The Great Projects

With responsible travel company ‘The Great Projects’, the overall mission and goal is to help save some of the planet’s most endangered animals through their volunteering and ecotourism projects.

With over thirty five award-winning volunteer projects and eco tours in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe; you'll be able to get up, close and personal with some of the world's most iconic species - including orangutans, great white sharks, tigers, and even whale sharks!

What’s more, through their donations to projects (up to a third of the price each time someone volunteers) and sustainable initiatives, you will be confident that your travel really does help to make a difference to not only conserving and protecting wildlife but also to the local communities which live amongst them.

So, whether you dream of following tiger trails in India, engaging in underwater ballet with a graceful manta ray, intrepid experiences deep within the Peruvian Amazon or helping to release infant turtles into the wild in Sri Lanka - the extensive roster of conservation projects offered by The Great Projects will not disappoint! 

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Our top 38 trips

6 Day Dunes and Wildlife Experience

From: £983

Take a 6 Day Discovery of Spectacular Wildlife, Action Adventure and the ever changing Dunes!

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Marine Conservation in the Perhentian Islands

From: £990.00

Dive and help with integral marine conservation in the incredible waters of the Perhentian Islands.

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Whale Shark Conservation in Mafia Island, Tanzania

From: £890.00

Take part in this vital marine conservation internship project on the stunning island of Mafia in Tanzania.

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Big 5 Conservation in South Africa

From: £828.00

Become a 'Big 5' conservation volunteer in South Africa! Help protect rhinos, elephants, lions and more and experience this adventure of a lifetime!

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Conservation of Desert Elephants in Namibia

From: £895.00

Search for and witness the desert elephants in the beautiful Namibian Desert and help to reduce human-animal conflict!

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The Great White Shark Project

From: £895.00

Come face to face with one of the world’s most misunderstood predators on this fantastic conservation project.

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Panda Conservation Experience

From: £975.00

Experience a cultural exchange in magical China and become a caring panda volunteer!

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Amazon Conservation Experience in Peru

From: £1395.00

Have a lasting impact on conservation efforts in Manu National Park – one of the most diverse environments on earth.

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Whale Conservation in The Azores

From: £605.00

Help to assist a team of marine biologists in integral whale and dolphin conservation in The Azores.

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The Great Orangutan and Pygmy Elephant Project

From: £1295.00

Explore Borneo's lush rainforest in search of wild orangutan and the rare pygmy elephant.

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Big 5 Conservation Experience

From: £475.00

Help protect and conserve Africa's famous 'Big 5' on this incredible conservation project in stunning South Africa!

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4 Day Etosha Safari and Swakopmund Adventure Tour

From: £588

Take a 4 Day Discovery of Spectacular Wildlife, Action Adventure and Unique Native Culture

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4 Day Swakopmund and Sossusvlei Adventure Tour

From: £588

Take a 4 Day Adventure of Spectacular Wildlife, Walvis Bay and the incredible Sossusvlei Sand Dunes!

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Marine Conservation in Mozambique

From: £2085.00

Work towards integral marine conservation in one of the most marine-rich destinations on Earth.

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Romanian Bear Sanctuary

From: £1145.00

Volunteer at one of Europe's most respected bear sanctuaries in the stunning destination of Romania.

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Rhino and Elephant Conservation

From: £674.00

Take part in Rhino and Elephant Conservation in stunning Zimbabwe and experience the once in lifetime opportunities that this project has to offer!

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Carnivore Conservation and Research in Namibia

From: £1075.00

Assist the team with data collection to help with research on cheetah and leopard releases in the stunning Namib Desert.

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Victoria Falls Big 5 Conservation Project

From: £725.00

Join this incredible conservation project based minutes away from Victoria Falls. Help protect Zimbabwe's varied and remarkable wildlife including the 'Big 5'!

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Conservation in Victoria Falls

From: £725.00

Follow in the footsteps of explorer David Livingstone in the beautiful Victoria Falls area of Zimbabwe and help with vital conservation work.

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Shamwari Conservation Experience

From: £985.00

Witness the iconic 'Big 5' and spend time at the renowned Born Free Foundation in one Africa's finest game reserves!

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Whale Shark Research Project in the Maldives

From: £1732.00

Help with vital research of the world's largest fish - the magnificent whale shark!

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Orangutan Conservation in Borneo

From: £1280.00

Volunteer at an award-winning Orangutan Volunteer Centre in the beautiful destination of Borneo

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Komodo Dragon Adventure Tour

From: £495.00

Discover a 4 day tour to experience beautiful beaches, Batu Cermin cave and witness incredible wildlife!

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Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

From: £875.00

Experience hands-on volunteering with baboons, cheetahs and other big cats all in the stunning Namibian wilderness!

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Orangutan and Tribes Voluntour

From: £1195.00

Become immersed in local tribal life whilst working towards the conservation of magnificent orangutans.

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Carnivore Conservation & Research in Kanaan

From: £1075.00

Assist the team as a Big Cat Conservation Volunteer with data collection to help with research on carnivore species in the stunning Kanaan Region of Namibia.

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The Great Iban Longhouse Experience

From: £595.00

Take a 3 Day tour to experience being a part of the Iban Tribe!

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Family Desert Elephants in Namibia

From: £710.00

Experience the majesty of elephant herds in the rolling expanses of the Namibian Desert on this incredible family experience.

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Orangutan and Sun Bear Conservation in East Kalimantan

From: £895.00

Create enrichment for orangutans and sun bears at the world renowned Samboja Lestari rescue centre. Help to rehabilitate and improve the lives of these beautiful animals!

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Turtle Conservation in Sri Lanka

From: £599.00

Lend a hand to the conservation endangered sea turtles in beautiful Sri Lanka's.

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Zululand Wilderness Conservation Project

From: £1195.00

Join critical endangered wilderness conservation work in Africa

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Elephant Conservation in Sri Lanka

From: £764.00

Encounter the beautiful Asiatic elephant deep within the heart of the Sri Lankan jungle.

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Wildlife Orphanage in South Africa

From: £490.00

Play a vital role in the education of underprivileged children and the rehabilitation of wildlife in South Africa.

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Wildlife Conservation in Laos

From: £485.00

Volunteer at this wildlife sanctuary in Laos and help care for a wide range of animals that have been rescued from the illegal wildlife trade.

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Marine Conservation in Raja Ampat

From: £1095.00

Dive unexplored reefs and partake in vital marine conservation amongst the islands of the beautiful Raja Ampat archipelago

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Mulu National Park

From: £265.00

Discover and Explore Mulu National Park in the Heart of Borneo!

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Whale Conservation in The Azores

From: £605.00

Help to assist a team of marine biologists in integral whale and dolphin conservation in The Azores.

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Wildlife Conservation in Malawi

From: £1370.00

Work with beautiful wildlife and indigenous communities in the warm heart of Africa!

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