Volunteer Projects

Wildlife Conservation Project

South Africa

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The Wildlife Conservation Program is a unique internship and volunteer opportunity that gives wildlife enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds an opportunity to get involved in the conservation and sustainability of African wildlife and ecosystems. Our volunteers, interns, and students are critical in the continuation of our research and conservation efforts.

Volunteers, interns, and students spend five days per week assisting in various capacities of wildlife conservation. This can be in the form of field work collecting data, analyzing and entering data into our systems, or in the way of workshops and discussion days with our seasoned team members. We leave evenings and weekends open which allows the chance to explore South Africa and take part in various cultural and tourist activities. Based in the beautiful coastal town of Mossel Bay, South Africa our volunteers, interns, and students have a unique experience of working hands on in conservation on a free roaming wildlife reserve while living within walking distance to our blue flag beaches.

Operating with the embodiment of Nkonzo Wildlife Research ideals and goals, the mantra of “Educate Act Empower” is nowhere more evident than in the Wildlife Conservation Program. Not only are students directly involved in protecting and studying African wildlife and ecosystems but they also undergo educational sessions where the focus is in teaching the bigger picture through the better understanding of conservation biology, animal behaviour, animal ethics and tourism, human-animal coexistence, and the many areas of conservation. Students of the program are assisting in critical hands on research and conservation initiatives in the field that impact the wildlife and environment in both short term and long term goals and solutions These two areas, Educate and Act, work together to foster and facilitate the most important aspect of these ideals, to Empower. Through hands-on initiatives and education students leave Nkonzo with a better understanding of the problems plaguing African wildlife, the efforts being made to assuage these issues, and how they can continue to work with conservation and make a change for the better of wildlife, ecosystems, and our planet as a whole.

Nkonzo Wildlife Research

Project title
Wildlife Conservation Project

Project location
Mossel Bay, South Africa

Arno Smit

Year round


Who can volunteer?
Adults of both sexes 18+ with an interest in wildlife, seniors and couples also welcome

2 weeks minimum

The program cost is available on the official website and varies depending on length of stay. The program fee includes all accommodation, some meals, training, orientation, airport pick-up, conservation fees, all work related transportation, research equipment, project equipment. The program fee does not include fights, visa, curios, extra activities. Prices start at 1099 Euros for 2 weeks.


How to apply
Visit our website and fill out the registration document under plan my trip and send the completed document to Any questions can also be sent to this email address.

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