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Wild Gap Year

Wild Gap Year

"In my last year of secondary school was when I had to make the big decision, do I jump into a college course or, do I take a gap year and do what I've always wanted- work with wildlife! I discovered African Conservation Experience in September 2012 while attending the

My South African Journal

My South African Journal

By Kirsten Sharbine If I was given the opportunity, I'm sure I could write a book about how my life changed in this perfectly beautiful country, but I only have space for this article. I've spent the majority of my life fantasizing about the day that I was lucky enough

Dangerous animals - enter at own risk

Dangerous animals - enter at own risk

You might not expect that sign greeting you when entering your office for a day's work - unless you are a wildlife vet! Rosie Bancroft, a 17 year old zoology student from the UK hoping to become a vet, found out the perils and joys of her dream profession while

Fall in love with Africa - just one side effect of ACE volunteering

Fall in love with Africa - just one side effect of ACE volunteering

Africa gets under your skin. Everybody in ACE knows that only too well - for most of us, that's why we love what we're doing! And it's wonderful to follow someone else through their journey from pl...

Mofemedi Rhino Recovery Reports

Mofemedi Rhino Recovery Reports

ACE volunteers Marc and Peggy Faucher keep us in the loop with their volunteering journey this April - They are amongst our first Mofemedi Rhino Recovery Initiative volunteers: "After our cultu...

Tuli... Ramblings of an Ageing Conservationist

Tuli... Ramblings of an Ageing Conservationist

"I'm sure impala can climb trees," I say to no one in particular. The polite smiles from the youngsters on the Land Rover say it all: "Poor old soul -it's all a bit too much for him." I think my c...

Veterinary Graduate in the African Bush

Veterinary Graduate in the African Bush

"I graduated as a vet in July 2011 from the Royal Veterinary College in London. Despite wanting to work with small animals, it was an initial fascination with wildlife (and dinosaurs) that initiall...

Behind the scenes as a researcher in Africa

Behind the scenes as a researcher in Africa

"I had always wanted to visit Africa for as long as I could remember so when the opportunity arose, I grabbed it. Visiting Africa as a volunteer instead of a tourist was much more rewarding than I ...

The Tuli experience - Words of Wisdom from a past volunteer

The Tuli experience - Words of Wisdom from a past volunteer

Are you thinking of joining the Tuli Conservation Project? Conrad Goossens spent a memorable month in the Tuli block of Botswana earlier this year and shares his tips and favourite moments: "If y...

Nholwasi volunteer Sarah helps recruit Botswana school for CITW

Nholwasi volunteer Sarah helps recruit Botswana school for CITW

My African Conservation Experience with Children in the Wilderness "The work done by the CITW is incredibly worthwhile. Working in Africa, the project aims to bridge the gap between rural communi...

Volunteer Memories from Phinda

Past volunteer Christina Cooper catches the memories of volunteering at Phinda Wildlife Research Project, from rhino relocation to leopard studies!