Care for Wild Africa

Company : African Conservation Experience
Location : Limpopo Province
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 2000 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Help hand rear, care and cater for nutritional needs of orphaned rhino in South Africa. At Care for Wild there is a focus on the hand rearing, veterinary care and rehabilitation of rhino calves whose mothers have been killed by poachers. 

Volunteering at Care for Wild, you will be involved in a brand new facility, which its main focus is on the care and conservation of South Africa's rhino.

As a volunteer you will be focussed on hand rearing, infant care and nutrition of rhino and other species on a stunning game reserve and nature estate in South Africa, home to giraffe, wildebeest, waterbuck, kudu and primates.

  • Lectures on hand rearing and infant care
  • Hand rearing young wildlife
  • Animal care and husbandry
  • Rehabilitation work
  • Treatment and care of injured animals
  • Assisting with the continual development and design of new enclosures at the care facility
  • Reserve management

Care for Wild Africa is South Africa's largest specialist facility for rhino rehabilitation. They provide emergency treatment and ongoing care for rhino calves that have been orphaned by poachers. They also host a long-term scientific study of the feasibility of reintegrating hand-reared rhino into wild rhino populations. You are directly involved in the daily care for the rhino orphans, collecting data to support the rhino study and providing a safe space for all rhino at care for Wild Africa.

Start Dates

This project runs year round. Placements start on Tuesdays from Johannesburg airport

Costs / Benefits

Costs from £2,090 excluding airfare / £2,975 including return flights from London to Johannesburg. Costs include transfers from Johannesburg airport, accommodation, meals, funding for the project, full ground support and a T Shirt


Minimum age 16

Booking / Enquiry

African Conservation Experience Care for Wild Africa Reviews

3 weeks caring for rhinos at Care For Wild Africa

Caring for the rhinos at Care For Wild was an amazing experience but also physically and mentally challenging. Do your research and be prepared before you go. Two weeks is a good amount of time. And don't expect to hug the rhinos or be in close contact with them without a barrier between you. I wrote about my experience to share with potential volunteers

By: Jodie
Nationality: Australian
Age: 31

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