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.
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.
Combine wildlife and community volunteering with culture and adventure in the Rainbow nation, South Africa!
Play a vital role in wildlife reasearch by going out on safari game drives to monitor wildlife and conduct important research on large predators and elephants.
As a research & conservation volunteer you’ll live a reserve in the Greater Kruger area & spend your days going out on research game drives collecting vital data on large predators.
Assist in vital conservation research work with some of Africa’s most endangered carnivores.
This is the only project in the world where you can take lions for a walk through a game reserve!
Gain hands-on veterinary experience with wild animals on a Game Reserve in northern South Africa! You’ll shadow the vet and you’ll learn an unbelievable amount!
Work hands on with cheetahs and be part of a pioneering reintroduction project. Enjoy a trip to the Kruger National Park during your placement.
Join us as a Lion Conservation Volunteer in Livingstone Zambia, a stones throw from the Mighty Zambezi and Victoria Falls, and enjoy a once in a life time experience!
It’s time for a whirlwind tour of South Africa! Take in our incredible Big 5 game reserve, tour the stunning Garden Route, help out with wildlife conservation and work on your surf skills.