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Wildlife Volunteer

Want to be a wildlife volunteer, work up close with Asia and Africa's amazing animals and make a valuable contribution to wildlife conservation initiatives. As a wildlife volunteer with Amanzi Travel you can work hands-on caring for lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants and many other animals at sanctuaries and rehabilitation programmes throughout these beautiful continents. View our Wildlife Volunteer opportunities below


Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

from £765
(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. Animals come to the Sanctuary in need of rescue, rehabilitation and sometimes relocation. In an Africa where humans and wildlife sometimes struggle to co-exist peacefully, the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary provides a haven and a second chance for animals in need. Volunteers of all nationalities work up close with a wide range of wildlife, including lions, leopards, wild dogs and tame cheetahs and although no experience is necessary, they all share a love of wildlife and a passion for conservation.
SPECIAL - £100 off all new bookings to join in 2015

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Chiang Mai, Thailand, Chiang Mai Elephant Sanctuary

Chiang Mai Elephant Sanctuary

from £375
(1 week)
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Fantastic opportunity for a life-enhancing experience spending time volunteering at this Elephant Sanctuary which is a rescue and rehabilitation centre in Northern Thailand. Volunteers work hands-on helping with the daily tasks looking after the thriving elephant herd, many of whom have been rescued from desperate situations. The sanctuary provides a very natural environment for the elephants, many of whom are disabled, blind and orphaned and who have been abused as working animals and for street begging. Care is also provided for dogs, cats, buffalo and many other animals who have been rescued and need care.
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Taman Negara and Perhentian Islands, West Malaysia, Malaysia Tiger and Turtle Experience

Malaysia Tiger and Turtle Experience

from £595
(2 weeks)
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.
£100 off for all bookings to join before the end of September 2015
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Namib Desert, Namibia, Big Cat Release and Tracking Volunteer

Big Cat Release and Tracking Volunteer

from £820
(14 nights)
Namib Desert, Namibia
This is a unique opportunity for volunteers to visit one or two research sites in Southern Namibia: Neuras Wine and Wildlife Estate and Kanaan Desert Retreat. At both projects volunteers will be able to monitor big cats as well as other animals in the area, contributing to invaluable research that will help to mitigate human-wildlife conflict in Africa. Volunteers may also spend time at the Wildlife Sanctuary where they will work with the many orphaned or injured animals that have arrived seeking help and rehabilitation.
SPECIAL - £100 off all new bookings to join in 2015
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Near Windhoek, Namibia, Teaching and Wildlife Volunteer Namibia

Teaching and Wildlife Volunteer Namibia

from £765
(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 this 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.
SPECIAL - £100 off all new bookings to join in 2015
 
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Imire Safari Ranch, Zimbabwe, Rhino and Elephant Sanctuary

Rhino and Elephant Sanctuary

from £995
(2 weeks)
Imire Safari Ranch, Zimbabwe
At the Rhino and Elephant Sanctuary volunteers have the opportunity to work hands on with the endangered Rhino as well as the Elephants and other wildlife on this beautiful Ranch. This is an ideal project for anyone who wants to become immersed in working with wildlife up close. It offers a unique opportunity - to live amongst and share in the daily experiences of a 10,000 acre Game Reserve.
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Gobabis, Namibia, Noahs Ark Wildlife Sanctuary

Noahs Ark Wildlife Sanctuary

from £695
(2 weeks)
Gobabis, Namibia
Are you looking for a new and exciting experience? Do you want to listen to the silence and the roaring of the lions while enjoying a breathtaking African sunset? Then Noahs Ark is the project for you. Here you will be able to work in close contact with animals and learn how to read nature and its wildlife. You will experience a unique interaction and bonding with the wildlife. No experience is necessary – just to be an animal lover and want a real adventure.
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North West Province, South Africa, Volunteer Living with Big Cats

Volunteer Living with Big Cats

from £1,155
(2 weeks)
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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Limpopo Province, South Africa, Wildlife Volunteer Makalali Game Reserve

Wildlife Volunteer Makalali Game Reserve

from £495
(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! Also an exciting opportunity to get back to nature and spend a week out in the wild at the dedicated Endangered Species Project!
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Cambodia Bear Sanctuary

Cambodia Bear Sanctuary

from £428
(1 week)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Take this opportunity to look more than 120 Sun and Moon bears that have been rescued from many situations - from the hands of poachers, the black market, the horrific bile farm industry and from those who use them for entertainment or keep them as exotic pets. Volunteers will work at the sanctuary just outside of Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh and will have a once in a life time chance to experience rural Cambodian life. The bears are looked after in forested and green enclosures, which have natural rocky outcrops, climbing frames and pools - a far cry from the lives they once knew.
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Kegalle, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Elephant Care Programme

