Volunteering in Africa
Our volunteer projects in Africa are located in some of the world’s finest destinations.
Africa is not only the home of iconic and endangered wildlife, it also boasts spectacular landscapes, vibrant sunsets and sweeping plains. A trip to Africa has to be on your volunteer bucket list. A melting pot of cultures, religions and beliefs, the continent is also home to some of the world’s oldest and most precious heritage sites.
Many of our most ancient and recognisable animal species are threatened with extinction. Nowhere is this human-wildlife conflict more evident than in Africa, where threats such as illegal hunting, the exotic pet trade, deforestation and poaching put the lives of countless animals at risk every day.
With so much work to do, there has never been a better time to volunteer in Africa. Our projects are carefully selected for their ethical credentials, meaning that as a volunteer on any of our programmes, you’ll only ever work with the most responsible wildlife conservation partners, hand-chosen by us. We pride ourselves on having visited each of our programmes, so you can be sure that you are working with reputable and ethical organisations.
In return for your commitment, you’ll meet like-minded volunteers, work alongside dedicated and experienced conservationists and explore Africa’s most stunning wilderness areas.
We have a range of wildlife volunteer projects including endangered species conservation in South Africa, whale shark and marine conservation in Mozambique and primate conservation in Zimbabwe. Whatever your passion, Conservation Travel Africa gives you the opportunity to travel sustainably, volunteer responsibly and immerse yourself in the real Africa.
Where do you want to volunteer in Africa?
Our mission is to connect responsible travellers, wildlife programmes and community projects to provide life-changing journeys that have a genuine impact.
We are the ethical African travel experts.
Why volunteer in Africa?
Responsible travel in Africa
Join a unique conservation programme dedicated to the protection of the black rhino. Play a vital role in securing the future of these incredible animals.
1 - 8 weeks
Support the responsible conservation of big cats, track wild carnivores in a spectacular setting and help mitigate the human-wildlife conflict.
2 - 12 weeks
Gain practical experience in anti-poaching techniques and learn new skills from South Africa’s most experienced conservation professionals.
Take part in behaviour and habitat enrichment activities, wildlife rehabilitation, orphan care and health checks, at this small sanctuary project in Malawi.