• 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


If you’re thinking about volunteering abroad and want to volunteer in Africa, then look no further! Conservation Travel Africa was established to provide meaningful and responsible volunteer and student travel experiences throughout Southern Africa and we can tailor-make a unique volunteer experience for you.

Whether you are a gap year volunteer, want to volunteer on your career break or looking for a working holiday, we can point you towards wildlife conservation, teaching, marine and community development programmes throughout Southern Africa. Rest assured that we offer only carefully considered and 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
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
Family Volunteering Bring the kids as you join one of our family volunteer programmes. Work with wildlife, experience daily life in a game park and get involved in community projects - we have projects suitable for child... Learn More

Featured Projects

Cheetah Conservation and Research Help reduce the human-carnivore conflict in a remote area of Namibia. Monitor the progress of released cheetah and leopard in a spectacular environment and get back to basics as you live in Namibia s ...
Anti-Poaching & Wildlife Management Join anti-poaching patrols as you support rangers in critical anti-poaching activities. Learn about the challenges facing those fighting poaching and be part of the solution. This programme gives ...
Humpback Whale Expedition Brand New Project! A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join a world famous Humpback Whale marine biologist as he visits Mozambique to set up a brand new research project. From June - September eac...


Must see places in Namibia Coming soon! Read More 17 October 2016
Top 5 responsible volunteer programmes in Zimbabwe Volunteering in Zimbabwe: everything you need to know about joining a responsible conservation programme. Despite a turbulent recent past, Zimbabwe s tourist industry, once one of the busiest in Africa, is well on the road to recovery, and, thanks to a growing number of proactive conservation and community organis... Read More 27 September 2016
Volunteer with rhinos and elephants and save 30%! One of our best special offers ever! Save up to 30% when you volunteer with rhinos and elephants during November and December 2016 If you want to escape the rain and cold of winter, book yourself a volunteer experience to Zimbabwe, where you can look forward to great weather, new friends and an amazing wildlife... Read More 5 September 2016
Massive May Savings - 40% off For a limited time only, two weeks volunteering on our Hands-on Rhino Elephant Conservation Programme is only $995, a massive 40% off! This is a huge saving of more than $750 on our normal two week selling price of $1,750 per person. The price still includes transfers from Harare, accommodation, three meals per ... Read More 27 April 2016
Innovation Award Finalist! We are delighted to announce that our very own Anti-Poaching and Wildlife Management Programme has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 GoAbroad Innovation Awards! As the leading resource for meaningful travel and study overseas, GoAbroad presents annual awards for innovation in international education. The winn... Read More 20 April 2016


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