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Marine megafauna conservation

Project name:

Marine Megafauna Foundation (2)

Project purpose:

Marine megafauna conservation including: whales, mantas and turtles!

Project activities:

  • animal interaction

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis

  • scuba diving




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


Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • data/statistical skills

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

Wild Sun Rescue Center


Shared accommodation with other volunteers at the MMF office

When does the project run?


accommodation included, cooking facilities, electricity, nearby medical facilities, hot shower, western toilet, wifi

How long can I stay?


  • PADI Rescue diver with minimum 60 dives

  • Studying marine biology related degree.

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

  • Take part in Ocean safaris and dives

  • Collect identification photos

  • Upload data to worldwide database

  • Public talks about conservation in Tofo

  • Have opportunity to work on own projects

Cost is $260 for the first months training and then $32 each month after this.
Accommodation is approximately $260 a month including bills. (not too sure how it works now as they have changed buildings)

Each month will cost approximately $290 after the initial month of $520

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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