The African lion population has diminished by 80 - 90% in the past 40 years. The aim of the Lion Rehabilitation Program, African Impacts own pilot project, is to release
Assist in the conservation efforts of the Naboisho Conservancy in Kenya's Masai Mara Reserve by monitoring wildlife and conducting important research. The loss of wildlife...
The African lion population has decreased by an astonishing 80 - 90% over the past 40 years. By joining volunteer projects in Africa together with African Impact, ALERT and...
Teach English and assist nursery school teachers with daily programs for 90 children between the age of 2 and 6 years. Dance, play and have fun as you interact and volunteer...
Due to inadequate staff and being under-resourced, the Ministry of Health in Zambia is struggling to provide sufficient healthcare to the public. As a volunteer in Zambia...
Poverty, home responsibilities and a lack of qualified teachers has resulted in a great need for increased levels of education in rural Zanzibar. Students are unable to achieve...
Contribute to a Teaching Community Development Project in Zambia. Volunteers provide teaching assistance to understaffed schools, and will provide support to children who...
Share your passion for people and love of teaching in Cape Town, as you work with underprivileged inner-city communities, teaching and caring for disadvantaged children and...
Visit one of the world's most iconic tourist destinations and play a vital role in enriching the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children through African Impact. Volunteers...
If you don't do this you will miss out the best experience of your life
Submitted by Steviegreen - Rochester United Kingdom | October 24, 2016
When I came here to be honest I didn't know what to expect, but after getting here the accommodation was amazing not the Hilton but clean and tidy and being a lodge with all the other volunteers made it feel like a family home. The other volunteers where aged from 18 - me the eldest 49 but if you where 70 you still would of fitted in. Everybody mucks in with the weekly chores, laying the table, locking up at night and even feeding the household cat. Normally leave to start your first of 3 programs of the day at 6.30 am which lasts till 9 when you stop for breakfast out in the bush hut. The 2nd program starts after that till approx. 12.30 when you come back for lunch. You have couple hours rest as the sun is at its hottest till approx. 3 o clock. When you go out for your 3rd program of the day till 6pm followed by a communal dinner with the other volunteers to talk about your days experience. As you aren't all doing the same programmes together, the programmes range from lion walking, teaching in schools, bush drives, bird watching, data collection of where wild animals have been spotted, learning the basics of African language, and history and culture of Zimbabwe and so much more. It has been the most educational, humbling and eye opening experience of my life. In the most beautiful settings with Victoria falls being the cherry on a very special cake, the local people are so friendly and happy to see yo. When you walk around you don't feel threatened or intimidated at all (although you are badgered a bit in town to buy souvenirs, but no different from most places I've been ) the people who run African impact are very professional and extremely good at their job and the lion encounter guides are trained to the highest level, all speaking perfect English and have their own special personalities, trying to make this experience one you will enjoy and want to return (they are all trained by a man called Leonard (aka Lemmon ) who is the like the wise old owl who teaches them all. I've thoroughly enjoyed this holiday. In fact it's been the best time away from home I've had in my life and I am very well travelled. I'd recommend this experience to anyone, whether single, couple or as a family experience. If you are looking for a life changing experience or a holiday that's just different from the norm. You need to try this!
Submitted by Vanessa - Baselland Switzerland | October 24, 2016
I would do it all over again :) I have learned so many things here in Zanzibar and I could see much more than only the touristic attractions. I could discover the life of the local people and see things I would never have seen as a tourist. It was such a pleasure to be part of this project and the managers are doing their best to help the people here in Zanzibar. I'm so thankful for the experience I got here!
Very good opportunity
Submitted by Andreas - Hamar Norway | October 24, 2016
I've been here for four weeks, and it's been the four best weeks of my life. It's unbelievable to work so close to the lions, and also really fun to see have they work here compared to Norway. It's also very good that you get the opportunity to go see the other projects.
My volunteer experience
Submitted by Rebecca Hansen - Bergen Norway | October 23, 2016
I enjoyed my stay at Antelope park as a volunteer. The only negative thing was people gathering around the bonfire playing loud music when you're trying to sleep. I suggest maybe make a bonfire away from volunteer block.
My time at Antelope Park
Submitted by Chloejasmyn - London United Kingdom | October 22, 2016
Overall time here was incredible. Made so amazing people and met great friends. Every day was different and so much fun. I came away feeling more confident as a person and would definitely return. The lion project was amazing working so closely with the animals and knowing that hopefully soon the 5 lions are due to be released into the wild. Fingers crossed for the project and the lions future.