African Impact Participant Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    8

A true adventure

These four weeks at Antelope Park has been amazing. As a student nurse I've been here as part of my education, and it's been an experience I wouldn't be without. I've seen and experienced new things every day, both here at the park and in the community projects. I got to work in two different clinics, and every day was different. We did observations, dressed wounds and weight babies, just to mention some of it. A highlight for me was the night shift, where I got to be a part of three deliveries! We also did a lot of volunteering in other community projects, such as making food for homeless children, host a support group for young people with HIV and and helped out in a special needs class. In the weekends I got to spend time on the Lion project, with the lion walks and all the different activities. This project is really the best of both worlds!

Program: Healthcare and Lion Rehabilitation Combo Project

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    7

My four weeks in Zimbabwe

I traveled to AP as a part of my education, and had no idea of how amazing and how fast this weeks would fly away. The first day I arrived I had no clue that I would come to love this place, and the staff so much that i am doing today. I've done so much, experienced so much different things, and I have so many impressions that I'll take home with me. I've helped out in the clinics, made food for the homeless children in Gweru and danced with the orphaned boys at the orphanage. I have done homework and held a Christmas party for children with special needs, who are otherwise a burden for their families in everyday life. I've got to know so many amazing people and I've learned their stories, and I will bring them with me always. I have grown as a human being these four weeks, I've learned a lot about myself, but I also see how lucky I am to live in Norway and have a welfare system that works.
It's with a heavy heart that I'm leaving from this project, I will come back one day!

Program: Healthcare and Lion Rehabilitation Combo Project

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Research at AI

I really enjoyed the stay with AI it was an overall amazing experience, wether it was the photography project or the research project.
It was excellent organized and the staff was happy to help me on every occasion and need that I had.

Program: African Big 5 & Wildlife Conservation Project

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Girl Impact

I must admit participating in the Girl Impact project with African Impact was challenging for me, I was completely out of my comfort zone. Surprisingly enough I overcome my initial hesitation and found volunteering in Zambia one of the most rewarding, incredible experiences ever!! The experience was fantastic, I loved every moment!!

Program: Academic Summer Courses in Africa

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    9

Zambia - Building 2017

The whole experience was fantastic. I have learnt so much and met some amazing people through the program and mixing with the locals. Livingstone is a really welcoming town and i am glad that my first volunteering experience abroad was here.

Program: Academic Summer Courses in Africa

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community

    9

Girl Impact Zambia

My time in Zambia on the Girl Impact project has been amazing. The opportunity to meet so many inspiring and passionate people both from AI and in the community has made this a priceless experience. a a

Program: Academic Summer Courses in Africa

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    9

Great way to experience a new culture

I had an amazing time with the Girl Impact Project at African Impact. The workers are passionate and incredibly helpful, as were the volunteers who had been there longer. The work I did with the children was fun and interactive. It was so convenient not having to worry about food during the week and we had plenty of time to do extra 'tourist' activities. Volunteering with African Impact is a great way to travel and see Zambia.

Program: Academic Summer Courses in Africa

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

What a ripper

The perfect opportunity to try something new and step out of your comfort zone. I have learnt so much and enjoyed every moment. I really liked how welcoming everyone was and that extra activities were planned for us to all join in on after project and on weekends. We were always kept well informed from things such as the weekly schedule, right down to what is for dinner each night. I learnt so much just from interacting with so many different people throughout the projects and really felt like I was making a difference.

Program: Academic Summer Courses in Africa

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    8

Nikki - Jambiani

As this was my first trip away from my country, it was definitely a difficult one. But the African Impact team of Zanzibar made the experience amazing. I couldn't have asked for a better project to get me out of my comfort zone and encourage me in my journey of experiencing a new culture. Thank you African impact, you all do an amazing job and I am in awe of what the Jambiani team do for their community. Jambiani will always have a special place in my heart.

Program: Teach English to children and adults on Zanzibar Island

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    8

my dear Zanzibar.

thank you for everything, the sounds, the landscape, the people, the tastes, the experience.
you helped me to grow, you helped me to open and prepare myself for another kind of world.
you just got me out of my bubble.
nakupenda.

Program: Teach English to children and adults on Zanzibar Island