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

Learn about the wildlife habitats of South Africa

BREAK AWAY

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

TAKE ON A CHALLENGE

A wildlife 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

Learn all about working with predators on the African Predator Course

WORK WITH WILDLIFE VETS

Gain practical veterinary experience working on real wildlife cases

KNOW WHEN TO BACK OFF

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

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

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

MAKE AFRICA YOUR CLASSROOM

Create your own tailored field trip programme with help from African Conservation Experience

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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 the 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.

Learn more

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.

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