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Volunteer in Africa

Make a difference while discovering
a new country. Volunteering in
Africa gives a chance for a
rewarding helping holiday. With such a number of places and groups in desperate need, there is no shortage of volunteer work in Africa – it’s just a matter of finding the right project, and taking the necessary steps to get involved.

Volunteer Projects

Volunteering in Africa is a great way to make a difference in the world while learning about other cultures and experiencing a new country. Organisations such as UNICEF or the United Nations have projects all over Africa that need assistance from trained professionals, which could range from anything to assisting in refugee camps to providing help in poverty stricken villages.

Volunteer with Animals

Cape Town has a number of volunteering options, from feeding fish at the Two Oceans Aquarium or for trained professionals, assisting in a local hospital or vet.

Further out in Africa, there are a number of projects like the Lion Walk project in Zimbabwe, where visitors can assist with walking lions, providing enrichment and tracking data.

There are also a number of volunteer programs in countries like Uganda, Rwanda and Congo, where volunteers can assist with gorilla projects.



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Left quoteThe highlight of my trip had to be Gweru in Zimbabwe, it was my idea of paradise. So much to do there with the animals and the location of it was just beautiful!Right quote

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Left quoteThe trip was great! A very relaxed ride in a mokoro, followed by camping in the Okavango Delta and watching the animals on the islands was awesome!Right quote

Michael & Silke from Germany

Left quoteI loved every millisecond of the entire trip... Guess what I did in Swakopmund? I skydived out of a plane - woohoo was that AWESOME :-)Right quote

JoJo E (61) from Switzerland

Left quoteFinally home and had a great time…. I loved the shark diving, Sossusvlei and Himba people. Saw Lions, a Leopard, Elephants, Giraffes, everything really! Thanks for…Right quote

John E from Canada

Left quoteI did not believe in god till i visited Chobe National Park.Right quote

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