*NEW* Care for Africa's animals in a wildlife sanctuary

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

Get hands-on with animals and work alongside expert conservationists in a real African nature sanctuary.

One moment, you might find yourself bottle-feeding a young antelope. The next, you could be waist-deep in water teaching an orphaned hippo how to take a mud bath. In an African wildlife sanctuary, life is as varied and surprising as the animals you'll be looking after.


Work alongside expert conservationists

We partner with some of Africa's top nature sanctuaries. As well as being home to amazing wildlife, the people working here are pretty incredible too. Many are world-renowned experts in their fields. 

Living and working on site, you'll make a real difference to the animals' wellbeing and get a unique perspective from the people who know them best.


Make a real difference

Caring for animals can be extremely challenging - both physically and emotionally. And while the animals may not be able to thank you, there's really no need. Seeing a creature you've looked after grow in strength and confidence is one of the most rewarding experiences anyone can have.

If you’ve always dreamed of working hands-on with wild animals, feel passionate about saving African wildlife, and want to learn from leading conservationists, this is the experience for you.

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 *NEW* Care for Africa's animals in a wildlife sanctuary 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 http://www.hofftoexplore.com/destinations/africa/three-weeks-africa-caring-rhinos/

By: Jodie
Nationality: Australian
Age: 31

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