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Volunteering in Botswana

Are you thinking of volunteering internationally? Are you a dedicated wildlife enthusiast eager to immerse yourself in nature? Do you dream of blending your passion for wildlife with transformative experiences overseas? Have you ever planned on volunteering in Botswana?

Botswana, a stunning nation in Southern Africa, captivates visitors with its diverse wildlife and picturesque landscapes. From the majestic elephants and lions roaming the Okavango Delta to the breathtaking scenes at Chobe National Park, the country offers unparalleled opportunities for wildlife encounters.

Moreover, exploring the vast desert terrain and engaging with local communities add to the richness of the Botswana experience.

Despite the stunning beauty of Botswana, its wildlife faces significant challenges. Habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict, poaching, and climate change threaten the survival of iconic species such as elephants, lions, and rhinos. To address these urgent issues, we have developed a wildlife volunteer program in Botswana.

Our program mobilizes volunteers to collaborate with local conservationists to protect and preserve Botswana's precious wildlife, restore habitats, reduce human-wildlife conflict, and promote sustainable conservation efforts. Through collective action and community engagement, we work to safeguard Botswana's natural heritage for the enjoyment of future generations.

See Botswana through the eyes of its people and become part of the solution, while you help create positive change in the lives of those who need you the most. Create new memories and change your life forever. Request information about volunteering in Botswana!

Volunteering In Botswana: Programs

Are you excited about volunteering in Botswana? Are you searching for a program that aligns with your interests? Global Crossroad offers wildlife volunteer opportunities for you to explore. Join us and make the positive impact you desire to have on the world. Read on to learn more and get involved!

Despite Botswana's breathtaking beauty, its wildlife faces numerous challenges that jeopardize their survival. Habitat destruction, conflicts with human populations, poaching, and the impacts of climate change are significant risks for iconic species like elephants, lions, and rhinos. Recognizing the urgency of these threats, our organization has established a wildlife volunteer program in Botswana to address these pressing issues.

Our program places volunteers to work closely with local conservationists and communities, aiming to protect and conserve Botswana's precious wildlife. Volunteers play a vital role in restoring habitats, mitigating conflicts between humans and wildlife, and supporting sustainable conservation initiatives.

Learn more about Wildlife Volunteering program in Botswana.

In addition to the above projects, we also offer family Volunteering, alternative spring break, high school volunteering, college/university volunteering and many other programs. Contact Global Crossroad for further information.

Volunteering In Botswana: Dates and Prices


All volunteer programs in Botswana start every Monday of each month.


Global Crossroad is committed to offering the most affordable and highest quality volunteering work in Botswana. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer program in Botswana application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).

In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to the country coordinator, who in turn will allocate it to your host family, project and other in-country support we offer to our volunteers. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

    Duration Projects Fee (US $)
  1 Week   $1150
  2 Weeks   $1920
  3 Weeks   $2690
  4 Weeks   $3460
  5 Weeks   $4230
  6 Weeks   $5000
  7 Weeks   $5770
  8 Weeks   $6540
  9 Weeks   $7310
  10 Weeks   $8080
  11 Weeks   $8850
  12 Weeks   $9620

Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day ( below 28 years) and $4.49/day ( above 28 years) »
How your fee is allocated?

Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (volunteer house or host family)
  • Food (local food 2 times a day)
  • Airport pick up
  • Program Orientation
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

The volunteering trips in South Africa program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.

Accommodation, Meals, and Supervision

Global Crossroad offer a unique experience with accommodation provided in a fully equipped tented camp, including walk-in safari tents furnished with bunk beds and shared ablutions with hot and cold showers. Communal areas like a boma provide spaces for dining and relaxation, while a well-equipped kitchen offers delicious home-cooked meals, including special pizza nights.

Volunteers receive three meals a day, with self-service breakfast options and substantial lunches and dinners. Tea and coffee are available throughout the day, and volunteers are encouraged to bring extra snacks.

Supervision and coordination are provided by designated team leaders and staff members, ensuring volunteers have the support needed for a meaningful experience contributing to conservation efforts in Botswana.

Volunteer Opportunities In Botswana: FAQs

For volunteering in Botswana, it's recommended to arrive at Tambo International Airport on Saturday, allowing time to settle in before the project begins. Contact our Botswana coordinator before departure for a smooth experience.

We provide airport pick-up upon arrival, but you'll need to arrange transportation to the airport at the end of your stay. Our local staff will assist with departure arrangements.

It is compulsory to obtain a tourist visa in order to be eligible for our volunteering programs in Botswana. This can be secured by visiting the Botswana embassy in your home country prior to departure.

Depending on your country of origin, you can also get a tourist visa on arrival at the International Airport.

You can extend your visa for 3 more months by visiting the Botswana immigration offices while in Botswana. Please visit this link for more details.

The CDC and WHO recommend several vaccinations for Botswana to protect against various diseases. These include hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, and influenza.

It's essential for you to consult with your healthcare provider or a travel medicine specialist to determine which vaccinations are necessary based on your individual health status, travel itinerary, and potential exposure risks.