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Make a difference in a struggling community by providing basic, but essential healthcare, while at the same time contributing to the conservation of the iconic African Lion. As you experience the best of both worlds, this unique project will open your eyes to the beauty of Africa and its people, and allow you to get up close and personal with Africa’s amazing wildlife.

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  • Gain valuable healthcare and medical experience by observing patient care within the clinics 
  • Get involved in tasks such as baby weighing, medical record filing and medication packaging
  • Enjoy hands-on work and extremely close encounters with African lions
  • Walk alongside lions in the bush and witness them in their natural habitat playing and stalking prey
  • Go on a ‘night encounter’ - lions hunting after dark. A once in a lifetime opportunity!
  • Camp out under the stars on overnight horseback safaris
  • Interact and help care for our four rescued African Elephants
  • Take advantage of optional excursions to see Zimbabwe’s natural wonders and wildlife areas, like:
    • The Majestic Victoria Falls, the adrenaline capital of Africa!
    • Rhino Trekking in Matobo National Park
    • Spend 4 days on a houseboat on Lake Kariba spotting hippos, crocs and elephants
  • Make friends for life with other international volunteers along the way!
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 2 Weeks
Impacts Lion Conservation Medical & HIV/ AIDS Community & Conservation Conservation & Community
Destination Destination
Zimbabwe
Priced From Priced From
£ 1060| € 1381| US$ 1947| AU$ 2331|
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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 1060| € 1381| US$ 1947| AU$ 2331|

Detailed Project Pricing
2 weeks USD 1947 GBP 1060 EUR 1381 AUD 2331
3 weeks USD 2471 GBP 1345 EUR 1753 AUD 2958
4 weeks USD 2995 GBP 1630 EUR 2125 AUD 3586
5 weeks USD 3789 GBP 2062 EUR 2688 AUD 4536
6 weeks USD 4283 GBP 2331 EUR 3039 AUD 5128
7 weeks USD 4777 GBP 2600 EUR 3389 AUD 5720
8 weeks USD 5271 GBP 2869 EUR 3740 AUD 6311

Please note that there is still availability for 2016. One of our Destination Managers will be happy to supply this year’s prices on enquiry.

join us for Christmas and get a free overnight horseback safari!

Project Start Dates

Project start dates:

Every other Monday

4 January | 18 January | 1 February | 15 February |29 February | 14 March | 28 March | 11 April | 25 April | 9 May | 23 May | 6 June | 20 June | 4 July | 18 July | 1 August | 15 August | 29 August | 12 September | 26 September | 10 October | 24 October | 7 November | 21 November | 5 December | 19 December

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

Healthcare  clinic work

Healthcare & Clinic Work

You will gain valuable healthcare and medical experience by observing patient care being provided by local staff. Your activities as a medical volunteer will include making patients feel welcome, comfortable and cared for and being involved in tasks such as baby weighing, medical record filing and packaging of medication in local clinics. You will support clinic staff in healthcare education outreach (topics include HIV/AIDS) and immunization campaigns as well as uplifting the community through much needed repairs and maintenance work.

Lion conservation

Lion Conservation

Your volunteer work with the lions will include walking lions in the wild to familiarize them with their natural environment, providing water for the lions, enclosure maintenance and cleaning, behaviour enrichment and meat preparation. Other conservation activities will include boundary patrols, snare sweeping, bush walks and making food for the elephants and horses.

During the week you will be involved in Community Healthcare whilst over the weekend you will be taking part in Lion Conservation and Park activities.

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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Local activities

Local Activities

Your new home at Antelope Park provides a host of fantastic activities to enjoy right on your doorstep. You can enjoy relaxing river boat cruises with sundowners, do a game drive or bush walk, horseback safari or ride an elephant through the reserve.

Adventure trips

Adventure Trips

Taking a trip to the Victoria Falls as you work and volunteer in Africa is a must! The magnificent site of cascading waters in unforgettable and the area is any adventure-lovers paradise. While you are there you can bungee jump, river-raft, zip-line, take a Zambezi Safari cruise, abseil and much more!

Cultural exchange

Cultural Exchange

During your community volunteer work you will gain a deeper understanding of the local culture, however cultural tours are also a great opportunity to learn about local traditions, cuisine and celebrations. Visit some heritage sites and enjoy shopping at the markets with traditional African curios and some souvenirs.

