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Karin T Switzerland I chose this project because there was not a lot of volunteers taken and it looked more personal. When I got there, I knew had I made the right decision! I did so many things - feeding animals, spending time with them, helping the sick ones, assisting the vets at the clinic in neutering, helping at ...
Emma R Scotland Raising a baby Vervet Monkey Submitted by Emma R | March 2016 The whole experience was such a positive one, but I must say helping rescued animals get back to full health and fitness and being able to release them back into the wild had to be the most rewarding thing about the whole trip. Ge...
Sandra T Sweden Saving animals Submitted by Sandra T | 23rd February 2016 I had an absolutely wonderful time on the project and I got to feel that I actually helped out, and I have gained a lot of good experience. Everything from knowledge about animal behavior, anti-poaching, tracking and conservation, to ...
Cecilia S USA Never a Dull Moment Submitted by Cecilia S | February 05, 2016 For the first time in a very long time, I’m in a state of FOMO – fear of missing out. From day one of being here, I’ve learned that we are here to give these beautiful animals a second chance at life. It broke...
James G UK We chose this programme because it allowed us to bring our four children aged 8-12, enabling us to volunteer as a family. We stayed in a beautiful cottage with plenty of space and a lovely garden and the food was great - roast beef and yorkshire pudding was a highlight for me! On the old maps of...

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Hands-on Rhino & Elephant Conservation Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$1,750 (2 weeks)
Be a hands-on 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 p...
Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary Location: Namibia
How much: from US$975 (2 weeks)
Volunteer in Namibia at this world-famous wildlife sanctuary and help enrich the lives of orphaned and rescued animals. The centre provides a refuge for all sorts of wildlife and releases as many as p...
Horse Riding & Wildlife Conservation Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$1,995 (2 weeks)
The perfect volunteer project for horse riders as you combine horseback safaris, anti-poaching patrols and cattle ranching with hands-on volunteer work with endangered black rhinos and elephants. ...
Desert Elephant Conservation & Conflict Prevention Location: Namibia
How much: from US$1,350 (2 weeks)
Volunteer in Namibia, conserve the desert elephant and overcome the human-elephant conflict. A unique chance to monitor the rare desert-adapted elephant and help farmers reduce and repair elephant dam...
Cheetah Conservation and Research Location: Namibia
How much: from US$995 (1 weeks)
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 ...
Malawi Hands-on Wildlife Sanctuary Location: Malawi
How much: from US$1,650 (2 weeks)
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 Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$1,795 (2 weeks)
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...
Scuba Diving, Research & Marine Conservation Location: Mozambique
How much: from US$2,550 (2 weeks)
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...
Zimbabwe Animal Rescue Sanctuary Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$1,295 (2 weeks)
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 Location: Mozambique
How much: from US$1,745 (2 weeks)
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...
Anti-Poaching & Wildlife Management Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$1,295 (2 weeks)
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 ...
28 Day Safari Guide Courses - South Africa Location: South Africa
How much: from US$2,320 (4 weeks)
If you want to experience a bush holiday, have amazing animal experiences and learn all about the environment, spend a month immersed in the natural world at a choice of wilderness camps in South Afri...
Namibia Medical Volunteer - Rural Bushman Clinic Location: Namibia
How much: from US$995 (2 weeks)
Contribute to the medical and social welfare of the remote San community in Namibia and experience unspoilt African wilderness. Assist the resident doctor and nurse to provide primary healthcare to th...
Big 5 Wildlife Conservation, National Parks Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$1,995 (2 weeks)
A fantastic opportunity to work in two of Zimbabwe’s most magnificent national parks. Join a team of professional rangers, learn to track and monitor big game including elephant, leopard and lio...
Big 5 Conservation Experience Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$1,275 (2 weeks)
Explore one of the world’s most sought after destinations, get hands-on experience in conservation management, wildlife research and community development and live in the heart of a stunning pri...
Photography and Film Internship Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$1,400 (2 weeks)
Calling all photographers! Volunteer with rhinos and elephants and use your photography skills to showcase the project s fantastic wildlife. Think creatively as you capture the volunteer experience th...
Hands-on Wildlife Rehabilitation & Animal Care Location: Namibia
How much: from US$1,345 (2 weeks)
Join this hands-on wildlife sanctuary project in Namibia and be responsible for the daily care of large and small mammals, birds and primates. Volunteer at this well-established wildlife rehabilitatio...
Veterinary Internship, Malawi Location: Malawi
How much: from US$1,650 (2 weeks)
Volunteer with local vets in Malawi and get involved in all aspects of animal care and husbandry, with a particular focus on animal health. Work with a diverse range of animals including primates, ant...
Malawi Wildlife Conservation Experience Location: Malawi
How much: from US$1,595 (2 weeks)
Be a wildlife conservation volunteer in Malawi, the Warm Heart of Africa. Get involved with a conservation programme dedicated to uniting wildlife and local communities. Get back to nature and live in...
Community Conservation and Desert Elephant Trekking Location: Namibia
How much: from US$1,650 (2 weeks)
The field expedition of a lifetime: work and play while renovating the A.Gariseb Primary School alongside the smiling students who will benefit from your service, then head into the wilderness on a tr...
Conservation Experiences Location: Zimbabwe
How much: price on application
Experience Africa at its wildest! Escape the confines of the traditional safari vehicle and learn about wildlife, the environment and local culture through intimate, hands-on experiences – n...
Wildlife Photography and Conservation Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$1,850 (2 weeks)
Capture incredible images of African wildlife and landscapes, learn new skills from a professional photographer and contribute to our hands-on rhino and elephant conservation project. Living in th...
Rural Schools Teaching and Natural Wonders Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$950 (2 weeks)
Live in the backyard of Victoria Falls and immerse yourself in the smiles and simplicity of one of Africa s most welcoming communities. Teach English literacy and life skills, work on community infras...
Hands-on Namibian Wildlife Sanctuary Location: Namibia
How much: from US$855 (2 weeks)
Help provide a safe refuge for orphaned and injured wildlife! Provide animal care, rehabilitation and enrichment while learning about conservation in this hands-on and interactive environment. Work wi...
Hands-on Rhino, Elephant and Wildlife Conservation Location: Zimbabwe
How much: price on application
Train an elephant to track poachers; feel the rough skin of a black rhino, one of the planet’s most endangered species; follow white rhino spoor through the African bush; horse ride across stunn...
Wilderness Leadership Challenge Location: Zimbabwe
How much: price on application
Accept the challenge. Learn to problem-solve in one of the world s most challenging environments - the African bush. This programme is designed to produce strong, can-do characters who are equipped to...
Big 5 Conservation Expedition Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$1,450 (2 weeks)
Engage in “behind the scenes” conservation and game reserve management activities, wildlife research, and community development programmes. Get up close with Africa s Big 5 as you learn ...
Marine Conservation & Dive Master Location: Mozambique
How much: from US$6,050 (8 weeks)
A fantastic opportunity to combine marine conservation volunteering with a professional Dive Master course. Study manta rays and whale sharks up close and learn more about endangered marine species. M...
Veterinary and Wildlife Conservation Internship Location: Namibia
How much: from US$2,495 (4 weeks)
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...
8 week Field Guide Course - South Africa & Botswana Location: South Africa
How much: from US$5,495 (8 weeks)
If you intend on becoming a Safari Guide, or want to immerse yourself in nature, this Level 1 Field Guide course is for you. Every minute is a learning experience, where you will be surrounded by icon...

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