The LEO Africa volunteer research programme offers an exciting combination of lion and predator research, black rhino monitoring, wildlife management, conservation, an opportunity to complete Field Guiding training (FGASA) and make lifelong friendships. With LEO Africa, you get more than you give!
The volunteer contribution to conservation is vital, as the species that we monitor are endangered and LEO has a big responsibility in help granting their safety.
The volunteers have the privilege to be the only visitors allowed in the reserve, as there are no commercial lodges and no tourist in the reserve. You will be able to see animals in their natural and wild behaviour! LEO Africa offers you a truly African experience!!!
Volunteer with LEO in South Africa
The Limpopo Eco Operations Africa (LEO Africa) Volunteer Research Programme offers an exciting combination of lion and predator research, black and white rhino monitoring, wildlife management, conservation, field guiding and lifelong friendships. With LEO Africa, you get more than you give.
NEW! Black Rhino Monitoring Project
LEO is proud to announce that at the beginning of 2013, we introduced an exclusive black rhino monitoring project where you and a LEO guide will spend the day on a quad bike tracking Selati's black rhinos. While the focus of the project is black rhinos, you will also have the opportunity to track white rhinos, lions, leopards and elephants. Since you will be off-roading on remote areas of the reserve, you can experience the animals in their natural environment- very up-close and personal!
Click here for more information on our Black Rhino Monitoring Project
The Volunteer Project
Your volunteer work takes you out into the wilderness as you track and record the movements, behaviour and ecological impact of a lion pride; you will also gather data about leopard, prey species, elephant and white rhino; and you will learn about conservation and wildlife management; and you can even get South African Field Guide Certification.
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FGASA Game Ranger Certification
As a long term volunteer with LEO Africa, if you are keen to get a taste of what it takes to be a Field Guide/ Ranger, we will help you with the theory aspect of your FGASA training. Just think, in eight weeks, you could be on your way to gaining a certified game ranger qualification in South Africa!
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We speak and understand Italian, French and German
We are happy to assist you speaking Italian, French, German, if you don't feel very confident with your English.
Our program operates in English, however there are often guides and guests here that speak other languages, most often French, Italian and German. Even if you only speak a little English, everyone here is very happy to accommodate you.