Conservation

South Africa Great White Shark Experience

With the world's shark population becoming increasingly under threat and as a volunteer on this project you will play a ...

South Africa Horse Riding and Conservation Experience

This is the ultimate programme for horse enthusiasts, who love working in the great outdoors surrounded by stunning scenery. As ...

Belize Dive and Marine Conservation

Belize is home to some of the most beautiful and unspoilt marine life in the world, yet this beauty and ...

Sri Lanka Elephant and Community Volunteers

Sri Lanka Elephant and Community Volunteers

This project was started because the owners of the elephants there could no longer look after them. It aims to ...

Live with lion cubs in South Africa

Set in a stunning location in the North West Province of South Africa, the reserve is involved in white lion ...

Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation

For the turtle species to continue to exist, much help is needed from both local communities and volunteers. One way ...

New Zealand Conservation

Breathtakingly beautiful scenery is the backdrop to this awesome opportunity to really get stuck in to some serious New Zealand ...

Conservation Volunteers Australia

This is real hands-on experience of conservation in Australia, and the team leaders know the areas like the back of ...

Zimbabwe Lion Breeding & Conservation - Midlands

Midlands is a serious lion conservation project, designed solely to do something about the dramatic decline in African lion numbers. ...

Costa Rica Turtle and Surf

Learn to surf in Costa Rica

Set on some of the world’s finest palm-lined beaches, the surfing in Costa Rica and turtle conservation program gives you ...

Costa Rica Animal Rescue

In Costa Rica, ecotourism is a growing and fundamental part of the country's economy. Many people in Costa Rica illegally ...

China Giant Panda Conservation

China Giant Panda Conservation

The Giant Panda is one of the most endangered animals in the world, and this conservation project is a fantastic ...

South Africa Lion Cub Experience

Two weeks of living next to wild animals in your semi-luxury tent, you’ll work with lions, care for cubs, cheetahs, ...

Thailand Community and Elephant Volunteers

This programme offers you the opportunity to become part of the local Thai community and gain a true understanding of ...

Zambia Building, Community & Wildlife Experience

On our 'Zambia Building, Community and Wildlife Experience', you'll be getting stuck in to community life from the start! Get ...

Sri Lanka Sea Turtle and Community Volunteers

Make sure you don't miss this stunning island on any visit to Asia! Working on this project will enable you ...

Australia Wildlife Sanctuary - Kangaroo Island

Become a wildlife volunteer in Australia and help protect some of Australia’s unique wildlife.You’ll be involved in full-on essential conservation ...

Ecuador Animal Rescue

Volunteer in Ecuador and become a key member of this vitally important, over-worked rescue and rehabilitation centre. You will be ...

Malaysia Zoo Assistant

Travel to Malaysia and help out the zookeepers, learning about the likes and dislikes of the Malayan sun bear, chimpanzees, ...

Kruger to Coast Volunteer Adventure

This is a real Southern Africa adventure! Safari! Swim! Five days and a million memories in one of the continent’s ...

Australia Koala Sanctuary

Helping out endangered animals in Australia is totally rewarding as well as just an amazing Australasia experience!Not only will you ...

Guatemala Wildlife Rescue And Rehabilitation

The project focuses on the rehabilitation of native animals to Guatemala, with volunteers needed to not only play a central ...

Zimbabwe Rhino and Elephant Conservation

Live in close contact with Zimbabwe wildlife including black and white rhino, African elephants and buffalo on the 10,000-private game ...

Malaysia Orang Utan Experience

A brilliant opportunity to encounter and work with an increasingly rare and threatened great ape – there are probably no ...

USA Wildlife Sanctuary in Florida

On this worthwhile volunteer program, you’ll help care for exotic animals such as leopards, tigers, bears, cougars and wolves! These ...

Namibia Desert Elephant Conservation

Take part in one of our most established programmes to help with vital conservation work and protect the future of ...

Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteers

This is your chance to make a difference to the lives of some of Namibia’s fascinating Wildlife including Baboons, Cheetahs, ...

Australian Jillaroo Jackaroo School

Take yourself away from the beaten tourist route and into what many describe as the real Australia, the Outback, to ...

South Africa Big 5 Wildlife and Community

South Africa Big 5 Wildlife and Community

Get involved with this exciting wildlife conservation programme on a real Big 5 reserve in a stunning part of South ...

South Africa Game Ranger Internship

Spend your time on a beautiful game reserve in South Africa and split your time between volunteering and studying for ...

