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African Conservation Experience is driven by the desire to support and enable worthwhile wildlife conservation work and to create worldwide ambassadors for conservation. We do so by offering opportunities for people from all over the world to join genuine conservation projects and wildlife professionals.
Find the right wildlife conservation experience for you by clicking any of our project categories below:
Where you can go
Established in our heritage region of southern Africa, African Conservation Experience work with projects that are currently based in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia. You’ll be working in some of the most stunning and diverse ecosystems on Earth, where your sustainable wildlife conservation placement ensures long term support for vulnerable wildlife and local communities.
Conservation work takes many forms so you can get involved joining a project that matches your interests, whether you want to work with wildlife in a wildlife care centre, gain wildlife veterinary experience or field research skills, pursue a conservation internship, become a marine conservation volunteer or learn about Africa’s wildlife by joining one of our focused wildlife courses. You will find a range of projects in each category. Every African Conservation Experience project is unique in its conservation mission, the focus of its work and the responsibilities and living conditions that you’ll encounter. We will chat to you in detail about which project would suit you best after you apply to be a wildlife volunteer in Africa to help you pick the project where you’ll get the most out of your wildlife conservation experience.
We care about your travel needs and aspirations. All our travellers start off with a personal booking conversation and we keep in touch along the way.
ACE offers top-class in-country support, we meet you at the airport on arrival and departure and provide 24/7 support ensuring your trip exceeds expectations.
ACE works with genuine conservation projects. We remain at the forefront of developments in the field of conservation.
ACE staff are not only experienced in travel management but also carry zoological and conservation related qualifications.
We empower and support local conservation initiatives and provide them with interest-free loans.
ACE are pioneers of conservation travel. We have over 17 years experience supporting wildlife conservation through tourism.
WHAT OUR TRAVELLERS SAY
"It was the most fantastic experience of my life! I learnt so much and the things I did and saw were once in a lifetime opportunities. I would recommend ACE to anyone and am already planning my trip for next year!"
"The company is very thorough in pre-departure preparation and on-site support. The project was an amazing experience. In all, it is an extremely well-run company devoted to the safety and enjoyment of its clients."
Kimberly Hightower, USA
"ACE were very friendly, professional and well organised. While you’re in South Africa if anything goes wrong you know you have ACE’s support so you can relax and just enjoy your experience."
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