At Vuka Volunteers we are passionate about Africa; her people, her animals and her environment. We are conservationists and animal activists who care deeply about the humane and ethical treatment of all living beings. We will not represent any project where interaction with wild animals is promoted, whether cub petting, elephant riding, walking with big cats or similar.
There are, ofcourse, exceptions where human contact is necessary for the wellbeing of the animals. Orphaned infants (genuinely orphaned!) require a certain amount of physical love and nurturing but the goal is always then to slowly unhabituate them to human contact with the ultimate goal of return to the wild.
If you are like-minded you can rest assured that you can trust any project you book through us. We have thoroughly researched and personally visited each facility in order to ensure that they subscribe to the same philosophy.