• Follow your passion for wildlife

    Follow your passion for wildlife

    Live the life of a wildlife ranger or field researcher as you track, monitor and protect elephants, predators and rhino

  • Explore the African bush

    Explore the African bush

    Learn about the wildlife and habitats of South Africa

  • Break away

    Break away

    Research projects and expeditions take you well off the beaten path to remote field stations

  • Take on a challenge

    Take on a challenge

    A conservation placement will take you out of your comfort zone - you'll be amazed at what you can do!

  • Come eye to eye with Africa's predators

    Come eye to eye with Africa's predators

    Learn all about working with predators on the African Predator Course

  • Work with wildlife vets

    Work with wildlife vets

    Gain practical veterinary experience working on real wildlife cases

  • Know when to back off

    Know when to back off

    As part of a wildlife research team you'll gain a deep insight into wildlife behaviour

  • Make new friends

    Make new friends

    You'll form strong bonds with people and animals alike when helping at a wildlife rehabilitation centre

  • You'll change more than one life

    You'll change more than one life

    Hand-rearing a rhino will be a life changing experience for you - and a life-saving one for a rhino

  • Make Africa your classroom

    Make Africa your classroom

    Create your own tailored field trip programme

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 the some of the most stunning and diverse ecosystems on earth, where your sustainable 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 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 conservation experience.

What Our Conservation Travellers Say

From The ACE Blog

Win Free Tickets to the BBC Countryfile Live Event!


ACE will be at the inaugural BBC Countryfile Live event in the first week of August and we'd love to see you there! We have 3 pairs of tickets to give away!
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Bad Neighbours - Coming face to face with Human-Wildlife Conflict


Where humans and wildlife live in close proximity, wildlife casualties abound. The last two months our volunteers with the wildlife veterinary experience and wildlife rehabilitation centres have worked on a lot of cases as a result of human-wildlife conflict.
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Rhino orphan Thor receives intensive care


Orphaned black rhino Thor receives intensive care at Care for Wild Africa after sustaining a spinal injury
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ACE Videos

If a picture says 1000 words, a little video might tell you as much as a book! If you are struggling to picture yourself out in Africa, working with wildlife, rangers, vets and conservation enthusiasts form all around the world, have a look at this video. It’ll let you have a sneak preview of the wildlife you’d work with and some of the places you’ll be travelling to.

If this whets your appetite, you can also browse our Youtube Channel - You’ll find plenty of videos about the projects, video diaries from other conservation travellers and videos about pertinent conservation topics.



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