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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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Kenya

Big Cat & Wildlife Research in Kenya's 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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South Africa

Teaching & Youth Development, Cape Town South Africa

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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Zimbabwe

Hands on lion conservation in beautiful 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

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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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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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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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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South Africa

Orphaned and Vulnerable Children Support - Cape Town

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...

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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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Zimbabwe

Orphan Care and Teaching - Victoria Falls

Working as a volunteer in Zimbabwe, carrying out simple acts of caring, playing, teaching, and helping, can bring hope and smiles to the needy and orphaned. By volunteering...

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African Impact Reviews

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    9

Antelope Park Review

I really enjoyed my time at Antelope Park. The staff and other volunteers made the experience a lot of fun.
It was interesting to learn about lion conservation and what challenges they are facing. It was also very interesting to be able to come close to and interact with the lions and elephants. However, like in a lot of other tourist attractions in Africa, the elephants are tame (can do tricks, be ridden, etc.) and lions cubs are bred for human contact. I would suggest that future volunteers do some research and inform themselves on what they are getting into.

Program: Hands-On Lion Conservation Volunteering at Antelope Park

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Community Volunteer with added extras :)

The whole experience far exceeded my expectations. Whilst I was the oldest volunteer on the project for a while I hugely enjoyed the social aspect of the project and have made life long friends with some of the other volunteers. I have experienced things that I never in my wildest imagination would have thought that I could achieve. I rode a horse for the first time in 40 years following excellent instruction from Ted and during my ride I got up close and personal with giraffes - a life long dream of mine. I cannot describe the feeling when walking with a lion for the first time. I very often lay in bed at night thinking "I cant believe that just happened". The work on community was fulfilling and I really felt that I could make a difference in some of the projects.

Program: Orphan Care, Teaching & HIV/AIDS Awareness, Antelope Park

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    8

Great experience

They organisation was wonderful, everything was well organized, the projects were great.
They let you feel welcome, the helped you when you need it, you can ask everything.
The team en other volunteers are so enthusiasm it was good to work with them.
It was so nice to be here and help on the different project, i love the childeren.

Program: Orphaned and Vulnerable Children Support - Cape Town

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

An Unforgettable Experience

From all the pre-departure information I was confident I was going to have an amazing time. However it didn't prepare me for how truly inspiring and incredible it was going to be. No day is the same, in fact wildly different, one day you are focusing on a tiny insect, the next a huge elephant. I have learnt so much about photography in general that I can use in all kinds of situations from Tim and Sam. I have also gained so much knowledge about the wildlife in Africa from all the guides, the amount of information they hold in their brains really is mind boggling.

Program: African Wildlife Photography and Conservation

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

A Life Time Experience!

When I decided to come here I had no idea how things were going to be. It was my first time volunteering and I had only 2 weeks to be here, so I decided put all my heart into the work I was doing and make the best out of this experience.On the last couple weeks I experienced so may things and learned so much, that I can't even put it down into words. I just feel really really blessed to be a part of this. I'm very amazed by how much I got involved into this project. There are still so many things I have to learn, and there are still so many things I can do to help the work that is being done here. It was my first time with African Impact, but definitely not my last.

Program: African Big 5 & Wildlife Conservation Project

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