• 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...


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
Saving the Rhinos: an unforgettable family holiday Of all the things that you can gift your children, we believe that one of the most valuable is experience, and an understanding of their role in the world. There is surely no better travel experience to share with them, than a family volunteering holiday at Imire: Rhino and Wildlife Conservation. Located in Zimb... Read More 5 February 2019
When to visit Victoria Falls and what to do there! We’ve included in this post, a month-by-month travel calendar for the best time to visit Victoria Falls, including weather information, the flow of the Falls and what seasonal activities are running. December - March This is the height of summer and the rainy season. You can expect dramatic thunderstorms in... Read More 1 February 2019
A volunteers review of our Wildlife Warriors Anti-Poaching course I had a fantastic time on the Wildlife Warriors Anti-Poaching Course and I really want to thank you all for this opportunity. I am very happy and satisfied with everything, and will spread the word about both Conservation Travel Africa and Les! Everything was organised so smoothly and someone from Conservation Trav... Read More 31 January 2019


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