Wildlife conservation courses and internships

If you’re passionate about animals and want to make a difference in the world, look no further than our range of wildlife conservation courses and internships in Africa. Our programmes offer unique opportunities for individuals to gain hands-on experience working in the wild, honing practical skills and gaining a deeper understanding of the importance of conservation efforts. With a range of courses available, including anti-poaching training, veterinary internships, horse riding internships, and nature courses, we’re committed to providing educational opportunities that cater to a variety of interests.

Our intensive anti-poaching ranger training will equip you with the necessary skills and the physical and mental discipline to combat the illegal wildlife trade on the ground. Our short anti-poaching course gives you the knowledge to raise awareness of the issues at home. In both courses, you’ll learn wildlife and human tracking techniques and communication protocols, and undertake weapons training. Our veterinary internships provide the opportunity to work closely with local veterinarians, gaining experience in treating and rehabilitating a range of exotic wildlife species. For those interested in working with horses, our horse riding internship provides a unique opportunity to explore Africa in a way that few have experienced before.

Our nature courses offer an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the ecology, biodiversity, and conservation efforts in Africa. Through immersive experiences, participants will learn about the intricate balance between various ecosystem components and the significant challenges facing conservation in the region.

By choosing to participate in our wildlife conservation courses and internships, you will be making a tangible difference in conservation efforts, expanding your knowledge base, and developing practical skills.

Our wildlife conservation courses are designed to provide a rewarding, educational, and life-changing experience that will remain with you long after leaving Africa.

Our Wildlife Conservation Courses & Internships

Undertake an intensive 6-week anti-poaching training course then work as a volunteer ranger in Big 5 reserves. Not for the faint-hearted!

$2,525

6 - 24 weeks

Short courses to gain a hands-on overview of practical anti-poaching techniques, wildlife tracking and conservation challenges.

From $1,395

7, 10, 14 days

Our 6-week nature enthusiast course is for nature lovers who want an in-depth wildlife experience. The first step towards a career in conservation.

$4,995

6 weeks

Volunteer with horses and experience beach life in Mozambique. Take clients on beach and coastal trail rides in a spectacular location.

From $1,800

2 - 12 weeks

Get to grips with the wild side of veterinary science at Africa’s leading wildlife sanctuary. Learn new practical skills, and assist with treating unusual wild animals!

From £1,370

2 - 12 weeks

Responsible wildlife volunteering in Africa

There are hundreds of wildlife volunteer projects in Africa, unfortunately not all of them completely ethical. When choosing a responsible wildlife conservation programme, the welfare of the animals must be the project’s number one priority and their volunteers must make a tangible, positive impact on the environment, wildlife and local communities.

We have strict policies in place regarding the wildlife conservation projects we support., and our volunteers can be sure their contribution is supporting genuine conservation work, being done for the good of Africa’s wildlife.

We are the ethical travel Africa specialists

Why do a wildlife course in Africa?

Doing a wildlife training course in Africa is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural world. Africa has some of the world’s most iconic wildlife and unique ecosystems, making it an ideal destination for studying or working in the field. Additionally, the opportunity to work with conservation organisations on the front lines of wildlife protection provides a hands-on experience that cannot be replicated. 

Wildlife course student looking at animal skull
Volunteers in Namibia building a wall

A unique career opportunity

A wildlife training course in Africa means you can invest in your own education while contributing to the conservation of some of the world’s most threatened species. Moreover, Africa’s burgeoning wildlife tourism industry means that individuals who complete training courses have the potential for a rewarding and exciting career path. 

Our vision for wildlife conservation

Our vision is for an Africa where humans and wildlife can thrive peacefully side by side. The inputs to achieving this vision are threefold: the long-term protection of animals, the conservation of ecosystems, and education at home and abroad. Volunteer tourism, when used in a responsible way, has a critical role to play in achieving these goals, and all our volunteers will see the positive impact their journey is making.

Black rhino and calf with enormous horn

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