• 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 throughout Southern Africa and tailor-make unique volunteer experiences.

Our African volunteer projects are perfect whether you are a gap year volunteer, taking a career break or looking for a working holiday. Join a wildlife conservation, marine research or community development programme - or more than one! Or further your wildlife knowledge and take one of our wildlife courses.

We only offer 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

Endangered Wildlife Conservation Support award-winning conservation to save endangered and threatened wildlife species in Africa. Make a direct contribution, and get involved in some of South Africa s most important and exciting cons...
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 Save 25%! 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 beha...


Volunteering myths busted: myth #1 - volunteering is just for youngsters Volunteering is definitely not just for gap year students and teenagers. We firmly believe that older volunteers bring an amazing dynamic to volunteer groups, and bring unique sets of skills and experience to a team. The myth that volunteering is just for kids, stems from the early days of volunteering, when it was ... Read More 5 March 2019
Meet Yvonne - four time repeat volunteer! Yvonne first volunteered with us in 2014, and has since visited our Rhino Elephant Conservation Programme a record four times! We caught up with her in February 2019, as her fourth volunteer project was coming to an end. CTA: When was the first time you volunteered in Zimbabwe, and what made you decide to choose t... Read More 4 March 2019
Are you ready for the family trip of a lifetime? Cathy Howard and her children, Billy and Rachel, have loved their various family volunteer trips – to Malawi, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Indonesia – and have been planning to explore more of the majestic African terrain ever since. We loved our family volunteer holidays, I can’t recom... Read More 28 February 2019
Save 15% on all Marine Conservation bookings until 31st May! 2 weeks was £1,895, now £1,610 - save £284! Be a marine volunteer in Southern Mozambique and experience whale sharks, manta rays and turtles close at hand, as you explore one of Africa s finest scuba diving destinations. Book your programme to start between 25th February and 31st May, and get 15... Read More 25 February 2019
Community Outreach in Victoria Falls - what will I be doing? Volunteer at our new community programme in Victoria Falls! We are proud to have partnered with Greenline Africa on a new volunteer programme just outside Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Greenline Africa is a registered Zimbabwean trust dedicated to funding and initiating community focused, long term projects in the ... Read More 11 February 2019


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