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Volunteer Health and Safety

The LEO Africa conservation volunteer research project operates out of the Marataba section of the Marakele National Park and our volunteer work leads to close encounters with some of Africa's most fearsome wildlife, including lions, leopards, rhino, elephant, snakes, and scorpions.

To ensure your safety, our staff and field guides are all trained and experienced in dealing with dangerous wildlife and follow strict health and safety regulations. All volunteers must sign a detailed risk assessment upon arrival and are provided with a full account of potential dangers - and of course, how to avoid them. If you have any concerns before applying or heading to South Africa, please get in contact with us.

Travel and medical insurance for the duration of your volunteer work are mandatory and all volunteers and staff are linked to ER24, a wilderness medical service that provides emergency medical support for us while we work in the bush.