Welcome to


Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage!

DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage is an NPO founded in 2006 and works in the South African bush to educate local children about the environment and ignite their passion for wildlife. Each week, DAKTARI welcomes eight new students to our camp to attend lessons, do activities, and interact with the animals in our wildlife orphanage.

The wildlife orphanage is home to more than 80 animals that are unable to survive in the bush. They live out their lives at DAKTARI, acting as animal ambassadors to teach the children.

DAKTARI’s work also extends outside of the camp. They host weekly Eco Clubs at the local secondary schools to reinforce the education the students receive at DAKTARI. They also host a Job Hunting Program that helps unemployed youths learn the skills they need to find employment.

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.

As of 2019 we are donating directly to DAKTARI Bush School and Wildlife Orphange R50 per booking received for Sausage Tree Safari Camp.