• Discover AfricaThe most compelling and colourful continent on earth - spectacular scenery, incredible wildlife and welcoming people
  • Why VolunteerResponsible working holidays, gap year travel, career breaks and family adventures - volunteers can make a real difference
  • Make an ImpactGet involved with long term sustainable projects run by dedicated and passionate conservation experts and community leaders
  • Student TravelInspire and educate your students in the most amazing classroom in the world
  • Volunteer ProgrammesContribute to meaningful and long term conservation and community volunteer projects

“If you want to go quickly, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together.”

African Proverb


Thinking about volunteering abroad and want to volunteer in Africa? Conservation Travel Africa provide meaningful and responsible volunteer programmes and student travel experiences throughout Southern Africa and can tailor-make a unique volunteer experience.

Our African volunteer projects are perfect whether you are a gap year volunteer, on a career break or looking for a working holiday. Join a wildlife conservation, teaching, marine research or community development programme - or more than one! We only offer responsible volunteer programmes which meet our strict assessment criteria.

Featured Programmes

Conservation Programmes Black rhino conservation, elephant monitoring, wild dog research and so much more! There’s nothing quite like being a wildlife conservation volunteer in Africa and there’s no better place ... Learn More
Wildlife Research, Courses & Internships Get hands-on wildlife research experience as you study African mammals, birds, ecology and wildlife management. Undertake an accredited Field Guide Course and become qualified for a career in conserva... Learn More
Marine Conservation Scuba dive, snorkel and study marine life on one of our marine conservation programmes in Africa. Study manta rays, whale sharks and humpback whales, monitor their movements and be part of their conse... Learn More

Featured Projects

Rhino & Elephant Conservation Be a wildlife conservation volunteer on this unique rhino and elephant conservation project. Work to secure the future of the black rhino in Zimbabwe and help in the day to day running of a privately ...
Rescued Animal Conservation, Malawi Volunteer in Malawi at its only wildlife sanctuary, dedicated to animal rehabilition and release. More than just a sanctuary, volunteers get involved with animal care, enrichment and behaviour researc...
Teaching & Big 5 Wildlife Conservation A great combination of community work and conservation. Volunteer in Zimbabwe, teach English to rural children and experience daily life on a Big 5 game reserve in one of Zimbabwe s most incredible wi...


Why you should volunteer with your family in Africa! Different cultures, amazing animals, fantastic landscapes and inspirational people - everything you and your family can experience while on a family volunteering holiday. Perhaps you yearn for the days when you slung your backpack over your shoulder, booked your first night’s accommodation, packed a change of... Read More 20 November 2017
Why we don't (and won't) get involved in big cat and predator tourism The hard-hitting 2015 documentary, Blood Lions, opening up the truth behind the canned hunting industry in Southern Africa, has raised serious ethical questions about the role of captive lions in conservation and the role of volunteers in hugely popular lion “conservation” programmes. The volunteering i... Read More 17 November 2017
Spend Christmas in Africa, have a holiday to remember AND save $100! It s not too late to make this festive season the best one yet - so beat the winter chill and enjoy Christmas with a difference! And did we mention that there s $100 off every booking on one of these Christmas projects? Whether you are volunteering with baboons and meerkats in Namibia, with lions in Malawi, or with... Read More 1 November 2017
15 surprising facts about the humble zebra From their smart stripes, to the power of their kicks and surprising turn of speed, behold the wonders of zebras. Few animals are as familiar as the zebra, and their contrasting stripes make them an animal that stands out from the crowd. The zebra is much more than just a horse with stripes. Consider the following:... Read More 23 October 2017
Rhino Conservation - dehorning Zimbabwe's rhino We are giving you a unique opportunity to join vets and conservationists as they dehorn rhino on a private game reserve in Zimbabwe. Volunteers will help the game park team and local vets during the 2 day operation, as they dehorn five animals - both black and white rhino. The need to dehorn the rhino at the reserv... Read More 15 September 2017


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