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Scholarship program

To support our commitment to our guests and conservation projects we offer a scholarship or grant program with our 4 week wildlife volunteer placements as a stepping stone into the world of professional conservation.

As well as fostering your passion for wildlife, the practical experience and knowledge gained during our placements could provide you with invaluable skills to boost your academic studies and enhance your career.

Who is eligible?

Studying or working with conservation - If you are already a volunteer or looking to volunteer; work professionally or if you are a student whose studies are connected to conservation, the environment or wildlife.

Low income house holds - Are you struggling financially but would love to further your environmental ambitions on a conservation program? It’s important to us to be able to help someone who might not be in a position to experience such a life-changing opportunity otherwise. Contact us directly for more information.  

What the scholarship offers

Anyone eligable will recieve a grant to offset the total placement cost between £400 and £800.

How to apply

If you’re interested in joining our 4-week wildlife placement and think you are eligible for a scholarship award, applying is simple just:

  1. Visit our Book or Contact us page

  2. In an enquiry mention your interest in a scholarship

  3. We'll let you know which trip Dates have scholarship's available

  4. Confirm your availability matches the program dates

  5. We will send you an application form

  6. Fill in the form and email it back to us

How its approved

Our team will review all scholarship applications and select any candidates that have met the requirements, sending a preliminary acceptance. Later we will contact you to request official documents in support of your application. (Eg, proof of employment, letter of acceptance with academic studies, financial statements that support low income)

We may also conduct a telephone interview for final approval with candidates.

When will you know its approved

We will confirm whether your initial application has met the necessary requirements within 3 - 5 days.


Following confirmation, we will contact you to supply us with official proof or supporting documents to substantiate your claim. Official documents must be given at least 74 days prior to the start date of any trip.

Scholarship requirements

Please note: All scholarship applicants must meet the standard trip requirements needed to join us:

  • To be 18 yrs or over

  • To have valid travel insurance

  • To have booked return flights

  • To have all relevant travel and Immigration documents

  • To have all relevant medical checks and vaccinations

Scholarship conditions

Scholarships are non-transferable between individuals or groups and should an applicant be unable to join us, the grant will defer to the next strongest applicant.

Scholarship programs operate under our standard Terms and Conditions policy relating to all Hamba Africa tours.