Location
  • Zambia
    • Livingstone
Length
1 week

Program Details

Language
English
Age Min.
16
Timeframe
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Housing
Hostel
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
1295
Price Details
The price reflects a 10-day placement inclusive of accommodation, meals, mentorship and training, support, and transfers. For a full list, chat to us!
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Equipment Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
Mar 03, 2023
Aug 17, 2023
42 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Livingstone, Zambia is a beautiful, rural town that many call “the real Africa.” Just a stone’s throw away from one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World – Victoria Falls – Livingstone is the ultimate playground for those who love adventure sports, wildlife, and the great outdoors.

There are many national parks where you can observe lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, elephants, and giraffes, and often, we spot some of these animals along the road on our way to project!

Working closely with the African Impact Foundation, our Zambia volunteer programs focus on empowering, educating, and enriching Zambian citizens. As a Zambia volunteer, your work will be integral to uplifting locals in sustainable and measurable ways. We currently offer volunteer programs in Zambia in the following areas: Medical Volunteering, Teaching, Environmental Sustainability, Sports Coaching, and Female Empowerment.

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Program Highlights

  • Bring a fun, creative, and dynamic approach to delivering sport lessons to children of primary school age
  • Be immersed into the community and help to empower and influence all ages with a sense of self-worth
  • Observe progression, improved skills, and confidence amongst the local children first hand
  • Teach lessons on physical health and general life skills at schools, focusing on issues like hygiene, nutrition, communication, and teamwork
  • Visit the majestic Victoria Falls, also known as “The Smoke that Thunders” and enjoy some of the amazing tourist activities that Livingstone has to offer

Program Impact

Working closely with the African Impact Foundation, our Zambia volunteer programs focus on empowering, educating, and enriching Zambian citizens. As a Zambia volunteer, your work will be integral to uplifting locals in sustainable and measurable ways.

Our programs in Zambia offer volunteers various opportunities to get involved in community projects, from supporting gender equality initiatives to promoting environmental sustainability. Working closely with local community members, African Impact staff, and fellow volunteers, you’ll make a difference in tackling the intense developmental issues Zambians face each day.

Program Reviews

4.95 Rating
based on 64 reviews
  • 5 rating 96.88%
  • 4 rating 1.56%
  • 3 rating 1.56%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Impact 4.75
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.85
  • Value 4.65
  • Safety 4.9
Showing 1 - 8 of 64 reviews
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Giorgia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing

Unique experience: beautiful people, lovely place, one in a life experience
I have loved Everything
You can do a lot of different things: Victoria falls, chobe, booze cruise, zipline
A lot of different project: teaching, environment, medical.
Not just person but family, new sister and brother: Very kind people.
There is no I in a team!!!!!!! It was beautiful to have the opportunities to partecipate in a lot of project.
We always Wake early but with a big smile: love for ever the African Impact family

Pros
  • Childcare
  • Litter picket
  • Healtcare
59 people found this review helpful.
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Clara
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best 3 weeks of my life

I expected this to be a great experience but the reality surpassed my expectations, I loved the children, the people, the staff, everything. I called this place home for 3 weeks, and these people family.
If you’ll come here just don’t overthink, be open to changes and enjoy. You come here thinking to help others, but you also help yourself growing. I have really had the time of my life, the greatest experiences and I made true friendships. I will miss this place so much. If you can, come here!!!

Pros
  • Children
  • People
  • Safari
59 people found this review helpful.
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Nora
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience in Zambia

I had the best time in Livingstone on the teaching project. You can connect with the students and really see them get better. Also the connection with the community is cool. The house and the staff is amazing. Love these people! They will make you feel at home and the after project activities are amazing. Together you will make a difference in the community. Together you can make a amazing experience for everyone. If your are doubting just do it, it’s gonna be amazing and you will have the time of your life!

