Longterm wildlife volunteer

Work with endagered species and wildlife vets

Placement summary

Who should join this placement
Those wanting to gain conservation experience, skills and knowledge as a volunteer with long term projects while getting to know African wildlife up close! 

Location: 30,000 acre reserve, Waterberg, South Africa

Length: 6 week minimum, 3 months maximum


Group size's
Groups are typically made up of 1-7 volunteers and lead by safari guides and industry experts.

Projects you'll work on
  • Radio collar tracking cheetah

  • K9 Anti-Poaching patrols

  • Bush walks

  • Wild dog population monitoring

  • Safari drives

  • Track and sign

  • Vet work with animals

  • Transporting and moving wildlife

  • Habitat management

Play a key role in conservation protecting endangered animals such as Rhino, Cheetah and wild dogs.

You'll explore the reserve on foot and from safari viewer for an unparalleled African wildlife experience.

The Waterberg

Base camp and your reserve in the Waterberg. Known for is river systems and mountain escarpments that overlook rolling savannahs teeming with wildlife.

About the projects

Each project has its own goals and method that together help give wildlife and nature a brighter future. 

to learn about each project visit our project page.

Join any time

Placements are avalible throughout the year for flexible travel, contact us to arange your dates.

Long term placements

6 weeks


12 weeks

Join from a minimum of 6 weeks and stay any legnth up to 12.

Day to day as a volunteer

Monday to Friday

During week days you'll be working on the various conservation projects. Your guides will brief you each week with a schedule of activities. Typically you'll start the day early and sally up into a safari viewer and drive across the reserve on your mission or sometimes, lead by your guides, hike and patrol on foot. 

Weekends and off time

When not working, you'll relax back at camp with the other volunteers, often you'll make great friends both with the reserve staff and fellow volunteers. Theirs also other optional activities on the reserve and in the area to try out. on Weekends you'll go to town to resupply with snacks, toiletries and other essentials.

Whats included 
Whats not included
What you can expect
K9 Anti-poaching patrols
Wildlife reintroduction
Safari Drives/Walks
Wild dog population monitoring
Big game vet work
Breathtaking Landscape
Radio collar tracking
Discover Nature

Optional Activities 

During off days you'll have the opportunity to get involved with other activities both on the reserve itself and throughout the area.

Your own projects

You might be studying relating to the environment or just a passionate conservationist. Work with the reserve staff to implement your own projects!

Hamba Africa

Email: Info@hambaafrica.co.uk
UK phone: +44 (0) 7375 488581

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