LEO Africa is a wildlife monitoring and conservation volunteer project located on the Marataba Section of the Marakele National Park. Our mission is to help and provide the Park Section Management with relevant information about key species on the park, such as lion, elephant, and black and white rhino, as well as help with park conservation and veterinary operations. We are the only monitoring facility of the park making our work vital for the management of the Park Section. You will be involved directly in these activities, learning new skills whilst living a Truly African Experience!


Volunteer with LEO AfricaVolunteer with LEO Africa

The Limpopo Eco Operations Africa (LEO Africa) Volunteer Research Programme 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.

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The volunteer projectThe 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


We speak and understand Italian, French and Afrikaans

We are happy to assist you speaking Italian, French, Spanish, and Afrikaans, 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.