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.
Volunteering 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.
Volunteer projects available in Zimbabwe will appeal to people with an interest in both community and wildlife work. We have a Teaching and community assistance project in Victoria Falls, or a Medical support and health awareness project in Antelope Park where you will provide basic healthcare support to local nurses and staff. The Lion breeding, rehabilitation and release programme in Antelope Park or Wildlife Rescue Sanctuary in Bulawayo are perfect for those passionate about wildlife conservation and rescue.
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.
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.