Hamba Africa Gap Years

Travelling with Hamba Africa on your Gap Year

Hamba Africa is an Eco-Tour operator focused on wildlife conservation volunteer placements: perfect for those wanting to gain skills relating to ecology, have a big impact or just for an incredible South African travel experience. We're an eco-tour operator with two goals: Make an active contribution to protecting the environment and inspiring and teaching our guests valuable skills that help them get into the wonderful world of conservation. With our own in-house ecologists and safari guides, we develop our own independent conservation projects as well as working with local experts and invest in existing organisations that share our ethos.

Why are Hamba Africa so good to travel with?

Theres lots of exciting conservation projects and activities on offer with our placements. You'll get to live in the heart of the African bush where as a group you'll work to implement these projects, getting to know South Africa's wildlife up close and personal as you help to protect it. This means exciting safari drives and bush walks, leaning about real world ecological and conservation processes and for an incredible travel experience and a chance to discover this magical continent. And we organise and include everything you need from accommodation, food, transport and equipment so you can focus on having the time of your life.





Wildlife volunteer in greater Kruger National Park

Wildlife volunteer in greater Kruger National Park


Join our 4 weeks all inclusive volunteer placements in the greater Kruger National park, South Africa. Live on a big 5 wildlife reserve, take part in game drives, bush walks and over 12 different and important conservation projects! Perfect both for a gap year experience or wildlife enthusiasts
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Volunteer at a rural community South Africa

Volunteer at a rural community South Africa


Volunteer at a rural charity in South Africa. Live and work onsite, get to know a new culture and play a key role in various projects to help uplift the community, teach children, develop local infrastructure and the economy and break the poverty cycle in this personally rewarding experience.
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Wildlife conservation experience plus travel week (South Africa)

Wildlife conservation experience plus travel week (South Africa)


4 Weeks wildlife placement working on over 12 conservation projects in the greater Kruger National park plus a week dedicated to adventure and travel! Explore South Africa, help wildlife, discover natural wonders and try adrenaline pumping activities.
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