If you’re looking for the experience of a lifetime, you might have considered an extravagant trip around the globe, swimming with dolphins or eating at some of the world’s top restaurants, but you might not have considered volunteering with animals in Africa.
Taking part in conservation project work in Africa can be one of the most rewarding things you’re ever likely to experience. You can help change the lives of vulnerable animals, explore the amazing habitats that they call home, gain hands-on experience and help to make a real difference to the conservation status of these animals.
Here’s why you should consider volunteering with African animals in 2017, and take on a challenge that you’ll never forget:
If you have a keen interest in African wildlife conservation issues, why not put yourself at the heart of the matter and join a wildlife conservation course? You can spend time with some of Africa’s most iconic predators, study rhinos out in the field, help care for injured wildlife and learn about the stunning African bush.
Join up with likeminded people for an up close and personal experience that you’ll never forget. Just remember to take a lot of photos and share your story!
From hand-rearing an orphaned baby rhino to nursing wildlife caught in snares or confiscated from illegal traders, you can form strong bonds with some of Africa’s most majestic creatures and gain real expertise in the process. The relationships that you form with these animals is something that words cannot describe.
If caring for and rehabilitating vulnerable animals sounds like something you’d be interested in doing, take a look at these wildlife care and rehabilitation projects.
Study and research wildlife in its natural environment and work with the likes of lions, leopards, elephants, wild dogs and rhinos. You can help manage the ecosystems and wildlife of southern Africa, take part in habitat preservation, understand more about reserve management, monitor animal behavior and movements and much, much more.
Not a bad way to spend some free time in 2017! If this sounds interesting, take a look at these wildlife research and management courses.
You can work alongside experienced veterinary experts and game rangers in some of the most fantastic ecosystems and habitats. Learn about the challenges they face on a daily basis, their techniques and methods, and gain real vital experience to help further your career in the process.
You can join an intensive two-week game ranger course in Africa, set in the magnificent game reserve in the Greater Kruger area, or gain veterinary experience in Africa with a four week placement and work with an experienced wildlife veterinarian.
Joining a wildlife conservation project is a life changing experiencing, not just for you, but also for the animals that you’ll be working with. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, want to help the endangered animals of Africa or you’re just looking to gain experience to further your career, you can make 2017 a year to remember by finding the right project for you.
About African Conservation Experience
African Conservation Experience was established to support and assist worthwhile wildlife conservation projects. We pride ourselves on being ambassadors for some of the most incredible volunteer conservation projects in Africa.
You can view the full list of our wildlife conservation projects here.