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ALERT Wildlife Videography and Photography Internship

Antelope Park and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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Enjoy this unique opportunity to film and photograph a semi-wild pride of African lions and other amazing wildlife as you develop your skills as a photographer/filmmaker while participating in local conservation efforts.

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  • This internship will give any up-and-coming videographer a chance to create a portfolio of unforgettable images and memories.
  • The photos and videos you take during your wildlife photography internship will be used to promote conservation efforts and promote educational programs.
  • Photographs  assist in the study of the lions’ behaviour, distinguishing the prides’ social structure, determining the strengths of and role played by pride members, documenting the development of wild-born cubs and assessing the viability of the pride for future release.
  • Additional trips are offered to the Matobos National Park which is home to both Black and White Rhino and Hwange National Park which has one of the highest animal diversities of any national park on the planet, home to 108 kinds of mammals and over 400 species of birds.
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 8 weeks
Impacts Photography/ Marketing/ Journalism
Destination Destination
Zimbabwe
Priced From Priced From
£ 3390| US$ 5940|
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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 3390| US$ 5940|

Detailed Project Pricing
8 Weeks USD 5940 GBP 3390
12 Weeks USD 8910 GBP 5085
16 Weeks USD 11880 GBP 6780

Project Start Dates

You can join this internship for 8 weeks or longer and the program starts all year round.

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • All accommodation and food, including 3 meals a day
  • 24 hour support on every project and at the volunteer accommodation by onsite staff
  • Tea, coffee and filtered water

Our Prices Exclude:

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Alcohol. Please note this is not allowed during day time activities
  • Laundry

How your Volunteer Fee is Used:

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is popularly known, is loosely defined as a holiday in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. But it’s so much more than that. Voluntourism encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed and responsible choices and planning trips which don’t negatively affect the country or communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or charity with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices. This applies both to their work with local communities, wildlife and our volunteers themselves.

African Impact is proud to have a 10 year track record of facilitating responsible volunteer programs in Africa, providing 24 hour support and guidance for volunteers and offering on-going support to communities in need. Understandably, these operations cost money to run and this is where the volunteer fee comes in.

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Work & Impacts

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Working in a professional video production unit, you will be involved in capturing wildlife on both film and stills cameras. You will also have the opportunity to assist with editing and final production. Your work will include filming guests to the project as they enjoy their wildlife experiences and producing promotional materials to advertise the work of ALERT and its partners.

Profits raised from video sales go towards funding conservation and community projects operating at ALERT locations.

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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Adventure

Adventure

Victoria Falls offers a host of unmatched scenery and adventure activities to indulge in.  Here will be your opportunity to whitewater raft, bungee jump, zip-line, abseil and kayak.  You can also take a boat safari down the river, view the falls in a helicopter ride or take a scenic microlite flight.

Culture

Culture

As you work and travel in Africa, you can take a cultural tour to learn about the local culture, traditions and cuisine and see how others live.

Cross the border

Cross the Border

Recently, possible weekend trips to our sister volunteering project in Tuli, Botswana have been introduced, where you may have the opportunity to fly to Botswana in a small airplane with other volunteers and enjoy nature walks, wildlife tracking, leopard spotting, bush camping and beautiful scenery.

These extra activities will differ from location to location so please be sure to ask our friendly Internships Manager what’s on offer at your placement.

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Your project base

Your project base

About the Destination

Regardless of your placement location in Zimbabwe you will be awed daily by your magnificent surrounds, enchanting wildlife and many new adventures and discoveries. You will be surrounded by beautiful woodland and grassland with plenty of birds, and animals including giraffe, zebra, elephant, warthog, eland, buffalo, impala and other antelope.

Your work days will be long, but living your passion and enhancing your skills while contributing to the conservation of the ‘king of the jungle’ will make it all worth it. You will walk with lions, play with the cubs and make many new life-long friends. During your African internship you will stay in shared accommodation with fellow interns or volunteers.

