspiring ways. Over the past 7 years I have lead hundereds of people from all over the world, through the African bush searching for poachers snares and traps. Through this snare removal project we have saved countless animals, large and small, created jobs for coumminities and expos…
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About the organization: KaiNav Conservation Foundation



The KaiNav Conservation Foundation is an environmental research and education organization. Our mission is to protect wildlife and natural places through awareness, education, research and community development. We are dedicated to producing data essential in guiding sustainable utilization of natural resources and promoting coexistence between humans and the natural environment.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to KaiNav Conservation Foundation.

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 30 reviews.

Laura
June 2021
I do not have enough positive words in my vocabulary to describe our experience. Kailen is an exceptional presenter who is very knowledgeable. He was able to adapt his presentation to meet the needs and interests of our group. He was super attentive in the set up of the event as well. While poaching is a hard topic, Kailen left us all feeling empowered with more knowledge and hopeful. He ensured to talk about the context that brings people into poaching and that it is often out of great need for food/money but they would prefer other lines of work if available. His approach ensured that poachers were not blamed but we stayed focused on solutions to the greater issues. Thank you Kailen for all the hard work you and your colleagues do and for offering this event.
Kimberly
June 2021
i got to learn interesting facts about how the wildlife on land are being poached and how they effectively reduce teh rate. donkras and other zebra mixes aren't natural. neither are ligers or tiligers 'cause africa doesn't have any tigers. asia does! eagles are smart. we got to see corpses and discuss ancient human remains. we find out about how they help the wildlife.
Andrea
March 2021
Kailen’s experience is great: Kailen is incredibly knowledgeable and is a great host. I had the chance to learn a lot about African wildlife conservation and protection. I definitely recommend this experience!
Mariangela
March 2021
Super interesting and well organised experience. Would recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about what can be done to save wild animals in the African territory.
Anastazija
March 2021
Great experience. It was very interesting to hear about the work Kailen and his fellow conservationists are doing to protect the wild life in Africa. I learned a lot about the poaching crisis in Africa: reasons, types of poaching and ways to prevent it. I recommend it!
Roberto
March 2021
I really enjoyed this experience, Kailen is a great host and know how to tell a story, loved all the stories he told us and the work he does to protect the wild life. Would definitely recommend this experience and hopefully one day I will have the opportunity to visit Kailen's project! Thanks Kailen and keep it up the amazing work you do!

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Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 30 guests total.
You’ll need to stream audio and video to participate.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.