Oikos Institute

Wildlife conservation expeditions, research camps and courses.

The projects are part of a training programme which aims to conservation and sustainable management of natural resources. You will personally contribute to the conservation of the African savannah and get in touch directly with the Maasai people and their environment.

SPECIES: African large mammals, African large and small carnivores, primates, rainforest birds, etc.

HABITAT: Savannah, mountain forest, bushland, wetland.


TRAVEL INFORMATION: Volunteers are met at Arusha Airport and taken to Mkuru Training Camp (project base camp).

DURATION: 2 weeks

PERIOD: Year round.

AGE: No age restrictions.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS: No specific skills required, only adaptability and a reasonable level of fitness.

VOLUNTEERS WORK: Expect to work in the field (e.g., surveying, tracking, identification) for several hours a day. All necessary training is given and an Oikos Institute leader is always present.

LANGUAGE: English. Italian is also spoken.

ACCOMMODATION: Basic, in huts or tents depending on the climate and location.

COST: Variable and depending on project. Expedition contributions start from GB£ 900 (EUR/US$ 1,350) for 2 weeks.

LONG TERM: Outstanding volunteers and graduate students can stay up to three months.

APPLICATION: Basic, in lodge or tents depending on the climate and location.

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