• 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
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

Featured Projects

Zimbabwe Animal Rescue Sanctuary Join a small team of dedicated vets and conservationists at this incredibly rewarding, family-run animal rescue and rehabilitation sanctuary in rural Zimbabwe. Work alongside the trustees of the c...
Mozambique Horse Riding Internship A perfect working holiday in one of the world’s finest beach riding destinations. Ride along untouched, white, sandy beaches and on stunning coastal trails, as you join horse safaris next to the...
Veterinary and Wildlife Conservation Internship Step outside your comfort zone and use your skills to treat some of Africa s most endangered animals. This is the ideal opportunity learn new skills as you assist the project s vet team in a unique an...


Torrential rains and new arrivals! News update from the Zimbabwe Animal Sanctuary Torrential rain throughout Zimbabwe has left the Zimbabwe Animal Sanctuary lush and green, with rivers flowing fast and the dam spilling over - a truly welcome sight after so many years of poor rains and a long dry winter. After a dam burst upstream, the Sanctuary sust... Read More 21 February 2017
Baby black rhino born at our project in Zimbabwe We are delighted to announce the birth of a beautiful, healthy, baby black rhino at our partner project in Zimbabwe, Imire: Rhino Wildlife Conservation. On 12th December 2016, Imire Game Park in Zimbabwe announced the safe arrival of a miracle of hope and happiness, their newest black rhino calf, Tafara. Her ... Read More 15 December 2016
Horse Riding Internships - From Bush to Beaches Love horses? Combine two of our favourite programmes into one fantastic horse riding internship? Ride alongside rhinos and elephants in Zimbabwe and then live by the Indian Ocean as you train horses in Mozambique. We think that one of the best ways to experience Africa and really immerse yourself in its wildlife an... Read More 24 November 2016
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


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