Welcome to Botswana – The gem of Africa!
Explore Botswana with a meaningful volunteer experience! As a volunteer in Botswana, you can choose from our diverse assortment of health, educational and socio-economic projects. Botswana is one of those rare destinations in the Africa that seems to have the unique combination of natural beauty, intriguing history, and vibrant culture and much of this country still remains wild and uncharted.
Volunteering opportunities in Botswana offered by Go Volunteer Africa range will not only mean that you can do good, you will also be delighted by the lush natural beauty and abundant wildlife that you can expect to find there.
INTRODUCTION TO BOTSWANA
Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana, is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. Botswana is topographically flat, with up to 70 percent of its territory being the Kalahari Desert. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to the northeast. Its border with Zambia to the north near Kazungula is poorly defined but is, at most, a few hundred metres long.
Botswana is sparsely populated with a population of just around 2 million. Botswana has transformed itself into one of the world's fastest-growing economies. The economy is dominated by mining, cattle, and tourism. Botswana is relatively wealthy but many of its people continue to have to deal with utter poverty. The evident of poverty is clear in rural communities and it has been affected by HIV/AIDS epidemic which has left many orphaned children.
TOURISM IN BOTSWANA
Botswana's major tourist attractions are its game reserves, hunting and photographic safaris. Okavango Delta region is also another of Botswana's attractions. Botswana has some of the best wilderness and wildlife areas on the African continent.
GO VOLUNTEER BOTSWANA
Go Volunteer Africa offers meaningful and extremely affordable volunteering opportunities in Botswana to volunteers from around the world. Go Volunteer Africa placements in Botswana are combined with superb holidays and vacation adventures.
If you are looking for somewhere to volunteer in Africa for a short or long stay, Botswana is an ideal destination. Programs are perfect if you want to do something more than sightseeing and would like to see more than the average tourist and truly start to understand this distinctive culture.
VOLUNTEERING IN BOSTWANA QUICK FACTS
- The program is open all year-round
- Very flexible start and end dates (arrive any day of the month)
- Over 10 oustanding sustainable project options
- Projects are based across the country with major locations being Gaborone
- Accommodation available at host families and volunteer guest houses
- We host over 25 volunteers every month across Botswana
- Program fees include pre-departure support, airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
- We are the most affordable organization in Africa, because we are the locals!
You will get to integrate into local society, sample the tasty food, experience the vibrant culture and also make a difference. There are summer and year round programs available where you can help people and the environment. Volunteering in Botswana and helping people is a highly rewarding experience and there are also lots of cultural and sightseing activities you will get to do in your spare time.
EXTRAS & SUPPORT
Volunteers need to be 18 years or over to participate, unless volunteering with a parent or guardian. All volunteers are required to have adequate volunteer travel insurance and provide a criminal background check to Go Volunteer Africa's local Coordinators on arrival in the country.
SAFARIS & TOURS
Safaris, day and cultural tours can be organized over the weekends for volunteers. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore Botswana wildlife. There is a lot to see and do in Botswana.
BEFORE YOU GO
§ Pre-departure support & documentation
§ Travel & medical advice & documentation
§ Advice on visas & equipment advice
§ Project orientation
§ 3 meals a day
§ Airport pickup
§ In-country emergency support
§ 24-hour HQ backup
§ Free GVA t-shirt
BOTSWANA VOLUNTEER PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Volunteer Guest house/ Host Family
Go Volunteer Africa programs are run in partnership with in-country NGOs, small community based organizations, local research institutes, academic organizations and conservation agencies. Project descriptions and information are supplied directly by our partners or field staff and are accurate at time of publishing.
We aim to keep information up to date and accurate, however, the nature of our projects and programs and in particular the fact that they are constantly evolving and developing in response to changing needs means that project activities, travel schedules, tour itineraries and daily timetables can change overnight and without notice.