It’s difficult to picture Africa without picturing sweeping landscapes of dry grassland and twisting thorn trees or deep red sunsets setting aglow rocky hills and vast plains. And of course, you cannot picture Africa without picturing the incredible wildlife it has become so well known for; herds of elephant crunching through tall grass, leopards and lions stalking in the shadows around groups of impala and rhinos rolling in mud to temper the heat of the day. But don’t forget that amidst these seemingly unending displays of nature are bustling cities that rival some of the best in the world. There is also a spirit that runs throughout the heart of the continent and you can find it expressed in the smiles of all the people, across cultures and across countries.
Opportunities to volunteer abroad in Africa range from tracking desert elephants and cheetahs to researching and monitoring lions, to volunteering with sea turtles in a rehabilitation centre in Kenya, to coral reef research programmes in Mauritius, Big Five Game Reserve wildlife monitoring and research in South Africa and to community building programmes in Namibia. Learn about diverse cultures, live and volunteer in stunning locations and interact with friendly people when you volunteer in Africa.