Trails Guide course

Dive into the Okavango Delta's wilderness on our Trails Guide Course! Led by seasoned guides, explore daily, learning essential skills for guiding through the bush. Join for two or four weeks, attend enlightening lectures, and create lifelong memories in Africa's stunning natural setting.

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Internship with Wildlife Photography

This 8 to 12 weeks mentorship programme is an amazing opportunity if you dream of sharpening your photography skills, personal development and have an amazing learning experience in the African bush!

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Big Cat & Elephant Research

At this exciting project, you will be actively involved in wildlife research by assisting wildlife researchers and scientists in the Mara Naboisha Conservancy, which borders the Masai Mara National Reserve.

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Kariega Big Five Conservation

Join Kariega Big Five Conservation for a transformative wildlife adventure in South Africa. Contribute to monitoring and community initiatives, making a real difference in conservation.

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Engage, Learn, and Transform

At Lost Adventures, we are devoted to connecting you with unparalleled learning experiences and courses in the heart of Africa. Through our meticulously chosen partnerships, we introduce you to wildlife volunteer projects, guide- and wildlife photography courses deeply rooted in authenticity and passion.

Whether you are a gap year student, a career-driven individual, or a retiree in pursuit of a unique experience, our offerings are tailored to all with a deep passion for nature and wildlife. Delve into experiences that range from behind-the-scenes insights at South Africa’s big five game reserves, big cat monitoring in Kenya, rhino and elephant conservation in Zimbabwe, to specialized wildlife photography and wildlife veterinarian courses.

Wildlife Volunteer projects

Embark on an inspiring journey with our wildlife volunteer projects, where your passion for nature translates into meaningful action.

Kariega Big Five Conservation

South Africa

2 - 12 weeks

1,100 - 6,600 Euro

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Kariega Big Five Conservation

Join Kariega Big Five Conservation for a transformative wildlife adventure in South Africa. Contribute to monitoring and community initiatives, making a real difference in conservation.

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Shamwari Conservation Experience

South Africa

2 - 12 weeks

1,400 - 8,400 Euro

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Shamwari Conservation Experience

Get behind the scenes at the world-renowned Shamwari Private Game Reserve - a 23,000-hectare Big Five Reserve, featured in documentaries on Nat Geo Wild & Animal Planet.

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Big Cat & Elephant Research

Kenya

2 - 12 weeks

3,045 - 7,545 Euro

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Big Cat & Elephant Research

At this exciting project, you will be actively involved in wildlife research by assisting wildlife researchers and scientists in the Mara Naboisha Conservancy, which borders the Masai Mara National Reserve.

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Big Five & Wildlife Research

South Africa

2 - 12 weeks

2,695 - 6,195 Euro

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Big Five & Wildlife Research

Join the research team in the Greater Kruger Area, and assist the expert field guides and research team in various tasks contributing to wildlife research and conservation.

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Rhino & Elephant Conservation

Zimbabwe

1 - 12 weeks

950 - 11,400 Euro

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Rhino & Elephant Conservation

Get involved first-hand in the daily care of endangered rhinos and elephants and join the anti-poaching efforts, conservancy management and maintenance of this family-run conservation project.

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Internship with Wildlife Research

South Africa

8 - 12 weeks

5,085 - 6,485 Euro

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Internship with Wildlife Research

This 8-12 week mentorship offers a unique chance to explore African wildlife ecosystems and focus on specific animals in conservation. Ideal for those aspiring to a lasting role in wildlife preservation.

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Modisa Wildlife Project

Botswana

2 - 12 weeks

1,500 - 7,150 Euro

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Modisa Wildlife Project

Join Modisa Wildlife Project in Botswana's Kalahari for a transformative conservation adventure. Contribute to monitoring, meet Sirga the lioness, and help preserve Africa's unique natural legacy.

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Wildlife Photography courses

Capture the wild in every shot with our wildlife photography courses, skillfully blending the art of photography with the principles of wildlife conservation.

