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Wildlife / Primate rescue, rehabilitation and release centre

Project name:

Free to be Wild

Project purpose:

Free to be Wild is a wildlife rehabilitation centre and sanctuary in Bulawayo. We are a non-profit organisation that specialises in the rehabilitation of primates but have a vast array of previous successful releases from pangolins to serval cats.

As a non-profit organisation that relies solely on donations from the public. All animals in our care are rescues and have not been purchased from any organisation. Our goal is rehabilitaion and release back into the wild.

Project activities:

  • animal interaction
  • animal rehabilitation




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


Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration
  • Care and protection of injured / orphaned wildlife

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • Release of all rehabilitated animals that are suitable to be returned to the wild.

Wild Sun Rescue Center


Volunteer Village - three adjacent rooms. 2 Single and 1 Double rooms with mosquito nets, lockup trunk (bring own locks), bedding included and a spare blanket for each bed.

When does the project run?

All year


accommodation included, food included, cooking facilities, local shops, hot shower, western toilet. Lighting is solar powered with one light inside in each room and one outside each door. No plug sockets inside the rooms. There are two bathrooms with a toilet, basin and gas geyser shower. There is a kitchen and lounge area that is fully equipped to prepare and cook all meals. Gas fridge/freezer, 4 plate glass stove and small oven. All room lights are solar powered.

How long can I stay?

Ideally a min of 2 weeks, max 3 months.


  • 18 yrs and older

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

Our pricing structure does change and become cheaper per day depending on your length of stay so please enquire further to get a accurate quote.

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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