Conservation Experiences

Volunteer in Africa on one of our amazing programmes!

Experience Africa at its wildest!

Escape the confines of the traditional safari vehicle and learn about wildlife, the environment and local culture through intimate, hands-on experiences – not through a pair of binoculars! CTA students interact with keystone wildlife species through monitored handling and research projects. They contribute to conservancy development projects and spearhead community development projects.

Our Conservation Experiences place students in engaging environments that teach traditional classroom subjects through nontraditional, interactive and immersive adventures.

Our Conservation Experiences can be conducted at a range of locations depending on the time of year, the number of students and the length of your trip.

Each of our conservation programmes can incorporate all or a selection of the following activities:

Practical Wildlife Learning
Game monitoring and observation
Large mammal tracking
Bird and animal surveys
Research projects and data collection
Environmental audits
Game park maintenance

Bush and Wildlife Theory
Conservation: practices, challenges and current events
Ecology
Animal and bird identification
Animal and bird behavior
Endangered species
Outdoorsmanship

We work with each school, teacher or student to customise any itinerary or build a completely unique programme that aligns with your vision and school requirements.

Combine a wildlife conservation itinerary with a bush leadership course or a community service project! At Conservation Travel Africa, we are committed to providing each student with the experience of a lifetime.

Take a look at the sample itineraries in each of our amazing wildlife experiences below.

Sandra T Sweden Saving animals Submitted by Sandra T | 23rd February 2016 I had an absolutely wonderful time on the project and I got to feel that I actually helped out, and I have gained a lot of good experience. Everything from knowledge about animal behavior, anti-poaching, tracking and conservation, to ...
James G UK We chose this programme because it allowed us to bring our four children aged 8-12, enabling us to volunteer as a family. We stayed in a beautiful cottage with plenty of space and a lovely garden and the food was great - roast beef and yorkshire pudding was a highlight for me! On the old maps of...
Rachel M New Zealand Cattle rounding, baby counting and and rhino proofing! I enrolled in the equine programme and was so excited when I found out I would be riding alongside Judy Travers. She has been a bit of a hero of mine for a while now, and her passion and enthusiasm for wildlife and the surrounding community is...
Erika W UK So many special moments! Where to start! Amy and I arrived late in the evening in the pitch black. Mike and two other volunteers, Steve and Bryan, stayed up to welcome us – everyone else was in bed! In the morning we woke up early to a strange banging noise, looked out the window and saw t...
Bill Sparks Family Volunteer Hard to believe that not so long ago, we were huddled up in our sleeping bags at base camp watching the incredible star show that is the Namibian sky during the night! Enjoying this view while trying to digest the previous 9 days of our time spent building an Elephant-proof garden fence, sharing...

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Community Conservation and Desert Elephant Trekking Location: Namibia
How much: from US$1,650 (2 weeks)
The field expedition of a lifetime: work and play while renovating the A.Gariseb Primary School alongside the smiling students who will benefit from your service, then head into the wilderness on a tr...
Wildlife Photography and Conservation Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$1,850 (2 weeks)
Capture incredible images of African wildlife and landscapes, learn new skills from a professional photographer and contribute to our hands-on rhino and elephant conservation project. Living in th...
Hands-on Namibian Wildlife Sanctuary Location: Namibia
How much: from US$855 (2 weeks)
Help provide a safe refuge for orphaned and injured wildlife! Provide animal care, rehabilitation and enrichment while learning about conservation in this hands-on and interactive environment. Work wi...
Hands-on Rhino, Elephant and Wildlife Conservation Location: Zimbabwe
How much: price on application
Train an elephant to track poachers; feel the rough skin of a black rhino, one of the planet’s most endangered species; follow white rhino spoor through the African bush; horse ride across stunn...
Big 5 Conservation Expedition Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$1,450 (2 weeks)
Engage in “behind the scenes” conservation and game reserve management activities, wildlife research, and community development programmes. Get up close with Africa s Big 5 as you learn ...

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