• 98% of DAKTARI employees are local South Africans from the surrounding villages. Our volunteers, children, employers, and fellow employees treat each other equally and courteously.


  • All volunteers, children, employees, and community members treat each other with the respect and dignity that everyone deserves.


  • We promote the ethical education of wildlife and environmental conservation. We teach children and volunteers alike how to treat all the animals in our sanctuary with kindness, respect, and dignity. In addition, we teach them when it is appropriate to interact with the animals in our care.



Through the combination of the bush school and the wildlife orphanage, DAKTARI has developed an immersive educational experience for local children to learn about the wildlife around them, the environment, anti-poaching, and a wide variety of other social issues. Our work extends into the local community through ECO CLUBs at the secondary schools, outreach campaigning in several schools, and other community development projects.