Application for the Big Cat Research Project


Raven Adventures strives to offer low-cost high-quality educational programs and opportunities.  Our trip price for 2018 is $3,995.  This includes round-trip airfare from JFK, group food prepared by Raven Staff, tent camping, and in-country transportation.

As an additional cost, all visitors to the Kruger Park must pay a mandatory daily conservation fee. As of August 2017, Kruger Park charges $25 USD per day for international visitors (this amount is subject to change). This amounts to $325 for our program. We ask you to bring this amount with you in US dollars and we will collect it when entering the park. Other expenses, if you choose to partake, include guided bush walks and night drives led by Kruger Park Rangers.  Though prices for these activities vary between camps, they average around $65 per person for the bush walk and $55 per person for the night drive.  Don’t forget to bring a little extra spending money (for most this is around $100-$200) for personal snacks, souvenirs, and maybe treating yourself for a night out at one of the restaurants in camp.

Raven Adventures attaches a $100 change fee to any itinerary changes. Be aware that most airlines and agents have their own change fees. Please consult us for any changes you may wish to make to your flight itinerary to be provided a quote.

How to Apply

To join us please complete all of the following application steps to fully enroll yourself.  Enrollments are on a first come first serve basis.

1) Please contact Sabrina Salome at with your inquiry and attach a copy of your CV.

2) After you have confirmed that there are openings, we must receive the following forms fully completed and signed.  Please scan and send to

Trip Registration & Waiver Form
Health Form
– A photocopy of your passport

3) Please submit your $600 deposit online by credit card through PayPal or by check. Full details on how to make a payment as well as the payment schedule are listed below. If we cannot place you on a trip, you will receive a refund of your deposit.

4) Upon receipt of all your completed forms, your deposit and final payment, your trip placement is fully secured. Final payments must be made before the final due date or you may forfeit your space on the trip and lose your deposit. Please be sure to take note of any due dates for payments . Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Payment Schedule

Deposit – $600 – Due Dec. 1st, 2017
Second Payment – $1,200 – Due Feb. 1st, 2018
Final Payment – $2,195 – Due Mar. 1st, 2018

Save $250 by enrolling before the deadlines!

Late payments will incur a $250 late fee.

Payments can be received by check made payable to “Raven Adventures” and sent to Raven Adventures, 360 Patten Hill, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 or by credit card through PayPal.  Deposits are non-refundable.  Due to airline and Kruger Park policies, once we purchase your ticket and reserve your lodging, we are unable to provide a refund for your ticket and lodging costs if you cancel for any reason.

Paying through PayPal:

We strive to make enrollments as economically friendly as possible.  For your convenience, we now offer the option of paying for your program with a major credit card through PayPal.  Please be advised we are charged a percentage fee for use of the PayPal service and must recover these additional costs to keep your trip within the pre-determined budget.  We apologize for this extra cost expense.  The prices for those paying through PayPal are as follows:

A $600 deposit payment must be submitted to PayPal as $620
A $1,200 second payment must be submitted to PayPal as $1,238
A $2,195 final payment must be submitted to PayPal as $2,262