Wildlife conservation experience with the Big 5

with Oyster Worldwide

newspaper Communitites Land Conservation
location Africa
start date Mondays throughout the year1 – 12 weeks
salary Volunteer project
accommodation includedAccommodation included
food and mealsThree meals per day prepared for you by local cooks
training providedTraining provided

Oyster Worldwide offer a very personal service with detailed preparation and support before, during and when you return from travel. Pre-departure services include a phone or skype interview and full briefing on what to expect. We advise on safety, cultural issues, flights, what to take, currency and what life will be like in your chosen destination. Oyster Worldwide pride themselves on selecting projects that we believe are genuinely worthwhile. Every project has been visited by a member of the Oyster team and vetted for excellence.

Wildlife conservation experience with the Big 5

gap year project highlights Highlights

Taking your first game drive and seeing your first animal – and then another, and another!
African sunsets – a beautiful end to a wonderful day
The moment when a herd of elephants wanders by as you work
Beaches, bungees, shark cage diving, swimming, exploring – need we say more?

typical day What's it like

A typical day on this gap year project

Due to the nature of this project, each day will be different. Tasks could include tracking wildlife, observing the animals during wildlife surveys, conservation management in terms of tree planting and erosion control. Maintenance is also required at times, ensuring the fences are intact and strong. Although safaris are popular, this project allows you to learn about the animals, see them in their true habitat and observe them every day. You may see the rare animals when they emerge to sunbathe or hunt, witness interactions between animals and species and leave with incredible memories. If you want to experience the natural savanna and all that resides within it, this is a fantastic way to do it.

ideal candidate Project Requirements

Who would be a suitable participant?

A general level of fitness is required, and participants must be aged 17+.

our offer Project Benefits

What we can offer you

Support from the Oyster office in the UK, in-country support, orientation on arrival, financial protection (ATOL or IPP), accommodation and food.


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