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About Antelope Park

About antelope park

About the Destination

Set in over 3000 acres of open savannah grassland, your home at Antelope Park Game Reserve offers you fantastic experiences such as walking with and interacting with lions, riding elephants and enjoying various safari expeditions. During the evening, an exclusive Night Encounter offers you an amazing, close up experience of lions hunting in their natural environment.

Volunteers all stay together in the Volunteer Village, an area of twin and quad rooms with an entertainment area, fire pit and place to relax.  The accommodation is clean and comfortable with good showers and toilet facilities and there are also options to upgrade to riverside tents or lodges.  You will be able to use the guest facilities which include the beautiful swimming pool beside the river, canoes, sundowner deck and bar/coffee shop. Three meals a day are provided. Breakfast and dinner are served at the main camp of the reserve and you will be given a delicious packed lunch for your working day.

This work and volunteer experience will bring a new perspective and appreciation of the luxuries in your own life. You will learn about healthcare, various cultures and Africa’s amazing wildlife. Whether you are a student volunteering, embarking on a gap year program or a seasoned traveler, the experience offers vast experiences, areas of involvement and promises to be an adventure of a lifetime!

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Feedback from our volunteers

Adriana Falcon Vazquez, 23, Puerto Rico

“The experience at Antelope Park is great! The accommodations, food, and staff are all excellent. The experience of being surrounded by so many people from different backgrounds makes for a very rich environment. The community projects are amazing and you actually get to impact others and be transformed yourself.”

Josephine de Spirlet, 19, Belgium

“6 weeks in Antelope Park were just awesome - I feel like it's only been 3 weeks here ! (Time is running soooo fast) I met so many people who were just so lovely !! So many experiences and there were all different ! ( Lion feeding, saw a delivery, teaching the children in a primary school, helping people who are in need..)”

Chloe Rispoli, 20, UK

"It was by far one of the best experience I have ever lived. Meeting people from all over the world, walking with the lions and seeing the African animals it is what makes it special. I only stayed 2 weeks in Antelope Park and I can say that it was not enough because in community you get to do lots of projects and you get to meet people to whom you get attached extremely quick. Before arriving to antelope park I did not know what to expect and I must say that it was a pleasant surprise!” 

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Brochures

Healthcare and Lion Volunteering Project Brochure

Accommodation Upgrades

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Community Healthcare and Hands-on Lion Conservation Project

Antelope Park, Zimbabwe

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

Get a free overnight horseback safari this Christmas!

On Special

Make a difference in a struggling community by providing basic, but essential healthcare, while at the same time contributing to the conservation of the iconic African Lion. As you experience the best of both worlds, this unique project will open your eyes to the beauty of Africa and its people, and allow you to get up close and personal with Africa’s amazing wildlife.

Img 7559
  • Gain valuable healthcare and medical experience by observing patient care within the clinics 
  • Get involved in tasks such as baby weighing, medical record filing and medication packaging
  • Enjoy hands-on work and extremely close encounters with African lions
  • Walk alongside lions in the bush and witness them in their natural habitat playing and stalking prey
  • Go on a ‘night encounter’ - lions hunting after dark. A once in a lifetime opportunity!
  • Camp out under the stars on overnight horseback safaris
  • Interact and help care for our four rescued African Elephants
  • Take advantage of optional excursions to see Zimbabwe’s natural wonders and wildlife areas, like:
    • The Majestic Victoria Falls, the adrenaline capital of Africa!
    • Rhino Trekking in Matobo National Park
    • Spend 4 days on a houseboat on Lake Kariba spotting hippos, crocs and elephants
  • Make friends for life with other international volunteers along the way!
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 2 Weeks
Impacts Lion Conservation Medical & HIV/ AIDS Community & Conservation Conservation & Community
Destination Destination
Zimbabwe
Priced From Priced From
£ 1060| € 1381| US$ 1947| AU$ 2331|
Back to Top
On Special

Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 1060| € 1381| US$ 1947| AU$ 2331|

Detailed Project Pricing
2 weeks USD 1947 GBP 1060 EUR 1381 AUD 2331
3 weeks USD 2471 GBP 1345 EUR 1753 AUD 2958
4 weeks USD 2995 GBP 1630 EUR 2125 AUD 3586
5 weeks USD 3789 GBP 2062 EUR 2688 AUD 4536
6 weeks USD 4283 GBP 2331 EUR 3039 AUD 5128
7 weeks USD 4777 GBP 2600 EUR 3389 AUD 5720
8 weeks USD 5271 GBP 2869 EUR 3740 AUD 6311

Please note that there is still availability for 2016. One of our Destination Managers will be happy to supply this year’s prices on enquiry.

join us for Christmas and get a free overnight horseback safari!