Your accommodation will be comfortable with shower and toilet facilities shared. There will be plenty of place for you to relax with a good book, socialise or just sit outside and enjoy nature. While your bedding is provided for you, you will need to bring your own towel, and packing in a torch with extra batteries is often very handy to have around.

You will be provided with 3 full meals per day prepared by one of the on-site chefs. This is an opportunity of a life time to hone your skills, enhance your CV and come fact-to-face with Africa’s wildlife.

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Feedback from our volunteers

Anup Mistry

"My experience in Victoria Falls as a Wildlife Photography and Videography Intern with ALERT was one I will never forget.  Interns are required to stay a minimum of eight weeks and I can honestly say every day was different; I was constantly kept on my toes.  My days were long and usually spent on the game viewer in the beautiful Zambezi National Park with the research team.  I participated in mammalian game counts, bird counts and large predator occupancy surveys.  As well as learning the value of these activities, it gave me ample opportunity to spend time in the bush and photograph the wonderful diversity of animals that filled the park.  A developing part of the research project was the collaring of a Spotted Hyena female.  Early morning tracking of the collared Hyena using a telemetry set with a 2km radius was always exciting.  If the Hyena went over the ridge we would leave the safety of the vehicle and set off on foot to track her, all your senses are kicked into gear big time! 

Combining photography with research has always been a dream of mine. When I arrived as an intern I was given the flexibility and freedom to achieve these goals and be a part of something bigger. I was very fortunate to witness the incredible wildlife that Africa offers.  This project is incredibly unique and will leave you wanting more not to mention an enviable portfolio to suit.  I thoroughly recommend anyone with a passion for wildlife and photography to take part in this internship, it will change your life as it did mine!"

Holly Steadman

"I feel I was able to make a difference to the numerous projects I could get involved with.  By filming and editing videos of the conservation and volunteer work done by ALERT and Lion Encounter, I knew that the work I was doing was significant in promoting and informing the world of the vital importance of the charitable and front-line conservation efforts done on a daily basis in the Victoria Falls project.  From the moment I arrived in Victoria Falls, I felt very welcome and completely at ease.  The staff do an incredible job of making each visitor feel at home.  I always felt like I could voice my opinion, and have them listened to.  In Victoria Falls, everyone is valued and it’s one of my favourite things about the project.  With videography too, Anup was there to guide me and help me in any way necessary, but he also pushed me to use my own creative initiative, assisting me if I needed it. I really appreciated this and definitely made me feel like my ideas were valued.

My specific skills were utilized in many ways.  For example, aiding the research team with my videography skills allowed me to help identify numerous different wildlife in the Zambezi National Park, from hyenas to elephants.  I created weekly video updates, so followers on social media and future volunteers can experience a week in the life of a volunteer from the comforts of their own home.

I didn’t realise just how bad the decrease in the population of lions had got before I went to Africa.  I learnt so much when I was there and can see, not only the important conservation efforts done by ALERT for the lion, but everything else that comes with that.  ALERT works tirelessly to help Africa; the wildlife and people within it, and are doing a great job."

Sarah Canon

"I was 100% confident in what I was doing, and it was it was great to have Anup there if I ever needed help with anything.  I felt completely comfortable asking him any question and he was always respectful and gentle in teaching.  The team felt like family to me.  From the beginning, they were welcoming, wild, and wise.  The photography project is great because it really is about creativity, so they gave complete creative freedom while offering advice when needed, and when we reviewed projects, they would always listen to my ideas.  I always felt encouraged. I enjoyed how every day was a new adventure. The photography project was especially great because it encompasses all aspects of all projects: we were out on the vehicle all the time, getting close to animals, interacting with the community, walking with lions, assisting with behavior enrichment, helping the research team, etc.  It was awesome!

What did I achieve during my internship?  Where do I begin?!  I made so many friends from all over the world, experienced a new culture and saw other ways of living (especially at the rural homesteads).  I am now more confident in shooting in manual mode, I learned how to use Adobe Premier (which will come in handy for my future career!), and I learned about so many different issues that the research team is working to improve." 

