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Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary

from £745
(2 weeks)
Windhoek, Namibia
Volunteer with Wildlife and Big Cats on this internationally renowned wildlife conservation project in the breath-taking Khomas region of Namibia. This Naankuse sanctuary never refuses an animal in need and offers a safe home to many of Namibia's injured and orphaned wildlife and where possible rehabilitates them back to the wild. In an Africa where humans and wildlife sometimes struggle to co-exist peacefully, the Sanctuary provides a haven and a second chance for animals in need. Volunteers work up close with a wide range of wildlife, including lions, leopards, wild dogs and cheetahs to name just a few.
£50 off the project fee when booked with a short Tour

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Near Nelspruit, South Africa, Volunteer Living with Orphaned Rhinos

Volunteer Living with Orphaned Rhinos

from £1,265
(1 week)
Near Nelspruit, South Africa
Based on a beautiful game reserve near Nelspruit this sanctuary offers a safe home to abandoned, orphaned and injured wildlife in South Africa with the aim of rehabilitating them when even possible back to the wild. Volunteers have the unique opportunity to help in the care and rehabilitation of one of Africa’s most endangered animals. The rate of rhino poaching is rapidly escalating, resulting in their being many orphaned calves in need of the specialist care that this sanctuary offers. Volunteers help to hand rear and rehabilitate rhinos as well as the other wildlife that has found a safe home here.
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Taman Negara and Perhentian Islands, West Malaysia, Malaysia Tiger and Turtle Experience

Malaysia Tiger and Turtle Experience

from £455
(1 week)
Taman Negara and Perhentian Islands, West Malaysia
A once in a lifetime 3 week Malaysia experience - the first week spent trekking and exploring the wildlife corridor between Taman Negara and the main moutain range in West Malaysia to help conserve the majetstic and endangered Tiger followed by a further 2 weeks on the stunning Perhentian Islands protecting the sea turtles whilst snorkling and enjoying the beautiful beaches. Volunteers who join this project will not only experience the best parts of these amazing desintations but also learn about and help the animals and people that make these places so special. This is a must do volunteer opportunity for any nature lover visiting Malaysia.
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Gobabis, Namibia, Noahs Ark Wildlife Sanctuary

Noahs Ark Wildlife Sanctuary

from £865
(2 weeks)
Gobabis, Namibia
Are you looking for a new and exciting experience that will be out of the ordinary? Do you want a change from your predictable day to day life? Do you want a challenge and a chance to make a real difference to wildlife in Africa? Do you want to learn how to read nature and its wildlife and take part in adventures that will never be forgotten? If the answer is YES Noah's Ark is the project for you - an energetic programme that offers a real practical experience - including aspects of conservation, animal care, research and environmental studies. No experience is necessary – just to be an animal lover, want adventures and be able to expect the unexpected.
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North West Province, South Africa, Volunteer Living with Big Cats

Volunteer Living with Big Cats

from £895
(1 week)
North West Province, South Africa
Experience the ultimate hands-on volunteering experience in this Safari Park. Volunteers work with big cats including lions, tigers, cheetah and leopard and also get to walk with the tame elephants and join horseback safaris. There are also zebra, giraffe and hippo to name a few. For those with a dream to live and work closely with these amazing animals, this is an opportunity not to be missed!
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Eastern Cape, South Africa, Big 5 Reserve with Big Cat Conservation / Veterinary Internship

Big 5 Reserve with Big Cat Conservation / Veterinary Internship

from £495
(2 weeks)
Eastern Cape, South Africa
This fantastic wildlife project is situated in South Africa’s Eastern Cape and is designed for volunteers interested in having a truly African Experience while making a difference to the local wildlife and environment. The project aims to give volunteers a holistic experience of life on a "Big 5" game reserve with some exposure to the Big 5 themselves but also conservation of fauna and flora as these go hand in hand. Volunteers will work on a daily basis helping to carry out all the tasks on the reserve including rhino and lion monitoring, game counts and captures to name a few. For anyone studying or interested in the field of veterinary medicine a veterinary internship is available offering opportunities to work with the vets and wildlife experts on this Big 5 Reserve.
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Gobabis, Namibia, Noahs Ark Veterinary Care Volunteer

