Big Cats Focused Projects

Unique travel experiences: enjoy your dream African adventure in an ethical and responsible way

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:

Mary S United Kingdom This programme is a fantastic place for anyone who wants to play an integral part in the fight against poaching. You get the chance to be up close and interact with the magnificent rhinos and elephants on a daily basis, but if you want to you also get a chance to play a practical and on-going rol...
Jan H Australia I spent 2 weeks at this amazing place and could move there permanently. Working so closely with the elephants and the rhino was a dream. The awe inspiring community and the projects and long term goals took me by surprise, and as such has left a space in my heart. The people are wonderful and very...
Yvie A United Kingdom I volunteered in Hwange National Park and right from the start I loved landing at Victoria Falls Airport, and then being whisked literally 40 minutes down the road in a no-roof 4x4 vehicle to what felt like the middle of the bush, and being instantly asked to set up my tent for camping! I felt inst...
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 ...
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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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 ...
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Endangered Wildlife Conservation Location: South Africa
How much: from US$1,515 (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...
Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary Location: Namibia
How much: from US$1,125 (2 weeks)
Volunteer in Namibia at this world-famous wildlife sanctuary and help enrich the lives of orphaned and rescued animals. The centre provides a refuge for all sorts of wildlife and releases as many as p...
Large Carnivore Conservation Location: Namibia
How much: from US$1,395 (2 weeks)
Help reduce the human-carnivore conflict in a remote area of Namibia. Monitor the progress of released cheetah and leopard in a spectacular environment and get back to basics as you live in Namibia s ...
Big 5 Wildlife Conservation, National Parks Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$1,995 (2 weeks)
A fantastic opportunity to volunteer as a Field Assistant in two of Zimbabwe’s most magnificent national parks. Join a team of professional rangers, learn to track and monitor big game including...
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 area. Deliver an...
Veterinary Internship, Malawi Location: Malawi
How much: from US$1,950 (2 weeks)
Volunteer with wildlife sanctuary vets in Malawi and get involved in all aspects of animal care and husbandry, with a particular focus on animal health. Work with a diverse range of animals including ...

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