Fiji Marine Conservation

Live life to the full on this exciting marine conservation project in the beautiful Yasawa region of Fiji, famous for ...

Conservation

Choosing a wildlife or conservation option for your gap year gives you the opportunity to put your favourite skills to use, learn new ones and make new friends in amazing places. If wildlife or conservation is your thing then look no further.

Make yours the wild gap
Real Gap has hundreds of gap year projects. Our wildlife and conservation gap trips run in Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Peru, Costa Rica and Canada, to name just a few of our fantastic destinations.And with wildlife and conservation trips, it’s not just you having a good time, the creatures and the environment do, too…

Check out our full list of wildlife and conservation opportunities below. And if you’ve any questions or would like to talk anything over, just give our travel advisers a call or request a call back on 01892 701 890.

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Sri Lanka Elephant and Community Volunteers

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Sri Lanka Elephant and Community Volunteers

This project was started because the owners of the elephants there could no longer look after them. It aims to care for the elephants and their mahouts who rely entirely on their elephants for their own survival. The project works to slowly and continuously improve the wellbeing of the elephants by educating the tourists who come to visit and take a ride, the elephant keepers (mahouts) and the local community.

Australia Wildlife Sanctuary - Kangaroo Island

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Australia Wildlife Sanctuary - Kangaroo Island

Become a wildlife volunteer in Australia and help protect some of Australia’s unique wildlife.You’ll be involved in full-on essential conservation work from hard-core tree planting and maintenance to counting koalas!

Minimum 2 weeks From $1,382
South Africa Horse Riding and Conservation Experience

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South Africa Horse Riding and Conservation Experience

This is the ultimate programme for horse enthusiasts, who love working in the great outdoors surrounded by stunning scenery. As a volunteer on this fantastic programme you’ll be responsible for your own set of horses on a beautiful private reserve in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal region near the rolling foothills of Ukhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site!

Sri Lanka Sea Turtle and Community Volunteers

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Sri Lanka Sea Turtle and Community Volunteers

Make sure you don't miss this stunning island on any visit to Asia! Working on this project will enable you to help conserve and protect turtles in Sri Lanka and give them a better chance of survival.

Minimum 2 weeks From $1,189
Namibia Desert Elephant Conservation

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Namibia Desert Elephant Conservation

Take part in one of our most established programmes to help with vital conservation work and protect the future of Namibia's elusive Desert Elephant. Learn how to track and identify Desert Elephants and help local rural communities live side by side with these majestic animals. Go on Elephant tracking patrol and live in an exclusive remote base camp, sleeping wild under the amazing Africa sky - a truly unique and once in a lifetime experience!

Minimum 14 days From $1,899
Zimbabwe Rhino and Elephant Conservation

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Zimbabwe Rhino and Elephant Conservation

Live in close contact with Zimbabwe wildlife including black and white rhino, African elephants and buffalo on the 10,000-private game reserve. You’ll have the opportunity to spend time with rhino and elephants and be involved in valuable conservation work which will help towards securing the futures of these endangered species in Zimbabwe. You will get a behind the scenes insight into the running of a privately owned African game reserve.

Minimum 2 weeks From $1,729
Malaysia Orang Utan Experience

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Malaysia Orang Utan Experience

A brilliant opportunity to encounter and work with an increasingly rare and threatened great ape – there are probably no more than 20,000 left in the wild in Asia. 

28 days From $2,599
Australia Koala Sanctuary

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Australia Koala Sanctuary

Helping out endangered animals in Australia is totally rewarding as well as just an amazing Australasia experience! Not only will you gain experience working with Australia’s native mammals, but you’ll experience Oz city life in the buzzing city of Brisbane. 

Minimum 14 days From $989
New Zealand Conservation

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New Zealand Conservation

Breathtakingly beautiful scenery is the backdrop to this awesome opportunity to really get stuck in to some serious New Zealand conservation. Play a part in conserving the famously beautiful landscapes of New Zealand. Projects might involve coastal restoration, tree planting and surveying flora and fauna.

Minimum 2 weeks From $1,009
Belize Dive and Marine Conservation

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Belize Dive and Marine Conservation

Belize is home to some of the most beautiful and unspoilt marine life in the world, yet this beauty and tranquillity is under threat. As a volunteer on this fascinating programme, you’ll have the opportunity to play your part in vital research survey dives in the waters off the stunning Belizean coastline! If you haven’t dived before, don’t worry as we’ll include a PADI Open Water Dive Course* for you to help you make the most of your time in Belize!

Minimum 7 days From $1,559
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