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Volunteering in Africa:
The experience of a lifetime

Conservation Travel Africa offers life-changing volunteer experiences throughout Southern Africa. We are dedicated to supporting ethical grassroots organisations where volunteers have a tangible and positive impact. Our diverse selection of conservation projects focus on the protection of endangered and priority species, as well as wildlife rehabilitation, research and marine conservation. We also offer safari experiences and adventures off the beaten track to bring you closer to 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

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Our volunteer projects in Africa

We provide a wide array of unique volunteer programs in Africa. Check out a few of our featured projects below or hit the button to view all our experiences.

Rhino and elephant conservation volunteer work

Join a unique conservation programme dedicated to the protection of the black rhino. You will play a crucial role in securing the future of these majestic creatures.

From $950

1 - 12 weeks

Two girls watching African Wild Dogs on volunteer trip

Take part in vital conservation work to protect endangered wildlife in South Africa, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos and wild dogs.

From $1,625

2 - 16 weeks

Anti-Poaching Training Course
Work directly with South Africa’s most experienced conservation professionals to implement advanced anti-poaching techniques and protect endangered species.

From $1,395

7, 10, 14 days

Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary volunteer

Get up-close and personal with carnivores big and small, primates and more at our busy sanctuary, learning all aspects of animal care and supporting rehabilitation.

From $1,250

2 - 12 weeks

Why volunteer in Africa

Our projects are perfect for volunteers like you who want to explore the beauty of the world while making a positive impact. We believe that the most important part of volunteering is the connections you make along the way – uniting with individuals from all walks of life, experiencing different cultures, exploring nature and wildlife, and re-connecting with yourself to discover what truly matters to you. Volunteering opens your mind to new possibilities, and allows you to learn, reflect and grow, all whilst contributing to projects that make a difference in the world, protecting Africa’s most vulnerable wildlife and communities.
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