African Conservation Experience


Volunteering placements with African Conservation Experience allow you to join a real working wildlife conservation project in southern Africa, for a duration of 2-12 weeks. We work with about 15 different projects and each of them have a distinct conservation mission and specialisation, so you can choose a project that suits your interests and strengths.You can join a wildlife conservation and management project and work with game rangers and wildlife researchers, conducting wildlife surveys, tracking predators, protecting rhinos from poachers and helping with behavioural studies – you can even join a Game Capture Team and travel all over South Africa, catching and relocating rhino, giraffe, buffalo and herds of antelope. If you are seeking practical animal care experience and hands-on involvement with African wildlife, you can help out at a wildlife care and rehabilitation centre ad look after injured and orphaned wildlife. There are also opportunities for pre-vet or veterinary students and qualified vets and vet nurses or technicians to work with African species can work alongside South African vets on the Wildlife Veterinary Experiences. And if you are keen on marine wildlife, you can join one of our marine conservation projects and help study and protect dolphins and whales in South Africa and Mauritius.We place great emphasis on personal service, so we have a consultation with every potential volunteer over the phone, where we talk about your interests and motivation and discuss which projects would be the best choice for you so that you can feel certain that you have all the information you need before committing to a project. Our ground manager in South Africa meets all volunteers and is on stand-by 24 hours a day to assist you with any problems and guide you through your fantastic conservation adventure.