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Zimbabwe

Hands-On Lion Conservation Volunteering at Antelope Park

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

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South Africa

African Big 5 & Wildlife Conservation Project

As a conservation volunteer in Africa you will experience Africas amazing wildlife through research drives and bush walks in the Greater Kruger big 5 National Park in South...

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South Africa

Early Childhood Development, Cape Town

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...

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Kenya

Big Cat & Wildlife Research in Kenya - Maasai Mara Reserve

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...

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Tanzania

Teach English to children and adults on Zanzibar Island

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...

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Zimbabwe

Hands-on Lion and Wildlife Conservation in Victoria Falls

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...

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Tanzania

Teaching and community support on the slopes of Kilimanjaro

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...

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South Africa

African Wildlife Photography and Conservation

Through this project you not only get the chance to take amazing wildlife and magnificent landscape portraits, raising money for conservation projects, but your work will...

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Zambia

Teaching & Community Development Project in Zambia

Contribute to a Teaching Community Development Project in Zambia. Volunteers provide teaching assistance to understaffed schools, and will provide support to children who...

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Zambia

Healthcare & Medical Volunteering in Livingstone, Zambia

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...

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South Africa

Sports Coaching and Development, Cape Town

Volunteer in Cape Town and join this meaningful project where you will provide a safe and nurturing environment for children, and empower children and youth through education...

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Zimbabwe

Community Teaching & Hands-on Lion Conservation Project

Help improve the lives of underprivileged children and contribute to conservation efforts for the African Lion. Volunteers get the chance to experience the best of both

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Multiple Countries

Academic Summer Courses in Africa

African Impact’s Service Learning opportunities offer you a curated selection of summer courses, which combine specialized academic material and stimulating hands-on experience...

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South Africa

Girl Empowerment, Cape Town, South Africa

African Impact offers volunteering opportunities in girl empowerment in Cape Town, South Africa. Volunteers can design their own project and make a lasting impact on the

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African Impact Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

5 weeks in Zambia

I stayed in Zambia for 5 weeks on the building project.
It was an amazing experience that I would not change for anything.
Everyone is so Friendly and welcoming.
I learned so much about the Zambian culture and their traditions.
It was fun making ego-bricks and using it to build.

Program: The Build-It Project, Livingstone, Zambia

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Wonderful experience

After my graduation I went for a month in Livingstone for a volunteering experience with African Impact...and I don't want to go home anymore!! I was on the teaching project and everything was perfect: the house, the staff members, the weekend activities, the friends...if you are thinking about it..just go!! You will never regret this experience.

Program: Teaching & Community Development Project in Zambia

Overall Rating

6 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    4

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Community Engagement

    7

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    5

Unlike the standards of other African Impact Projects

Honestly disappointing bed after two other AI projects. Accommodation was fair, but food was mediocre at best with incredibly small and unsatisfactory lunch. We'd leave in the morning at around 7:30 or 8 and would HAVE to return at 12 EVEN if there's nothing to do on project. Lion walks can get very dull seeing that we just sit next to the lions while they sleep and the handlers just talk amongst themselves. The few community projects I was required to go on offered me no briefing or explanation prior to project time and always left me confused and angry seeing that I didn't know what was going on.
There should definitely be more planning going on for all projects so that we'd feel less like glorified customers of lion encounter and more like actual volunteers contributing to sustainability.

Program: Hands-on Lion and Wildlife Conservation in Victoria Falls

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    8

Teaching in South Africa

Overall it is a great experience to get involved with and explore how life is for young children growing up and going to schools in South Africa. It is really interesting to meet and live for a short time in a different piece of the world.

Program: Early Childhood Development, Cape Town

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    7

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    9

maaike's review

I had a amazing time here by Africa Impact. When I came here the fist day I already felt really comfortable. You have enough personal space. You are sharing your room with others but you have enough places where you can be if you want to sit somewhere by yourself. I think I struggled the most in the beginning that you have to get used how to do the data's and forms. But that is something you just have to do a few times before you really understand what you are actually doing and how it works. What really made my time here amazing is the people around here. I had from the beginning a good connection with 2 members of the staff , Vicky and Sean. If I was not comfortable with something I always could came to them to chat about it. It is super nice that the guides and the volunteers can just hang out together in their free time to develop a better relationship because that made me even more comfortable. The food over here is amazing. Lunch and dinner is extended. You have always a bin with fruit and a box with bread you can take whenever you want. If I think about it I have nothing to complain. You can always go to the staff if you have questions about some things and they will solve it for you directly. So if I saved enough money I really would love to come here again ! thank you so much guys for making it a great time for me in South Africa. I hope I will see you again.

Program: African Big 5 & Wildlife Conservation Project

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