The LEO Africa volunteer research programme offers an exciting combination of
lion and predator observation and tracking, 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 ensuring 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 displaying natural behaviour in a truly wild place! LEO
Africa offers you a truly African experience!
Volunteer with LEO in South Africa
The Limpopo Eco Operations Africa (LEO Africa) Volunteer
offers an exciting combination of lion and predator
observation and tracking, black and white rhino monitoring, wildlife management,
conservation, field guiding experience and lifelong friendships. With LEO Africa,
you get more than you give.
Ready to volunteer?
Exclusive at LEO! Black Rhino Monitoring
LEO is proud to announce that as of 2013, we have introduced an exclusive
monitoring project to protect the reserve's black rhinos. You and a LEO guide will
spend an entire day in the bush, tracking and observing 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. You'll also likely have the
opportunity to observe some of the reserve's many other species, all while learning
about them from your guide. Since you will be off-roading on remote areas of the
reserve, you can experience these animals in their natural environment- very up-close
More information on our Black Rhino
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 and analyze data about black and white rhino, leopard, hyena, elephant,
cheetah and other species of interest, and learn a lot about conservation and
wildlife management! LEO is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
More about our volunteer work with animals
FGASA Game Ranger Certification
As a long term volunteer with LEO, if you are keen to get a taste of what it
takes to be a field guide or ranger, we will help you with the theory aspect of
your FGASA (Field Guide Association of South Africa) training. Just think, in
eight weeks, you could be on your way to gaining a certified game ranger
qualification in South Africa!
We speak and understand Italian, French, Spanish, and Dutch
We are happy to assist you speaking Italian, French, Spanish, and Dutch, if you
don't feel very confident with your English. Our program does operate in English,
however there are often guides and guests here that speak other languages. Even
if you only speak a little English, the LEO team is very happy to help you.