Noahs Ark Veterinary Care Volunteer

from £865
(2 weeks)
Gobabis, Namibia
Do you have a passion for wildlife and enjoy a challenge? Are you between 18 and 45 years of age? If you are a qualified veterinary health professional or currently a student within the profession and would like to experience a different kind of practice within the field of veterinary medicine, then you are the specialised volunteer that this project is looking for and this is the programme for you. Volunteers to this exciting project will help to care for an array of Africa's stunning wildlife that has found a safe home at the world renowned Noah's Ark Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia. This is a fantastic opportunity to help these wonderful animals and offer them a second chance in life, as well as gaining experience in a totally new environment. Why not take the first step on a wonderful African adventure by booking a place now.
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Lilongwe, Malawi, Malawi Wildlife Sanctuary / Veterinary Project

Malawi Wildlife Sanctuary / Veterinary Project

from £1,360
(2 weeks)
Lilongwe, Malawi
Volunteers help to care for the many animals that have found a safe home at the wildlife sanctuary in Lilongwe, Malawi that was founded in 2008 to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife in need. The sanctuary spans 180 hectares and houses hundreds of rescued animals including big cats, crocodiles, bush pigs, antelope, hyenas just to name a few. Volunteers can also help with the education and community outreach programme and get involved in the new Vwaza Reserve research projects including animal behaviour, captive care and biodiversity. For those who are currently in a Veterinary related profession or studying to do so we offer a dedicated Vet Programme.
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Eastern Cape, South Africa, Shamwari Conservation Volunteer

Shamwari Conservation Volunteer

from £1,075
(2 weeks)
Eastern Cape, South Africa
Shamwari Game Reserve is world famous and one of the largest Big 5 Reserves in the Eastern Cape as well as being home to the Born Free Foundation and the beautiful big cats that have found a safe home there.  Volunteers have the opportunity to participate in the groundbreaking work of these two world leading conservation organisations.
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Namib and Kalahari Desert, Namibia, Naankuse Big Cat, Wild Dog and Elephant Conservation Project

Naankuse Big Cat, Wild Dog and Elephant Conservation Project

from £845
(14 nights)
Namib and Kalahari Desert, Namibia
This is a unique opportunity for volunteers to visit the Namib Desert research sites in Southern and North-East Namibia: Neuras Wildlife Estate, Kanaan Desert Retreat and Mangetti. At these sites volunteers will monitor big cats, wild dogs, hyena and elephants, contributing to invaluable research that will help to mitigate human-wildlife conflict in Africa. Many of the big cats at the Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary have been rescued, rehabilitated and released into these sites and given a second chance at living in the wild. All volunteers spend time at the Wildlife Sanctuary where they will work with the many orphaned or injured animals that have arrived seeking help and rehabilitation.
£50 off the project fee when booked with a short Tour
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Limpopo Province, South Africa, Wildlife Volunteer Makalali Game Reserve

Wildlife Volunteer Makalali Game Reserve

from £595
(1 week)
Limpopo Province, South Africa
Volunteers have the opportunity to work with experienced rangers and conservationists on the stunning Big 5 Makalali Game Reserve. They will experience and learn all about the African Bush and its wildlife whist tracking and monitoring the wildlife - sometimes on foot! Get back to nature, experience some incredible wildlife sightings and be part of valuable research activities to help the Africa's Endangered Species and wildlife.
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Gweru, Zimbabwe, Lion Conservation Volunteer

Lion Conservation Volunteer

from £1,425
(2 weeks)
Gweru, Zimbabwe
A once in a lifetime experience to work with the majestic African lion on the world's leading lion breeding and release project. Volunteers can leave their imprint on Africa by playing a vital part in conserving the African Lion. They will learn about lion behaviour and help with research data while living and working in a game park in the beautiful Zimbabwe midlands.
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Near Windhoek, Namibia, Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary Equine Experience

Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary Equine Experience

from £745
(2 weeks)
Near Windhoek, Namibia
This fantastic project, specifically designed for more experienced riders, is located at the Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary and will enable participants to enjoy their love of horses in the surroundings of the beautiful sanctuary grounds and work on valuable wildlife conservation and animal care.
£50 off the project fee when booked with a Short Tour
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Hoedspruit, South Africa, Hoedspruit Endangered Wildlife Centre

Hoedspruit Endangered Wildlife Centre

from £725
(1 week)
Hoedspruit, South Africa
An exciting opportunity to work hands on with some of Africa's most endangered wildlife including Cheetahs, Painted Dogs, African Wild Cats and many other animals at a this leading sanctuary and breeding centre in Hoedspruit. Volunteers work with the dedicated staff in all aspects of wildlife care and rehabilitation as well as being involved in any wildlife veterinary care or hand rearing of animals that may be needed.
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Near Windhoek, Namibia, Naankuse Teaching and Wildlife Volunteer

