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Welcome to DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage!


DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage is an NPO founded in 2006 with the goal of enabling local underprivileged children to have a better quality of life. Through the medium of a wildlife orphanage, DAKTARI works to educate and inspire children to care for animals and their environment.

Located in the South African bush near Kruger National Park, DAKTARI provides the perfect environment for children to learn about their natural heritage. We take in injured or orphaned animals that need a home. These animals get a second chance at life by serving as wildlife ambassadors to the children that visit DAKTARI. The children visit DAKTARI for 5 days to work with the animals and get lessons on protecting the environment.

DAKTARI also runs an outreach programme to provide a greater impact to the community. The weekly Eco-Club allows children of all ages to learn about the environment at their schools and help with community improvement projects. The career guidance and workshops we host in the community help adults and youth bring in income for their families.


The volunteering programme at DAKTARI allows local and international volunteers to get first-hand experience working with children and animals while living in the African bush. Volunteers spend their days teaching lessons and caring for animals at the farm.



A small preview of volunteering with Children and Animals in South Africa!