Wildlife Photography Volunteer Projects in Africa

If you’ve always dreamed of spending your days photographing lions, elephants, and giraffes, you might be an excellent candidate for our wildlife photography volunteer project in South Africa. You’ll join us in a private game reserve in the Greater Kruger to sharpen your skills, photograph an array of animals during daily game drives, and contribute to conservation at the same time. As a wildlife photography volunteer, you’ll be guided by a professional photographer who will ensure you go home with an impressive portfolio of pictures. It’s a dream come true for any keen photographer with a love for the wild.

Highlights of our wildlife photography volunteer project:

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African Impact's Wildlife Photography Projects in Africa

Wildlife Photography & Conservation in South Africa

$3895 – $7895
Guided and tutored by a professional photographer, gain practical experience in wildlife photography while contributing to the conservation of South Africa’s wildlife. Using your new skills, you will support NGO’s and help raise awareness of environmental and conservation issues in the Greater Kruger Area.

Greater Kruger Area, South Africa

Specific Start Dates

Impact: Wildlife Conservation


$5995 – $7995
Join us in the Greater Kruger Area in South Africa, and be guided by a professional wildlife photographer and other budding photographers on this internship to gain practical experience in wildlife and other genre-specific photography.

Greater Kruger Area, South Africa

Specific Start Dates

Impact: Wildlife Photography

Frequently asked questions about our Wildlife Photography Projects in Africa

The Greater Kruger Area is a sprawling expanse of about 20 private game reserves to the west of the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Fences were dropped between the reserves in the Greater Kruger Area and the Kruger National Park in recent years to allow wildlife to roam more freely. The entire area now stretches across over 5.5 million acres of untamed African wilderness.

Situated away from the city lights, on the doorstep of the world-renowned Kruger National Park, you will be in the best position to photograph giant African elephants, elusive predators, beautiful birds, strange insects, and the great starry skies. The Greater Kruger Area is a dreamscape for wildlife photographers wanting to capture the immense wonder and beauty of the natural world.

Photography has the incredible ability to enhance a place, or emphasis a cause. Our photography volunteers are at the forefront of some of Africa’s most exquisite wildlife, capturing their amazing movements and beauty through the lens, while significantly contributing towards community and conservation efforts, stressing their importance.

Apply your skills and gain invaluable experience, while working alongside our fantastic professionals, who are ready to impart their extensive knowledge and expertise, to ensure you maximise your impact and experience behind the lens.

Established in 2004, providing high-quality volunteer experiences in Africa has been in our DNA for 16 years. Our volunteers, staff, and local communities’ safety is our top priority and something that is never compromised. From the moment you arrive in Africa to the end of your adventure, we take the utmost care in ensuring your comfort and safety.

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Program Fees

Our Wildlife Photography volunteer project in South Africa costs $3295 for 4 weeks. These costs cover your volunteer accommodation, meals, 24/7 in-country support, project and airport transportation, project orientation, and any project equipment volunteers may need.

African Impact Sustainability Fund

As a commitment to sustainable development in the communities we work in, all volunteers pay an additional $25 to the African Impact Sustainability Fund. This money goes directly to the African Impact Foundation, which independently ensures the sustainability of our projects in local communities and guarantees impacts continue long after volunteers leave.

At African Impact, our mission is to provide the best international volunteer programs in Africa that create real, sustainable impacts on the local communities. While our volunteer projects may be unpaid, we absolutely believe they are a life-changing experience for volunteers and locals alike!

As an African-based company, we know first hand the incredible adventures available on our stunning continent. We live and breathe all things African travel and are passionate about immersing volunteers in the heart of some of Africa’s most incredible natural environments and communities. Developing meaningful relationships with locals, learning about unique African cultures, and exploring breath-taking natural wonders, you’ll experience the true spirit of Africa and the people, places, and wildlife that make it so extraordinary.

To us, epic adventures and sustainable impacts go hand-in-hand. We firmly believe in the power of responsible volunteering to positively transform the lives of volunteers and local communities alike. Developing our projects with local community stakeholders, means that everything we do is measured, designed, and implemented with the local community’s goals in mind. As a volunteer joining one of our volunteer projects, your work will not only be a life-changing experience for you but make actual, sustainable impacts on the lives of the locals. long after you have returned home.

This combination of incredible adventures, responsible impacts, and cultural immersion allows us to go beyond the conventional understanding of “volunteering abroad” and offer innovative African volunteer travel experiences that – while unpaid – can truly transform lives!

Volunteers will participate in exciting game drives and close encounters with wildlife, capturing those precious moments, while witnessing these incredible animals in their natural environments. From observing our lions, stalking their prey, and explore their natural instincts, to strolling in the African Bush, with our magnificent elephants.

Become fully mesmorised by the iconic African scenery, while capturing its beauty for conservation and community purposes. All photography will be available for charities and NGOs worldwide to promote and raise awareness for conservation. Volunteers contribute significantly towards supporting the community, as photographs provide income for communities and also resources for conservation. Share your passion for photography, while ultimately working towards a greater good.

Interact and engage with all that Africa has to offer, through the lens.

Volunteer Reviews of our Wildlife Photography Volunteer Projects

“The experience I have had with African Impact and specifically the Wildlife Photography project has been amazing! I have learned a lot, not only photography wise from two very experience wildlife photographers, but also animal- and bush wise from all the guides you are on game drive with. Furthermore, the accommodation and food is amazing and the most important part, you feel very at home with the African Impact family. You will definitely not regret it!”

Lenna van der Weij

Wildlife Photography and Conservation, South Africa

“I gained new friends and a lot of wonderful photographs. I received so much photographic knowledge and experience. All of the photography instruction was great and both professional photographers we worked with are wonderful. I really like that the program allows us to work with more than one photographic instructor to help us form our own style and opinions.”

Grace Mcleod, USA

Wildlife Photography and Conservation, South Africa

“It was a privilege being exposed to the quality of the guides. Their knowledge is amazing. The photography course stretched me daily as I’m a new aspiring photographer. These guys have a strong work ethic, they are driven and motivated to make, as the name implies, an impact. Their programs are really well planned and so is the organizational day to day living around the lodge. Highly professional.”

Yvette Cherry, USA

Wildlife and Photography Conservation, South Africa