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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


Namib Desert, Namibia, Big Cat Release and Tracking Volunteer

Big Cat Release and Tracking Volunteer

from £765
(14 nights)
Namib Desert, Namibia
This is a unique opportunity for volunteers to visit the Namib Desert 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. Many of these big cats have been rescued, rehabilitated and released by the project itself. Volunteers 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.
£75 off the project fee when booked with a short Tour
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Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

from £695
(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 incredible 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 Namibia Wildlife 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 tame cheetahs to name just a few.
£75 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 £1,095
(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 some of Africa’s most endangered animals including orphaned infant rhinos. 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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Chiang Mai, Thailand, Chiang Mai Elephant Sanctuary

Chiang Mai Elephant Sanctuary

from £425
(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 £345
(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.
S A L E - £50 off all new bookings to join in Sept/Oct 2016
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Eastern Cape, South Africa, Big 5 Reserve with Big Cat Conservation and Veterinary Internship

Big 5 Reserve with Big Cat Conservation and 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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Imire Safari Ranch, Zimbabwe, Rhino and Elephant Sanctuary

Rhino and Elephant Sanctuary

from £1,345
(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 £895
(2 weeks)
Gobabis, Namibia
Are you between 18 - 45 and 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.
S A L E - £120 off all new bookings made before 30 Sep 2016 to join during Nov 2016 – Feb 2017
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Near Windhoek, Namibia, Teaching and Wildlife Volunteer Namibia

Teaching and Wildlife Volunteer Namibia

from £695
(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.
£75 off the project fee when booked with a short Tour
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Eastern Cape, South Africa, Shamwari Conservation Volunteer

Shamwari Conservation Volunteer

from £795
(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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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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Gweru, Zimbabwe, Lion Rehabilitation Volunteer

Lion Rehabilitation Volunteer

from £1,295
(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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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! 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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Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Cambodia Bear Sanctuary

Cambodia Bear Sanctuary

from £845
(2 weeks)
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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Near Windhoek, Namibia, Wildlife Sanctuary Equine Experience

Wildlife Sanctuary Equine Experience

from £695
(2 weeks)
Near Windhoek, Namibia
This fantastic new project, specifically designed for more experienced riders, is located at the Namibia 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.
£75 off the project fee when booked with a Short Tour
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Gobabis, Namibia, Noahs Ark Veterinary Care Volunteer

Noahs Ark Veterinary Care Volunteer

from £895
(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.
S A L E - £120 off all new bookings made before 30 Sep 2016 to join during Nov 2016 – Feb 2017
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Hoedspruit, South Africa, Big Cat and Endangered Wildlife Centre

Big Cat and Endangered Wildlife Centre

from £645
(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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Sepilok and Sabah, Borneo, Borneo Sun Bear and Rainforest Experience

Borneo Sun Bear and Rainforest Experience

from £975
(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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Ayer Kerah, Melaka, Malaysia Zoo Assistant

Malaysia Zoo Assistant

from £895
(2 weeks)
Ayer Kerah, Melaka
The aim of this exciting project is for volunteers to work alongside the resident Malaysian zookeepers to improve the conditions of the animals living at the zoo. The standards in Malaysian zoos, as indeed in much of Asia, are not the same as at home but great efforts are being made to improve the conditions of the captive animals and bring them to an internationally acceptable level. The support and help of volunteers is vital to ensuring these changes happen, and every contribution, however small, is welcome. Take the chance to learn some Malay from the zookeepers - and perhaps even teach them some English! Days off can be spent exploring the local area or perhaps take the bus to explore the exciting capital city of Kuala Lumpur.
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Desert Elephant Volunteer Project Namibia, Africa Volunteer Placements Wildlife Conservation Project

Desert Elephant Volunteer

from £845
(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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Damaraland, Namibia, Desert Elephant Family Volunteering Project

Desert Elephant Family Volunteering Project

£850
(10 days)
Damaraland, Namibia
Following the success of previous family volunteering projects we are delighted to announce the dates for a family volunteering project again in 2016 as part of the ongoing Desert Elephant work. This child-friendly project is sure to attract many families where project work at a local school will be tailored to suit the whole family. This will be followed by several days "on patrol" checking on the elephants with the excitement of sleeping under the stars! Why not take the opportunity for a short tour of the beautiful country of Namibia either before or after your time volunteering? Please ask Amanzi Travel for suggestions.
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Chingola, Zambia, Chimpanzee and Wildlife Orphanage

Chimpanzee and Wildlife Orphanage

from £1,095
(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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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls Lion Conservation Project

Victoria Falls Lion Conservation Project

from £1,295
(2 weeks)
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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Limpopo Province, South Africa , Volunteer Living with Cheetahs

Volunteer Living with Cheetahs

from £1,155
(2 weeks)
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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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 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, African Big 5 Wildlife Research and Conservation Project

African Big 5 Wildlife Research and Conservation Project

from £1,138
(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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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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Zululand, South Africa, Zululand Wildlife Conservation Volunteer

Zululand Wildlife Conservation Volunteer

from £1,095
(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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Livingstone, Zambia, Zambia Lion Project Volunteer

Zambia Lion Project Volunteer

from £1,075
(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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Tzaneen, South Africa, Primate Rehabilitation Volunteer

Primate Rehabilitation Volunteer

from £495
(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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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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Kegalle, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Elephant Care Programme

Sri Lanka Elephant Care Programme

from £525
(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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