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Namibia wildlife sanctuary volunteering holiday

The wildlife sanctuary is situated in a beautiful Namibian savannah, with lush vegetation, expansive vistas, and mountainous views. The sanctuary provides refuge for orphaned and injured wildlife and acts as a halfway point for animals needing to be relocated, as their safety is threatened by human action. Volunteers help to care for and feed the animals on a daily basis and complete all manner of maintenance and construction work at the sanctuary. As a volunteer on this project, you will get up close and personal with many incredible wildlife species as you take part in a number of activities designed to create a positive quality of life for the sanctuary’s animals, many of which have ...Read more >
From £945 excluding flights

Mountain gorilla project in Uganda

This award-winning project focuses on the conservation and protection of Uganda’s beautiful mountain gorilla, through the education of local communities who share their environment. Volunteers on this project partake in two gorilla treks (permits included) and a three-day excursion to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This includes tracking wild chimpanzees, joining an unforgettable boat trip on the Kazinga channel to spot hippos and buffalos, and accompanying game drives, searching for elephants, lions and other African wildlife. Volunteers will also play an active role in reforestation tasks, and in the education of indigenous communities regarding the gorilla’s vital place in the ...Read more >
From £3,395 excluding flights

Volunteer at The Shamwari Wildlife Reserve, South Africa

This incredible volunteer experience in South Africa offers you the chance to get involved with the conservation efforts of the world-renowned Shamwari Game Reserve. Volunteers on this project play a vital role in the numerous fascinating aspects of managing an award-winning game reserve which has claimed back more than 25,000 hectares of once derelict farmland. With an on-site, dedicated wildlife department, Animal Rehabilitation Centre, Animal Hospital and Rhino Awareness Centre, volunteers will gain first-hand experience and insight through a vast array of tasks. This may range from tracking and monitoring rare and endangered species such as rhino, elephants and a number of predators, ...Read more >
From £1,295 excluding flights

Victoria Falls volunteer project, Zimbabwe

Located in one of the most breathtakingly beautiful natural settings in the world, this project is based in the Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Reserve, on the outskirts of the incredible Victoria Falls, in Zimbabwe. The aim of the project is to devise and implement sustainable solutions to the many problems facing the conservation of the area’s wildlife. Home to populations of the 'Big Five’, black rhino, and a wealth of other rare and incredible species, the reserve is a hotbed of wildlife activity. Volunteers on this project are actively involved in a number of initiatives which help protect and conserve the reserve’s numerous species. These include the vital black rhino ...Read more >
From £1,120 excluding flights

Costa Rica wildlife conservation

This incredible conservation project is set deep in the heart of the Costa Rican rainforest and it has an extremely inspiring backstory. Back in 1999, two young girls had a vision to save the rainforest, and little by little they managed to bring that vision to life. The dynamic duo began by selling small arts and crafts pieces at the side of the road to raise money to protect the rainforest, and eventually, all of their hard work paid off and their makeshift shop expanded. Ultimately, the pair's passion for protecting the rainforest shone through and the project continued to grow into the sanctuary that it is today, now helping over 200 local and in-need animals, including sloths, birds, ...Read more >
From £945 excluding flights

Mozambique marine conservation project

This volunteer project invites you to discover the amazing marine megafauna of Mozambique where whale sharks and manta rays are known to glide above bountiful coral reefs. As part of the project, you’ll be contributing directly to ongoing marine conservation studies and activities as part of a team of researchers and scientists. This is in addition to taking a PADI Open Water Scuba course, during the first week. If you're already an Advanced Open Water qualified diver then you can start to help with underwater research projects, straight away. Anyone who's already Open Water qualified will get the option to complete their Advanced Open Water course before starting the research ...Read more >
From £2,199 excluding flights