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ALERT Wildlife Videography and Photography Internship

Antelope Park and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

how would you like us to contact you?
via phone
Full Name*
Email*
Phone Number
*Required
start a live chat instead

Enjoy this unique opportunity to film and photograph a semi-wild pride of African lions and other amazing wildlife as you develop your skills as a photographer/filmmaker while participating in local conservation efforts.

144u0851 (2)
  • This internship will give any up-and-coming videographer a chance to create a portfolio of unforgettable images and memories.
  • The photos and videos you take during your wildlife photography internship will be used to promote conservation efforts and promote educational programs.
  • Photographs  assist in the study of the lions’ behaviour, distinguishing the prides’ social structure, determining the strengths of and role played by pride members, documenting the development of wild-born cubs and assessing the viability of the pride for future release.
  • Additional trips are offered to the Matobos National Park which is home to both Black and White Rhino and Hwange National Park which has one of the highest animal diversities of any national park on the planet, home to 108 kinds of mammals and over 400 species of birds.
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 8 weeks
Impacts Photography/ Marketing/ Journalism
Destination Destination
Zimbabwe
Priced From Priced From
£ 3390| US$ 5940|
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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 3390| US$ 5940|

Detailed Project Pricing
8 Weeks USD 5940 GBP 3390
12 Weeks USD 8910 GBP 5085
16 Weeks USD 11880 GBP 6780

Project Start Dates

You can join this internship for 8 weeks or longer and the program starts all year round.

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • All accommodation and food, including 3 meals a day
  • 24 hour support on every project and at the volunteer accommodation by onsite staff
  • Tea, coffee and filtered water

Our Prices Exclude:

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Alcohol. Please note this is not allowed during day time activities
  • Laundry

How your Volunteer Fee is Used:

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is popularly known, is loosely defined as a holiday in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. But it’s so much more than that. Voluntourism encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed and responsible choices and planning trips which don’t negatively affect the country or communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or charity with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices. This applies both to their work with local communities, wildlife and our volunteers themselves.

African Impact is proud to have a 10 year track record of facilitating responsible volunteer programs in Africa, providing 24 hour support and guidance for volunteers and offering on-going support to communities in need. Understandably, these operations cost money to run and this is where the volunteer fee comes in.

Back to Top

Work & Impacts

Vol info 075

Working in a professional video production unit, you will be involved in capturing wildlife on both film and stills cameras. You will also have the opportunity to assist with editing and final production. Your work will include filming guests to the project as they enjoy their wildlife experiences and producing promotional materials to advertise the work of ALERT and its partners.

Profits raised from video sales go towards funding conservation and community projects operating at ALERT locations.

Back to Top

Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Adventure

Adventure

Victoria Falls offers a host of unmatched scenery and adventure activities to indulge in.  Here will be your opportunity to whitewater raft, bungee jump, zip-line, abseil and kayak.  You can also take a boat safari down the river, view the falls in a helicopter ride or take a scenic microlite flight.

Culture

Culture

As you work and travel in Africa, you can take a cultural tour to learn about the local culture, traditions and cuisine and see how others live.

Cross the border

Cross the Border

Recently, possible weekend trips to our sister volunteering project in Tuli, Botswana have been introduced, where you may have the opportunity to fly to Botswana in a small airplane with other volunteers and enjoy nature walks, wildlife tracking, leopard spotting, bush camping and beautiful scenery.

These extra activities will differ from location to location so please be sure to ask our friendly Internships Manager what’s on offer at your placement.

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Your project base

Your project base

About the Destination

Regardless of your placement location in Zimbabwe you will be awed daily by your magnificent surrounds, enchanting wildlife and many new adventures and discoveries. You will be surrounded by beautiful woodland and grassland with plenty of birds, and animals including giraffe, zebra, elephant, warthog, eland, buffalo, impala and other antelope.

Your work days will be long, but living your passion and enhancing your skills while contributing to the conservation of the ‘king of the jungle’ will make it all worth it. You will walk with lions, play with the cubs and make many new life-long friends. During your African internship you will stay in shared accommodation with fellow interns or volunteers.