Naankuse Teaching and Wildlife Volunteer

from £745
(2 weeks)
Near Windhoek, Namibia
A wonderful opportunity to volunteer with wildlife and big cats on this internationally renowned wildlife conservation project in the breath-taking Khomas region of Namibia. This unique programme combines the chance to teach some of the children of Namibia who are most in need of education with the opportunity to work - hands on - with the animals who come to the Naankuse Sanctuary in need of rescue, care and rehabilitation. Volunteers of all nationalities work together and although no experience is necessary, they all share a desire to improve the lives of the children and the wildlife in this beautiful African country.
£50 off the project fee when booked with a short Tour
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Limpopo Province, South Africa , Volunteer Living with Cheetahs

Volunteer Living with Cheetahs

from £895
(1 week)
Limpopo Province, South Africa
A fantastic project especially for anyone who is passionate about cheetahs and who wants to ensure that these wonderful creatures survive and flourish in their natural habitats in Africa. The project is aimed at conserving rare and endangered species with the aim of rehabilitating them back into their natural and original habitats. A successful breeding project has been established and volunteers will play a role in this work as well as helping to promote public awareness of the pressing need for wildlife conservation. Volunteers will work hands on with these beautiful animals and learn the processes involved in the care.
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls Lion Conservation Project

Victoria Falls Lion Conservation Project

from £1,135
(10 days)
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
An incredible opportunity to play a vital role in the conservation of the King of the Jungle! Volunteers to this ground-breaking project in Victoria Falls have a chance to help address the seriously decreasing numbers of lions in the wild throughout Africa. They will walk with the young lions in their natural habitat, work alongside research technicians and teach a conservation class at a local school. A hands-on once in a life-time African bush adventure, which includes daily close encounters with majestic African lions.
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Gweru, Zimbabwe, Lion Conservation and Horse Management Experience

Lion Conservation and Horse Management Experience

from £1,065
(2 weeks)
Gweru, Zimbabwe
A fabulous opportunity for anyone who is passionate about horses to join this Holistic Horse Management programme on a beautiful game reserve in the heart of the Zimbabwe Midlands, which is also home to the world famous Lion Conservation project. Volunteers will gain experience in the daily running and management of an African stable which houses 20 - 30 horses as well as having the chance for hands-on interaction with the lion cubs in the rehabilitation programme.
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Kruger Conservation Area, South Africa, Kruger Big 5 Wildlife Research Volunteer

Kruger Big 5 Wildlife Research Volunteer

from £1,264
(2 weeks)
Kruger Conservation Area, South Africa
Join experienced field guides on daily research drives through the heart of this stunning South African Game Reserve to monitor and study Africa's Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino). Assist local wildlife foundations protect endangered and at-risk species in this spectacular part of South Africa.
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Zululand, South Africa, Zululand Wildlife Conservation Volunteer

Zululand Wildlife Conservation Volunteer

from £1,255
(2 weeks)
Zululand, South Africa
A rare opportunity to make a real difference to African conservation. Volunteer teams work with conservation experts in some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in Zululand, including a number of unique and distinct game reserves and National Parks, tracking and monitoring endangered wildlife such as Cheetahs, Wild Dogs, Rhino, Lions and Leopards. A remarkable conservation experience.
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Hoedspruit, South Africa, Askari Wildlife Conservation Volunteer

Askari Wildlife Conservation Volunteer

from £740
(2 weeks)
Hoedspruit, South Africa
An amazing opportunity to visit the untamed beauty of this Wilderness Reserve in the Limpopo province of South Africa. This project brings new challenges and developments each day and volunteers will be involved in the monitoring and research of the wildlife and the natural environment. Volunteers can also sleep out under the stars - an unforgetable experience!
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Livingstone, Zambia, Zambia Lion Conservation Volunteer

Zambia Lion Conservation Volunteer

from £1,100
(2 weeks)
Livingstone, Zambia
This project offers a fantastic opportunity for volunteers to work on a ground-breaking and globally recognised programme for the release of lions back into suitable habitats. It is based on the outskirts of Livingstone town in Zambia, just a stone’s throw from the magnificent Victoria Falls themselves, and aims to provide a solution to the rapidly decreasing lion population by working towards the release of wild-born offspring of captive bred lions into appropriate National Parks and Reserves throughout Africa. Volunteers will be involved in all aspects of the day-to-day running of this conservation project, important research and general conservation activities as well as walking alongside the young lions in the beautiful African bush.
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