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Book with Dream Wild for more than just a holiday, make it an Adventure!
Make a difference as part of a conservation wildlife volunteer project or take part in an unforgettable big 5 safari and encounter the wildlife, people and landscape of southern Africa!
At Dream Wild Adventures we are committed to providing the guidance and tools you need for your perfect trip. With a combined experience of 20 years on the ground we can offer experienced and professional advice to tailor make your African Dream.
Learn more about who we are and please reach out to us if you have any questions to let us know how we can help you plan an adventure of a life time.
Why come to Africa on a volunteer programme?
Joining a wildlife volunteer program in Africa is becoming more and more popular every year and is an amazing way for you to embrace your love for travel and make a hands on lasting impact on the conservation of Africa's wildlife.
All of the work you do, if you're staying for 1 week or 3 months, will contribute to long-term conservation efforts to save some iconic species (e.g. elephant, rhino, lion) as well as lesser known species (e.g. pangolin, ground hornbill, wild dog). With options doing conservation based animal research on Big 5 reserves, helping at a wildlife sanctuary or exploring Africa on horseback, there is a programme suited for any interest, age or ability.
Wildlife isn't the only thing to focus on, all our projects have links to local communities. This involves such things as helping with education of local children, providing basic and sought after health care and/or assisting in the villages in local outreach projects. This gives volunteers the opportunity to share in local cultures as well as assisting in wildlife conservation.
Taking part in a volunteer program is a great way to meet like minded people around the world and make some life-long friends a long the way. It is perfect for those taking their first solo trip away, experienced travellers and families.
At Dream Wild Adventures we believe that protecting the world species has never been more important than it is right now! Get in touch with us to see how you can start making a difference.
“Then the Kolokolo Bird said with a mournful cry, "Go to the banks of the great, grey-green greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever-trees, and find out.”
― Rudyard Kipling, The Elephant's Child
Tourist Attractions to Avoid in Africa
At Dream Wild Adventures we do not promote any program/project or reserve that do not have ethical and conservation based values at the heart of their mission. A major issue across southern Africa is that of "canned lion hunting". This is an extreme form of trophy hunting where the animal is in a confined area, with no form of escape and, are often habituated to people.
Projects involved in this industry often use unknowing, paying volunteers to help hand raise captive-bred lion cubs under the false pretence that they will be released into the wild as part of a conservation initiative. Tourists may also come to play with cubs, take selfies or walk with lions. It is a fact that a wild animal cannot be hand raised, bottle fed, and sleep next to people and then survive successfully or safely in the wild.
To avoid promoting this brutal industry, we recommend you stay away from places offering these hands on interactions with lion cubs or other similar animals. Always be curious and ask questions - if the place is genuine they will have informative answers with evidence to back it up.
Learn more at www.bloodlions.org or www.bornfree.org.uk