• 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 ...
Scuba Diving, Research & Marine Conservation Join a world-class research team in one of Africa’s most beautiful coastal locations. Southern Mozambique is one of the best diving locations in the world, home to large populations of whale sha...
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 ...


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
March 2016 Project Update - Marine Conservation, Mozambique Seeing spots! My heart stood still as I saw the grey and white contrast of his spots, more vibrant than I had ever imagined, softly gliding through the water just a meter below me. Kicking as fast as I could, I was determined to stay with him. We were on our way back from a double dive and I was exhausted, but I ha... Read More 29 March 2016
March 2016 Project Update - Elephant Conservation, Zimbabwe Its all about the rain at the Elephant Conservation Programme in Hwange and Zambezi National Parks and preparing the waterholes for the drought forecast for 2016. This report was written by the two team leaders, one based in the Zambezi National Park and one at Sinamatella in Hwange. --------------------- Excel... Read More 23 March 2016
March 2016 Project Update - Anti-Poaching and Wildlife Management Volunteers having a massive impact in Zimbabwe Our partner programme in Kariba, run by the fantastic Kariba Conservation Programme, have had a very busy and productive first three months of 2016. The team at the KCP are working closely with local rangers to curb poaching both on land, in the Gache Gache wilderness ... Read More 22 March 2016


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