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ORGANIZATION: DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Children, Volunteer & animals

Their mission is to educate and inspire local children to value their environment and stimulate community development.

100% of your payment goes to this charity

This educational project, which combines the education of underprivileged children and a wildlife orphanage, is a registered non-profit organisation located at the heart of the Limpopo Province of South Africa! This exceptional experience provides volunteers with the unique opportunity of not only caring for some of South Africa’s most iconic species, but also of using these animals as a tool to inspire a generation of underprivileged schoolchildren to become passionate about wildlife conservation.

You, alongside the other volunteers, will be in charge of leading the lessons as well as the activities, which the children are involved in. These include a lot more than just teaching the children, as the program is diverse and dynamic. Be it doing bush walks, learning about the negative aspects of poaching, or discussing the importance of respect, you will always be busy! Members of the project’s team will guide you and help you whenever needed, so you will never be alone!

Several times a year we also run a Job Hunting Program where we invite local unemployed youths to our camp and teach them the skills they need to find a job. Visit our community page for more information. When the children are busy writing their exams, we invite local unemployed youths to the camp to help them learn the skills they need to find a job. At this time, we do not have children at the camp but students.

In short, here are some of the things you will experience!
* Take an active part in educating underprivileged children about the environment to make a real impact in their community!
* Help care for injured and orphaned animals as part of the educational program.
* Meet the community through our outreach program in the local schools and creche, and help further our impact in the village!
* Experience Africa by immersing yourself in the community, or visiting some of the iconic sights and areas surrounding the project’s location!!

You will spend your days experiencing the bush, helping the animals in need while educating the children of Africa. You will spend your nights playing games, getting involved with social talks and sitting around the bonfire enjoying the company of volunteers from all over the world!!

Is this unique experience for you???

You just need to have a decent level of English and be older that 18 years old, unless you are coming with a guardian.

Prices are between 590EURO (1 week) and 2,900EURO (8 weeks)

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About DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage


P.O. Box 1599, Hoedspruit 1380, Hoedspruit, Limpopo 1380, ZA

Mission Statement

The mission of Daktari is to educate and inspire local children to value their environment and stimulate community development!


Daktari is a registered non-profit company located in the Limpopo Province, close to the town of Hoedspruit. It is a bush school where the mission is to educate and inspire local children to value their environment and stimulate community development

Every Monday we welcome a new group of 8 local underprivileged children and 1 youth for a week and give them the opportunity to discover, learn and become passionate about wildlife and conservation, their heritage.

We also supplement their school curriculum in English, maths, sciences, geography, life skills and social issues.

Our goal is to enable today’s local underprivileged children to eventually be able to secure good employment in nature reserves, thereby improving their future quality of life.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Animals, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


P.O. Box 1599Hoedspruit 1380South AfricaHoedspruit, Limpopo 1380South Africa



  • Community Outreach
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English
  • General Education


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Our program runs year round from 1 week - 8 weeks
  • You got to love children AND animals!!

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