OUR INTERN AND VOLUNTEER IN ZIMBABWE PROJECTS

Volunteer in Zimbabwe and help projects address the often overwhelming needs of the wildlife and communities amongst its stunning landscapes. Situated within the tropics of Southern Africa, it boasts one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls, on its western border with Zambia.

Volunteer in Zimbabwe

You will always be greeted with a smile in this pleasant land as hospitality is second nature to the Zimbabweans, and they preserve their traditional way of life.

Intern and volunteer in Zimbabwe projects will appeal to those with a passion for wildlife conservation and community development. The Lion and Elephant Conservation project in a private reserve near Gweru or the Wildlife Research project in Victoria Falls or even the Wildlife Rescue Sanctuary in Bulawayo are perfect for those interested in wildlife conservation and rescue. We also have a Rhino and Elephant Conservation Project in the Zimbabwean bush for anyone wanted to experience the real Zimbabwe while working with animals.

The country has had ongoing economic and governmental issues for many years and most Zimbabweans live below the poverty line. People suffer from a lack of resources in both medical and education services as well as poor economic opportunities.  Wildlife and big cats in particular are in danger from poachers and the interests of the animals often conflict with those of humans.  Volunteer assistance is in demand to support projects which aim to address these serious problems.

On the weekends or after your placement you will be able to book activities at Victoria Falls and experience all the adventures and beauty that it has to offer.  If you are feeling particularly brave, book a trip to challenge the limits of the mind at the Victoria Falls bungee jump, arguably the best bungee jump in the world.  For another adrenaline fuelled activity, have a go at wild White water rafting at the Zambezi river. Experience the remoteness and wilderness of the Mana pools in the lower Zambezi valley. While you are exploring don‘t forget to try the mapopo candy, made from papaya.

Why not consider seeing more of the region and extend your trip. Travel to the plains of Botswana and the Namib desert, the world’s oldest desert in Namibia. Take a trip to Chimanimani National Park in the east of Zimbabwe, discover wild and unspoilt beauty here by hiking in one of the country’s best hiking spots.

Intern or volunteer on a project in Zimbabwe, working with local staff in the NGOs and communities, whichever project you choose you will be carrying out meaningful work and will make a difference to the communities in this sensational country.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Here are some important facts about Zimbabwe:

  • Population 14,229,541 July 2015 estimate
  • Language – Shona (official; most widely spoken), Ndebele (official, second most widely spoken), English (official; traditionally used for official business), 13 minority languages (official; includes Chewa, Chibarwe, Kalanga, Koisan, Nambya, Ndau, Shangani, sign language, Sotho, Tonga, Tswana, Venda, and Xhosa)
  • Religion – Protestant 75.9% (includes Apostolic 38%, Pentecostal 21.1%, other 16.8%), Roman Catholic 8.4%, other Christian 8.4%, other 1.2% (includes traditional, Muslim), none 6.1% (2011 est.)
  • Currency – Zimbabwean Dollar(ZWD)
  • Climate – tropical; moderated by altitude; rainy season (November to March)

Source: www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook

Lion, Elephant and Wildlife Conservation Project in Zimbabwe

Volunteer in Zimbabwe and participate in wildlife protection and conservation efforts at a leading game park, working up close with Africa's most incredible animals.

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Rhino and Elephant Conservation Volunteering in Zimbabwe

Volunteer in Zimbabwe and take part in important conservation and anti-poaching work, helping to protect vulnerable animals and preserve their habitats.

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Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteering in Victoria Falls

Spend time on Wildlife Research and Conservation volunteering in Zimbabwe and gain an incredible insight into research and conservation efforts taking place in the area.

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Wildlife Orphanage and Rescue Sanctuary in Zimbabwe

Volunteer in Zimbabwe and get first hand experience of wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release in one of Africa’s oldest wildlife sanctuaries located in Bulawayo.

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Pre-vet Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Placement in Zimbabwe

Volunteer in Zimbabwe and get first-hand experience of wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release in an African wildlife sanctuary.

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APPLY ONLINE

Click here to apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.

TELEPHONE INTERVIEW

Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.

CONFIRMATION

Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.

GET PREPARED

When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.