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Adventure Ally Ltd is a fresh initiative designed to deliver a complete package for travellers and students alike to broaden their horizons in the zoology field. The creator and director of Adventure Ally, Ally Sharp has worked across Africa for over a decade, in various conservation initiatives from the great white shark to the gorilla!

Adventure Ally Ltd offers a vast array of knowledge on the biodiversity and conservation projects the amazing continent of Africa has to offer. 

Here at Adventure Ally we can offer several packages for those wishing to volunteer and intern at our various projects. All of our associated projects are guaranteed to have a positive impact on conservation and the community in the areas that they are based. 

As well as offering volunteer and internship opportunities we also provide residential trips catered to the exact requirements of any institute's needs. 


Adventure Ally Ltd currently offers projects on elasmobranchs, primates, ungulates, cetaceans and many other orders!

Want to know more about booking the adventure of a life time? Get in contact today! Let Adventure Ally give you your best adventure yet.  

shark research

The flag ship of Adventure Ally's conservation work is our shark research initiative and postgraduate projects with the Stellenbosch University. The world's oceans are in dire need of greater protection! Marine mega fauna accounts for some of the most important species in combating accelerated climate change and maintaining reef and ocean health.

The symbiotic relationship between whales and plankton, a healthy shark population and the role of sea turtles in preventing overgrazing of jellyfish on plankton are just a few of the areas the shark safe barrier helps with global marine conservation and directly influencing ocean health.

We are extremely lucky to have Dr Sara Andreotti as our chief marine biologist! One of the founders of the Shark Safe Barrier and a leading expert in shark genetics! Dr Andreotti's dedication and drive to conserving our ocean's ecosystems is second to none!

With the Indian Ocean on the East and the Atlantic on the West South, Africa is home to a range of marine habitats boasting some of the richest marine biodiversity in the world. With only Australia being able to claim to being home to more shark species than South Africa.

In April 1991 South Africa became the first country in the world to make the Great White Shark a protected species! 

These foundations in conservation and the phenomenal biodiversity give an excellent platform for shark research projects. Yet still we fight for greater protection, the removal of the shark nets to be replaced by the shark safe barrier, the expansion of existing and introduction of more marine protected areas our top priorities.

With research bases on the Atlantic and Indian ocean, working on the world renowned Aliwal shoal reef as well as famed haunts of the Great White at Dyer Island and False bay, Adventure Ally is in a perfect position to give students the opportunity to progress their education with our postgraduate research projects as well as internships for real life field experience.

With projects working on the shark safe barrier, genetics, environmental DNA, ethology and population dynamics. Introducing students to genetic sampling, micro satellites, mt DNA, SNP markers and more we offer a wealth of experiences to indulge zoologists, marine biologist and any biological science students in.

We are also open to digress into different fields of study if the project fits our conservation and sustainability ethos so please feel free to enquire.

This non profit sector of Adventure Ally is limited for spaces so if you think your future lies in shark research and conservation submit your enquiries to Ally and see what the future holds!

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