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Conservation Travel Africa provides meaningful and ethical volunteer travel experiences throughout Southern Africa. We are focused on supporting grass roots organisations, where volunteers and visitors have a tangible impact. Our volunteer projects in Africa include the conservation of endangered and priority species, wildlife rehabilitation, research and marine conservation.
We also offer ethical safaris and off-the-beaten-track adventures to some of Africa’s best-kept secrets!

“Africa will change you forever, like nowhere on earth.
Once you have been there, you will never be the same.”
– Brian Jackman

Wildlife conservation programmes

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Featured projects

Join a unique conservation programme, dedicated to the protection of the black rhino. Play a vital role in securing the future of these iconic animals.

From $900

1 - 8 weeks

Support conservation work to protect endangered species in South Africa. Monitor priority species including lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino and wild dog.

From $1,515

2 - 16 weeks

Anti-Poaching Training Course

Gain practical experience in advanced anti-poaching techniques, learning from South Africa’s most experienced conservation professionals.

From $1,695

10 days

Support staff in all aspects of daily animal care and rehabilitation at a busy sanctuary. Work with large and small carnivores, primates, and much more!

From $1,125

2 - 12 weeks

What volunteering means to us

Volunteering in Africa is about connections. Connecting with people of different cultures; connecting with nature and wildlife; re-connecting with yourself, and being open up to new and remarkable experiences. Our projects  allow people to volunteer in Africa with a purpose.  Where you will engage in new physical and cultural experiences, take time for personal growth and reflection, and contribute time and energy to long-term volunteer projects dedicated to Africa’s vulnerable wildlife and communities.

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