Program Details

Volunteer with cheetahs on the African savanna and take a safari through Kruger National Park! During this adventure abroad, you'll get to spend ample time working hands-on with cheetahs and helping to care for the big cats at a conservation facility.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:

Program Overview

Program Description:

This two-week adventure of a lifetime gives you the opportunity to go to South Africa to volunteer at a cheetah breeding and conservation facility, learn about African wildlife hands-on in the African savanna, go on safari in Kruger National Park, and take “ABCs of African Big Cats: Anatomy, Behavior, and Conservation” taught by Loop vets right alongside the cats themselves. Though the volunteer facility isn’t a hospital, you will be gaining valuable experience learning and implementing the important work conservation and zoo vets do.


• Feed and help provide medical care to cheetahs throughout the program
• Maintain and care for cheetah facility and enclosures
• Learn about all aspects of care and management of captive wildlife
• Go on safari through Kruger National Park, one of the largest national parks in the world and home to almost 150 large animal species (more than any other game reserve in Africa) including lions, leopards, rhino, elephants, and buffalo
• See a variety of wildlife each day that calls the African savanna home
• Visit a cultural village and have a private conservation and veterinary workshop with a local ranger while at Kruger

College credit is available. Students will also receive 80 Service Hours, 50 Veterinary Hours, 15 Research Hours.

All-inclusive, less airfare.

Additional Program Information

This program is open to anyone age 18-25. You do not need to currently be in college, have a specific major or degree, or have any veterinary experience for either program.
Scholarships Description:
Need-based scholarships and aid are available. Details can be found on our website or by contacting us for more information.

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