South Africa - Ukutula Lion Research Project

Protect White Lions for Future Generations

Be a part of a lasting solution and help university researchers save the endangered white lion!

Work with South Africa's largest veterinary institute

The experience volunteers get is totally unique and something they would never be able to do as a normal tourist.

Do the dream African Safari on your bucket list

See the Big 5 of African wildlife on an amazing 4 day safari experience in Kruger National Park in addition to your volunteer placement!

Volunteer Placements since 2002

Our trusted partner in South Africa has focused on volunteer projects since 2002, and we're proud to offer the opportunity for a more exciting and fulfilling travel adventure to Canadians.

South Africa - Ukutula Lion Research Project

  • Thanks to all the participants who went and loved their time on this program, however the Lion Research Program is no longer being offered. We are working at creating a new South African wildlife volunteer program for 2018.

Program Info

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  • Registration Timeline


  • Program Length

    Two weeks + 3-day orientation (and a 4-day Kruger National Park safari)

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  • Start Dates


Program Reviews

  • "My favourite part of my trip was meeting other people from all over the world and working with the animals at Ukutula first hand. I was worried about not making any friends because I was going alone, but as soon as I arrived in South Africa, I met so many incredible people. I grew a lot closer than I expected with some girls and still talk to them daily even though I'm home now. This trip has definitely left me with friends who will last a lifetime!"

    Jenna D. in Ukutula, South Africa, 2016