Volunteer on an African animal project whilst on your gap year and have the opportunity to play a meaningful role in the future of these wonderful animals. Africa is well known as the home of the Big Five: lions, elephants, cape buffalos, leopards and rhinoceroses. There is also a myriad of other mammals such as hippopotami, wildebeests, zebras, antelopes, gazelles, giraffes, baboons, mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, lemurs, hyenas and African wild dogs. Africa is also home to many unique amphibians, reptiles, birds and fish.
All these animals and more have found homes in various national parks all over Africa such as big cats in the Maasai Mara Reserve in Kenya, great buffalo in the Kidepo National Park in Uganda, and giant crocodiles in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. These animals sometimes wonder into close proximity to humans, giving volunteers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have an up close and personal encounter with a wild animal.
Volunteer with African animals and you could take part in a wide variety of different projects available in many diverse and vast countries. If African animal projects appeal to you then check out our product listings and add a project to your gap year itinerary.
Spending valuable time in both Kenya & Tanzania, you’ll make a huge impact on the rural communities that you’ll live & work alongside. Improve schools, homes & protect endangered wildlife.
Become an assistant game ranger in this stunning conservation area, and witness South Africa’s fabulous ’Big 5’ whilst helping to protect flora and fauna on this beautiful game...
A unique and personal experience, rescuing and rehabilitating everything from lions to primates, helping with our rural vet clinic and working with the local community.
Coach Sports to underprivileged children in South Africa, make a difference to local communities and get up close and personal with baby lions!
This project gives you the chance to volunteer at the world’s only white lion conservation project alongside the Global White Lion Protection Trust in South Africa.
Help to improve Zimbabwe’s lion population by volunteering on a lion rehabilitation project, a stone’s throw away from the magnificent thundering waters of Victoria Falls.
Take part in vital conservation work in Africa (Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania) on your gap year to preserve some of the most majestic and endangered wildlife on the planet.
Discover wild South Africa when you join an international team of volunteers assisting in the research of Africa’s most charismatic big cat, the lion.
Assist in vital conservation research work with some of Africa’s most endangered carnivores.
We offer social, conservation & medical projects plus farm stays in South Africa & Namibia. Start an adventure of a lifetime for a meaningful experience that will change the lives of others.