4-week wildlife placement working on conservation projects in the greater Kruger National Park. If you want to volunteer and make a real difference to Africa’s wildlife, gain new ecology and conservation skills, or just enjoy an unforgettable gap year adventure, this is the perfect travel experience for you!
- Get to the frontline of conservation – As a volunteer and or gap year traveller, you’ll play a crucial role with over 12 incredible and important conservation projects. And if you’ve got your own ideas or ambitions we can help implement them!
- Get adventurous – During your travels, you’ll stay in new places and locations. Witness the breath-taking beauty of South Africa and its natural wonders. Plus exciting activities like mountain hikes, microlight flights and white water tubing.
- Get helping the experts – Help vets with emergency call outs responding to injured animals, work at wildlife rehabilitation centres with orphaned animals, nursing, feeding, health checking and handling them.
- Get involved – Work with rural communities; Improve and uplift, helping break the poverty cycle and creating more sustainable livelihoods and futures. Work with local groups to protect wildlife.
- Get up close and personal – A life changing experience awaits. Meet Africa’s iconic and enigmatic wildlife via safari viewer and on foot as you explore the reserve you’ll be based on and the world renowned Kruger National park.
Through our wildlife volunteer placements, Hamba Africa’s goal is to actively protect and safeguard nature for future generations whilst inspiring our adventurers in the process.
The diversity and number of projects mean we can protect and have a huge impact on today’s environments. But through our ongoing research and data capture, our projects also help us better understand how tomorrow’s ecosystems will flourish.
We also work with various local groups, rehabilitation centers, endangered breeding centers, charities, and environmental experts, helping their projects and ensuring that conservation is a thriving industry. It’s vital to support and encourage local communities to take ownership of their natural habitat, and to become its guardians for their own long term security and success.
Our goal is also to invest in YOU!
As you work on your projects, you'll learn all aspects of ecology and conservation development, how projects are designed and implemented and if you've got your own ideas, your guides can help you to develop these.
We hope you will leave inspired and with new transferable skills to take away with you and apply in your academic studies or as a stepping stone into a career in conservation.