Conservation Volunteer Projects

The word conservation for many will conjure up images of the Amazonian rainforest being torn down by loggers, or the coral reefs of the South Pacific being blighted by pollution. One way you could choose to spend your year abroad is helping protect landscapes and marine environments from growing threats like mass tourism and climate change. Giving your time to volunteer on a conservation project is a great way to see the world, while giving something back to the planet.





Wildlife Conservation in Malaysia - turtles, tigers, scuba diving

Wildlife Conservation in Malaysia - turtles, tigers, scuba diving


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We manage several conservation and community projects in Malaysia. Join us in the Perhentian Islands on our coral and diving research project or our turtle project. We have 2 tiger and rainforest conservation projects one in Merapoh and the other at Royal Belum State Park. Contact us now.
Posted by: Fuze-Ecoteer
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Affordable Wildlife Volunteer Abroad Programs From £180

Affordable Wildlife Volunteer Abroad Programs From £180


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PMGY offer some of the most amazing wildlife conservation volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 1-week to 6-months.
Posted by: Plan My Gap Year
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Learn French or Arabic in Morocco (Online Gap Programme)

Learn French or Arabic in Morocco (Online Gap Programme)


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Learn French or Arabic in Morocco through a combination of classes with an experienced teacher and native speaker, cultural workshops, and local buddy chats. This 8-week online language programme includes 2 hours of one-on-one language classes each week and can be combined with an online internship.
Posted by: Kaya Responsible Travel
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Conservation Projects Abroad

Conservation Projects Abroad


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Volunteer on a Conservation & Environment placement with Projects Abroad and help to conserve some of the world’s most beautiful and fragile ecosystems. You may find yourself diving on our Shark Conservation project in Fiji, working in the heart of the Amazon rainforest or working with sea turtles
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Big 5 Wildlife Research in South Africa

Big 5 Wildlife Research in South Africa


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By far the BEST way to see Africa's wild animals in their natural habitat is as a wildlife research volunteer! Join our team at our beautiful lodge in the Greater Kruger Area of South Africa to study and monitor Africa's 'Big 5' animals (lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and buffalos!).
Posted by: African Impact
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Dolphin Conservation in Zanzibar

Dolphin Conservation in Zanzibar


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Help us protect Zanzibar's wild dolphin population by researching the impact that tourism is having on these amazing animals. You will get up-close encounters while learning how to swim ethically with dolphins, all the while contributing to marine conservation on this stunning tropical island.
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Teaching and Big 5 Wildlife Conservation

Teaching and Big 5 Wildlife Conservation


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Teaching literacy in a rural African school while living in the bush and being involved in running a private wildlife conservancy is what this trip is all about. Experience life in a Big 5 game reserve while making a huge impact to thelocal community on this trip.
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Conservation Gap Year

Conservation Gap Year


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Make a genuine difference with Oyster's many links to charities and organisations from around the world. Volunteer with exotic wildlife and help with environmental conservation by choosing from a variety of beautiful and exotic locations. Volunteer from as little as one week to up to 12 months.
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Tenerife Whale & Dolphin Conservation

Tenerife Whale & Dolphin Conservation


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Explore the beautiful island of Tenerife and gain valuable experience in conservation whilst working to protect these majestic species in their natural habitat. This project will give you the opportunity to learn more about these fascinating creatures and gain valuable experience in conservation.
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Summer Projects

Summer Projects


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Our Short-term Special projects are group trips for 16-19 year olds and run throughout the summer months. If you have time to spare over the summer holidays then why not join us on one of our short programmes designed especially for you.
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Affordable Overseas Volunteer Programs From £150

Affordable Overseas Volunteer Programs From £150


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Plan My Gap Year is an award-winning volunteer travel organisation, working across 17 countries in Africa, Asia & South America. PMGY provide a safe, structured and social experience with opportunities available from 1-36 weeks.
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Marine Conservation Expedition in Timor-Leste

