The volunteer programme aims to

  1. Provide those interested in conservation and research an opportunity to be involved in field work

  2. Provide a platform for knowledge exchange on conservation, wildlife management, research and rural development

  3. Raise awareness of the complicated nature of conservation in African third-world nations

  4. Expose Munyamadzi staff to new people with new ideas and difference experiences

  5. Augment funding for wildlife monitoring and natural resource protection at Munyamadzi


Applicants must have one or more of the following:

  • Academic background in biology, conservation, ecology, geography, wildlife management, zoology, anthropology, etc.

  • Previous volunteer experience in a similar field of at least 2 weeks

  • Work experience in conservation/wildlife management/field work, this can include experience from a university dissertation in a relevant field


Other requirements and assets:

  • It is of utmost importance that volunteers are able to accept the complex nature of conservation in third world countries.

  • Applicants must be over 18 years old.

  • A driver’s license and experience with manual gearboxes and 4x4 driving will be an asset.

  • Volunteers should be able to work without direct supervision.

  • Volunteers should be able to stay in camp for up to four weeks, with or without management present.

  • Experience with GIS and having the software on your laptop, is an advantage.


Candidates are reminded that this is not a holiday – it is work experience and you will receive a reference after you have completed your placement.

Volunteer Work

Volunteers will be involved in vital monitoring of wildlife populations and key species in relation to multiple revenue streams being viable for conservation and community development in third-world African countries. Insight into the complex, multifaceted nature of conservation, field experience in conservation research and management, and an appreciation of applied science are outcomes volunteers can expect from their time at Munyamadzi Game Reserve.

Tasks while at Munyamadzi may involve, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Carnivore photograph identification

  • Carnivore call-up surveys

  • Wildlife population transects using the Distance Sampling technique 

  • Assessing community benefits from operators in the area

  • Data entry

  • GIS

  • Community-related work

  • Day-to-day reserve management jobs


There is a possibility that you will have to deal with/be around camp clients and you could be asked to help around camp.


General work hours are from 07:00 – 17:00 daily with lunch break from 12:00 – 14:00, depending on the type of work being done. If there is night work, allowances will be made.


Volunteers may take one day a week off, if desired.


4 weeks: $2,000.00
2 weeks: $1,300.00


These fees include:

  • 3 meals per day

  • Accommodation, hot water showers, daily cleaning and laundry services

  • We will register your medical insurance with Speciality Emergency Services in Zambia who will handle your paperwork in the unlikely event of an emergency

  • Transport to/from Lusaka and all work-related transport

Your fees do not cover:

  • Alcoholic beverages and food not stated above

  • Wi-Fi access for personal use (add $20)

  • Medical insurance within Zambia and emergency evacuation

  • Personal toiletries and medication

  • International and local flights

  • Business VISA - $50 per person at port of entry (valid for 30 days)

Interested in a longer placement?  Contact Nicky to find out what we can arrange.


Click here to get started. 

First we'll send you a quick questionnaire, to make sure this is the project for you, and available placement dates.  We'll send the Volunteer Information Packet after this.

Volunteers help with camera trap surveys; Sam with one of three cameras he donated to our project
Volunteers assist with large carnivore identification
Volunteers help with processing of camera trap photographs