Sri Lanka Elephant Care Programme

from £545
(2 weeks)
Kegalle, Sri Lanka
A wonderful opportunity for every volunteer to care for their own special elephant helping with its daily care as well as any necessary medical treatment. Volunteers are able to create a special bond with their elephant as well as immersing themselves in the Sri Lankan way of life and culture. Learn more about this fascinating country through local ecological farming and use the opportunity to teach English to local villagers for a truly enriching and rewarded experience in the Pearl of the Ocean, known as Sri Lanka.
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Near Port Elizabeth, Cheetah and Wildlife Experience

Cheetah and Wildlife Experience

from £485
(1 week)
Near Port Elizabeth
An unique opportunity where volunteers work on Game Reserve Conservation Initiatives and up close and hands on with the Africa's amazing wildlife in the breeding/rehabilitation programme - including animals like Cheetah, Hyena, Servals and Caracels. Volunteers walk out with the Cheetah in the reserve - a experience you will never forget!
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Sable Ranch, South Africa, Lion and Cheetah Conservation at Sable Ranch

Lion and Cheetah Conservation at Sable Ranch

from £1,145
(2 weeks)
Sable Ranch, South Africa
An exciting opportunity to work hands on with lions and cheetahs on this groundbreaking staged release programme - the first of its kind in South Africa. Volunteers work with the dedicated staff to help ensure the survival of the African Lion and have an incredible experience at the same time! If you are passionate about lions and want to help this groundbreaking project on a beautiful game reserve this is the project for you! A Big 5 Safari in Pilanesberg is also included
£50 off for all new bookings to join in 2015
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Sepilok and Sabah, Borneo, Borneo Sun Bear and Rainforest Experience

Borneo Sun Bear and Rainforest Experience

from £965
(2 weeks)
Sepilok and Sabah, Borneo
An opportunity to work with sun bears in Borneo. Volunteers can spend two or four weeks at the Sun Bear Sanctuary or follow two weeks at the Sun Bear Sanctuary with two weeks at the Corridor of Life - a newly delineated high priority conservation area. Both locations provide a safe haven for rescued sun bears and work towards rehabilitating them and releasing them back into the wild. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Malaysian keepers to improve the conditions of these wonderful bears, as well as helping to improve understanding of conservation through work with schools in the local village. Take a one-off chance to trek through the rainforest of Borneo and learn about some of its mystery.
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Hoedspruit, South Africa, Big Cat and Endangered Wildlife Centre

Big Cat and Endangered Wildlife Centre

from £595
(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.
£125 off for new booking to join for 3 weeks on the 13 Oct, 10 Nov or 8 Dec 2015
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Gobabis, Namibia, Noahs Ark Veterinary Care Volunteer

Noahs Ark Veterinary Care Volunteer

from £1,495
(4 weeks)
Gobabis, Namibia
Are you a veterinarian or studying to this end? And would you like to have an unique experience of helping to care for the great array of Africa's stunning wildlife, that have found a safe home at the world renowned Noahs Ark Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia? This is a fantastic opportunity to help these wonderful animals have a second chance in life, as well as gain experience unlike any other.
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Eastern Cape, South Africa, Shamwari Conservation Volunteer

Shamwari Conservation Volunteer

from £695
(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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Livingstone, Zambia, Zambia Lion Project Volunteer

Zambia Lion Project Volunteer

from £1,210
(2 weeks)
Livingstone, Zambia
This project, just a stone's throw from Victoria Falls, offers a fantastic opportunity for volunteers to work hands on with lion cubs on the world’s leading programme for the release of lions back into the wild.  Volunteers will also have the opportunity to take part in a research project to improve the understanding of the ecology of elephants and conservation education in the local community.
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Desert Elephant Volunteer Project Namibia, Africa Volunteer Placements Wildlife Conservation Project

Desert Elephant Volunteer

from £770
(2 weeks)
Namib Desert, Namibia
A rare opportunity to be part of a truly worthy cause which takes volunteers to the scenic wilderness of the Namib Desert, home to endangered desert elephants. Working alongside local conservation teams, volunteers undertake pioneering initiatives to facilitate a peaceful human/ elephant coexistence, while observing these special animals in their natural environment. A unique wilderness adventure!
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Eastern Cape, South Africa, Big 5 Reserve with Lion and Tiger Conservation

Big 5 Reserve with Lion and Tiger Conservation

from £495
(2 weeks)
Eastern Cape, South Africa
This fantastic wildlife project gives volunteers the opportunity to experience the spectacular vistas of the Eastern Cape as well as making a very real contribution to the wildlife conservation, game reserve management and community initiatives. Volunteers also work up close with the big cats at the predator centre including white lions, wild dogs, cheetah as well as the beautiful tigers.
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Near Kruger National Park, South Africa, South African Horseback Experience

South African Horseback Experience

from £685
(2 weeks)
Near Kruger National Park, South Africa
This beautiful location near Phalaborwa, South Africa, is home to an organisation offering competent, experienced riders the chance to ride out daily in a remote and peaceful area. Volunteers will assist with all yard activities and will have the opportunity to ride out with guests on safari where they will be able to view the local wildlife. There may also be the option to visit the local school and take part in projects designed to help the local communities.
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Chingola, Zambia, Chimpanzee and Wildlife Orphanage

