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Month: January 2020

How to be ethical and volunteer in a wildlife sanctuary

The world of wildlife sanctuary volunteering and captive animal interactions is an often murky one, brought into disrepute by sanctuaries keeping animals in terrible conditions, breeding indiscriminately with no intention of release, and inviting volunteers to participate for little more than monetary gain. There are amazing wildlife sanctuary volunteer projects in Africa, and the key …

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volunteers with rhinos

6 volunteering bucket list trips for 2020!

Have you always wanted to visit Africa, but know that a traditional safari just isn’t for you? Do you want to get more involved and leave your mark, as well as have incredible wildlife sitings and meet the inspirational people working tirelessly to protect Africa’s iconic wildlife? If so, our volunteer programmes will show Africa …

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5 reasons to be a solo volunteer!

Volunteering is one of the best ways to have an in-depth African experience – to stay in one place and immerse yourself in the culture of the community and learn about the wildlife around you. If you are a solo traveller, volunteering is an organised, safe, yet exciting way to experience Africa, have a life-changing …

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‘We couldn’t have asked for a better trip’ – mature volunteers tell us about their experiences

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 some reassurance, they both had the trip of a lifetime! In their first blog post (“Senior volunteering – why you should take the plunge”), they …

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