Volunteering in Africa: the adventure you've been looking for! (Part 1)

25 January 2019

Have you always wanted to visit Africa? Perhaps even get involved and make a difference, whilst exploring the rich depth of the country? This is the land of majestic wildlife and rich cultures. A place with vast deserts and wetlands – room to explore, reflect and contribute.

 

Scrap the traditional safaris – get involved in Conservation Travel Africa’s volunteer programmes, experiences that show you Africa as she truly is, in all her raw and adventurous glory.

 

Adventure is not something that can be explained – it must be experienced. Allow us to take you on a journey through some of our favourite moments from the past year.

 

 

A spectacular breach by a humpback whale spotted in the Mozambican waters during their annual winter migration. Volunteers on our Humpback Whale Research Programme participate in ground breaking research around whale genetics, behaviour, pollutants and feeding ecology.

 

 

An obligatory group selfie on our Carnivore Conservation Programme, at the top of the vast Naukluft mountains. The ancient canyons, rock formations and natural fountains are a rare and captivating sight. During your regular hikes, one may even be surprised by mountain zebra, kudu, springbok, jackal or ostriches. These climbing companions are well-adapted to the extremes of the environment and speak to the resilience of nature.

 

 

Volunteering is not all work, and sometimes you can’t help but play! Here, one of our Primate Conservation volunteers is trying to capture a photo during baboon enrichment. Volunteers take the young baboons out into the bush around the sanctuary and encourage them to forage, jump, climb and interact with other baboons prior to release.

 

 

One of the main goals of the Large Carnivore Conservation Project is the relocation and release of potential problem animals. This collared leopard was successfully rescued from farmland and moved to a new home in the desert region where he can stalk and play as he likes.

 

 

Summer time calls for a splash in the dam at Imire, to cool off. The Rhino & Elephant Conservation volunteer house is on the banks of the project’s largest body of water, and there is always room for you to join in the fun, even if some other, larger, friends come to visit!

 

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