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...
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...
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...
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
Best 2 months!
Submitted by CC - Vejle Denmark | February 21, 2018
I spent 2 months at Antelope Park with the first 3 weeks on the lion project an then 6 weeks on horses and lions. When you're at AP you learn about the importance of lion conservation in Africa and you get to be hands on with the majestic animals and at the same time make a difference for the lion population in Zimbabwe. At the same time you get to spend time with the parks many horses which really makes the entire experience. You ride out in the bush and get to walk, trot and canter depending on your level. You see the wild animals up close in a way you can only do on horseback. At the same time the project includes a lot of riding lessons meaning I got to improve my riding skills a lot. I jumped, did school work, played polo crosse and even jumped one of the only crosse country courses in Zimbabwe! Overall a great experience and I'd do it all again.
5 weeks in Zambia
Submitted by emma - University of the Free State | February 18, 2018
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.
Submitted by Michela - Padova Italy | February 18, 2018
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.
Unlike the standards of other African Impact projects
Submitted by picklerick - Beijing China | February 18, 2018
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.
Teaching in South Africa
Submitted by Teagan - La Trobe University | February 16, 2018
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.