Wildlife conservation holiday in India

This two week volunteering holiday in India allows you to witness the country's wildlife first-hand as well as experiencing life working within some of central India's best-loved wildlife sanctuaries and on local community projects supported by Tiger Watch. From the sloths of the Agra Bear Sanctuary to the elephants of the Mathura Elephant Rescue Centre, you'll be placed in the privileged position of being able to help conservation efforts where they're needed most. Starting in downtown Delhi you'll be immersed in the urban chaos of India's capital before journeying to Agra from where the Mughal architecture of the Taj Mahal takes centre stage. After experiencing one of the world's most ...Read more >
From £2,295 excluding flights

Namibia carnivore conservation & research project

Approximately 35% of cheetahs living on the planet can be found in Namibia with practically all of Namibia’s population of cheetahs living beyond the perimeters of the country’s protected conservation areas. This means that cheetahs in Namibia are under constant threat from farmers who view them as a natural predator to livestock. As a consequence, cheetah numbers are falling and if you’re looking to make a difference and take part in a 17 day conservation & research project, right here is where you sign up. The aim of the overall project is to create a safe haven for cheetahs, and other endangered animals, by using a location that was once used for holidays, photography and as a film ...Read more >
From £1,340 excluding flights

Borneo family volunteering holiday

A rare opportunity to experience the majesty of the Borneo rainforest and its wealth of fascinating species, this project allows volunteers to take part as a family, working towards the conservation of this section of the rainforest that has been destroyed due to mass deforestation. Working alongside the local tribespeople, families will take part in tasks that benefit the natural environment and the species that can be found within it, including orangutan and elephant. With the stunning scenery of the ‘corridor of life’ as a backdrop, this is truly a life-changing experience which will open your child's eyes to a whole new culture, as well as educating them on the need for worldwide ...Read more >
From £845 excluding flights

Orangutan sanctuary volunteering in Borneo

In the verdant Bornean jungle lies the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Sanctuary, which has begun to open its doors to generous and dedicated volunteers as of November 2018. Home to the largest amount of captive orangutans in the entire world, along with an orangutan rehabilitation and release program whose success is unprecedented, volunteers are invaluable when it comes to lending a helping hand. Orangutans face many threats, primarily from mass deforestation of the rainforest which leaves the great apes without food and shelter. As a result, many babies are orphaned and sold into the pet trade, only to be abandoned later when they become too difficult to care for or are shot or captured as ...Read more >
From £1,195 excluding flights

Rhino and elephant conservation in Zimbabwe

This project began life as a cattle farm back in the 1950's, but since then it has evolved into the impressive 10,000 acre conservation project you see before you today. Norman Traver's founded the family farm in Zimbabwe's beautiful Mashonaland region, and under the leadership of the Travers family the farm eventually transformed into a conservation haven with a strong focus on rhino and elephants. The aim of this project is to integrate conservation efforts with the local community to ensure that the local wildlife will survive into the future, and volunteers play a crucial role in each of these facets. As a volunteer on this project you will take part in many exciting activities, ...Read more >
From £895 excluding flights

Laos Wildlife sanctuary volunteering holiday

Nestled in rural surroundings, just 60km north of the capital, The Laos Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the small town of Ban Keun. This mainly Buddhist and picturesque country is a delight to visit but unfortunately, isn’t as harmonious as it seems. Laos is sadly a major gateway for illegal wildlife trading in South-East Asia. Every day thousands of animals are smuggled in and out of Laos and sold to become traditional medicine, pets, ornaments, food and more. The sanctuary was bought to life to stand against wildlife crime and hopes to reduce the high numbers of trafficked animals. The sanctuary was formed after Laos zoo enlisted the help of non-governmental wildlife organisations. ...Read more >
From £795 excluding flights

Elephant conservation project in Namibia

Become part of an elephant conservation project in the deserts and wilderness regions of Namibia. There are countless conservation tasks to help out with, not least of all the camp cooking. Joining a team of dedicated researchers and conservationists will allow you to understand more about not only the elephants but also the local Namibians who are learning how to live harmoniously with one of the largest animals on earth. Human conflict with elephants, through poaching and farming, has greatly impacted on herd numbers. Although desert elephants in Namibia have become protected, there’s still lots to be done in order to keep populations increasing as well as ensuring their relationship ...Read more >
From £945 excluding flights

