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Make an impact in Zimbabwe's clinics. They have been severely affected by the current economic situation and suffer from a shortage of healthcare staff and supplies. Touch the lives of many whilst gaining valuable medical experience.

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  • Gain valuable healthcare and medical experience while observing patient care within rural clinics
  • Help to make patients feel welcome, comfortable and cared for
  • Get involved in tasks such as baby weighing, medical record filing and packaging medication
  • Support clinic staff with medical outreach and education sessions, touching on topics such as HIV/AIDS and immunisation campaigns
  • Camp out under the stars on overnight horseback safaris
  • Interact and help care for our 4 rescued African elephants
  • Take advantage of optional excursions to see Zimbabwe’s natural wonders and wildlife areas, such as:
    • The majestic Victoria Falls, the adrenaline capital of Africa!
    • Rhino trekking in Matobo National Park
    • Spend 4 days in 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 Medical & HIV/ AIDS
Destination Destination
Zimbabwe
Priced From Priced From
£ 842| € 1095| US$ 1540| AU$ 1852|

“No normal person could come and be part of this project and not be moved by it. It has helped me to fulfill the aching need in myself to reach out and lend a helping hand and nothing is more rewarding than a smiling face or a warm hug from someone you have aided.” Rosine Mendelsohn – Community Project Manager 

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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 842| € 1095| US$ 1540| AU$ 1852|

Detailed Project Pricing
2 Weeks USD 1540 GBP 842 EUR 1095 AUD 1852
3 Weeks USD 1955 GBP 1068 EUR 1389 AUD 2350
4 Weeks USD 2370 GBP 1295 EUR 1684 AUD 2849
5 Weeks USD 2998 GBP 1638 EUR 2130 AUD 3604
6 Weeks USD 3389 GBP 1852 EUR 2408 AUD 4074
7 Weeks USD 3780 GBP 2066 EUR 2686 AUD 4544
8 Weeks USD 4171 GBP 2279 EUR 2963 AUD 5014
2017 - 2 weeks USD 1459 GBP 874 EUR 1134 AUD 1852
2017 - 3 weeks USD 1852 GBP 1110 EUR 1440 AUD 2350
2017 - 4 weeks USD 2245 GBP 1345 EUR 1745 AUD 2849
2017 - 5 weeks USD 2840 GBP 1701 EUR 2207 AUD 3604
2017 - 6 weeks USD 3210 GBP 1923 EUR 2495 AUD 4074
2017 - 7 weeks USD 3581 GBP 2145 EUR 2783 AUD 4544
2017 - 8 weeks USD 3951 GBP 2367 EUR 3071 AUD 5014

Project Start Dates

The project start dates for 2016 will be 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 assistance

Healthcare Assistance

As a volunteer in Zimbabwe, you will be of great help in under-resourced clinics as you assist with tasks such as weighing babies, documenting and filing, and cleaning and maintenance. You will gain valuable healthcare and medical work experience by observing patient care being provided by local staff and also assist in the dispensary with packaging medication. You may also be given the extraordinary opportunity to experience night shift in the busy maternity ward.

Community support

Community Support

Healthcare volunteer work may include home visits alongside local staff. A significant and life-changing part of your volunteer work will be helping to provide emotional support and making patients feel welcome, comfortable and cared for.

Health education wellbeing

Health Education & Well-being

You will be able to support clinic staff in vital healthcare education outreach (topics include HIV and Aids, nutrition and hygiene) and immunization campaigns if scheduled during your stay.

Lion conservation

Lion Conservation

Should you wish to incorporate conservation volunteering into your time in Africa, you will work with the Lion Conservation Project on a Sunday. You will make toys from natural materials for the young cubs as part of behavioral enrichment to stimulate their predatory and sensory behaviors, as well as walking alongside lions as the young cubs learn to stalk their prey. You may also be involved in teaching conservation education at the local ALERT Education Centre.

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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Take part in evening activities

Other Activities

Evenings are a great time to relax after a hard day’s work and socialize with other volunteers and interns at the park. Movie nights, bonfire nights, fundraising events such as an African Culture night, trivia/quiz nights, table tennis, volleyball and football are all on offer. Antelope Park has a beautiful bar area and deck where you can view stunning African sunsets over the river.

Observe the wildlife

Observe the Wildlife

Being based in Antelope Park gives you the opportunity to walk with and interact with lions, ride through the wilderness on elephant or horseback and view the wildlife in the Park. During the evening, an exclusive Night Encounter will give you an amazing, close up experience of lions hunting in their natural environment. The park also offers lunar elephant rides on rescue elephants, where you can lumber along in the reserve by the light of the full moon.

Soak up the cultureand relax

Soak up the Culture...and relax

Your volunteer experience will allow you to be submerged into a new cultural environment. In the surrounding area, you can visit some impressive ancient stone ruins called “Dzimbabwes”, and on lazy afternoons, you can relax on a sundowner cruise or do a bit of canoeing. Antelope Park also has stables with horses suitable for all levels of riders – enjoy a sunrise trail ride through the reserve or try your hand at polocrosse.

