Which volunteer programmes are now open?

As the world slowly reopens to international travellers, we take a look at which of our volunteer programmes in Africa are now open and ready to receive volunteers. We’ll also give you some guidance on which countries are open to international tourists and what you need to know before you go.

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🇳🇦 Namibia – OPEN!

Our projects in Namibia are already up and running and have each started receiving volunteers, which we are delighted about! Find out about entry requirements for Namibia.

Elephant Conservation & Community Outreach: OPEN!

Are there any restrictions or changes to the programme?

Some contact within communities may be limited and masks must be worn in all public spaces, but both Build Week and Patrol Week will continue. There are more than 60 building projects waiting for volunteers to complete, so you will still be making a real difference.

Visit the project page for programme dates and travel information.

Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary: OPEN!

volunteers in namibia

Are there any restrictions or changes to the volunteer programme?

Masks are required to be worn in public spaces, but the wildlife programme continues as normal. The animal care work is 24/7, so volunteers are definitely needed! The project is open over Christmas and New Year, when volunteers are desperately needed to help care for the animals. Enjoy Christmas with a difference!

Visit the project page for programme dates and travel information.

Large Carnivore Conservation: Partially Open

The two project research sites are very remote and with the travel restrictions, a minimum of six volunteers are required to run each site. At the moment, we are suggesting that interested research volunteers first book to join the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary, and get together with a group of volunteers there to organise a research trip.

Guaranteed Large Carnivore Conservation bookings are being taken from February 2021.

Visit the project page for programme dates and travel information.

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🇿🇼 Zimbabwe – OPEN!

Africa’s hidden gem, our volunteer programmes in Zimbabwe are now open! Find out about entry requirements for Zimbabwe.

Rhino & Elephant Conservation: OPEN!

rhino and elephant volunteer programme

Are there any restrictions or changes to the volunteer programme?

All wildlife activities will continue as normal. There are no school visits until 2021 but an alternative community programme has been put in place which we know you will love!

**Special offer: Save 30% on project fees for volunteers arriving in 2020!**

Visit the project page for programme dates, travel information and special offer details.

Primate & Small Animal Conservation: OPEN!

work with monkeys

Are there any restrictions or changes to the volunteer programme?

Additional precautions will be in place to safeguard the primates, as they are susceptible to Covid-19 transmission. Wildlife activities will continue subject to additional  precautions such as masks and gloves.

**Special offer: Save 25% on project fees for volunteers arriving in 2020!**

Visit the project page for programme dates, travel information and special offer details.

Community Outreach, Victoria Falls: OPEN!

community volunteers in africa

Are there any restrictions or changes to the volunteer programme?

Additional precautions are in place to safeguard community members, project staff and volunteers. This will include mask wearing in all public spaces both inside and outside, and masks will be worn throughout community visits. Schools in Zimbabwe are closed to outside visitors until 2021.

Visit the project page for programme dates and travel information.

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🇿🇦 South Africa – OPEN!

South Africa is now open to citizens of all countries! Find out about entry requirements for South Africa.

Wildlife Warriors Anti-Poaching Training: OPEN!

anti-poaching training in South Africa

Are there any restrictions or changes to the wildlife course?

The course is running as normal! This remote course caters for small numbers and is already very socially distanced. Africa’s wildlife need protecting more than ever.

**Special offer: Save 20% on project fees for volunteers booking between now and April 2021!**

Visit the project page for programme dates and travel information.

Endangered Species Conservation: OPEN!

volunteer with endangered species

Are there any restrictions or changes to the volunteer programme?

This project is based in remote conservation areas where there is little or no contact with people outside your group of 6-8 people. There are no restrictions and normal monitoring and research activities will be carried out.

Visit the project page for programme dates and travel information.

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🇲🇿 Mozambique – OPEN!

Flights are now operating to Inhambane and our beachside marine programme is delighted to welcome volunteers back! Escape the winter and enjoy a beach holiday with a difference!

volunteer with sharks

Are there any restrictions or changes to the volunteer programme?

The programme will operate as normal with all marine activities being carried out. Some community interaction may be limited.

Visit the project page for programme dates and travel information.

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What are we doing to ensure your booking can be made with confidence?

 

Flexible bookings:

We have amended our terms and conditions to reflect the uncertainty about travel – please read our updated Covid-19 booking policy here. Placements can be cancelled or postponed at any time due to Covid-19 issues. We are offering low deposits of $300 to confirm your place, with final payments only due 30 days prior to travel. We are here to assist you every step of the way with flights, insurance, visa and other travel advice. We want to get you travelling as soon as possible!

Health & Safety

The safety of our volunteers, project staff, animals and communities is of the utmost importance. We are working with all our projects on detailed health and safety policies, to ensure that you remain safe and secure while still enjoying your project. Please ask us for details of any project’s policies.

We can’t wait to get you on the move!

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