ZIMBABWE: Wildlife Conservation Volunteering

Volunteers who are keen to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation will love this Zimbabwe wildlife conservation volunteering project. Immerse yourselves in the stunning Zimbabwe rainforest, living and working alongside local people, helping to protect their natural environment and the creatures within it. This is a fantastic hands-on and educational trip for children and adults alike.

The Zimbabwe wildlife conservation volunteering project includes not only animals but all aspects of nature, rivers, trees, flora and fauna in the savannah. The focus of this Zimbabwe wildlife conservation volunteering project run by Go Volunteer Africa is to assist with the preserving Zimbabwe’s wildlife, flora and fauna.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gain veterinary experience in reputable wildlife sanctuaries
  • Live in the heart of Zimbabwe’s most stunning wilderness areas
  • Work to protect endangered species including black rhino and elephant
  • Learn practical animal care skills and enrich the lives of rescued wildlife
  • Head well off the beaten track and immerse yourself in a completely different way of life
  • Supporting Anti-Poaching Units in their daily challenge to protect the animals they serve
  • Join conservationists in National Parks, supporting rangers on the front line of conservation

Go Volunteer Africa offers an incredible opportunity for wildlife conservation in Zimbabwe. With some of the finest game viewing in Africa, you can join projects focused on the protection and conservation of endangered animals such as rhinos and elephants, monitor Big 5 game in vast wilderness areas or work in reputable animal sanctuaries.

PROJECT LOCATION

The Zimbabwe wildlife conservation volunteer projects takes places in Zambezi National Park a national park located upstream from Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe. Volunteers will be based around the town of Victoria Falls. The town is popular not only with visitors wanting to visit the breathtaking falls, but also with many seeking adventure and others interested in wildlife and safari trips. 

ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP

After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Victoria Falls International Airport. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Zimbabwe will meet you on arrival at the airport in and take you to the volunteer lodge which will be your base for volunteering. This airport services numerous international carriers. Zimbabwe has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.

ORIENTATION

Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. The volunteer guest house will be your base for volunteering while living in Zimbabwe. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site.

PROJECT DETAILS

The Zimbabwe wildlife conservation volunteering project perfect for gap year, career breaks, senior volunteers, school groups and families. Go Volunteer Africa’s Zimbabwe wildlife conservation volunteering program include rhino and elephant conservation and anti-poaching programs.

Wildlife Conservation Volunteer Program

All conservation efforts in Africa face tremendous challenges, so volunteers provide an essential service. You will focus on the intensive monitoring of priority species, including rhino, lion, elephant, and vulture. Tracking of endangered species is a critical step in conservation, to keep track of movement patterns, demographics, populations and poaching. 

Zimbabwe’s tourist industry, once one of the busiest in Africa, is well on the road to recovery and Zimbabwe is a popular destination for volunteers. The lack of tourism in recent years means it is home to unspoilt wilderness areas and abundant game viewing. A lack of government funding means there is plenty of important work to be done by wildlife conservation volunteers.

Join other like-minded volunteers in Zimbabwe’s beautiful game reserves. Become part of the small local community, helping to preserve their flora and fauna for generations to come. This project is all about keeping these species and their habitat protected – and this is where you come in.

Uganda Wildlife Volunteer Program

Your Zimbabwe wildlife volunteer program involves spending time on the water falls, rivers, national parks, enjoying the beautiful surroundings and spotting the incredible wildlife. Volunteers will also spend time with the local community to learn about their way of life and help them to promote positive environmental work.

GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS

Get some friends together or organize a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure! Discounts are offered on any group of 5+ participants on Zimbabwe volunteering program.

LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK

Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteering program in Zimbabwe. We will guide you on the best times of the year, what to pack, and what extra health precautions to keep in mind and all logistics.

VOLUNTEER ACCOMMODATION

Volunteers are accommodated within the game reserve where the program is based. Bedrooms have two single bed per room, shared on same sex basis, desk and storage shelving. Bathrooms are shared between up to six volunteers of the same gender and offer western toilets and hot showers.

In the remote locations within the Zambezi National Park, you will camp in two man tents, with basic washing and toilet facilities. All bed linen is provided, but please bring a sleeping bag. The campsite will depend on where the project work is based for that week. There are toilets and shower facilities, but they are quite basic, so some flexibility is required.

AGE REQUIREMENT

Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves service above self and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accepts volunteers of 16+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 25years. Volunteers under 16 years old are only considered when accompanied by a parent/guardian. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary. Families are encouraged to apply and are welcome!

VISAS

Visitors to Zimbabwe must obtain a visa from one of the Zimbabwean diplomatic missions or online unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or are eligible for visa on arrival. All visitors must hold passports valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date. Foreign citizens may apply for all types of visa (tourism, business, residence and study) online through the eVisa system. Visa fee can be paid online or on arrival. It takes an average of two working days to obtain an e-Visa. However the period may vary due to a number of factors. The e-Visa is valid for three months from the date of issue.

INSURANCE

You’ll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won’t be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you’re covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return. Buy here Now

WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME

Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Zimbabwe has to offer. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy! A wide range of leisure activities during your free time complement this unique volunteer experience. You can choose from horse riding, bird watching, swim in rivers and waterfalls. A visit to the museum completes you volunteer trip, while you also will enjoy exploring the stunning jungle forests.

PROJECT QUICK FACTS

Availability: All year round
Duration: Minimum 2 weeks commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: Families are encouraged to apply
Start Dates: Flexible start and end dates
Arrival dates: One day before the start date
Airport Arrival: Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day
Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
Accommodation: Volunteer house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Victoria Falls
Language: English

PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)

2 Weeks
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$960
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3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
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3 Weeks
Three
$1360
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3 Meals a Day
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Any Extra Week
Weekly
$300
Any additional Week
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Program Fee Excludes:

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)

APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE

Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $180 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement. 

The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up. 

HOW TO APPLY

If you are planning to start the program in less than 3 months from now (start within 12 weeks from date of application), Fill Volunteer application form. If you are planning to start program more than 3 months from now (start within 13 weeks and above – up to 24 months) or if you are not very certain of the exact start dates- just reserve your placement by filling volunteer reservation form. or Simply Make an inquiry here

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