African Conservation Experience was established in 1999 with the main objectives being to provide enthusiastic people with the opportunity to experience wildlife and conservation in southern Africa; and to finance conservation projects in southern Africa through self funding volunteers. With over 10 years in operation, ACE has established itself as a reputable organiser of conservation placements on projects in southern Africa with over 3500 volunteers having visited more than 15 conservation projects. It is now one of the most experienced UK organisations placing volunteers on conservation projects in southern Africa. African Conservation Experience establishes, maintains and supports conservation projects in Southern Africa. Projects are selected on the basis of real conservation value, the genuine wildlife experience that they are able to provide to enthusiastic volunteers, and their contribution to the local environment and community.