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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Save Africa's Wildlife a Snare at a Time

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 10 reviews.Johannesburg, South AfricaPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Kailen

90 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

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.
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
    Download Zoom for free on a 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 $153.

What to bring

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

Gail
September 2020
Wow!! Not sure where to begin on this fantastic online experience. It was by far the best and informative presentation with Kailen as the host. He is a conservationist working hard to save animals and bring awareness of illegal poaching. His presentation is filled with photos and stories that you wish there was more time than just 1.5 hours. You see first hand Kailen coming across illegal snares, see the damage they can do, and his tireless efforts to remove as many as he can. At the end you are introduced to art work made from the confiscated snares by local artists.
Wow!! Not sure where to begin on this fantastic online experience. It was by far the best and informative presentation with Kailen as the host. He is a conservationist working har…
Andrew
September 2020
This is an excellent adventure in your living room to learn about the impact of snares on wildlife in Africa and hear first-hand from Kailen on the front line doing his bit to make a difference!
Marie Louise
August 2020
I really enjoyed this experience and the time flew. We talked about conservation and I learned about African animals and culture. I loved the structure, Kailen is really warm and chatty and he interspersed his knowledge with videos, maps, slides and props. It was a lovely mix of conservation, anthropology and culture. I cant recommend it enough.
I really enjoyed this experience and the time flew. We talked about conservation and I learned about African animals and culture. I loved the structure, Kailen is really warm and…
Brandon
August 2020
Kailen's AirBnB experience is an eye opening one that takes you beyond documentaries that you see about African wildlife and commercial poaching and gives you a deeper view of these animals and smaller scale poaching that is a huge but little known problem. His experience was fun, educating, and entertaining and all along the way, he made the whole thing feel like an adventure with interactive stories and videos of his own personal experiences.
Kailen's AirBnB experience is an eye opening one that takes you beyond documentaries that you see about African wildlife and commercial poaching and gives you a deeper view of thes…
Laurie
August 2020
Kailen gives an in-depth presentation about African wildlife, culture, poaching and animal rights activism. He took the time to explain if I did not understand and allowed me to stop and ask questions. This was a very informative, thought-provoking presentation. I applaud Kailen's work and in-depth understanding of this very complex environment. Well done!
Kailen gives an in-depth presentation about African wildlife, culture, poaching and animal rights activism. He took the time to explain if I did not understand and allowed me to s…
Jackie
July 2020
Really interesting experience! Kailen clearly knows what he's talking about and although a tough topic, presents it in a thoughtful, empathetic way. He was open to questions and made me feel included in the experience. Enjoyed it and would recommend.
Really interesting experience! Kailen clearly knows what he's talking about and although a tough topic, presents it in a thoughtful, empathetic way. He was open to questions and ma…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.

More tips

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).