Volunteer & Intern Travel News

Wildlife Conservation In Action

It’s 5AM, the sun is just showing its face on the horizon and Makalali Game Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger Park in South Africa, is waking up. Not that it ever sleeps because the night is full of action and life but not for me or the other volunteers. We sleep like the dead as it is hard work at this conservation program in the middle of Big 5 territory.

African Time

Waiting at a border post in Zambia it became clear again how time and the use and measure of it is so different in Africa from where I grew up. I am watching a man behind a desk standing in one of the queues I will have to stand in that morning.

Malawi, the Warm Heart of Africa

Sitting on the warm sand of the beach in Cape Maclear on the southern part of Lake Malawi I have been pondering about this special country with the endearing nickname ‘The Warm Heart of Africa’.

Charity in Africa; helping or harming?

Some have given up on Africa, aid and charity have proven to be inadequate and merely keeps the industry of ‘international aid’ alive as so much of their funds disappear in the massive overheads of advisors and committees. Some however still believe that aid and charitable efforts in Africa help and improve something.

How being a volunteer in Africa can hone your professional skills

Ever wonder how you can build your professional skill set, travel, meet some awesome people and have a whole lot a fun doing it? You can tick all these boxes by applying to volunteer in Africa. Volunteering is one of the most affordable ways to spend a gap year or just break away from it all to find yourself and to discover that you have new lessons to learn.

Cape Town and its volunteering opportunities

Volunteering in South Africa for many international visitors means going to Cape Town or somewhere in the bush if they join a wildlife or conservation project. We know there is a lot more to South Africa than Cape Town and throughout the last 10 years Khaya always has a small presence in Cape Town by providing 1 or 2 projects.

4 Steps to become a volunteer with Khaya

Does volunteering with Khaya appeal to you, but you need some direction on how to get started? No worries, we know it can be difficult sometimes, but here’s a guide to help you become one of us. Just read it through, and in no time, you’ll be in beautiful Africa!

4 Tips for traveling long haul

When you decide to go volunteering, most people decide to do it overseas in a far-off destination. Of course, this is amazing; you get to visit a new country and learn all about a new culture, but there is a challenge to it as well, because you, of course, also have to get to that far off country and that means a long-haul flight.

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