A volunteer helps at the rhino sanctuary
Volunteers are rewarded with a 3 day safari after their time volunteering
Monitor rhinos behaviour in the rhino sanctuary
See some incredible animals on your safari
Help to preserve the survival of rhinos in Uganda
This is an incredible opportunity to witness some of Africa's most alluring and spectacular species in a beautiful setting. Wild rhinos were hunted to extinction in Uganda in the 1980s. The sanctuary was established in 2005 in an attempt to reintroduce rhinos to the country. In these few years amazing progress has been made, with over 20 rhinos now living in the sanctuary.
- monitoring rhinos and other wildlife
- game spotting and identification
- construction and maintenance patrols
- removal of invasive species and reforestation procedures
- community education and outreach activities
- data collection
Accommodation and food
Live on-site at the rhino sanctuary - you may even open your door in the mornings to see the herd waiting for you! You will enjoy three meals per day at the on-site lodge. Food has a western and African influence.
You can enjoy one day off whilst at the rhino sanctuary. Many volunteers prefer to continue with the work, but if not, there are some lovely things to do at the sanctuary including canoeing, rhino trekking, chilling out in the plunge pool or simply reading a book overlooking the sanctuary.
Murchison Falls Safari
To finish a fantastic 10 days of volunteering, you will be treated to a safari. For three days you will enjoy the Murchison Falls National Park where you will spot other amazing African creatures and the beautiful waterfall. You will be driven to the park in search of elephants, baboons, leopards, hippos, giraffes, lions and buffalo in a classic safari setting.
- Being part of the effort to reintroduce rhinos to the wild in Uganda
- Experiencing life in Uganda
- Seeing incredible wildlife at the Murchison Falls National Park
Useful extra information about the organisation of this project
- There is 24/7 emergency support
- Speak to someone who has done this project - our experienced team have volunteered on all of our projects and know them intimately
- You will need travel insurance to be able to join this project - we can offer advice of what to look for in a travel insurance policy
- Uganda is a malarial country, so you will need to take preventative medication
- There may not be other volunteers at the project at the same time as you, so you need to be quite independent and outgoing
- We encourage you to travel with a friend or family member to get the most out of this experience
This organisation specialises in arranging hand-picked ethical volunteering projects in 18 countries around the world. Projects mainly focus on animal welfare, conservation, and sustainability, with strong focus also on humanitarian and social care programmes. Their passionate and experienced team of travellers have been sending volunteers around the world since 2006.
We are able to accept bookings for all projects currently, however the situation is still evolving regarding whether participants can travel. As soon as travel restrictions are lifted and the safety of travel has been scrutinised, volunteers will be able to travel once more. This will vary on a country to country basis.
We are offering free trip changes, free date changes
and also free unspecified date changes
. This gives travellers maximum flexibility, whilst also giving them something to look forward to once this is over.
If participants cannot travel, their money is financially protected by ATOL or IPP. The money paid can be used towards any
of our other trips within 18 months.
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