Marine Conservation Expedition in Timor-Leste


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You’ll discover unspoiled paradise beaches and dive and snorkel in the turquoise waters of the world’s most biodiverse oceans. You’ll help collect data vital to the locally led management of vibrant coral reefs while experiencing the culture and the surrounding landscapes of this beautiful cou
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Affordable Teaching Volunteer Programs From £150

Affordable Teaching Volunteer Programs From £150


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PMGY offer some of the most amazing teaching volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 1-week to 6-months.
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Marine Conservation Expedition in Madagascar

Marine Conservation Expedition in Madagascar


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Volunteer with Blue Ventures in our remote research and expedition camp in Madagascar and assist our international team of marine biologists, field scientists and sociologists surveying one of the most spectacular ecosystems of the Indian Ocean. Learn to SCUBA dive and collect vital research data.
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In-Person and Virtual Internships in Africa, Asia and Latin America

In-Person and Virtual Internships in Africa, Asia and Latin America


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Work on community-led initiatives in conservation, community development, education, healthcare, or the arts - virtually and/or in-person. Immerse yourself in new cultures either way, gaining international work experience and networking with professionals in your field - whilst making a difference!
Posted by: Kaya Responsible Travel
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Lionfish Dive Trip in Belize

Lionfish Dive Trip in Belize


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Join a National Geographic Tour of a Lifetime at our beautiful dive camp in the Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve in order to improve your dive skills, learn about the marine environment, survey and hunt and dissect invasive lionfish, and contribute to valuable marine research.
Posted by: Blue Ventures
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Camp and Volunteer in the American West

Camp and Volunteer in the American West


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Learn about the historical significance of Bodie, California, while working on initiatives led by a local historical preservation organization. Gain preservation and manual labor skills while working to save historic places that have fallen into despair. Camp under the stars with fellow gappers!
Posted by: Kaya Responsible Travel
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Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa

Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa


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Volunteer at a primate rehabilitation centre in rural Africa and be prepared for lots of monkey hugs! You'll be a surrogate parent to orphaned and mistreated monkeys and baboons, as they continue on their journey back to life in the wild.
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
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Marine Conservation Expeditions

Marine Conservation Expeditions


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Blue Ventures Blue Ventures offers marine conservation expeditions to Madagascar. Join us and learn to dive, identify fish and corals and contribute to our marine research, reports and publications.
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2 week Whale and Dolphin Expedition in Timor-Leste

2 week Whale and Dolphin Expedition in Timor-Leste


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On this exclusive adventure you’ll discover unspoiled beaches and dive (or snorkel) on the world's most biodiverse coral reefs. You’ll participate in cetacean surveys, spotting whales and dolphins as well as experience the immersive culture and the stunning landscapes of this beautiful country.
Posted by: Blue Ventures
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Wildlife Rescue Centre in Java Indonesia - Orangutans, Gibbons and sun bears

Wildlife Rescue Centre in Java Indonesia - Orangutans, Gibbons and sun bears


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Join as a volunteer at our wildlife rescue centre in Yogyakarta in the centre of Java. The centre has over 200 animals and is actively rehabilitating 80 of them. In February 2017 we released 20 animals including 8 pea fowl and snakes. You can also help with our school clubs & community programm
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Environmental and Wildlife Conservation in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Environmental and Wildlife Conservation in Africa, Asia and Latin America


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Travel off the beaten path and work on community-led conservation initiatives. Work in the veterinary field, monitor biodiversity in the Peruvian rainforest, lend a hand at any number of wildlife orphanage and rescue centers, or join in at a tree planting eco festival in South Africa - & much more!
Posted by: Kaya Responsible Travel
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Volunteer in Africa

Volunteer in Africa


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Specialising in ethical and sustainable volunteer abroad projects, Kaya Responsible Travel have a wide breadth of choice when it comes to projects in Africa. With dozens of projects in 11 countries, discover the incredible scenery and varied wildlife of Africa while making a positive impact!
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Volunteer with sea turtles in Costa Rica

