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Malawi Wildlife Sanctuary

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks


Volunteers may begin this programme on any Tuesday throughout the year.


  • English

Cost in US$:

From USD 1,725 (2 weeks)

Cost Includes:

  • Written materials pre-departure
  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Travel while in host country

Program Fees Include:

What does the cost include?

- Programme fee - financing which goes back into the programme your are involved with; this includes funding for equipment, supplies, vehicles and foodstuffs
- Airport transfers on a Tuesday
- Full board and lodging for the duration of your programme including laundry (exc. any snacks, alcoholic or fizzy drinks from the bar)
- Three meals per day
- Free wireless internet (available to purchase on the Kuti project)
- Free t-shirt and local phone sim card
- Full 24 hour support and training from your programme co-ordinators during your stay
- All programme-related transport and equipment required to do your work

The programme cost excludes:

- Flights to Malawi
- Visas fees (initial 30 day visas are usually free)
- Any expenses prior to your programme start date
- Any personal items such as alcoholic drinks, snacks, additional food or souvenirs
- Excursions and nights out
- Extra weeks at on the Kuti project (and internet at Kuti)
- Personal medical and travel insurance, which must cover the entire duration of your programme and should include cover for repatriation, air evacuation and any activities you may undertake or plan to undertake
- Any additional trips outside the volunteer programme
- Telephone calls

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Veterinary Science

Typical Volunteer

We welcome volunteers with a passion and interest in wildlife and conservation and the ability to communicate suitably in English. Experience in many fields is useful, such as veterinary, animal care, marketing, filmmaking, photography - and if you have any of these skills you may be put to good use! It is always those who have a positive attitude, enthusiasm and flexibility who leave the biggest mark. You should be of reasonable mobility and fitness and if you have any concerns about things you can and can’t do, please just let us know. If you have experience or are studying in Veterinary Science and would like to spend more time on that side of the sanctuary, this can usually be arranged and is usually very welcome!

Age Range

The project is open to volunteers aged 18 and over

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Dormitory

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 week