Wildlife Photography & Conservation

South Africa

4 - 12 weeks

3,645 - 6,445 Euro

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Wildlife Photography & Conservation

Unleash your inner wildlife photographer and make a positive impact on conservation. Learn from experts and capture Africa's stunning wildlife on this specialized photography course - an experience not to be missed!

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Internship with Wildlife Photography

South Africa

8 - 12 weeks

5,335 - 6,735 Euro

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Internship with Wildlife Photography

This 8 to 12 weeks mentorship programme is an amazing opportunity if you dream of sharpening your photography skills, personal development and have an amazing learning experience in the African bush!

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Guide Courses

Discover Botswana's wild heart through our Nature and Trails Guide courses, where you'll gain in-depth knowledge and prac-tical skills in guiding and conservation within Africa's captivating wilderness.

Trails Guide course

Botswana

2 - 4 weeks

3,995 - 7,990 Euro

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Trails Guide course

Dive into the Okavango Delta's wilderness on our Trails Guide Course! Led by seasoned guides, explore daily, learning essential skills for guiding through the bush. Join for two or four weeks, attend enlightening lectures, and create lifelong memories in Africa's stunning natural setting.

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Nature Guide Course

Botswana

2 - 4 weeks

3,995 - 7,990 Euro

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Nature Guide Course

Embark on an Okavango Delta adventure, mastering field guide skills in Botswana's heart. The Nature Guide Course covers ecology, geology, zoology, and practical skills like navigation and tracking. Join for an unparalleled blend of theory and practice in the African wilderness.

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Wildlife Vet Course

Embark on a journey to the heart of South African wildlife conservation with our Veterinarian Course. This hands-on prog-ram offers a rare glimpse into the world of wildlife veterinary practice, merging edu-cation with action in the field.

VETX Game Capture and Care

South Africa

3 weeks

3,495 Euro

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VETX Game Capture and Care

Join VETx Game Capture and Care for a wildlife adventure! Work with Africa's awe-inspiring wildlife, gaining hands-on experience in conservation. Race through the bush, monitor rhinos, and contribute to vital conservation efforts in South Africa. Open to qualified veterinarians, students, nurses, and wildlife enthusiasts. Small groups ensure maximum exposure to this comprehensive program.

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Wildlife Volunteer Programs & Courses in Africa

Hands-On Wildlife Conservation

Venture into the heart of Africa's wilderness through our volunteer programs in South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. Engage directly in conservation efforts, from rhino and elephant conservation to big cat monitoring and wildlife photography. Each program offers a unique opportunity to play an active role in preserving Africa's unparalleled biodiversity.

Expert Guide Courses in Botswana

Delve deep into the natural wonders of the Okavango Delta in Botswana with our specialized guide courses. Perfect for those aiming to expand their knowledge of Africa’s wildlife and ecosystems or launch a career in guiding, these courses provide in-depth training, mentorship, and hands-on experiences. They empower you to become a FGASA certified guide in African wildlife.

Embrace a Gap Year Adventure in Africa

Africa presents an unrivaled adventure for your gap year. Whether you're volunteering with wildlife, embarking on a guide course, or mastering the art of wildlife photography, each day promises fresh learnings, challenges, and memories that will stay with you forever.

Inclusive Volunteering for Everyone

Our volunteer programs and courses welcome enthusiasts of all backgrounds and nationalities, from gap year adventurers to career-driven individuals and retirees. Engage in meaningful wildlife projects in iconic locations like South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe and have an adventure of a lifetime with like-minded people from all over the world.

Wildlife Veterinary Programme: Conservation Medicine up-close

Up-Close Engage in South Africa's VETx Game Capture and Care programme, working hands-on with iconic wildlife alongside expert veterinarians. Whether a vet, student, or wildlife enthusiast, this immersive course elevates conservation understanding. Tailored options available for academic groups. Dive deep into wildlife medicine with us.

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