Volunteer with sea turtles in Costa Rica


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Participating in beach patrols in this idyllic location, you may find a nesting turtle in the sand. Caring for the baby turtles is a vital job, ensuring that they reach the ocean. Engaging with the local community, you can also teach children the benefits of conservation.
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
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Wildlife Conservation in Namibia

Wildlife Conservation in Namibia


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Join one of our incredible wildlife volunteer projects in Namibia, home to some of the world's grandest national parks and vast wilderness areas. It has the largest free-roaming population of black rhinos and cheetahs in the world and expanding populations of elephants and lions.
Posted by: Conservation Travel Africa
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Wildlife Sanctuary Projects in Africa

Wildlife Sanctuary Projects in Africa


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Get involved in the daily care and rehabilitation of orphaned and abandoned animals and assist with animal release projects. We select our wildlife sanctuary programmes very carefully and only work with responsible projects who meet our strict hands-off criteria and do not breed captive lions.
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Travel Off the Beaten Path in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel Off the Beaten Path in Africa, Asia and Latin America


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Combine travel with volunteering in exciting, remote destinations throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America. We have projects in a wide variety of subjects (coach sports; track elephants for research; etc.) in locations that could take you to the jungles of Peru or the mountains of Nepal, and more!
Posted by: Kaya Responsible Travel
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Learn Spanish in Latin America

Learn Spanish in Latin America


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Immerse in the language and culture of another country, learn Spanish from experienced teachers and locals, dive into the deep, ancient history of the region, volunteer if you wish to, and enjoy the natural wonders that the landscape has to offer! We also have an online option available!
Posted by: Kaya Responsible Travel
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Wildlife Conservation in Malawi

Wildlife Conservation in Malawi


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This laid-back country plays host to an unparalleled blend of clear blue waters, lush forests and abundant wildlife. Work at a world-renowned wildlife sanctuary or in the heart of a 2,000 hectare private game reserve; assist with sustainable fishing projects and help with conservation lessons.
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Wildlife conservation experience with the Big 5

Wildlife conservation experience with the Big 5


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Volunteering on a stunning game reserve, you'll have the chance to see the Big 5 in their natural habitat - elephants, lions, rhinos, buffalo and leopards. Participating in this project, you will contribute to the protection of these beautiful animals and their unique habitat.
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
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Community Agriculture and Farming in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Community Agriculture and Farming in Africa, Asia and Latin America


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Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Initiatives. Take a gap year abroad and work on a project designed to contribute to ending local hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition while promoting sustainable agriculture. Learn about Fair Trade, Organic Farming Practices - and more.
Posted by: Kaya Responsible Travel
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Scuba Diving, Research and Marine Conservation

Scuba Diving, Research and Marine Conservation


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Join a world-class research team in one of Africa’s most beautiful coastal locations. Southern Mozambique is one of the best diving locations in the world, home to large populations of whale sharks, manta rays and turtles, and is an important refuge for threatened marine species like the dugong.
Posted by: Conservation Travel Africa
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Wildlife Conservation in Zimbabwe

Wildlife Conservation in Zimbabwe


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Volunteer on a wildlife conservation project in Zimbabwe and help secure the future of endangered species in the country. From vast, wild national parks to small private game parks, volunteers will experience some of Africa's best game viewing as they contribute to responsible conservation projects.
Posted by: Conservation Travel Africa
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Summer Projects for 16-19 year olds

Summer Projects for 16-19 year olds


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Our Short-term Special Projects for 16-19 year olds offer teenagers the chance to volunteer and make a difference during their summer holidays! Projects Abroad has a wide range of projects from our Care & Panda Project in China to Conservation Projects in Peru.
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Marine Conservation Expedition in Belize

Marine Conservation Expedition in Belize


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Discover the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere by volunteering with Blue Ventures at our remote, palm-dotted dive camp. Help us collect critical marine inventory data together with our science and dive professionals in a UNESCO World Heritage listed Marine Reserve and National Park.
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Volunteer with bears in Romania

