We are passionate about helping the conservation of wild animals and if you are reading this, then you probably are too. Within the past five years we have researched foundations, charities and conservation projects Africa - whom are legitimate and whom we consider some of the best places to donate to, volunteer at and really help wild animals in the best way possible. We've hand picked our favourite places from putting in maximum effort and volunteering for a year in Africa to putting in minimum effort and coming on a trip for a day that donates to wild animals and everything in between. 




The Painted Dogs Conservation is one of our chosen charities. The African Wild Dog is critically endangered and unfortunately don't get as much publicity as their other four-legged neighbours in Africa. People rarely hear about these unique and loyal beings that are extremely endangered and near enough extinct with only 1% remain in the wild. The Painted Dogs Conservation's work is exceptional! Check out their programmes, visiting and donations page here PAINTED DOGS





Based in the heart of Milawi, Africa. Lilongwe's mission is to help Malawi's wild animals in need, combat wildlife crime and empower the guardians of the wild. Lilongwe Wildlife Trust offers awesome volunteering opportunities and a chance to get hands on with the animals (which is rare to find). They work towards releasing every animal they can back into the wild and the animals who aren't equipped to make it , they offer a safe haven to them at the sanctuary. Their volunteering programmes are excellent and offer 2 week stays and upwards. Here is how you can get involved: LILONGWE WILDLIFE TRUST

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The David Sheldrick Trust operates the world’s most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program and is one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa. Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick was the first woman to develop the milk formula needed for successfully rearing a new-born elephants through their first fragile few months. To date the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has successfully hand-raised over 150 infant elephants and has accomplished its long-term conservation priority by effectively reintegrating orphans back into the wild herds of Tsavo. The David Sheldrick Trust cannot offer any volunteer opportunities because caring for orphaned elephants is a long-term commitment, however you can become a foster parent or visit the elephants. Click HERE






WildCRU are also one of our chosen conservation and research units we give to. WildCRU's projects range from Lions, Ethiopian Wolves to Clouded Leopards and have campuses in Hwange National Park but their work spreads all throughout Africa and other parts of the world. If you're not familiar with WildCRU, you might have heard of Cecil the lion (tragically killed by american dentist Walter Palmer). Cecil was one of their study lions. Here is their page on donations and getting involved with the work they do: WILDCRU




Lion Alert

LionALERT is based in Zimbabwe and their work is truly inspirational. Lion Alert is acting against the decline of Lion population in remarkable ways. Headed by Dr Norman Monks their work includes lion population, communities living alongside lions and conceiving relevant solutions to conserve lions amongst others. If lion conservation is your thing then this is the place to volunteer LionALERT





We created BornWild with wild animal conservation at heart and a strong passion to create something that involved helping them and helping create a better world for them. The great thing about us is that we don't require people to join our trips with a huge interest in eco-tourism or wild animals. Our mission is to protect wild animals through unconventional adventures. All we ask is for people to come along, have fun and we do the rest. We are currently giving to 3 foundations and have supported 4 projects since launching in April 2017. Take a look here at what we have helped so far BORNWILD