Wildlife volunteering in Bolivia

Situated next to the stunning town of Coroico in Bolivia, two hours from the country’s capital of La Paz, this project is based in a truly incredible wildlife sanctuary, which cares for illegally trafficked animals that have been rescued from lives of captivity and cruelty. Established in 2003 as an ecotourism project, the sanctuary began taking in monkeys and parrots that had been rescued from traffickers. Today, the sanctuary is dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and flora in the area. The problem of animal trafficking in South America has worsened in recent years, as exotic and rare animals have a high monetary value when sold into the pet trade overseas. For this reason, many of ...Read more >
From £895 excluding flights

Costa Rica turtle conservation experience

Decide the duration of your stay, from one to 12 weeks, and then volunteer to assist a team of local people and scientists as they aim to promote sustainable tourism around the Reserva Playa Tortuga research institute in Costa Rica. Creating an environmental conservation culture within the local communities is just as important as promoting Costa Rica’s wildlife watching potential to responsible travellers from around the globe. Situated on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, you’ll instantly become enveloped within the natural world of Central America where four different types of turtle are known to nest. Working with scientists, conservationists and local people, as well as NGO’s and ...Read more >
From £795 excluding flights

Elephant conservation in Sri Lanka

Situated within in the breathtaking surroundings of the Sri Lankan jungle, this project offers volunteers the opportunity to carry out vital ecological research on the region’s elephants while witnessing this majestic species in its natural home. The aim of the project is to assess and reduce human-elephant conflicts within the surrounding region; issues which have become very strained in recent years. Volunteers assist in the implementation of sustainable land-use initiatives using GPS, remote sensing and GIS techniques to develop conservation strategies which will help to protect elephants, leopards and other wildlife in the Central and North Central Provinces of Sri Lanka. The notion of ...Read more >
From £895 excluding flights

Wildlife orphanage volunteering in South Africa

This project provides volunteers with the unique opportunity of not only caring for some of South Africa’s most iconic species but also to inspire a generation of local school children to take pride and invest value in their natural surroundings. Situated in the stunning Limpopo Province, on the outskirts of Kruger National Park, the work involved in this project is carried out against a backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty. The overall aim of this project is to engage local school children with the importance of animal and environmental conservation. The project is based in a wildlife orphanage which is home to a number of different injured or orphaned animals that have been rescued. ...Read more >
From £530 excluding flights

Orangutan conservation in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Samboja Lestari is an area of restored tropical rainforest near the city of Balikipapan in East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. Established by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS), the 2,000 hectare sanctuary here was created with the aim of providing a safe haven for rehabilitated orangutans and sun bears, whilst also at the same time providing a source of income for local people. Several Forest Schools provide natural, educational playgrounds for the orangutans in which to learn forest skills before returning to cages to sleep at night. A new Clinic and Quarantine area has been established as well as many new forest cages for larger orangutans and a Babies' house for the little ...Read more >
From £1,295 excluding flights

Malawi wildlife conservation holiday

This incredible conservation project is set deep in the heart of beautiful Malawi, and as the only wildlife centre currently providing care for orphaned and injured animals in the country, it is crucial that the in country team get all of the help possible, and that is where you come in! The project is home to around 200 rescued wild animals, and the aim here is to release as many of these animals as possible back into the wild. Volunteers really do help to make this happen, and on this project there are two types of volunteering programme on offer. The first is for any budding conservationists out there, and if this sounds like you then you will be able to assist the animal care team with ...Read more >
From £1,507 excluding flights

Borneo wildlife volunteer project

This project allows you to venture into the lush rainforests of Sabah, in search of wild orangutans and the rare pygmy elephant. Observe the awe-inspiring biodiversity of the protected 'Corridor of Life', a vitally important region intent on creating a balance between the indigenous communities, their wildlife, and land-development activities. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the jungle, and take part in important reforestation activities in the hopes of securing a future for the endangered animals that reside here. For much of the project's duration, volunteers will have the unique opportunity to stay with an indigenous community in the rural village of Sukau. Here, you will ...Read more >
From £1,395 excluding flights