Volunteer with bears in Romania


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Volunteer in a brown bear sanctuary in Romania, helping to sort through food donations and feed the bears. Over 100 bears have been rescued and now live in the huge enclosures, emerging from the trees when it's feeding time. Volunteers are vital for the running of the sanctuary, and you could help.
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
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Affordable Under 18 Volunteer Abroad Programs From £180

Affordable Under 18 Volunteer Abroad Programs From £180


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PMGY offer some of the most amazing Under 18 volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 1-week to 6-months.
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Horse Riding and Wildlife Conservation

Horse Riding and Wildlife Conservation


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Combine the adventure of a horse safari with hands-on wildlife conservation and game park management. Help with vital anti-poaching patrols, animal monitoring, wildlife reintroduction and game counts, all on horseback, and assist with hands-on black rhino and elephant conservation projects.
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Wildlife Research and Conservation, Dambari Wildlife Trust

Wildlife Research and Conservation, Dambari Wildlife Trust


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Dambari Wildlife Trust carries out research and conservation work on three main groups - small African antelopes, carnivores - mainly cheetah - and rhino. In addition, you will help look after the antelope, help with conservation education projects and help with wild rhino operations.
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Marine Conservation Expeditions

Marine Conservation Expeditions


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Blue Ventures offers award-winning marine conservation expeditions to Madagascar, Belize and Timor-Leste. Join us and learn to dive on stunning reefs, identify fish and corals and contribute to our vital marine research, working alongside our team of experienced marine scientists.
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Rhino and Wild Dog Conservation and Community Outreach Projects

Rhino and Wild Dog Conservation and Community Outreach Projects


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Help preserve rare wildlife in one of Zimbabwe's most wild and rugged areas. This project is a great opportunity to have fantastic animal sitings in a stunning setting and get experience of African conservation. Get involved with rhino and wild dog tracking, wildlife monitoring, game park management
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Marine Conservation in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Marine Conservation in Africa, Asia and Latin America


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Travel to exciting locations, work on community-led marine conservation initiatives and even become diver certified. Monitor manta rays and whale sharks off the coast of Africa, assist coral reef conservation efforts in Borneo, or help save the turtles, to name just a few options!
Posted by: Kaya Responsible Travel
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Volunteer in Latin America

Volunteer in Latin America


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Travel off the beaten path and work on community-led initiatives in conservation, community development, education, healthcare, or the arts. Immerse yourself in new cultures and the Spanish language, hike mountains, explore ruins, tunnel through jungles - and make a difference!
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Hands-on Black Rhino and Elephant Conservation

Hands-on Black Rhino and Elephant Conservation


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If you are looking for a unique way to get up close and personal with Black Rhino's and African Elephants then this programme would be a great match for you. We have a 10,000 acre private wildlife conservation area that focuses on black rhino conservation and breeding as well as elephant interaction
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Volunteering Adventures in Madagascar

Volunteering Adventures in Madagascar


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Volunteer on a community project in unique Madagascar. You will be living on a beach camp or in a volunteer house, takking part in a teaching, diving or wildlife project in one of the most fascinating countries on earth.
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Volunteer in Asia-Pacific

Volunteer in Asia-Pacific


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With a wide range of volunteer projects in Asia (and ten years in the business) get in touch with Kaya Responsible Travel today and start organising a life changing trip! Already got travel plans? Add in some volunteering time and make a positive impact while you explore!
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TEFL Internships in China, Thailand, Cambodia, Colombia and South Africa

TEFL Internships in China, Thailand, Cambodia, Colombia and South Africa


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Our TEFL internships allow you to combine valuable teaching experience with an amazing adventure in a beautiful new country. Before you head off, you'll be fully TEFL trained and when you arrive, you'll get all the support you need from our in-country teams.
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Volunteering and Internship Placements Worldwide

Volunteering and Internship Placements Worldwide


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Frontier has over 400 volunteering projects in countries worldwide, giving you unlimited adventures and excursions in beautiful locations. We have a wealth of experience in the field of ethical and gap year travel, wildlife conservation, adventure travel and community development.
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