African Wildlife, Conservation and Environmental Education
from £1195 GBP
If you are looking to volunteer in Africa or looking for a gap year in Africa then we have a number of quality volunteer projects that you can get involved in.
Our volunteer projects in Africa focus on Wildlife research, conservation and environmental education. We offer projects in Kenya, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
What you can do in Kenya
Kenya, a country with some of the most amazing wildlife in the world, provides some fantastic tourism opportunities for the country. One project that seeks to conserve Kenya’s iconic wildlife whilst also providing Kenyan’s with the opportunity to benefit from the tourism opportunities that their native wildlife brings is our Masai Mara lion, wildlife research and conservation project. This project provides you with the opportunity to help conserve lion populations by carrying out vital research and also to assist in a school which provides local people with the knowledge they need to become guides and benefit from the tourism in the area.
What you can do in South Africa
Over the past half century South Africa has undergone many transformations physically and socially. It has developed into a fantastic country and the natural landscapes and wildlife are quite a sight.
We have a fantastic conservation, photography and community volunteer program, which is a dream project for photography enthusiasts as not only do you learn but you also help educate the St. Lucia children and give community support.
What you can do in Zambia
Volunteering in Zambia puts you in the middle of one of the most spectacular environments in the world, with the Zambezi river, Victoria falls and Hwange National Park.
For those interested in conservation and wildlife then our Lion rehabilitation and release program will be a great program for you. It is one of three unique programs in Africa helping to conserve and improve Lion populations.
What you can do in Zimbabwe
Our Zimbabwe volunteer projects are the epicentre of our Lion breeding, rehabilitation and release program. The lion program headquarters is in Antelope park and we also have a lion release program in Victoria Falls. These two programs along with the neighbouring Zambia lion project are some of the most cutting edge programs with regards to improving the lion population in Africa.
Visit our website and browse what placement you'd be interested in, once you have decided which one you are interested in then, it's a simple procedure. If you are happy with the project that you have chosen and feel ready to secure your space on the project then we ask you to fill in our short application form on our website by clicking the 'Book Now' button for the corresponding project.
We then ask for a £150 or USD $250 deposit which will reserve your space on that program. If for any reason you are not accepted this will be fully refunded to you. If you are accepted then this will secure your spot on the project and you will just be required to submit the remainder of your project fee 6 weeks before the start date of your program. If you are signing up within the 6 week marker, we ask for you to submit your payment in full when you apply.
From a two week placement on a Zambian Lion Rehabilitation and Release programme to a six month conservation rotation in Southern and Eastern Africa, our project work on flexible timescales.
Volunteers often like to arrange excursions on the weekends. These vary depending on your chosen country, from a dinner cruise in Zambia to shark cage diving in Cape Town.
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We have conservation and wildlife projects across Africa and our Placement Advisors are on hand to get you the information to help you make an informed decision.
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Kaya is a responsible travel organisation with a focus on genuine and meaningful volunteer projects worldwide. Working with existing community projects who have a genuine need for the physical aid of volunteers, every Kaya volunteer is welcomed and is useful. Kaya’s mission is to promote sustainable social, environmental and economic development, empower communities and cultivate educated, compassionate global citizens through responsible travel. Challenge yourself to be a different gapper and get the most from your travels. The programmes are flexible to fit in with your travel schedule and you travel with the security of Kaya as a travelling companion, you won’t be alone.