African Impact Programs
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...
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...
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...
Contribute to a Teaching Community Development Project in Zambia. Volunteers provide teaching assistance to understaffed schools, and will provide support to children who...
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...
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
African Impact Reviews
Submitted by AMassey - Southampton United Kingdom | March 20, 2018
Had the best experience with a great bunch of people. the staff make you feel welcomed and safe in the area you are staying. The time you spend with the children each day will all be worth, learning how to interact with them and teach them new things.
African Impact - Girl Impact
Submitted by moyjessi - Toronto Canada | March 19, 2018
I spent 2 weeks in Livingstone volunteering for the Girl Impact program and had an incredible time. The people at the projects (as well as the hostel) have been kind and promptly answered any questions I had. The work we did was meaningful and it was nice to be immersed within Zambian culture as soon as I arrived.
Back for another go!
Submitted by Cary - Nottingham United Kingdom | March 18, 2018
This was my second time on this project. I was first here in October 2107 for 3 week and couldn’t wait to get back for another go. I signed up to the lions hands on projects but it was the people and community projects that got me back here. I couldn’t get back quick enough.
Submitted by Photographer - Copenhagen Denmark | March 18, 2018
If you're absolute main goal is the world of photography this is not the right place. I had a good time but didn't get what I expected from the trip prior to arrival. I was promised a professional photographer to be with us each day in the field, instruction, workshops and assignments. This did not happen.
Communication prior to arrival was great. Communication on site was poor.
I met sweet people and saw some cool stuff - I made the best of it, but I left not being a much better photographer than I was when I came.
Excellent conservation efforts
Submitted by Dr - Manchester United Kingdom | March 17, 2018
A lot of effort put into conservation methods & engagement of local community, education, human wildlife conflict management and empowerment. Using the solar ?blinkers appears to be effective in reducing wildlife attacks on cattle at night times. It’s great to hear that lions will be released in near future into one of the National parks. In my opinion should there be enough funds, Phase 1 of Lion walks could be scrapped and the project can start with release site (phase2). Although I haven’t read the reference articles thoroughly there’s no concrete evidence to suggest that Phase1 of lion walks is absolute necessity. In my opinion it is not productive for the cognitive development of lion cubs that are taken away from their at a very young age. And maternal bonding of lion cubs should be taken as priority, even if that means some of the research programs may not continue. It is also the responsibility of Universities that approves Research activities to critically and ethically evaluate the impact of separating lion cubs from their mothers and unnecessary interactions with humans. We are currently at a stage where wild animals are not allowed in circuses, however it seems it has taken a full circle when it comes to conservation. In my opinion a risk/benefit analysis (including financial costs of managing lions after retirement from walks into enclosures) of Lions walks to be carried out and it would be great for the lions not to have any direct contact/interactions with humans, however that would depend on the volunteers to consciously choose this wonderful program to continue without any interactions with lions. I would return probably in a couple of years to contribute to most of these programs.