Chimpanzee and Wildlife Orphanage

from £1,055
(2 weeks)
Chingola, Zambia
Live in close contact with over one hundred chimpanzees and other animals in need of care and attention, including bush babies, monkeys and squirrels. Witness the incredible animal relationships in the close knit chimpanzee family structure, and be part of the day-to-day care of the orphanage's inhabitants.
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Gweru, Zimbabwe, Horse Management and Lion Rehabilitation Project

Horse Management and Lion Rehabilitation Project

from £1,075
(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 43 horses as well as having the chance for hands-on interaction with the lion cubs in the rehabilitation programme.
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Zululand, South Africa, Zululand Wildlife Conservation Volunteer

Zululand Wildlife Conservation Volunteer

from £885
(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 £700
(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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Gweru, Zimbabwe, Lion Rehabilitation Volunteer

Lion Rehabilitation Volunteer

from £1,265
(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; In addition to walking with lions, hand rearing cubs and conducting invaluable research into lion behaviour, volunteers will also have the opportunity to work with orphaned elephants as well as helping out with wildlife management and boundary patrols on the reserve.
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls Lion Project Volunteer

Victoria Falls Lion Project Volunteer

from £1,150
(2 weeks)
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
An incredible opportunity to join a ground-breaking lion rehabilitation and release programme in Victoria Falls. Volunteers will get to walk with lions, 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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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Vic Falls Big 5 Game Reserve Conservation Volunteer

Vic Falls Big 5 Game Reserve Conservation Volunteer

from £845
(2 weeks)
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
A conservation project based on the stunning Big 5 game Stanley & Livingstone Reserve, located minutes' from the world-famous Victoria Falls. Volunteers have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in wildlife conservation as well as be involved in conservation education with the local school children. Volunteers learn lots about nature conservation and wildlife as well as have the opportunity to join a bush camp and walks with the Anti-Poaching Foundation.
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Tzaneen, South Africa, Primate Rehabilitation Volunteer

Primate Rehabilitation Volunteer

from £470
(2 weeks)
Tzaneen, South Africa
Volunteers provide vital care for the many primates, including vervet monkeys and baboons, that find a safe home at this incredible rehabilitation centre. Based just an hour away from the Kruger National Park, this is the world's largest primate rehabilitation centre and has been helping hundreds of monkeys be rehabilitated back into their natural habitat and have a new chance at life in the wild.
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Amakhala Game Reserve, Near Port Elizabeth, South Africa , Amakhala Wildlife Conservation Volunteer

Amakhala Wildlife Conservation Volunteer

from £675
(2 weeks)
Amakhala Game Reserve, Near Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Anyone joining this project will be volunteering at one of the finest conservation destinations in the Eastern Cape of South Africa on a beautiful 15,000 acre malaria-free Game Reserve - home to the "Big 5" - lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo. Volunteers will take part in wildlife conservation activities and learn all about game reserve management in an area of fantastic scenery, grassy savannah plains with a wide variety of bush flora, many watering holes and the wide and the captivating Bushman's River... Volunteers also help out in the local community - perhaps getting involved in the local Isipho orphanage where they will play games, support the educational programme and help with the vegetable garden.
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Limpopo region, Vervet Monkey Sanctuary

Vervet Monkey Sanctuary

from £545
(2 weeks)
Limpopo region
Volunteering at the Vervet Monkey Sanctuary is a great opportunity for those with an interest in primates to get involved with animal welfare/conservation work. Volunteers work alongside a world-renowned primatologist and will be trained in all aspects of primate care, including serving as "surrogate parents" to baby monkeys and introducing juvenile monkeys to existing troops at the sanctuary.
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Koh Samui, Thailand, Koh Samui Island Cat and Dog Rescue

Koh Samui Island Cat and Dog Rescue

from £625
(2 weeks)
Koh Samui, Thailand
A wonderful opportunity for anyone who loves cats and dogs to get countless licks, purrs and hugs, in return for getting stuck in and helping to keep them healthy and looked after. This animal-lovers' special foundation has supported and cared for over 10,000 animals since it began in 1999 - helping to ensure that Koh Samui's ever-expanding dog and cat population is kept well and healthy. Volunteers will quickly become involved in the day-to-day running of the project, but also have plenty of time for exploring the beautiful beaches and attractions that Koh Samui has to offer.
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Gansbaai, South Africa, Great White Shark Conservation Volunteer

Great White Shark Conservation Volunteer

from £675
(2 weeks)
Gansbaai, South Africa
This project offers a unique opportunity to view the Great White Shark in its natural environment, either from a boat or an underwater cage, in addition to seeing many other wildlife species. Volunteers will learn a lot about the Great White and then put that knowledge to use by assisting in conservation and research into this awesome animal.
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