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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

8 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    7

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    7

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    9

My 2nd experience with Antelope Park Lion Project

Me and my girlfriend Airis came back for the 2nd time for Hands-on Lion Conservation Volunteering Project. Reason why is offcorse we enjoyed our first time here in Christmas time & New-Years Eve 2016/2017 when we stayed here for 2 weeks.
This time also because of our work we could only stay for 2 weeks, and whoever is coming to do this project I definately suggest to be here for a month.
It is amazing combination of active vacation & making an impact plus also getting to learn so much about animal life in general. Activities that we are engaged in are so diverse. From Fire-Breaks to Horse-Safaries, from Snake-Induction to visiting local orphanege & schools. But at the same time the place here is astonishing - surrounded by the nature, our accomodation is next to the river with beautiful housing & well-provided food & reception service.
Volunteers can every day:
- walk with Lions or elephants in the beautiful morning
- do cub-sitting with baby Lions (the best therapy in the world)
- Clean enclosures
- carry water for Lions
- Make toys for Lions for behavioural enrichment
- Do reasearch with the Ngamo Release Pride (amazing)
- Snare-sweap for poacers traps in the bush so the Antelopes would not get caught
- Prepare food for Lions & feed the lions
What is so amazing about Antelope Park Volunteering program is that we got to experience local culture by working together with locals (handlers, kitchen staff, security etc) - even in 2 weeks we managed to learn a little Shona language & 2 words in Ndebele :D (clicking-language with all the sounds - very difficult to learn).
There are 30 to 40 other volunteers from ages 18-40+ other parts of the world & every night we have parties and hang-outs where you get to make so much new friends and contacts for the rest of your life.
For animal-enthusiasts in safaries & on daily-basis you will see from only meters away:
1) Giraffes
2) Elephants
3) Monkeys
4) Marabu-Birds
5) Lions (night-encounter is the coolest) & baby-lions
6) Wilderbeast
7) Impalas
8) Waterbuck
9) Beautiful Zebras
10) All the snakes :) (In snake-room Tom will show you Python, Black Mamba, Green Mamba, King Cobra, Spitting Cobra etc.)
and a lot more...
This is definately an experience for a person who likes wildlife & likes to make new friends. There are not too many men here in Volunteering program witch I do not understand why >) I hope there would be more in the future. After all I got introduced to that program because my girlfriend wanted to come here - This is definately one thing she did not go wrong with >D
This program here is not a vacation to just get away, but this is something that provides to your soul & body everything you need to go on for another year. The best & coolest experience of my life so far!

Program: Hands-On Lion Conservation Volunteering at Antelope Park

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Very awesome experience

This was my first time being here and I'm so happy with the amazing project. This place is so cool and the staff is so friendly. I loved every second of interracting with the animals here. Definitely one of the best experiences I have ever had.

Program: Hands-On Lion Conservation Volunteering at Antelope Park

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Second time volunteering with Lions

I was a volunteer last year with the same program. It was just so amazing so I decided to come back. I missed the animals, the people here, the feeling of freedom and just everything about it. Where else in the world could you walk with lions and see them so close? It has been my dream since I was little and when I first time got here it was exactly what I was hoping for. Actually it was even better. The place is so beautiful here. But ofcourse I have always thought that attitude is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. Coming here you have to have a good attitude cause there is always something to complain about. But I chose not to and it has been the best experience of my life time!

Program: Hands-On Lion Conservation Volunteering at Antelope Park

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Miss it already!

Had such an amazing two weeks, never realised how hands on the volunteering actually was, incredible time getting to be so involved with the animals. Guides/handlers and project managers are so welcoming.

Program: Hands-On Lion Conservation Volunteering at Antelope Park

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

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  • Health & Safety

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  • Day to Day Life

    10

Experience of a lifetime

After 2 weeks at Antelope Park i can fully recommend the hands on experience with the lions. I always wanted to visit Africa to fulfill a goal of being on a safari but the Lions Project was so much more. Being able to be so close the lions and elephants and being involved in day to day tasks for their upkeep makes the experience unforgettable. Rosa, the handlers and all of the team are amazing and do their best to make you feel at home and part of the team even if it is only a short stay. Would like to come back as many of the volunteers on my trip have already done. Thank you Antelope Park!

Program: Hands-On Lion Conservation Volunteering at Antelope Park

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