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Africa Volunteer Adventures Prices

These prices are for Projects starting in 2019

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Volunteers contribute to to our projects in two ways, physically and financially (included in the programme fees*). Day to day maintenance of the projects, as well as food preparation and feeding, is undertaken by our dedicated volunteers. 

For social animals like our baboons (at the Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia), volunteers provide vital daily interaction. In the case of research, volunteers join our research team to collect vital data. 

Financially, the volunteering fee goes towards keeping the projects running. Without this stream of revenue, the projects could not continue to provide homes and care to injured and orphaned wildlife. The benefit for you is that it works out to be less expensive that traveling as a regular tourist and you get a much richer experience.

*Programme Fees
These programme fees also cover your support on the ground & before you leave, transfers, accommodation & meals for the entire time, visa/flights/insurance assistance will also be included. 

Prices are in NZ$

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  • Prices correct as at 13th July 2019
  • Prices can increase if large currency fluctuations between South Africa Rand and NZ Dollar. 
  • We are accepting bookings for 2020/2021 and if there is a price increase for 2020/2021 arrivals we will guarantee these 2019 prices to you for all fully paid bookings by 31st December 2019. If not paid in full by 31/12/19 we will pass on the increase to you as soon as we know what it will be.  As prices for 2020 are confirmed we will add them here.  Prices are in New Zealand Dollars 


Payment structure for those who would like to pay for the program in instalments

  1. Deposit at time of booking request $398 - made at time of booking form completion.
  2. 2nd payment of $498 is due 30 days after Booking is confirmed.
  3. The balance of the full program fee is due 3 months before departure or at time of confirmation of booking if departure is less than three months away. 

What else do I need to budget for?

  • Flights and Travel Insurance. 
  • Flights to South Africa range between $1700NZD and $3800NZD depending on the time of year and how long you want to take to get there (direct or not so direct). We will help you find the best flight deal and insurance for no extra cost as part of the program. This ensures we get you to the right place at the right time on the start date of your orientation. 
  • Travel and Medical insurance is approximately $288 per month - this special cover covers you for the work you'll be doing with the wild animals.
  • Spending money for time off and before or after your projects
  • You will need to see a doctor before departure to get up to date with shots (we'll advise which) and have a medical form completed for the program - price ranges from $40 to $100 depending on your Doctor. 
  • South African Visa $181 plus travel to Auckland or Wellington for Visa Appointment

Staggered Payment Plan

  • $398NZD deposit is required to secure your booking. 
  • 2nd payment of $498 is due 30 days after booking is confirmed by IWH. 
  • Balance is payable 3 months before departure or at time of confirmation if departure is less than three months from confirmation. 
  • Please refer to our cancellation policy on our Dates Available page. 
  • Please choose an approximate Orientation Date before making your booking. 
  • Following year prices will be available near the end of each year
  • Combined Project Discounts apply





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