Elephant Focused Projects

Volunteer in Africa on one of our amazing 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 to learn about conservation and get hands-on experience with iconic African animals. 

Join one of our wildlife conservation volunteer projects and choose whether to work in stunning National Parks, in the wilderness of the African desert, on private game reserves or in wildlife sanctuaries.

You will volunteer alongside and learn from passionate and dedicated conservation professionals on responsible wildlife programmes - whether it is on a small privately owned game parks where you’ll become part of the family in no time, within stunning National Parks or patrolling huge wilderness areas, you will give hands-on assistance and make a valuable contribution to ensure the future of endangered animals.

You will volunteer in some of Africa’s most beautiful areas, study wildlife, join anti-poaching units, help with animal rehabilitation and learn all about game park management. We provide individual volunteer placements and opportunities for groups, mature volunteers and families who wish to volunteer together.

If you would like to join one of our projects and conduct your own research then this is possible at several of our wildlife conservation project locations. Please email us to discuss research opportunities.

Have a look at our Wildlife Conservation Volunteer Programmes below:

Rob H Australia This is my second time on the Endangered Species programme in South Africa, and round two was just as special as the first! One day, we were up and about early (just after 4am!) before dawn had even considered breaking. The silence across the reserve was deafening. Our focus species for the morn...
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...

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Endangered Wildlife Conservation Location: South Africa
How much: from US$1,525 (2 weeks)
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...
Mana Pools Wildlife Conservation Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$2,495 (2 weeks)
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...
Rhino & Elephant Conservation Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$855 (1 weeks)
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 ...
Elephant & Wild Dog Conservation Location: Namibia
How much: from US$1,715 (2 weeks)
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...
Conservancy & Rehabilitation Experience Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$1,860 (2 weeks)
Combine rhino and elephant conservation with small animal care and primate rehabilitation in Zimbabwe. Experience life in a 10,000 acre conservancy dedicated to black rhino protection, and work in a s...
Big 5 Wildlife Conservation, National Parks Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$1,995 (2 weeks)
A fantastic opportunity to work in two of Zimbabwe’s most magnificent national parks. Join a team of professional rangers, learn to track and monitor big game including elephant, leopard and lio...
Horse Riding & Rhino Conservation Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$1,115 (1 weeks)
The perfect volunteer project for horse riders as you combine horseback safaris, anti-poaching patrols and cattle ranching with hands-on volunteer work with endangered black rhinos and elephants. ...
Teaching & Big 5 Wildlife Conservation Location: Zimbabwe
How much: price on application
A great combination of community work and conservation. Volunteer in Zimbabwe, teach English to rural children and experience life on a Big 5 game reserve in an incredible wilderness areas. Deliver an...
Desert Elephant Conservation & Conflict Prevention Location: Namibia
How much: from US$1,350 (2 weeks)
Volunteer in Namibia, conserve the desert elephant and overcome the human-elephant conflict. A unique chance to monitor the rare desert-adapted elephant and help farmers and communities reduce and rep...
Wildlife Research Programmes, Malawi Location: Malawi
How much: from US$1,550 (2 weeks)
Join expert research teams and deliver applied conservation research on the reintroduction and management of key wildlife in Malawi. Malawi is rich in wildlife but the biodiversity is threatened b...

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