African Impact Participant Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

had an excellent time here

Every time I come here I learn so much more about me and the wildlife! Most knowledge experience makes me want to keep coming back as soon as possible.
Thanks for everything, we are very lucky to be part of this family.

Program: African Big 5 & Wildlife Conservation Project

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    8

Girl Impact Livingstone

I love that we got to teach the children about health, morals and general knowledge. Unfortunately 3 out of 4 weeks was a holiday for the kids so less of them showed up. Luckily many showed up for my last week so I could experience both situations.

Program: Girl Empowerment, Livingstone, Zambia

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    4

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    7

Big 5 Research Project

Volunteering for African Impact was one of the best decisions I could’ve made! I learned so much about the ecosystem and the animals and how we can make a positive impact. Staff is good and friendly!!

Program: African Big 5 & Wildlife Conservation Project

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    5

  • Work Environment

    8

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    9

A 3 months internship in St. Lucia

I really liked my time here in St. Lucia and I would love to come back one day. I did my internship here as a final assessment for my studies and I don't think there is a more interesting internship then going abroad.

Program: NGO Internship - The African Impact Foundation

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

My trip

Thank you for 2 awesome weeks! I learned A LOT about how it is to live here in Zimbabwe and a lot about the nature down here. in the future it would be nice to start with some teambuilding exercises, to get to know the other volenteers.

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

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    6

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    8

Research in the Kruger Area

Spending 2 weeks with the researchers and other volunteers in the Kruger Area has been amazing. The work and effort that is put in is inspiring. Having close encounters with the animals gives you a new perspective on how important it is we work towards saving them. I would recommend this project to anyone who is willing to get their hands dirty and do the hard work necessary to have an impact.

Program: Leopard and Predator Research in South Africa

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Work Environment

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    8

Wellbeing internship

It would be shocking if my world view didn’t change after my internship experience in St. Lucia. This experience was so unique all because of the people I met. They were all amazing and lovely people and I loved meeting all of them. Volunteering abroad taught me so much about myself including how resilient and adaptable I can be in any situation.

Program: NGO Internship - The African Impact Foundation

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    8

Beautiful Jambiani!

I had an amazing experience doing the teaching project in Zanzibar for four weeks. It was like nothing else I've ever done before! The children at the nursery schools are gorgeous. Teaching adult English classes at the African Impact Community Centre was so much fun and was a great opportunity to meet the locals. I feel like I was able to contribute to the community and got to know the real Zanzibar including the people, food, culture and way of living.

Program: Teach English to children and adults on Zanzibar Island

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    9

Choose Moshi!!

My month here has been wonderful. The projects are so innovative and so much care goes into each of them, making them really sustainable and effective and exciting to be a part of. Also, you get so much variety! I've taught people from the Maasai tribe, worked one on one with basic literacy with a 15 year old girl during those sessions, taught in a secondary school, walked around town talking to Maasai women as the research and relationship building for a new project (and getting two of them to make it to class, which is a big achievement!!), and worked with a wonderful womens' group called Wakipa. The location is great, with Moshi market town close by and the general area is beauuutiful, and you really are welcomed into the community, I've experienced and learnt so much about the culture and people. This month has been the BEST.

Program: Girl Empowerment, Moshi, Tanzania

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    9

Two Weeks, Still Life-changing

I was in Moshi for only two weeks, yet it was still the most rewarding, remarkable, and inspiring time of my life. If you want an authentic African experience, this is definitely the place for you. You will learn about yourself and about the world that we live in. You will meet incredible people who are doing incredible work to learn English and better their lives. You will be immersed in the culture and supported by the most loving, comforting, and genuine team you've ever met.

Program: Teaching and community support on the slopes of Kilimanjaro