African Wildlife Photography and Conservation

Location: South Africa: KwaZulu Natal

Program Duration: 9-12 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

153 Main Road Muizenberg Cape Town, Western Cape 7950 South Africa

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Phone: USA Toll Free: 1-800-606-7185 UK Toll Free: 0-800-098-8440 Cape Town Head Office: +27 (0)21 0650501


Through this project you not only get the chance to take amazing wildlife and magnificent landscape portraits, raising money for conservation projects, but your work will also be noticed, shared and used in various marketing drives.

Your photos will support research and be used as part of the identification process of the animals on the 2 local reserves you will work between. You will have the opportunity to share your knowledge with primary school children and talk to them regarding conservation and the importance of care for the local environment.

With a photography drive almost every weekday, great opportunities arise constantly for you to develop your photography skills and capture the perfect shot. You will have the chance to improve your Lightroom skills, birding skills, and creativity skills through various workshops for photography volunteers. The SmugMug photo database has been relaunched with a wall of fame for all the top monthly photography winners.


* Improve your photography skills alongside an award winning professional photographer
* Spend many hours in the bush, taking pictures of the Big 5 on game drives
* Learn and photograph smaller species of flora and fauna on bush walks
* Help to create a photo database for awareness and educational purposes
* Help raise awareness in the local community about the importance of conservation
* Get involved in local conservation projects within a World Heritage Site
* Immerse yourself in the local South African culture
* Make friends for life


Minimum 17 years, maximum decided on potential participants' health

  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Include Description:

- The project fee entails financing that goes directly back into the project that you are involved with. It facilitates funding for items such as educational materials
- Airport transfer
- Orientation program, including a photography course administered by an experienced wildlife photographer
- All daily transfers to and from your projects during your stay
- Full board and lodging, which includes 3 meals a day at our volunteer house
- Laundry service during your stay
- Assistance at your projects by African Impact staff and volunteer coordinators
- Any visit

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Animal Welfare
  • Youth Development
  • Wildlife
  • Volunteer Management
  • Tourism
  • Social Work
  • Marine Conservation
  • Business
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Small Business Development
  • Drug & Alcohol Recovery
  • Economic Development
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Conservation
  • Human Rights
  • Community Development
  • Community Centers
  • Biological Research
  • Education
Age Range
Minimum 17 years
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Group living
  • Home-stays
  • Independent living
  • Other

Participants Travel to South Africa

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
2 working days
Year Founded