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Conservation volunteer programme for reserve and Black Rhino protection

Project name:

Nakavango Conservation Project

Project purpose:

Conservation volunteer programme for reserve and Black Rhino protection

Project activities:

  • animal rehabilitation

  • community awareness

  • data analysis/collection

  • habitat restoration/management




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


Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

  • conservation management experience

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • development goals (supporting local community)

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When does the project run?


accommodation included, food included, cooking facilities, electricity, local shops, hot shower, western toilet, wifi

How long can I stay?


  • volunteers must be over 18 years of age at the beginning of the programme 

  • must present a recent criminal background check 

  • fluency in English is required to participate

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

Our volunteer programme is the primary experience offered at the Nakavango Conservation Centre, and is open to volunteers from around the world, throughout the year. As a Nakavango volunteer, you will engage in “behind the scenes” conservation and game reserve management activities, wildlife research, and community development programmes. About 80% of your working time is dedicated to conservation activities, with 20% being dedicated to community development projects. We suggest a stay of 2-4 weeks, you may choose to stay for up to three months!

Volunteers are kept busy Monday to Friday with weekends spent at leisure, providing you with the opportunity to explore the Victoria Falls area and take part in the adrenalin and leisure activities on offer, as well as give you time to soak up the local culture.
Rate structure: 2 weeks (13 nights) = USD 1,400; 3 weeks (20 nights) = By special request only; 4 weeks (27 nights) = USD 2,400; 6 weeks (41 nights) = USD 3,400**; 8 weeks (55 nights) = USD 4,400**; 10 weeks (69 nights) = USD 5,400**; 12 weeks (83 nights) = USD 6,200**
** Please take into consideration that non-Zimbabwean Residents who wish to stay for longer than 4 weeks, will be required to purchase a Temporary Employment permit from Zimbabwean Immigration at a cost of USD 500

Also note that odd numbered weeks can be obtained on special request and rates will be advised on booking.

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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