Your accommodation will be comfortable with shower and toilet facilities shared. There will be plenty of place for you to relax with a good book, socialise or just sit outside and enjoy nature. While your bedding is provided for you, you will need to bring your own towel, and packing in a torch with extra batteries is often very handy to have around.

You will be provided with 3 full meals per day prepared by one of the on-site chefs. This is an opportunity of a life time to hone your skills, enhance your CV and come fact-to-face with Africa’s wildlife.

Back to Top

Feedback from our volunteers

Anup Mistry

"My experience in Victoria Falls as a Wildlife Photography and Videography Intern with ALERT was one I will never forget.  Interns are required to stay a minimum of eight weeks and I can honestly say every day was different; I was constantly kept on my toes.  My days were long and usually spent on the game viewer in the beautiful Zambezi National Park with the research team.  I participated in mammalian game counts, bird counts and large predator occupancy surveys.  As well as learning the value of these activities, it gave me ample opportunity to spend time in the bush and photograph the wonderful diversity of animals that filled the park.  A developing part of the research project was the collaring of a Spotted Hyena female.  Early morning tracking of the collared Hyena using a telemetry set with a 2km radius was always exciting.  If the Hyena went over the ridge we would leave the safety of the vehicle and set off on foot to track her, all your senses are kicked into gear big time! 

Combining photography with research has always been a dream of mine. When I arrived as an intern I was given the flexibility and freedom to achieve these goals and be a part of something bigger. I was very fortunate to witness the incredible wildlife that Africa offers.  This project is incredibly unique and will leave you wanting more not to mention an enviable portfolio to suit.  I thoroughly recommend anyone with a passion for wildlife and photography to take part in this internship, it will change your life as it did mine!"

Holly Steadman

"I feel I was able to make a difference to the numerous projects I could get involved with.  By filming and editing videos of the conservation and volunteer work done by ALERT and Lion Encounter, I knew that the work I was doing was significant in promoting and informing the world of the vital importance of the charitable and front-line conservation efforts done on a daily basis in the Victoria Falls project.  From the moment I arrived in Victoria Falls, I felt very welcome and completely at ease.  The staff do an incredible job of making each visitor feel at home.  I always felt like I could voice my opinion, and have them listened to.  In Victoria Falls, everyone is valued and it’s one of my favourite things about the project.  With videography too, Anup was there to guide me and help me in any way necessary, but he also pushed me to use my own creative initiative, assisting me if I needed it. I really appreciated this and definitely made me feel like my ideas were valued.

My specific skills were utilized in many ways.  For example, aiding the research team with my videography skills allowed me to help identify numerous different wildlife in the Zambezi National Park, from hyenas to elephants.  I created weekly video updates, so followers on social media and future volunteers can experience a week in the life of a volunteer from the comforts of their own home.

I didn’t realise just how bad the decrease in the population of lions had got before I went to Africa.  I learnt so much when I was there and can see, not only the important conservation efforts done by ALERT for the lion, but everything else that comes with that.  ALERT works tirelessly to help Africa; the wildlife and people within it, and are doing a great job."

Sarah Canon

"I was 100% confident in what I was doing, and it was it was great to have Anup there if I ever needed help with anything.  I felt completely comfortable asking him any question and he was always respectful and gentle in teaching.  The team felt like family to me.  From the beginning, they were welcoming, wild, and wise.  The photography project is great because it really is about creativity, so they gave complete creative freedom while offering advice when needed, and when we reviewed projects, they would always listen to my ideas.  I always felt encouraged. I enjoyed how every day was a new adventure. The photography project was especially great because it encompasses all aspects of all projects: we were out on the vehicle all the time, getting close to animals, interacting with the community, walking with lions, assisting with behavior enrichment, helping the research team, etc.  It was awesome!

What did I achieve during my internship?  Where do I begin?!  I made so many friends from all over the world, experienced a new culture and saw other ways of living (especially at the rural homesteads).  I am now more confident in shooting in manual mode, I learned how to use Adobe Premier (which will come in handy for my future career!), and I learned about so many different issues that the research team is working to improve." 

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