Welcome to Zambia – The Real Africa!

Volunteering in Zambia opportunities arranged by Go Volunteer Africa are stimulating and they provide an extraordinary experience. This volunteer program in Zambia enables you to absorb the fascinating Zambian culture whilst sharing your knowledge and skills with the host communities.

Volunteering projects in Zambia provide an unforgettable eye opening experience for a gap year, vacation, spring break, summer break or career break for groups and individual travelers. Go Volunteer Africa offers meaningful and extremely affordable volunteering opportunities in Zambia to volunteers from around the world. Go Volunteer Africa placements in Zambia are combined with astonishing holidays and vacation adventures.

INTRODUCTION TO ZAMBIA

Zambia, officially the Republic of Zambia, is a landlocked country in south-central Africa, neighboring the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka, in the south-central part of Zambia.

 

Acknowledged as one of the safest countries in the world to visit, Zambia's welcoming people live in peace and harmony. And here, in the warm heart of Africa, you will find some of the finest Safari experiences on the planet, including face to face encounters with Nature at its most wild.

 

INTERESTING QUICK FACTS ABOUT ZAMBIA:

  • Until 1964, Zambia was known as Northern Rhodesia.
  • The country’s name Zambia was taken from the name of the Zambezi River.
  • Zambia’s Lake Kariba was Africa’s largest man-made lake until Egypt’s Aswan Dam was put up in 1971.
  • Lake Kariba is so huge that in certain parts of it, unknowing visitors think they are looking at the ocean.
  • Because Zambia is landlocked, you need to travel 600 miles before you can see any real ocean.
  • Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, was originally planned to hold a mere 200,000 people.
  • Today, Lusaka has a population of roughly 1.5 million.
  • Because of the Victoria Falls’ spray, the forest beside it receives “rain” 24 hours a day, seven days a week!
  • If you look at the Victoria Falls’ mist from the correct angle, you will be able to see a circular rainbow. (Of course, all rainbows are really circular, but it is very seldom that we get to see more than the top half.)
  • The Kwachais the currency of Zambia. 
 
Zambia's  has a population of about 14 million people, comprising of an amazing 72 ethnic groups, most of which are bantu-speaking. Close to 90% of the population fall into 9 major ethnolinguistic groups: the Nyanja-Chewa; Bemba; Tonga; Tumbuka; Lunda; Luvale; Kaonde; Nkoya; and Lozi.
 

Zambia is also home to a thriving Asian community, predominantly of Indian and Chinese origin, numbering around 100,000, as well as a number of European expatriates, some of whom were invited to settle in Zambia by the local government having been cast off their farms in neighbouring Zimbabwe.

 

English is  the official language of Zambia, but Bantu languages are the most commonly spoken. However, use of the English language in this country is unique, as it is influenced by the local accent, grammatical changes (particularly with phrasal verbs and object pronouns), and the inclusion of words from local languages. The English spoken in this country is often referred to as Zambian English. Zambia has several major indigenous languages, all of them members of the Bantu family. 

 

TOURISM IN ZAMBIA

Zambia offers travellers some of the world’s best safari opportunities, a glimpse into “real Africa,”. The tourism industry is a major and growing industry in Zambia. Blessed with awe-inspiring natural wonders, an abundance of wildlife, huge water bodies and vast open spaces, Zambia offers unforgettable vacation for anyone interested in exploring the real Africa. 

 

Zambia is one of the most beautiful, friendly, diverse and unspoilt countries on the entire African continent. Apart from the majestic Victoria Falls, Zambia has more seventeen magnificent waterfalls not to mention the famous Zambezi River. Zambia's National Parks offer great opportunities for observing Africa’s plains game and their attendant predators.

GO VOLUNTEER ZAMBIA

Go Volunteer Africa the leading volunteer and travel organization in Africa, offers volunteer work, gapyear, cross-culture exchange, humanitarian aid and rural-development projects in Zambia. The volunteering opportunities in Zambia offered are affordable and each provide a very meaningful and life-changing experience.

 

Go Volunteer Africa placements in Zambia are combined with superb safaris and vacation adventures. Zambia is an ideal destination for anyone looking for somewhere to volunteer in Africa for a short or long stay. Go Volunteer Africa volunteer projects in Zambia are perfect if you want to do something more than sightseeing and would like to see more than the average tourist. 

 

VOLUNTEERING IN ZAMBIA QUICK FACTS

  • The program is open all year-round
  • Very flexible start and end dates (arrive any day of the month)
  • Over 6 oustanding sustainable project options
  • Projects are based across the country with major locations being Livingstone & Lusaka
  • Accommodation available at host families and volunteer guest houses
  • We host over 30 volunteers every month across Zambia
  • 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!

 

As a volunteer with Go Volunteer Africaa, 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 Zambia 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

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

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 Zambia wildlife. There is a lot to see and do in Zambia.

 

SUPPORT

BEFORE YOU GO

IN-COUNTRY

§  Pre-departure support & documentation

§  Travel & medical advice & documentation

§  Advice on visas & equipment advice

 

 

 

§  Project orientation

§  Accommodation

§  3 meals a day

§  Airport pickup

§  In-country emergency support

§  24-hour HQ backup

§  Free GVA t-shirt

 

 

 

ZAMBIA VOLUNTEER PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Immerse yourself in rural, slum, semi-urban & engaging community
  • Promote sustainable community livelihoods
  • Improve the living standards of local people
  • Make friends for life

 

Transport:

Airport pickup

Accommodation:

Volunteer Guest house/ Host Family

LEGAL STATEMENT

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.