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Enrich the lives of orphaned and underprivileged children as you immerse yourself in local Zimbabwean culture through direct engagement with the community. Care for, educate and inspire vulnerable children and experience a new sense of appreciation unfold in your own life.

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  • Join African Impact and enrich the lives of disadvantaged children in impoverished communities

  • Offer teaching assistance and mentoring for students who need special attention

  • Facilitate book club, sports, arts & crafts, singing & dancing and other extracurricular activities

  • Serve as a role model for disadvantaged street children by offering care, guidance and support

  • Assist a horse therapy session for children with disabilities to promote physical and emotional growth

  • Teach the youth of Zimbabwe our Conservation Education Curriculum - the first of its kind!

  • Get to know the African bush on overnight horseback safaris - camping under the stars!

  • Help care for our 4 rescued elephants and go on lion walks as part of our lion conservation project

  • Explore optional excursions to see more of 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 on a houseboat in 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 Teaching & Education Child and Orphan Care
Destination Destination
Zimbabwe
Priced From Priced From
£ 842| € 1095| US$ 1540| AU$ 1852|
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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 week 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

 

Project start dates for 2017 will be every other Monday: 2, 16 & 30 January | 13 & 27 February | 13 & 27 March | 10 & 24 April | 8 & 22 May 5 & 19 June | 3, 17 & 31 July | 14 & 28 August | 11 & 25 September | 9 & 23 October | 6 & 20 November | 4 & 18 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

Orphan care

Street Children Support

As well as offering teaching assistance, you will also be involved in supporting, caring for and enriching the lives of street children who face the constant struggle of living on the streets every day. You will organise learning, games, and sports activities and cook for them at our drop-in centre - offering vital social support to these at-risk children.

Teaching assistance

Teaching Assistance

Volunteers offer vital support to overburdened teachers as well as providing essential academic assistance to students by giving personalized attention - vital for the children’s development. Your engagement with the students will impart necessary life-skills that most of these students are deprived of. This is a hands-on opportunity for volunteers to become an integral part of the teaching and learning process in Zimbabwe. 

Conservation education

Conservation Education

You will play an essential role byassisting and educating children and local communities to better understand the advantages of living alongside and conserving local wildlife habitats and ecosystems. Inspiring children to grow up as conservationists is an integral part of preserving the African Lion, and other wildlife, for future generations.

Horse therapy

Horse Therapy

You will be actively involved with a local school for children with disabilities, where we have developed our own horse therapy sessions here at Antelope Park in conjunction with our stables team to promote physical, occupational and emotional growth. You do not need experience with horses, just the passion to enrich these kids’ lives!  

Lion conservation

Lion Conservation

If you are on the combo project, your weekend will see you doing volunteer work with animals where you will experience extremely close encounters with the African lions in the worlds only Lion Release Programme.

You will make toys from natural materials for the lion cubs as part of behavioural enrichment to stimulate their predatory and sensory behaviours as well as walking alongside lions as the young cubs learn to stalk their prey. You will also get the opportunity to take vital research data on our release pride who are due to be released into a suitable National Park for the first time ever! 

Conservation education classes in the community are an essential part of the project in preserving the future of the African lion.

Back to Top

Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Volunteer activities

Volunteer Activities

As volunteers you will enjoy many fun activities together such as movie nights, bonfire nights, fundraising events such as African Culture nights, trivia/quiz nights, volleyball and football. Antelope Park is an African playground for travelers and offers, canoeing, sundowners overlooking the river, horse riding activities, elephant interactions and even camping out under the stars on overnight horseback safaris!

Wildlife

Wildlife

There is a wealth of wildlife for you to explore during your off time. Besides going on a safari, you can get a little closer to the animals by walking with lions, riding atop rescue elephants or doing a horse-back trail ride.

Culture leisure

Culture & Leisure

Your volunteer experience will allow you to immerse yourself in a new cultural environment. Around Gweru 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. Your free time could also seeing you visiting the stables to prepare for a horse ride in the reserve, or riding on elephant back by the light of the full moon.

Adventure trips

Adventure Trips

Opportunities to indulge in adventure in Zimbabwe are endless. Take a trip to the Victoria Falls and view this magnificent site of cascading waters. While you are there you can bungee jump, river-raft, zip-line, take a Zambezi Safari cruise, abseil and much more! Sometimes, and depending on demand, we also run a day trip to Motopos to go Rhino Trekking where you will spend the entire day learning about the bush and spotting rhinos in their natural habitat. 

