Indulge your passion for some of Africa’s most fascinating species. Have you always dreamed of working closely with African elephants? Or coming face to face with prides of lion in their natural habitat? How about getting hands on in the fight to save the rhino from the poacher’s snare?
Our conservation experiences give you the chance to join genuine conservation projects in helping to look after some of the most iconic species on earth. As well as spending time in close proximity to these unforgettable animals, you’ll also have the chance to work shoulder to shoulder with some of the most knowledgeable and experienced conservation professionals in southern Africa today.
Our experiences start at £1760 for two weeks, including transfers, meals and accommodation. But it really all depends on which project (or projects) you visit and how long you stay. For detailed pricing info, explore our experiences by animal below.
Research and monitor the world’s largest land mammals alongside passionate professionals
Come together with like-minded individuals to save the rhino from the poaching crisis and habitat loss
Help injured and orphaned animals through wildlife care, husbandry and nursing
Learn from conservationists and field researchers, helping to protect wild animals and ecosystems
Join some of Africa’s most experienced wildlife vets and help treat wild animals
Every step of the way ACE was there for me, from the first phone call to arriving back in the UK after I finished my experience.
I spent 2.5 months across 4 different projects, each of which were so incredible and different from one another. It is insurmountable how much I had learnt about the culture, language, politics, myself and of course, wildlife.
I’ve been to a lot of countries and photographed a lot of creatures in the oceans and on the land. But, I’ve never been “in the field” and experienced “hands on” action like this.
This experience has made me realise I really want to get more into conservation work... I didn’t fully understand and realise there were so many more opportunities out there.
ACE made traveling during the covid pandemic completely stress-free and puts the volunteers above anything else.
I also cannot recommend ACE as a company highly enough, they have helped me with so many situations when I was there the most recent time with all the hecticness of the COVID-19 pandemic.
I have to say that my trip to Care for Wild was just a completely next level experience.
South Africa is always going to be a huge part of my life and every single penny I spent on these volunteering experiences has not been wasted.
I invite you to get motivated, not to stay behind a screen watching or sharing videos of how they kill animals, see it with your own eyes and act against this that happens every day, before it is too late .