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Welcome to

Nkombi Volunteer Programme



Nkombi Volunteer Programme was established 15 years ago to give wildlife enthusiasts an opportunity to gain hands on experience in managing a wildlife reserve. This programme is unique in that volunteers are not only involved in all aspects of running a reserve in Africa, but they also get to work with a wide range of scientists and universities. Our reserve bases all management decisions on data collected by scientists and volunteers. Volunteers play an active role in collecting this valuable data and will gain invaluable experience in being a citizen scientist.

Our aim is to inspire volunteers to actively get involved in conservation and give them support in gaining the skills they will need to have a successful career in conservation. But most of all we strive to make sure that volunteers have an experience they will never forget. By the time volunteers leave, this will be their second home and family.

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There Are 3 Key Aspects Of Conservation That We Focus On Teaching Our Volunteers

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Reserve Management

Volunteers will be able to gain practical conservation experience and knowledge by taking part in all aspects of reserve management.

Scientific Research

We are the proud research partner of the University of Gloucestershire and have 6 incredible ecology based research projects for volunteers to take part in.


Volunteers will have the opportunity to pass on the knowledge they have gained while being at Nkombi. They will assist the management team in teaching the various university groups that visit the reserve each year.



Italian Wildlife Volunteer

"My best experience was to work with the southern white rhino, a species threatened by poaching"

Gabriele Retez
March 2020


We are proudly associated with the following organizations

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