Big 5 Wildlife Conservation



2 weeks

Scheduled Saturdays

Up to 6 people

Age 18+

From $1,695


2 weeks



Up to 6 people

Max 6

Age 18+

From $1,995

What's the project about?

The focus of this Big 5 Wildlife Conservation project is to assist with the operation and rehabilitation of two of Zimbabwe’s National Parks – its largest, Hwange, and one of its most neglected, the Zambezi National Park. The project supplies game water for wildlife, particularly to support Hwange’s ever-growing elephant population. It also assists National Parks rangers with park maintenance, deployment of personnel and environmental monitoring.

How will I be contributing?

This is a unique opportunity to volunteer as a Field Assistant, supporting the daily operations of the project staff. You will participate in park infrastructure and development projects, wildlife monitoring, bird and animal population surveys, and ranger field support. Learn about the work being done to sustain Zimbabwe’s wildlife and natural environment, and the challenges facing conservationists working to support animals in vast National Parks.

What makes this project ethical?

The Big 5 Conservation volunteer programme has been established for as long as the Trust have been operating. It allows wildlife enthusiasts to join the team, and enjoy a rare and exciting opportunity to experience the Africa of conservationists, and its vast, remote wilderness areas. At the same time, knowing they are actively assisting in the conservation and survival of iconic African wildlife.

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