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Responsible Travel in Africa

Below we have listed programs in Africa that provide responsible travel experiences emphasizing learning about the people and traditions of the various countries while treating the local environment and culture in a respectful and sustainable manner.

Responsible Travel in Africa

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African Conservation Experience
Ethical Volunteer Conservation Placements in Southern Africa
Whether you want to get hands-on in a wildlife rehabilitation center, experience life as a wildlife vet, learn how to track wildlife or join a research project in a national park — volunteering with African Conservation Experience allows you to make a real difference to wildlife in southern Africa, in countries such as South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia. With over 20 years experience, they are the original and most experienced organisation at placing people on worthwhile and responsible conservation projects in southern Africa.

African Impact
Responsible Volunteering in Africa
Offers a very wide variety of responsible volunteering projects throughout continent, including countries such as Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zanzibar, and Zimbabwe. The projects are very varied, from wildlife conservation to animal care to teaching and education to community development to photography. The family run organization from 2004 takes pride and is passionate about maintaining a positive impact through every project.

Blue Ventures
Thriving Fishes. Thriving Ocean

An award winning not-for-profit organisation dedicated to facilitating projects and expeditions that enhance global marine conservation and research. The field research of Blue Ventures projects is carried out by our overseas volunteers, who work closely with our field research scientists and camp staff. We are currently looking for overseas volunteers to work at our site in Andavadoaka, Madagascar in Africa.

Ibike Tours / International Bicycle Fund
Bicycle Tours Across Africa

Small group, immersion, bicycle tours, designed to get you out of the box, enrich your life and introduce you to the rich diversity of the people, their culture and the environment of the area. IBF programs are designed to provide participants an opportunity to learn more about the world at a person-to-person level not usually available to tourist. Itineraries highlight the cultural, historical, economic and physical diversity of the area. Traverse the diverse cultures & fascinating lifestyles & beautiful landscapes of the coastal & Sahara zones of Tunisia. It is a wondrous array of people, architecture, cultures and landscape

Intrepid Travel
Responsible Travel in Africa
For travelers with a yearning to get off the beaten track, Intrepid opens up a whole new world. With an average group size of just 10 people, Intrepid gives travelers the freedom and flexibility to get off the tourist trails and really experience local cultures at an affordable price. Intrepid prides itself on its ethical approach to travel, and escorts small groups to countries across Africa, with an emphasis on sustainable, community-based and experience-rich travel.

Volunteer Research Program in Magagascar

A small not-for-profit organisation which completes coral reef research and conservation on unstudied reef in SW Madagascar. ReefDoctor has positions in its volunteer research programme to anyone with diving qualification (min. of PADI OpenWater) willing to join in Ifaty for a minimum of two month. Volunteers learn underwater survey techniques, including fish and coral ID skills, belt transects, quadrats etc, help to teach English at our local school and participate in our survey dives (twice a day).

SEED Madagascar
Sustainable Development Projects and Education in Madagascar
Join award-winning charity, SEED Madagascar, to volunteer on a variety of development projects in the coastal regions of southeast Madagascar. Project areas include teaching, health/sanitation, sustainable livelihoods and conservation; there is something for everyone on this project! Please see website for details.

WWOOF International (Willing Workers on Organic Farms)
Organic Farming with WWOOF in Africa
Many countries in Africa participate in this unique worldwide exchange organization. In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles. WWOOF organizations link people who want to volunteer on organic farms with people who are seeking volunteer help. Each country works slightly differently, but generally a very small membership fee is charged in exchange for a listing of available opportunities.


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