Project updates, volunteer reviews and stories from around Africa
First-time Africa travellers and senior volunteers, Jim and Steve, volunteered at two of our wildlife projects in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Despite pre-trip apprehensions, with a bit of planning and
Conservation never takes a holiday, and there are lots of projects which take volunteers year-round – including over the Christmas and New Year period. So if you want to spend your Christmas vacation doing something worthwhile (and possibly warmer!), take a look at the projects you can choose from!
We believe that of the best presents you can gift yourself or someone else, is the gift of travel and new experiences. Which is why we are offering 5% off all volunteer bookings made in December or January, for travel any time during 2020!
Pam Galenkamp and her family, from Georgia, USA, volunteered at the Rhino & Elephant Conservation Programme in June this year. They also took a side trip to Namibia as well,
American volunteers, Jim and Steve, both first time Africa travellers in their early 70s, wrote to us about their ‘bucket list’ volunteering trip to Africa and how it turned into the trip of a lifetime.
A volunteer’s day at the Primate Conservation Programme in Zimbabwe. Enjoy hands-on work with primates and other small animal orphans, assist with feeding, husbandry and enrichment and work on release projects.
From July to September hundreds of humpback whales migrate into the warm waters off the coast of Mozambique. Our Humpback Whale Research project studies these whales, identifying movement patterns and making photo ID’s of individual whales. Read about Len’s time on the project.
Regular Conservation Travel Africa volunteer, Peter, talks about his time in South Africa on our Anti-Poaching Training course. “Tracking to 20 metres of a wild rhino without causing the animal any anxiety is just unforgettable.”