Rhino conservation is integral to ensure that the approximate 29,000 rhinos left in the wild continue to have a home and to safeguard against their declining population. Volunteer with rhinos and fight the myriad of threats these endangered animals face every day. Rhinos are poached for their valuable horns for both decorative and medical purposes. They are also facing habitat loss due to climate change and deforestation. Particular areas where these horrors take place include the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe and Nepal.
Rhino conservation volunteers sometimes take part in expeditions where they monitor the rhino, track their scent and check for evidence of poachers. Volunteer with rhinos and you will learn how to track and identify rhino spoor, track rhino locations, behaviour, movements and territories, feed and walk the rhino and clean rhino beds. Some projects even offer the opportunity to join trackers on anti-snare patrols or give community workshops on conservation issues.
If you’re interested in rhino conservation projects and would like to volunteer with rhinos on your gap year, then get in contact with one of our partners who would be happy to help you.
Join our research teams on game reserves within the Greater Kruger Area, to collect data, track, survey and monitor the allusive at-risk predators in this iconic and stunning landscape.
Experience amazing Big 5 encounters, contribute to important wildlife conservation research in the beautiful Kruger National Park.
Located on a Big 5 Nature Reserve, this offers a fantastic opportunity to assist with the long term studies of lion behaviour and monitoring black rhino, leopard, cheetah, and elephants.
A unique opportunity to contribute to the protection and conservation of the African elephant and endangered Black Rhino. Get hands-on experience with these amazing animals.
Support rangers on the front line of critical anti-poaching activities. Challenge yourself, learn tracking and survival skills and go on overnight patrols in the African wilderness.
The most fun that you can have on a horse! Combine horse riding safaris with hands-on rhino and elephant conservation, anti-poaching patrols and game park management.
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!
Explore the stunning African landscape whilst simultaneously creating a long-lasting impact on the wildlife that lives there with this conservation project.
As a volunteer in the Greater Kruger area in South Africa, you will experience Africa’s amazing wildlife through research drives and bush walks which help to conserve the ’Big 5’.