• 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 ...
Primate Conservation, Zimbabwe Gain hands-on wildlife experience with a variety of animal orphans, and assist in the rehabiliation and release process. Work in Zimbabwe s only dedicated primate rehabilitation centre, with a mission...


Why a safari in Namibia is so special Coming soon! See our projects and tours in Namibia here! Read More 18 October 2018
Travelling with your family in Namibia For a once-in-a-lifetime family vacation, Namibia is definitely a destination to be reckoned with. A family trip to Africa is not always the most obvious choice, but having lived in Africa for many years, and travelled extensively before having children, now that I have a child, I can’t think of anywhere more exc... Read More 15 October 2018
Why volunteer agents are good for projects Two questions we are frequently asked by potential volunteers are: ‘why do I have to pay to volunteer?’ and ‘why should I use a volunteer agent rather than booking directly with the project?’ We have addressed some of the reasons behind why payments are necessary for volunteers joining proje... Read More 10 October 2018
Why do I have to pay to volunteer? Paying to “volunteer” seems like a strange concept, and its one question we do regularly get asked. When you begin research into volunteer experiences, you’ll see that the vast majority of companies who offer organised volunteer programmes, expect you to pay some level of fee. Even when you apply dire... Read More 8 October 2018
African Wild Dogs and how you can help to protect them African Wild Dogs (also known as Painted Dogs or Painted Wolves) are the second most endangered carnivore in Africa. In South Africa, there are fewer than 550 wild animals, and only 39 distinct sub-populations left in Africa. Due to their endangered status, African Wild Dogs are the main focal species on our Endange... Read More 1 October 2018


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