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“If you want to go quickly, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together.”

African Proverb

VOLUNTEER IN AFRICA WITH CONSERVATION TRAVEL AFRICA

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

Mana Pools Wildlife Conservation A unique opportunity to support the wildlife in one of Africa’s most magical National Parks. Mana Pools is a true Garden of Eden, one of Africa s last great wilderness areas: remote, pristine an...
Wildlife Warriors - Advanced Anti-Poaching Experience Do you have a passion for the outdoors and a desire to actively contribute to the protection of endangered and vulnerable animals? Gain practical experience in advanced anti-poaching techniques and wo...
Elephant & Wild Dog Conservation Play a part in the long-term conservation of two iconic species: the African wild dog and African elephant. Work in northern Namibia to mitigate the conflict between these animals and humans. As h...

News

Why we signed the Born to Live Wild Pledge Walking with lions is much less straightforward than it seems. It almost never has to do with conservation, rehabilitation, or lion reintroduction into the wild. We do not condone this aspect of tourism and will continue to support organisations working to bring an end to the captive breeding and commercial exploitatio... Read More 22 June 2018
Its World Giraffe Day! Taking a look at giraffes around our projects! The 21st June 2018 is World Giraffe Day - the longest day (or night) of the year: rather fitting for the world s longest-necked animal! The day is a celebration of these iconic animals, to raise awareness of the fact there are less than 100,000 left in the world - a decline of 40% in the last 30 years. 11 facts... Read More 21 June 2018
Elephant & Wild Dog research in Namibia - why you should get involved The mission of our remote Northern Namibia research programme is to conserve the region s land, culture and wildlife, and protect keynote species threatened by the human-wildlife conflict. In this research project, the focus is on local populations of elephant and African wild dog. The African wild dog s intell... Read More 20 June 2018
Rhino & Elephant Project volunteers reflect on their time in Zimbabwe! Nothing gives you an idea of what its like on a project than reading about volunteers’ experiences. This week we’re focusing on our Rhino Elephant Conservation Programme in Zimbabwe. Have a read of our volunteer testimonials and enjoy their photos and videos! For more information about the Rhino Ele... Read More 19 June 2018
Project news! Pangolin release and new arrivals Our Primate Conservation programme in Zimbabwe has had a busy month, with several new orphans arriving at the sanctuary, and a successful pangolin release. In May the sanctuary had a call from a local community member who had saved a pangolin which had inadvertantly wandered into his village - at great risk to itse... Read More 7 June 2018

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