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The African Conservation Foundation works to protect and conserve Africa's endangered wildlife and their habitats.We build local capacity for long term sustainability of conservation projects.

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In order to improve the link between ecotourism and conservation, ACF developed some exclusive conservation safari packages together with selected tour operators.
Visit Africa’s magnificent wildlife – and help protect them.

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Great Apes (2)

Great Apes Research & Conservation

Wildlife (9)

Find Opportunities & Projects Around Africa

Marine Conservation (1)

Help Protect Marine Ecosystems and Animals

Tropical Forests (1)

Protect & Restore Forests to stop Climate Change

Featured Projects

Cross River Gorilla

Saving Cross River Gorillas and Chimpanzees in Cameroon

Volunteer in the Highland Rainforests of South West Cameroon. Spend two or more weeks volunteering on conservation projects saving these great apes from extinction.

Wildlife Rescue & Animal Caretaking at a Wildlife Centre in Malawi

Wildlife Rescue & Animal Caretaking at a Wildlife Centre in Malawi

This Wildlife Centre is looking for dedicated and passionate volunteers for their busy wildlife rehab program. 

Africa’s Big 5 Wildlife & Conservation Experience

Africa’s Big 5 Wildlife & Conservation Experience

This exciting and hands-on wildlife project offers volunteers the chance to get up-close with some of Africa's most charismatic mammals.

Vervet monkey

Baboon and Vervet Monkey Rescue and Rehabilitation

Help orphaned and injured Chacma Baboons and Vervet monkeys survive in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.

Elephant Research & Community Conservation Project, South Africa

Elephant Research & Community Conservation Project, South Africa

Volunteers gain hands on experience with elephant conservation initiatives and also participate in educating the wider community about conservation and nature.

Tree Planting & Reforestation Volunteer Program, Cameroon

Tree Planting & Reforestation Volunteer Program, Cameroon

Our tree planting and reforestation program is designed to support local agro-forestry goals, which are to improve livelihoods and restore degraded land through tree growing and planting in Western Cameroon.

Tropical Butterfly Surveys and Conservation in the Rainforests of Cameroon

Tropical Butterfly Surveys and Conservation in the Rainforests of Cameroon

Don't miss this rare opportunity and immerse yourself in a tropical paradise where hundreds of exotic butterflies dance in the sunlight.

Volunteer at a Wildlife Reserve in Botswana

Volunteer at a Wildlife Reserve in Botswana

Situated approximately 15km south of Gaborone, the capital city of Botswana, this Nature Reserve is home to a variety of mammals including some rare and endangered species and a diverse array of reptile, amphibian and bird species.

Wilderness Conservation & Wildlife Research in South Africa

Wilderness Conservation & Wildlife Research in South Africa

Enjoy world class wildlife viewing, complete reserve management projects, monitoring and research on a benchmark wilderness reserve in South Africa.

Campfire at Kuti Wildlife Reserve

Work with Animals in a Malawi Wildlife Reserve

If you're looking to volunteer with both people and wildlife then we have just the placement for you. We're looking for enthusiastic individuals with a great work ethic and can-do attitude to join the team for a minimum of two weeks.

 

Working with wildlife and underprivileged children

Working with wildlife and underprivileged children

Would you like to get hands-on experience with injured and orphaned wild animals whilst educating local underprivileged children, giving both of them a brighter future?

Desert Elephant Conservation Volunteer Project, Namibia

Desert Elephant Conservation Volunteer Project, Namibia

Join an award winning volunteering project tracking desert elephants and working on a community construction program in Damaraland.

Seychelles Terrestrial Conservation Expedition

Seychelles Terrestrial Conservation Expedition

Join this terrestrial conservation expedition and experience an unspoiled island paradise!