Go on adventure trips

Go On Adventure Trips

Visiting the Victoria Falls during your stay in Zimbabwe is a must! You will be mesmerized by the sheer volume of water and the magnificent display of nature. We facilitate group trips to Vic Falls where you can unleash your inner adrenaline junkie and do some bungee jumping, river-rafting, zip-lining or abseiling. Tours are also sometimes arranged to our sister organization, Tuli Wilderness Camp in Botswana.

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About Antelope Park

About antelope park

About the Destination

This volunteer project definitely offers you the best of both worlds as you volunteer in healthcare and with communities, yet at the same time experience the beauty of the African bush as you reside in Antelope Park, a 3 000-acre game reserve set in an open grassland savannah.

Antelope Park is home to the world-famous African Lion and Environmental Research Trust (ALERT) lion rehabilitation program. It is Africa’s first authentic program working to ethically re-introduce the offspring of captive-bred African lions back into the wild.

Your volunteer accommodation provides a volunteer lounge where meetings and fun evening events or activities take place, communal fire pits, and a coffee shop selling yummy cakes and a variety of curios. You can enjoy lazy evenings at the high deck bar area overlooking the river and be awed by some of the most inspiring sunrises and sunsets you will ever see. Zimbabwe enjoys a fantastic subtropical climate, making it ideal for plenty of outdoor adventures.

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Feedback from our volunteers

William Bruggeman, USA

"The best part of the experience was all the wonderful Zimbabweans I met. Everyone was so open about their lives and made me feel very welcome. US medical schools require applicants to have an amount of medical volunteer experience. There could have been a thousand other ways to complete this requirement, however, none of them would have been as enriching as my experience in Zimbabwe."

Kandice Hopper, USA

"I feel like I have the best of both worlds. I get to live at Antelope Park and interact with the animals as well as go out in the community and learn about the people, their culture , and their struggles. The first week at Mkoba polyclinic, I was in the maternity ward. While there I was able to witness the labour and delivery of several babies which was an amazing experience. I was also involved in working with the new mothers and their babies as well as the pregnant women.

The clinic has little in the way of resources and medical supplies. There is often no electricity or running water. But the staff make the most of what they have and provide the best care possible considering the dire conditions. My experience so far has proven to be very rewarding and fulfilling."

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Brochures

Antelope Park Community Healthcare Project Brochure

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Community Healthcare 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

Make an impact in Zimbabwe's clinics. They have been severely affected by the current economic situation and suffer from a shortage of healthcare staff and supplies. Touch the lives of many whilst gaining valuable medical experience.

Dscf0406
  • Gain valuable healthcare and medical experience while observing patient care within rural clinics
  • Help to make patients feel welcome, comfortable and cared for
  • Get involved in tasks such as baby weighing, medical record filing and packaging medication
  • Support clinic staff with medical outreach and education sessions, touching on topics such as HIV/AIDS and immunisation campaigns
  • Camp out under the stars on overnight horseback safaris
  • Interact and help care for our 4 rescued African elephants
  • Take advantage of optional excursions to see Zimbabwe’s natural wonders and wildlife areas, such as:
    • The majestic Victoria Falls, the adrenaline capital of Africa!
    • Rhino trekking in Matobo National Park
    • Spend 4 days in 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 Medical & HIV/ AIDS
Destination Destination
Zimbabwe
Priced From Priced From
£ 842| € 1095| US$ 1540| AU$ 1852|

“No normal person could come and be part of this project and not be moved by it. It has helped me to fulfill the aching need in myself to reach out and lend a helping hand and nothing is more rewarding than a smiling face or a warm hug from someone you have aided.” Rosine Mendelsohn – Community Project Manager 

Back to Top

Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 842| € 1095| US$ 1540| AU$ 1852|

Detailed Project Pricing
2 Weeks USD 1540 GBP 842 EUR 1095 AUD 1852
3 Weeks USD 1955 GBP 1068 EUR 1389 AUD 2350
4 Weeks USD 2370 GBP 1295 EUR 1684 AUD 2849
5 Weeks USD 2998 GBP 1638 EUR 2130 AUD 3604
6 Weeks USD 3389 GBP 1852 EUR 2408 AUD 4074
7 Weeks USD 3780 GBP 2066 EUR 2686 AUD 4544
8 Weeks USD 4171 GBP 2279 EUR 2963 AUD 5014
2017 - 2 weeks USD 1459 GBP 874 EUR 1134 AUD 1852
2017 - 3 weeks USD 1852 GBP 1110 EUR 1440 AUD 2350
2017 - 4 weeks USD 2245 GBP 1345 EUR 1745 AUD 2849
2017 - 5 weeks USD 2840 GBP 1701 EUR 2207 AUD 3604
2017 - 6 weeks USD 3210 GBP 1923 EUR 2495 AUD 4074
2017 - 7 weeks USD 3581 GBP 2145 EUR 2783 AUD 4544
2017 - 8 weeks USD 3951 GBP 2367 EUR 3071 AUD 5014

Project Start Dates

The project start dates for 2016 will be 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 assistance

Healthcare Assistance

As a volunteer in Zimbabwe, you will be of great help in under-resourced clinics as you assist with tasks such as weighing babies, documenting and filing, and cleaning and maintenance. You will gain valuable healthcare and medical work experience by observing patient care being provided by local staff and also assist in the dispensary with packaging medication. You may also be given the extraordinary opportunity to experience night shift in the busy maternity ward.

