Conservation Volunteering  

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The abundance and variety of wildlife on display across the African continent is truly spectacular. Unfortunately this asset is under severe threat, as human populations explode and the struggle for land intensifies.

As the great Nelson Mandela once said: “Ultimately conservation is about people. If you don’t have sustainable development around these (wildlife) parks, then the people will have no interest in them, and the parks will not survive”

African Impact aims to turn this trend around as it initiates and supports volunteer conservation projects across Africa. These projects are built around the conservation and protection of Africa’s wildlife through voluntary work and education. The conservation projects are ideal for anyone who is excited at the prospect of living and working among Africa’s wildlife.

As a conservation volunteer, you could find yourself monitoring rhino populations, volunteering on cheetah and lion rehabilitation projects, combating poaching or witnessing the predatory behaviour of Great White Sharks – Our conservation projects are as diverse as the African continent itself.

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Hands-On Lion Conservation, Antelope Park

Travel to the heart of the Zimbabwean bush to volunteer on a project to protect the future of Africa’s lions; the only program of its kind in the world. Become a member of the pride as you walk alongside the cats, learning about lion behavior and carrying out key research.

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FROM £ 1427 | US$ 2597

African Big 5 & Wildlife Conservation, South Africa

Join our research team on game drives in the Greater Kruger Area, a wildlife hotspot in South Africa. Monitor and study the African Big 5 (leopard, rhino, lion, buffalo and elephant) and assist local wildlife foundations with the protection of endangered species.

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FROM £ 1,264 | US$ 2,272

Big Cat Wildlife Research & Conservation, Masai Mara

Big Cat volunteers support our conservation efforts in the Naboisho Conservancy, which borders the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. You will actively monitor big cats and other wildlife whilst conducting important research that contributes to long-term park and animal management plans.

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FROM £ 1,264 I US$ 2,311

Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Orphan Care

Get involved in the day-to-day running of one of the largest sanctuaries for chimpanzees in the world, Chimfunshi, once called ‘the most wonderful place on earth’ by Jane Goodall. Care for the rescued chimpanzees while living in the true African wilderness of northern Zambia!

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FROM USD 2122 | GBP 1199

Dolphin Research & Marine Conservation, Zanzibar

Travel to the tropical island paradise of Zanzibar and assist with researching dolphins in their natural habitat, study the impacts of tourism on dolphin behaviour and discover a new underwater world collecting data on coral reefs.

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FROM £1199 | US$2304

Lions, Conservation and Community – Victoria Falls, Zambia

Contribute to the conservation of the iconic African lion on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls. You'll also play your part in a variety of conservation projects, including wild elephant-human conflict research whilst working closely with the local communities of Livingstone and Victoria Falls.

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FROM £ 1,102 | US$ 2,031