Lion and big cat conservation projects are perfect for those who have a passion for the wild and a desire to conserve lions and other big cats in their natural habitats. Volunteer with lions on your gap year and you could help these animals who are at risk of extinction, observe their behaviour whilst on safari and assist the local community; educating them on how to live peacefully together.
Lion and big cat conservation volunteers will work varied days taking on different tasks as required. This might include data collection, research, monitoring, feeding the cubs, enclosure cleaning, enclosure maintenance and more. Most volunteers can expect to work long hours on a Monday–Friday working week with weekends off to explore the local area. Some projects however ask for a 5 day working week on a Monday-Sunday rotating rota to keep abreast with the sporadic actions of these animals.
If you have an interest in lions and big cats or are considering a career in the veterinary field then volunteering on a lion and big cat conservation project could be for you.
Assist in the conservation efforts of the Naboisho Conservancy in Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve by monitoring wildlife and conducting important research.
Be part of an ongoing research program on cheetahs, leopards and hyenas while helping with the conservation efforts.
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.
Help with essential conservation work in South Africa to preserve the “big 5” – lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino – and get involved in the running of a game reserve.
Coach Sports to underprivileged children in South Africa, make a difference to local communities and get up close and personal with baby lions!
Deep in the Namibian bush you have the rare opportunity to work with some of Africa’s most extraordinary creatures – hand-raise baboons, care for injured animals, & track & monitor big cats.
Here you have the chance to volunteer at the world’s only White Lion Conservation Project in the heart of their natural home, the Timbavati region in South Africa!
Affordable project for students and volunteers to gain field work skills and learn research techniques, whilst having an enjoyable and memorable African bush experience.
This is the only project in the world where you can take lions for a walk through a game reserve!
Explore the stunning African landscape whilst simultaneously creating a long-lasting impact on the wildlife that lives there with this conservation project.