Hamba Africa is an Eco-Tour operator focused on wildlife conservation volunteer placements: perfect for those wanting to gain skills relating to ecology, have a big impact or just for an incredible South African travel experience. We're an eco-tour operator with two goals: Make an active contribution to protecting the environment and inspiring and teaching our guests valuable skills that help them get into the wonderful world of conservation. With our own in-house ecologists and safari guides, we develop our own independent conservation projects as well as working with local experts and invest in existing organisations that share our ethos.

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What makes your company different from similar gap year providers?

The diversity of conservation projects we run and you'll be getting involved with is unbeatable.

With over 12 projects, each with their own goal, there’s so much incredible work to get involved with and something for everyone to get particularly passionate about!

Working on everything new research into rhino behaviour, or catching and releasing the smallest mice and birds, plus rehabilitation work with orphaned animals and helping local communities this means the positive effect we have on the environment is felt at every level.

This also gives our volunteers a chance to learn as much about nature and real world ecological skills as possible, gaining new knowledge and helping you with your own personal ambitions in conservation.

As well as providing an incredible adventure and travel experience!

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How many people do you take on your gap years each year?

Our group sizes are small between 5 - 9 people. We operate several times a year.

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Why are you a good company to travel or work with?

Theres lots of exciting conservation projects and activities on offer with our placements.

You'll get to live in the heart of the African bush where as a group you'll work to implement these projects, getting to know South Africa's wildlife up close and personal as you help to protect it.

This means exciting safari drives and bush walks, leaning about real world ecological and conservation processes and for an incredible travel experience and a chance to discover this magical continent.

And we organise and include everything you need from accommodation, food, transport and equipment so you can focus on having the time of your life.