Wildlife Rescue & Animal Caretaking In Malawi




15-90 Days




This Wildlife Centre is looking for dedicated and passionate volunteers for their busy wildlife rehab program. Join this exiting opportunity and gain professional skills in wildlife care and management.


Malawi, known as the Warm Heart of Africa, boasts breathtaking landscapes and hospitable locals. Amid its rich wildlife diversity, challenges loom due to poverty and overpopulation, leading to deforestation and wildlife crime. This threatens both animals and their habitats.

Since 2008, this Wildlife Centre, inaugurated as a haven for animals rescued from illegal wildlife trade, has grown into a pioneering people-wildlife collaboration. Activities expanded nationally in 2013. Join this dynamic wildlife rehab program at Malawi’s sole wildlife sanctuary, which partners with local communities for conservation.

Over 150 animals, including primates, lions, leopards, and reptiles, reside here. As a volunteer, choose from various roles: animal care, vet assistant, rehabilitation, education, community support, and more. Be part of a unique opportunity to make a difference in both wildlife and local lives.

Field conditions

The Centre employs over 30 dedicated local staff with a management team that also includes highly qualified international wildlife and education experts. International volunteers are also crucial to the smooth running of the project in terms of hard work, new ideas and skills transfer.


2 weeks US$ 1,698
3 weeks US$ 2.298
4 weeks US$ 2.769
5 weeks US$ 3.189
6 weeks US$ 3,569
7 weeks US$ 3,936
8 weeks US$ 4,268
9 weeks US$ 4,588
10 weeks US$ 4,867
11 weeks US$ 5,136
12 weeks US$ 5,387

Prices for longer stays are available on request.


  • Accommodation
  • All meals and unlimited tea, coffee and drinking water
  • Transfers to and from the airport and all work related transport
  • Free wireless internet
  • Free t-shirt and local phone sim card
  • Orientation and training in all relevant departments and full support and assistance from the Volunteer Coordinator throughout your stay.


  • Flights
  • Vaccinations, travel and medical insurance
  • Visas
  • Additional excursions
  • Nights out, souvenirs and personal expenses such as soft drinks, beers and snacks.


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