Pros
  • Meeting new people
  • Experience a new country
  • Development for yourself
88 people found this review helpful.
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Wiktoria
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching & Community Development in Livingstone, Zambia

This experience is one of a kind. The people, the placement and the projects! I was volunteering in Livingstone with AI a year ago, but had the chance to come back here once more and I absolutely loved it. I truly am grateful for every moment spent here. Everyone is super welcoming, so encouraging and full of warmth. The projects are well organized and you'll get all support needed to be in your comfort zone. Being able to teach the kids, for the small amount of time I could, at the teaching project has given me so much more in return than I could ever imagine. The time just flies by here with projects during the days, social gatherings in the evenings and weekends full of opportunities for different activities. I made memories that will last me a lifetime and that I dearly will hold on to. Thank you<3

Pros
  • Building new friendships
  • Rewarding work
  • New perspectives
101 people found this review helpful.
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Jacob
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

3 week teaching experience

Really great experience, I only have positive things to say and really recommend it!

It was really interesting to teach the children as they were very happy and eager to learn. I got great support from school staff and African Impact staff as well.

Accomodation and food was really good and above my expectations.

The staff at the accomodation helped arrange trips and activities that me and the other volonteers did on the weekend such as safari, bungee, and flying over the Victoria Falls.

In sum, a great experience!

105 people found this review helpful.
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Thale
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible!

This experience was incredible! Getting to know such amazing children and to get the opportunity to be a part in their life for a short time was incredible to me. I will forever cherish everything that they taught me and be grateful for this time! The work-days were perfectly put together with teaching, breaks, other activities and social happenings in the evenings! And being in such a beautiful town, it was easy to find something fun and cool to do on the weekdays! I did Angels pool, The Elephant Cafe, Rhino Walk and overnight safari in Chobe, Botswana!

Compared to my expectations it was very safe, clean and comfortable stay at the Backpackers and the city itself!

I had a lot of fun and made awesome memories that I will cherish forever. I would recommend doing a project ant African Impact in Livingstone to absolutely everyone!

Pros
  • The social
  • greater understanding of other part of the world
  • Also a great tourist destination
105 people found this review helpful.
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Ben
3/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Eco bricking

The experience was life changing, the people made the trip special, and the location is breathtaking. The trip as a whole was amazing but I felt that at times my specific project failed to reach its potential. It felt lacking at times due to the limitations we were dealing with. These limitations included time we spent actually building, the tools we had available to us while building, and the building methods that we were using. I understand that improvements cost money and effort, but I feel that with a small amount of change a large impact could be created.

Pros
  • Really wonderful people
  • Great scenery
  • Contributes to personal growth
Cons
  • Expensive for students
117 people found this review helpful.
Response from African Impact

Thank you very much for your feedback Ben, it is great to hear you would recommend the experience for others and that you experienced personal growth. Our meeting with you in Zambia was also very useful and as discussed, we are taking your suggestions onboard as to what changes can be implemented. Thanks for your contribution and helping us to improve the project for future volunteers and therefore increase the impact we make every day.

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Janne
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Medical volunteering

I had the best time during my two week volunteering in Zambia. First of all the backpackers hostel felt like coming home after going on project. There’s enough space to chill with the other volunteers and to unwind. The staff is extremly welcoming and kind, they make you feel comfortable. There’s an atmosphere of positivity only. Going on project is a plaisure. I felt safe every moment. You are encouraged but not forced to do things out of your comfort zone. Everyone you help is grateful and you get a lot of satisfaction from even the smallest things you do. This was an amazing experience that has encouraged me to go further with this.

Pros
  • Getting to know lots of new people
  • Close contact with the local population
  • Time to discover the beauty of the country
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Little local food at the hostel
136 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Hi Corky, Unfortunately we don't work with giraffes in Zambia. However, we do a lot of work with wild animals in South Africa. In fact, we run a Wildlife and Field Research Internship in the Greater Kruger Area that could see you researching and spending time collecting data on wild giraffe populations. We're here to help if you need anything, so do feel free to make an enquiry and we will get...