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Where adventure meets conservation

Hamba Africa develops wildlife focused placements and conservation projects across South Africa. Work and volunteer as you protect iconic animals like elephants, lions and rhino. Have an incredible travel experience, develop new skills and transferable experience as you work or study as part of an accredited courses. Take away great memories, new friends and the satisfaction of making a positive impact.

Get involved

Our Placements 

Our all inclusive placements run at different locations across South Africa and focus on unique goals and activities for a separate style of adventure, travel and way to help protect wildlife.

Find out which placement works best for you! 

Our Projects

The projects you'll volunteer with are varied and diverse from vet work to anti-poaching patrols or wildlife surveying. Meet and work with iconic African wildlife like elephants, cheetah, Rhino and lions. 

Learn and leave a lasting impact with our projects!

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Trust our knowledge and experience

The tour leaders and ecologists at Hamba Africa have been actively involved in conservation for years - living, working and guiding travellers in the bush across Southern Africa.

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Meet the local wildlife


Our Goals
Hamba Africa is committed to making valuable, sustainable contributions to the long-term vision of preserving wildlife.


Work with local experts and communities

- We partner and support local existing organisations in their fight to protect the environment.
- We develop our own projects plus assist and support local groups: anti-poaching projects, rural communities, wildlife vets and animal rehabilitation centres.

Skills and Experience
The diverse array of projects on offer gives you the opportunity to develop new transferable skills and gain industry experience that match your passion and interest. 

Live and learn with the experts

What to expect

Animals, adventure and excitement

With your guides and fellow travellers, you will explore some of the most incredible natural landscapes and scenery that South Africa has to offer and get to know some of the people and animals that call it home.

​Conservation work

You will be helping out with various conservation programmes, experiencing a unique perspective on and helping to protect Africa's wildlife, all the while gaining valuable skills for your future.

Some placements have activities included such as our
Wildlife Volunteer placement where In travel week you will get the chance to try white water rafting, microlight flights, horse riding + more!

Others such as the
2 Month Field Guide Course give you the option to try activities on free days.

Where will you go?

Our placements operate across South Africa. Each placement's location has been selected to facilitate the style of activities and projects you'll be taking part in.

In addition each placement thanks to the wildlife and community activities you'll be volunteering on as well as the landscapes and environments you'll be exploring means a unique experience with each of the placements. 

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