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Rainforest and savanna conservation

Project name:

African Conservation Foundation

Project purpose:

Protection of lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, forest elephants and mixed rainforest/savanna habitat

Project activities:

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis (Great ape surveys)

  • habitat restoration/management

  • teaching




average rating is 5 out of 5, based on 1 votes, Ratings


Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • data/statistical skills

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • development goals (supporting local community)

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

  • publishes work

Wild Sun Rescue Center


Mobile tented camps

When does the project run?


accommodation included, food included, refillable drinking water, bucket shower and cold shower, drop toilet

How long can I stay?


good physical condition

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

This programme on great apes provides participants with the rare opportunity to contribute toward enhancing the conservation of the endangered western lowland gorillas in Deng-Deng National Park, East region of Cameroon. Deng-Deng National Park hosts the greatest population (600 individuals) of the most northern western low land gorillas in the wild.

Two or more weeks volunteering on great apes conservation will give volunteers an opportunity to work toward long-term conservation of this charismatic species by taking part in gorilla surveys in the rainforest of Cameroon as well as conducting conservation education and awareness raising activities in communities adjacent to this protected area.

Helping to protect Western Lowland Gorillas
Training on data collection
Techniques participating in great apes surveys
Configuring and setting camera traps
Environmental education activities in schools and communities
Meeting the friendly chiefs and people of Cameroon; and
Living and working in a pristine nature area

Reviews & ratings



19 Dec 2021

An amazing project with amazing staff

average rating is 5 out of 5

I work as a travel agent, bringing volunteers to DAKTARI and other projects around the world. After helping a lot of volunteers fulfill their dreams of coming to South Africa, I managed to arrange 2 weeks to spend at the project. What a wonderful time I had starting with the staff who are so friendly and polite, the animals being taken care of as if they were family and the amazing food that was prepared catering to each of the volunteers individual needs. I can only say that if you are looking for an unique and quality experience involving a well thought out educational program and the preservation of native animal species, this is the one for you.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



19 Dec 2021

great experience

average rating is 4 out of 5

i had an enjoyable stay here in DAKTARI. be surrounded by wild animals is a chance and i also loved the teaching part of my stay


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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