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Volunteer with monkeys and baboons in South Africa

Project name:

Oyster Worldwide (4)

Project purpose:

Acting as surrogate parents to orphaned baby monkeys and baboons, volunteers help to raise the primates, guiding their journey back to the wild. Located in rural Africa, the rehabilitation centre cares for many orphans throughout the year.

Project activities:

  • animal interaction
  • animal rehabilitation
  • habitat restoration/management


South Africa


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


Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration
  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • development goals (supporting local community)
  • ethical rehabilitation centre/practices

Wild Sun Rescue Center


Shared accommodation within the centre.

When does the project run?

Throughout the year.


accommodation included, food included, electricity, local shops, refillable drinking water, shower (hot), wifi

How long can I stay?

10 days - 12 weeks.


  • general level of fitness is required
  • participants must be 17+.

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

10 days costs $1301, 3 weeks costs $1661 and each additional week costs $360.

For volunteers looking to stay for 12 weeks, there is currently an offer for 12 weeks for the price of 8 for departures between September 2019 and February 2020.

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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