Project Start Dates

Project start dates:

Every other Monday

4 January | 18 January | 1 February | 15 February |29 February | 14 March | 28 March | 11 April | 25 April | 9 May | 23 May | 6 June | 20 June | 4 July | 18 July | 1 August | 15 August | 29 August | 12 September | 26 September | 10 October | 24 October | 7 November | 21 November | 5 December | 19 December

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

Healthcare  clinic work

Healthcare & Clinic Work

You will gain valuable healthcare and medical experience by observing patient care being provided by local staff. Your activities as a medical volunteer will include making patients feel welcome, comfortable and cared for and being involved in tasks such as baby weighing, medical record filing and packaging of medication in local clinics. You will support clinic staff in healthcare education outreach (topics include HIV/AIDS) and immunization campaigns as well as uplifting the community through much needed repairs and maintenance work.

Lion conservation

Lion Conservation

Your volunteer work with the lions will include walking lions in the wild to familiarize them with their natural environment, providing water for the lions, enclosure maintenance and cleaning, behaviour enrichment and meat preparation. Other conservation activities will include boundary patrols, snare sweeping, bush walks and making food for the elephants and horses.

During the week you will be involved in Community Healthcare whilst over the weekend you will be taking part in Lion Conservation and Park activities.

Back to Top

Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Local activities

Local Activities

Your new home at Antelope Park provides a host of fantastic activities to enjoy right on your doorstep. You can enjoy relaxing river boat cruises with sundowners, do a game drive or bush walk, horseback safari or ride an elephant through the reserve.

Adventure trips

Adventure Trips

Taking a trip to the Victoria Falls as you work and volunteer in Africa is a must! The magnificent site of cascading waters in unforgettable and the area is any adventure-lovers paradise. While you are there you can bungee jump, river-raft, zip-line, take a Zambezi Safari cruise, abseil and much more!

Cultural exchange

Cultural Exchange

During your community volunteer work you will gain a deeper understanding of the local culture, however cultural tours are also a great opportunity to learn about local traditions, cuisine and celebrations. Visit some heritage sites and enjoy shopping at the markets with traditional African curios and some souvenirs.

Back to Top

About Antelope Park

About antelope park

About the Destination

Set in over 3000 acres of open savannah grassland, your home at Antelope Park Game Reserve offers you fantastic experiences such as walking with and interacting with lions, riding elephants and enjoying various safari expeditions. During the evening, an exclusive Night Encounter offers you an amazing, close up experience of lions hunting in their natural environment.

Volunteers all stay together in the Volunteer Village, an area of twin and quad rooms with an entertainment area, fire pit and place to relax.  The accommodation is clean and comfortable with good showers and toilet facilities and there are also options to upgrade to riverside tents or lodges.  You will be able to use the guest facilities which include the beautiful swimming pool beside the river, canoes, sundowner deck and bar/coffee shop. Three meals a day are provided. Breakfast and dinner are served at the main camp of the reserve and you will be given a delicious packed lunch for your working day.

This work and volunteer experience will bring a new perspective and appreciation of the luxuries in your own life. You will learn about healthcare, various cultures and Africa’s amazing wildlife. Whether you are a student volunteering, embarking on a gap year program or a seasoned traveler, the experience offers vast experiences, areas of involvement and promises to be an adventure of a lifetime!

Back to Top

Feedback from our volunteers

Adriana Falcon Vazquez, 23, Puerto Rico

“The experience at Antelope Park is great! The accommodations, food, and staff are all excellent. The experience of being surrounded by so many people from different backgrounds makes for a very rich environment. The community projects are amazing and you actually get to impact others and be transformed yourself.”

Josephine de Spirlet, 19, Belgium

“6 weeks in Antelope Park were just awesome - I feel like it's only been 3 weeks here ! (Time is running soooo fast) I met so many people who were just so lovely !! So many experiences and there were all different ! ( Lion feeding, saw a delivery, teaching the children in a primary school, helping people who are in need..)”

Chloe Rispoli, 20, UK

"It was by far one of the best experience I have ever lived. Meeting people from all over the world, walking with the lions and seeing the African animals it is what makes it special. I only stayed 2 weeks in Antelope Park and I can say that it was not enough because in community you get to do lots of projects and you get to meet people to whom you get attached extremely quick. Before arriving to antelope park I did not know what to expect and I must say that it was a pleasant surprise!” 

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Brochures

Healthcare and Lion Volunteering Project Brochure

Accommodation Upgrades

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