We are pleased to be linked with a number of volunteer project specialists who can offer some of the most rewarding and adventurous opportunities for getting involved in Africa, ranging from wildlife conservation and marine preservation work to community outreach assignments and teaching.

We receive numerous calls and letters from school and university leavers looking for ‘gap’ work at one of our projects in Africa. Sadly these opportunities are very rarely possible, but we are pleased to be linked with volunteer project specialists the Nakavango conservation programmeDaktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage, Culsans Gap Travel,  and Africa Asia Venture, who can offer some of the most rewarding, and adventurous opportunities, ranging from wildlife conservation and marine preservation work to community outreach assignments and teaching.

Scroll down for more information on all these opportunities, and please contact the specialists directly for more details, mentioning Tusk when you do!


The Nakavango Conservation Programme

The Nakavango Conservation programme is perfect for those who are dedicated to positive action! Through making a difference, volunteers experience self-enrichment, increased self-knowledge and an unparalleled sense of fulfilment.


Daktari LogoDAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage is an NGO founded in 2006 with the goal of enabling local children to have a better quality of life. DAKTARI works to educate and inspire children to value their environment and stimulate community projects.

Located in the South African bush near Kruger National Park, DAKTARI provides the perfect environment for children to learn about their natural heritage. The children visit DAKTARI for 5 days to complete the teaching program and work with the animals in our wildlife orphanage. International volunteers teach the lessons and guide the children in caring for the animals.


Culsans Gap Travel

Culsans run a specific 8 week trip in Kenya twice a year, getting students behind the scenes on 3 pioneering rhino conservancies: Lewa, Borana and Il Ngwesi. It is their mission to engage and inspire the next generation, creating future conservation ambassadors. 

Students spend most of their time on foot in the bush learning from nature and wildlife. Throughout the 8 weeks, they rotate through a number of different conservation based elements such as: sustainable farming, education in schools, data collection/field guide and nature training, Maasai culture and mountaineering.

The trip is a great opportunity for students to develop both their hard and soft skills in abundance while giving back to the local communities in a lasting manner. It is ideal for those interested in conservation, farming, wildlife, geography or science. 


Africa and Asia VentureAfrica and Asia Venture

Africa and Asia Venture create volunteer opportunities for one to live and work in the developing world, to have an ‘experience for life’ and to promote global citizenship.

In turn, volunteers have a genuine opportunity to have a positive impact on a developing community.






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