Beth & ChimoyaAnimal Stories

Some DAKTARI animals released

We recently said goodbye to our Meerkat family. Twelve of our meerkats left DAKTARI to be rehabilitated. Only Gasper and Tikki stayed behind because they are quite old and have lost some of their teeth. Gasper was the first to arrive at DAKTARI in 2010, follow by Tikki (2011) and Madonna (2014). The family then…


Tippi’s experience at DAKTARI

In my perspective, Daktari’s project represents the future for the next generations of Africa. Before I had even heard about Daktari -along with their project, I already had similar ideas I could see myself building in the future. Reconnecting humans – and especially the children, with their inner instincts, respect, love and bond with nature…

Marltons donationNews

Great South African corporate support!

We recently received generous donations from South African corporates. L’OREAL donated some beauty and body care products. They will be given to the children who come to DAKTARI as a reward after their accomplishment of the week. It is a wonderful way to encourage them and to learn about hygiene. The leader of the Pet Industry, Marltons, donated some…

Karin, Gerwin, Nils & BjornReviews

Karin: volunteer with her family – Volunteer in May 2018

My name is Karin and I’m from the Netherlands. I’m at Daktari with my husband Gerwin and my two sons Nils (14) and Bjorn (10). When we’re planning this holiday we really like to combine working as a volunteer and meeting other cultures and experience the nature. Daktari offers that. Especially the education program for…

Laetitia van der TangReviews

Laetitia Van Der Tang – Volunteer in March 2018

I arrived 3 of March 2018 for one month. My biggest interest to come to DAKTARI was the kids because I would like to work in social services. I always wanted to do a volunteers trip. Furthermore, the perfect place for me is in the middle of the bush to discover the animals and to…

Mélissa FaugèreReviews

Mélissa Faugère – Volunteer in January 2018

I volunteered at DAKTARI for three weeks and it was the most beautiful project of my young life. I had wanted to volunteer for a while but I was more interested in volunteering with animals rather than children. After three weeks at DAKTARI that completely changed and I was so happy to be able to…