Volunteer in Zambia with Kaya, a wonderful country blessed with a unique fusion of ethnicities, traditions and customs due to the numerous tribes who live there. Although Zambia is a landlocked country, its vast flood plains, river valleys and tropical climate are bound to entice you and you will want to explore as much of this country as you possibly can.
Volunteering in Zambia
Kaya’s projects in Zambia that you can get involved with are varied; if you desire to work within the community then we offer a Teaching and community work project, or if you want to provide valuable healthcare advice and assistance, our health promotion and community volunteering could be ideal for you. For those interested in wildlife rescue, we have a Lion rehabilitation and release project.
In Zambia there are high rates of HIV and the country lacks resources in both the education and healthcare fields, meaning that everyday life can be very difficult for the Zambian people. Girls in particular struggle with access to education and often spend time supporting the family. Our lion project is aimed at continuing efforts on this continent to protect the king of the beasts as well as leading research into long term preservation of this species. Volunteering support is required to assist the projects in achieving their objectives.
In your free time, visit the famous Zambezi river and Victoria Falls, on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. On the edge of the forest go along the path and be prepared for the almighty spray to soak you whilst you take in unbelievable vistas. Dare to swim in the devil’s pool at the edge of the sheer drop (only to be attempted in dry season!). Have a go at activities like rafting, abseiling and bungee jumping at the river. Visit the bustling Maramba market in Livingstone and if you are willing to try something completely wacky, caterpillars are a delicacy in Zambia sold in some markets and as a snack in certain restaurants!
If you want to travel further afield after volunteering, Zambia is now a recommended safari destination and you are likely to see South Africa’s ‘Big 5’. South Luangwa National Park has the most concentrated wildlife populations in the world. Try something different and go on a ‘walking safari’ with a chance to see 60 different animal species. Visit the Chimpanzee sanctuary and Animal Orphanage near Chingola and spend time with these fascinating animals.
Join us at Kaya and volunteer on a community or wildlife project in Zambia. Your hands-on volunteer work and support will make a valid contribution to the project’s long term goals.