African Conservation Experience: Wildlife Volunteering in Africa


Whether you want to get hands-on in a wildlife rehabilitation centre, experience life as a wildlife vet, learn how to track wildlife or join a research project in a national park – volunteering with African Conservation Experience allows you to make a real difference to wildlife in southern Africa. 

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime and make a genuine contribution to the preservation of some of the most diverse and vulnerable ecosystems on Earth.

With over a decade's experience, African Conservation Experience is the original and most experienced organisation at placing people on worthwhile conservation projects in southern Africa. Volunteering stays are flexible - there are opportunities all year round and you choose how long you want to volunteer for. Projects vary in their focus and range from gaining wildlife veterinary experience while working alongside experienced vets in the field to assisting with game capture operations, tracking and monitoring rhinos to safeguard them from poaching, conducting wildlife surveys and behavioural studies to caring for injured and orphaned animals in wildlife rehabilitation centres.

Listing Details

Organization Name
African Conservation Experience
Organization Mandate
African Conservation Experience establishes, maintains and supports conservation projects in southern Africa. Projects are selected on the basis of real conservation value, the genuine wildlife experience that they are able to provide to enthusiastic volunteers and their contribution to the local community and environment.
Unit 1 Manor Farm, Churchend Lane, Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, GL12 8LJ
Address 2
+44 1454 269182
Non-profit organization?
2 weeks or less 2 weeks - 1 month 1-3 months
Age (min)
Age notes
Some projects can accommodate volunteers with children aged 8 or older, if you'd like to volunteer as a family
Price range
Price incluces
Accommodation Airport pick-up Ground Transport Meals
Study Abroad: Subjects
African Conservation Experience offer 2 week Game Ranger Guide Courses and Wildlife Tracking Courses, as well as African ecosystems courses for colleges and universities. Some students may gain recognition for their placement from their university or college.
Application process and requirements
Volunteers wishing to participate need to apply online through our website. After accepting the application we will schedule a phone chat to discuss the project options in more detail before arranging a placement for you.
Participants receive a certificate of participation


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