Sarah Conley, 23, England – September 2014

I’ve recently returned from a 5 week stay at the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre… what an amazing experience! I was involved with the care and husbandry of a range of species and there are also opportunities to carry out some outreach volunteer work too. I have taken away so much valued knowledge and great times from the centre. Being a Veterinary Nurse back home, I especially enjoyed working with the on-site vet in the clinic, and also assisting with the pre-release monitoring. The wildlife centre was truly welcoming from beginning to end, all the staff are so helpful and great spirits to be around!
The location of the centre is perfect for exploring the city in your free time. There are also plenty of day trips on offer to discover the rest of the country, including the stunning Lake Malawi, and the centre organised the most amazing safari trip to Zambia for me. It’s a fabulous project with a lot of hardworking and dedicated people – I would love to return at some point!