• 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...


Coming soon - Community Outreach in Victoria Falls We are very excited to be launching a new volunteer project just outside Africa s adventure capital, Victoria Falls! Working alongside the Greenline Africa Trust, volunteers will support rural communities with livelihood development, water aid, education and healthcare projects. The project will be launched in De... Read More 14 November 2018
Volunteer with Rhinos & Elephants and save 20%! Save 20% (up to $1,400!) on volunteer bookings for February 2019, on our Rhino Elephant Programme in Zimbabwe! We are offering a 20% discount to volunteers joining the Rhino Elephant Conservation programme during February 2019. FOUR FABULOUS REASONS TO VOLUNTEER IN FEBRUARY: Reason #1: be the first to... Read More 13 November 2018
Orphan season discount in Malawi! We are offering an 25% orphan season discount from all sanctuary volunteer placements, for projects starting from today until February 28th, 2019*, at our Rescued Animal Conservation Programme in Malawi. Orphan season in Malawi runs from November until the end of February, and is when most baby animals, particularly... Read More 9 November 2018
10 reasons to travel or volunteer in Zimbabwe in 2019 Despite often being in the headlines for the wrong reasons, Zimbabwe has remained on the bucket list of travelers in the know throughout the last two decades. The welcoming locals, abundant wildlife and unspoilt national parks make it a destination not to be missed. Take the time to explore the multitude of World He... Read More 5 November 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


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