Zambia is one of the last true wildernesses left in Africa, teeming with incredible National Parks, like Kafue and South Luangwa. Chimfunshi is based right next to the Kafue River – a beautifully remote location! In this rural setting, this project offers you a totally unfiltered, authentic African experience. You’ll stay in a rustic cottage set in beautiful gardens amongst the wilderness.
The cottage is basic but comfortable and boasts a tiny carbon footprint, with solar paneling and locally grown firewood. It has two twin rooms and an 8 bed dorm, with a large verandah where you can read a book, catch up with emails or friends back home or just relax in a hammock after a hard days work with the chimps!
The living/dining area is under a thatched lapa where we gather for meals, enjoy movie nights, play cards, etc. There is also a fire pit where we share stories and toast marshmallows.
The nearest town is Chingola where you will have the chance to do some souvenir shopping, catch up with Wi-Fi and absorb the local culture.
This part of Africa allows us to offer one of the best volunteer opportunities in Africa, and whether you’re on a gap year, career break or enjoying your retirement you’ll find a true purpose working with chimpanzees in Zambia.
If you would like to travel onto Livingstone to combine our Lions, Conservation & Community Project, our Elephant Research & Conservation Project or to see the world famous Victoria Falls – one of the 7 Natural Wonders of The World after your placement, we can help you arrange it. Just speak to your Destination Manager.