African Impact Participant Reviews

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    8

Title

It was an amazing experience in Zambia. I stayed for 6 weeks in Livingstone as a volunteer for the Happy Africa foundation and i will never forget it. So many memories to share, unforgettable moments. It has been something special.

Program: Sports & Community Development, Livingstone Zambia

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Lion Project

I really enjoyed the project, people, activities, and the goals of the program. It's a great way to see a small part of Africa, especially if you might be new to travelling alone and want a place to call home and people to call family for a while. I plan on coming back to do the other lion project in Victoria Falls, and I'm really excited to see what happens with the upcoming release.

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

Overall Experience

My time in South Africa (Dumela Lodge) has been amazing! I've learned so much about it's nature, the environment, the culture and the people. Also I had the opportunity to share my time with people all around the world, which was incredible. I'll never forget this experience.

Program: Big 5 Wildlife Research and Youth Empowerment

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    9

Say yes to volunteer work

Before I left home, I was extremely nervous and was doubting if I even should go or not. Luckily an internship abroad was manditory for me to finish school, otherwise I would have never had this amazing opportunity. When I arrived at the house I was still anxious about what was going to happen, but the people here are really nice and welcoming so that feeling did not stay very long. Also my homesickness dissapeared within the first week. I have never been the outgoing type, but even to those people who are just like me I say ''Do it! Just throw yourself into this experience because you will never forget it''. I've honestly had the best experience of my life here! Not just with the people in the house, but the projects you go to are absolutely amazing!

Program: Orphaned and Vulnerable Children Support - Cape Town

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

My stay at Naboisho conservancy

Being passionate by wildlife, my stay at Naboisho Conservancy was one of the most interesting moment of my life. Unfortunately it was too short, I stayed only two weeks, but I learned a lot of things and really enjoyed taking part in the day-to)day activities there.

Program: Big Cat & Wildlife Research in Kenya's Maasai Mara Reserve

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Great experience

Unfortunately my volunteering time was too short but it was a great experience that i will remember for ever. It was my first time i worked as a volunteer and i hope to be back in an African Impact project some time.

Program: The Build-It Project, Livingstone, Zambia

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Really satisfying experience

Wonderful experience. i had the best time of my life here at chimfunshi. My favourite chimp was nikki, i loved the bushwalk and the behaviour enrichment. canoeing picnics were also the best! i will tell all my friends and hope to come back

Program: Chimpanzee & Wildlife Orphan Care Project, Zambia

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Once in a lifetime experience!!

i was just amazed with the way we got in touch with the locals the children and the way we got connected with their community. It was something that ill never forget in my life and i recommend it to anyone trying it at least once in their life. i will try to do something similar in the near future.

Program: The Build-It Project, Livingstone, Zambia

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Lion encounter photography

Overall a great experience. Since I am older than the average participant, my only wish was there had been more volunteers my age. I would do it again regardless and maybe bring a friend. Wonderful experience.

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

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    3

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Adventuring in Antelope Park

Is hard to ignore the beauty of this place! The animals, surroundings and staff will make you want to stay for ever. I recommend this if you are looking of an escape from reality & love working (hard) with animals.

Program: Hands-On Lion Conservation Volunteering at Antelope Park