Wildlife Conservation in Zimbabwe

with Conservation Travel Africa

newspaper Land Conservation
location Africa
start date Programmes start throughout the year including Christmas and New Year.
salary Volunteer project
accommodation includedAccommodation included
training providedTraining provided

Conservation Travel Africa works with existing conservation and development projects that are committed to long-term environmental and community principles. We collaborate with conservation experts and community leaders to identify the areas of need where volunteer contributions will have the greatest impact.

Our programmes are designed to meet real conservation and community needs through voluntary efforts, NOT to meet tourist needs through contrived conservation and cultural experiences. We believe that supporting these projects is more beneficial and meaningful than setting up a new project simply to meet the desire of an overseas visitor.

Our programmes endeavour to use responsible tourism practices to build sustainable economies in Africa which place increased value on wildlife and environmental conservation from the ground up.

Wildlife Conservation in Zimbabwe

typical day What's it like

A typical day on this gap year project

Conservation Travel Africa offers incredible wildlife volunteer programmes in Zimbabwe. With some of the finest game viewing in Africa, you can join projects focused on the protection and conservation of endangered animals such as rhinos and elephants, monitor Big 5 game in vast wilderness areas or work in reputable animal sanctuaries. We have wildlife conservation projects perfect for gap year volunteering, career breaks, mature volunteers and families.

Zimbabwe's tourist industry, once one of the busiest in Africa, is well on the road to recovery and Zimbabwe is a popular destination for volunteers. The lack of tourism in recent years means it is home to unspoilt wilderness areas and abundant game viewing. A lack of government funding means there is plenty of important work to be done by wildlife conservation volunteers.

Our volunteer programmes in Zimbabwe include rhino and elephant conservation, Big 5 conservation in Victoria Falls, anti-poaching projects, horse riding safaris and wildlife sanctuary programmes.

ideal candidate Project Requirements

Who would be a suitable participant?

Volunteers on our wildlife conservation programmes in Zimbabwe must be over 17, interested in wildlife and the environment and have a good command of English. A reasonable level of fitness and mobility is also required on most projects.

our offer Project Benefits

What we can offer you

All our programmes include:
- Return transfers from the nearest airport
- Accommodation and three meals per day
- Transport, equipment and materials needed to do your work
- Laundry and housekeeping
- 24 hour support from programme staff


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