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I am planning on going travelling in April 2009 for 1 year and i am extremely interested in doing volunteer work within orphanages as well as working in a monkey rehabilitation, aswell as watching gorilla's in their natural environment and ride and feed elephants. I also want to go an safari !

can anyone advise me on the best place to go in africa or whether Asia would be cater for all my needs..

I am also totally gob smacked about the priced some volunteer organsiation are charging to do voluntary work and so if anyone knows of a company that has fair prices then please let me know. Any reccommendations??

Or whether its best to wait until im in the ocuntry to make the necessary arrangements.

Please help!

I hope to hear from someone soon

Thanks Angela

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1. Re: Any help would be appericated!

I haven't travelled much but I've been planning to travel sometime in the future. I have done a lot of research and their a few places that aren't too exspensive.

You might what to check out the Limbe Wildlife Center in Cameroon for primate rehabilitation. And for working at an orphanage I would consider looking at this site http://www.ifrevolunteers.org other than that I'm not sure what I could tell you. I plan to be doing an orphan/safari program through the site I recommended to you next year.

Hope I helped.

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2. Re: Any help would be appericated!

Central Africa Republic is a great place to go. However like many african countries, it has experienced trouble before and the offshoot like robbery, crooks etc are around.

The people are good people,

You will be safer and feel positive if you could make friends with other local christians, charity group, Non-governmental organizations group to be brieffed on the latest in the country.

-You may find some cultural shock but that cannot last because other american volunteer experienced.

-Don't show friends that you have much money...etc

I wish I could be there to help but I am in Sydney Australia.

Best regards


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