Community support

Community Support

Healthcare volunteer work may include home visits alongside local staff. A significant and life-changing part of your volunteer work will be helping to provide emotional support and making patients feel welcome, comfortable and cared for.

Health education wellbeing

Health Education & Well-being

You will be able to support clinic staff in vital healthcare education outreach (topics include HIV and Aids, nutrition and hygiene) and immunization campaigns if scheduled during your stay.

Lion conservation

Lion Conservation

Should you wish to incorporate conservation volunteering into your time in Africa, you will work with the Lion Conservation Project on a Sunday. You will make toys from natural materials for the young cubs as part of behavioral enrichment to stimulate their predatory and sensory behaviors, as well as walking alongside lions as the young cubs learn to stalk their prey. You may also be involved in teaching conservation education at the local ALERT Education Centre.

Back to Top

Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Take part in evening activities

Other Activities

Evenings are a great time to relax after a hard day’s work and socialize with other volunteers and interns at the park. Movie nights, bonfire nights, fundraising events such as an African Culture night, trivia/quiz nights, table tennis, volleyball and football are all on offer. Antelope Park has a beautiful bar area and deck where you can view stunning African sunsets over the river.

Observe the wildlife

Observe the Wildlife

Being based in Antelope Park gives you the opportunity to walk with and interact with lions, ride through the wilderness on elephant or horseback and view the wildlife in the Park. During the evening, an exclusive Night Encounter will give you an amazing, close up experience of lions hunting in their natural environment. The park also offers lunar elephant rides on rescue elephants, where you can lumber along in the reserve by the light of the full moon.

Soak up the cultureand relax

Soak up the Culture...and relax

Your volunteer experience will allow you to be submerged into a new cultural environment. In the surrounding area, you can visit some impressive ancient stone ruins called “Dzimbabwes”, and on lazy afternoons, you can relax on a sundowner cruise or do a bit of canoeing. Antelope Park also has stables with horses suitable for all levels of riders – enjoy a sunrise trail ride through the reserve or try your hand at polocrosse.

Go on adventure trips

Go On Adventure Trips

Visiting the Victoria Falls during your stay in Zimbabwe is a must! You will be mesmerized by the sheer volume of water and the magnificent display of nature. We facilitate group trips to Vic Falls where you can unleash your inner adrenaline junkie and do some bungee jumping, river-rafting, zip-lining or abseiling. Tours are also sometimes arranged to our sister organization, Tuli Wilderness Camp in Botswana.

Back to Top

About Antelope Park

About antelope park

About the Destination

This volunteer project definitely offers you the best of both worlds as you volunteer in healthcare and with communities, yet at the same time experience the beauty of the African bush as you reside in Antelope Park, a 3 000-acre game reserve set in an open grassland savannah.

Antelope Park is home to the world-famous African Lion and Environmental Research Trust (ALERT) lion rehabilitation program. It is Africa’s first authentic program working to ethically re-introduce the offspring of captive-bred African lions back into the wild.

Your volunteer accommodation provides a volunteer lounge where meetings and fun evening events or activities take place, communal fire pits, and a coffee shop selling yummy cakes and a variety of curios. You can enjoy lazy evenings at the high deck bar area overlooking the river and be awed by some of the most inspiring sunrises and sunsets you will ever see. Zimbabwe enjoys a fantastic subtropical climate, making it ideal for plenty of outdoor adventures.

Back to Top

Feedback from our volunteers

William Bruggeman, USA

"The best part of the experience was all the wonderful Zimbabweans I met. Everyone was so open about their lives and made me feel very welcome. US medical schools require applicants to have an amount of medical volunteer experience. There could have been a thousand other ways to complete this requirement, however, none of them would have been as enriching as my experience in Zimbabwe."

Kandice Hopper, USA

"I feel like I have the best of both worlds. I get to live at Antelope Park and interact with the animals as well as go out in the community and learn about the people, their culture , and their struggles. The first week at Mkoba polyclinic, I was in the maternity ward. While there I was able to witness the labour and delivery of several babies which was an amazing experience. I was also involved in working with the new mothers and their babies as well as the pregnant women.

The clinic has little in the way of resources and medical supplies. There is often no electricity or running water. But the staff make the most of what they have and provide the best care possible considering the dire conditions. My experience so far has proven to be very rewarding and fulfilling."

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Antelope Park Community Healthcare Project Brochure

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