African Impact - Volunteer Projects in Zambia
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African Impact - Volunteer Projects in Zambia

Join African Impact on an amazing journey to volunteer with rural communities and get involved in wildlife conservation initiatives in Zambia.

African Impact offers medical gap year projects, teaching projects, gender empowerment programs, sports development programs and opportunities to get involved in community development work in one of the country's most underprivileged communities, as well as some exciting wildlife programs. In the north of Zambia there are opportunities to volunteer at a Chimpanzee Sanctuary and near the world-famous Victoria Falls, some incredible lion and elephant research initiatives.

During your free time, Zambia is also the perfect destination for those wanting to explore as it is rich in wildlife, ideal for safari adventures and is home to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls. Here you can bungee, abseil, river-raft, take a cruise and enjoy many more breath-taking opportunities on the waters of the Zambezi River!

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The volunteer fee for our projects not only covers your board and lodging, transport and resources used while on project; but it also contributes to the development of new projects in communities and areas where they are needed, and gives us the ability to sustain our projects even during the quiet season.

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Lion Encounter Volunteer Program

Volunteering with Lion Encounter was a great experience. It was my first time to Africa and I fell in love with Zambia and its people.

The program itself was very interesting and everyday was different. Although walking the Lions was the main purpose, behind the scenes tasks also needed to be done like meat prep, enclosure cleaning/maintenance, behaviour enrichment and snare sweeps to mention a few. Research tasks also needed to be conducted for hunting purposes with the cubs and activity budgets with the release site lions and elephant research as well.

Client walks were also conducted for tourists in the area wanting to experience walking with lions. All in all a great experience and every task related back to the purpose and need of the program.

Not only were the tasks varied they were well organized and conducted by experienced handlers/guides who were always open to questions and helped along the way.

The accommodation was basic but comfortable for Africa and the food was amazing. Our chef was very talented and could cater to various dietary needs.

This program also allows interaction with a couple of local schools through teaching an Environmental Club and Kids Club either during the school week or on a Saturday morning.

Volunteering really made me appreciate the time I spent in Zambia with both the animals and the people. The African way of life if quite different than that of the western world but rarely do you see someone without a smile on their face!

I would highly recommend volunteering in Zambia, Lion Encounter specifically was amazing but I believe anywhere in Zambia would create amazing experiences and the locals are very welcoming and thankful.

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About African Impact

African Impact is a multi-award winning volunteer travel organisation which runs and manages meaningful and responsible volunteer experiences and internship programs throughout Africa. The organisation was founded in 2004 in Zimbabwe, and since then...