Explore nature at
its finest in
Africa

An incredible mosaic of landscape, wildlife and culture

Africa is a beautiful and varied continent, with its diversity reflected across the destinations we offer. Everyone knows Africa for its iconic wildlife and famous sunsets, however, it has so much more to offer.

It's never ending landscapes of beautiful beaches, tropical rainforests, red deserts and mountainous peaks stretch as far as the eye can see. The vibrant cities, old cultures and tribes make for an interesting discovery.

If you are looking to volunteer for 1 week or 3 months, all of your time and effort will contribute to long-term sustainable projects and you can leave with a real sense of achievement.

So whether it’s heading out onboard a jeep in search of the big five in South Africa, aiding whale shark conservation off the coast of Mozambique, helping underprivileged children in Ghana or taking care of rescued animals in Namibia, this is your chance to experience this incredible continent.

By volunteering in one of our great destinations in Africa, you will get the chance to explore and discover a new country, join in on exciting activities and meet like-minded people with whom will become life-long friends.

The majority of our participants are first-time solo travellers, therefore safety is our top priority. Our pre-departure buddy lists and dedicated Facebook groups allow you to talk with everyone going at the same time to ensure you have a positive experience volunteering overseas.

All of the programmes in Africa include extensive pre-departure information and support, as well as assistance with all aspects of your trip from our UK team. Our dedicated in-country co-ordinators are there to provide you with local support throughout your placement and depending on which programme you choose, also your airport pickup, orientation, accommodation and meals.

Ghana

Known as ‘Africa’s Golden Child’, this tropical paradise is packed with surprises and offers something for everyone. Ghana has the most incredible energy, where you will be welcomed with the universal ‘Akwaaba’ and smiling faces. An abundance of natural beauty awaits, with secluded pristine white beaches, rugged mountains and waterfalls wherever you turn.

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Mozambique

This enigmatic country is well off most travellers’ maps, but with its wild beauty and exotic influences it won’t be this way for long. Mozambique’s coastline stretches for miles, lined with coconut palms and white sands fronting the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Offering some of the best coral reefs in the world, snorkel or dive with a vast array of magical marine life.

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Namibia

Few countries can claim limitless horizons, striking landscapes and harsh environments. Namibia is home to the oldest desert where huge dunes tower over the remote wilderness. The diverse wildlife includes the critically endangered black rhinoceros, the tallest elephant in Africa and the largest free roaming cheetah population.

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South Africa

Travel along the garden route as you take in the incredible landscapes of the jagged lush green mountains, powdery beaches lapped by two oceans and end up in the world’s best city, Cape Town. Wherever you are, you cannot escape the proximity of nature and wildlife. Head out on safari to see the famous big five, take a stroll down to Boulders Bay to see the colony of penguins or dive in the azure seas in search of sharks.

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Zimbabwe

Stunning natural beauty can be found all over in Zimbabwe. With national parks that are amongst the finest in Africa (including Victoria Falls), safari scenes that remain remote and unspoilt and locals whose kindness make any trip unforgettable. The diversity and volume of wildlife is out of this world and when you add in the history and heritage of Zimbabwe, this country has it all!

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Amazing results

  • 2,601 animals rehabilitated & released
  • 20,755 sea turtles successfully hatched
  • 1,550 children have benefited from education
  • £310,731 has been donated to our local projects
  • 55,850 hours of help provided by volunteers

You’re not alone

  • 94% of volunteers travel by themselves
  • 82% of volunteers are female
  • Perfect way to make new lifelong friends
  • Explore exciting destinations as a group
  • Meet everyone in our Facebook groups

Why The Mighty Roar?

  • Affordable and transparent fees
  • Responsible and sustainable projects
  • Ethical wildlife programmes
  • 100% financial protection
  • 24/7 emergency support