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About Antelope Park

About antelope park

About the Destination

Set in over 3000 acres of open savannah grassland, Antelope Park is a private game reserve and a serene haven, welcoming guests and volunteers alike. Your volunteer accommodation is on site and has a volunteer lounge where meetings and fun evening events or activities take place. There is a coffee shop with yummy treats and a variety of curios for some last minute shopping. You can enjoy lazy evenings having a local beer at the high deck bar area which has stunning views overlooking the water.

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. Residing 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 abundance of wildlife in the Park. During the evening, an exclusive Night Encounter offers you an amazing, close up experience of lions hunting in their natural environment.

This volunteer project definitely offers you the best of both worlds as you volunteer with children abroad and volunteer with communities, yet at the same time experience the beauty of the African bush and all the delightful surprises it will reveal to you along the way.

Back to Top

Feedback from our volunteers

Siren Boden - Norway

I loved the fact that I was able to do work with both the kids and the lions while I was at Antelope Park. Visiting the second and more needy orphanage was the thing that made the most impression on me. It was hard to see their reality, but comforting to know that they will get the help they need from now on. I am lucky to have everything I need and being able to buy what I want.

It was really hard seeing the kids at the orphanage and realizing that they still smile even though they own nothing and live on one meal a day. I have realized that it is the small things in life that matters and I love the fact that I felt so welcome in Zimbabwe. I loved my stay and will definitely go back!!

Denali Blumert, USA

I feel so lucky to have been able to experience Zimbabwe. The people I met and the students I taught have shaped me and hopefully I have contributed to shaping them. It is clear that there is so much happiness and beauty in a place that the rest of the world views as simply a poverty stricken country. 

Linda Schmidt

The experience that we had in Zimbabwe was amazing. I will go back there without a second thought. The thing that touched me the most there was the spirit that these people have

Melissa Irwin

It is better to see the world as a world, and not just as my own country and environment. I will live life differently in positive ways. Serving orphans is a wonderful initiative.

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Brochures

Project Brochure

Accommodation Upgrades

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Community Teaching & Street Children Support 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

Enrich the lives of orphaned and underprivileged children as you immerse yourself in local Zimbabwean culture through direct engagement with the community. Care for, educate and inspire vulnerable children and experience a new sense of appreciation unfold in your own life.

044
  • Join African Impact and enrich the lives of disadvantaged children in impoverished communities

  • Offer teaching assistance and mentoring for students who need special attention

  • Facilitate book club, sports, arts & crafts, singing & dancing and other extracurricular activities

  • Serve as a role model for disadvantaged street children by offering care, guidance and support

  • Assist a horse therapy session for children with disabilities to promote physical and emotional growth

  • Teach the youth of Zimbabwe our Conservation Education Curriculum - the first of its kind!

  • Get to know the African bush on overnight horseback safaris - camping under the stars!

  • Help care for our 4 rescued elephants and go on lion walks as part of our lion conservation project

  • Explore optional excursions to see more of 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 on a houseboat in 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 Teaching & Education Child and Orphan Care
Destination Destination
Zimbabwe
Priced From Priced From
£ 842| € 1095| US$ 1540| AU$ 1852|
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 week 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

 

Project start dates for 2017 will be every other Monday: 2, 16 & 30 January | 13 & 27 February | 13 & 27 March | 10 & 24 April | 8 & 22 May 5 & 19 June | 3, 17 & 31 July | 14 & 28 August | 11 & 25 September | 9 & 23 October | 6 & 20 November | 4 & 18 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

Orphan care

Street Children Support

As well as offering teaching assistance, you will also be involved in supporting, caring for and enriching the lives of street children who face the constant struggle of living on the streets every day. You will organise learning, games, and sports activities and cook for them at our drop-in centre - offering vital social support to these at-risk children.

Teaching assistance

Teaching Assistance

Volunteers offer vital support to overburdened teachers as well as providing essential academic assistance to students by giving personalized attention - vital for the children’s development. Your engagement with the students will impart necessary life-skills that most of these students are deprived of. This is a hands-on opportunity for volunteers to become an integral part of the teaching and learning process in Zimbabwe. 

Conservation education

Conservation Education

You will play an essential role byassisting and educating children and local communities to better understand the advantages of living alongside and conserving local wildlife habitats and ecosystems. Inspiring children to grow up as conservationists is an integral part of preserving the African Lion, and other wildlife, for future generations.

Horse therapy

Horse Therapy

You will be actively involved with a local school for children with disabilities, where we have developed our own horse therapy sessions here at Antelope Park in conjunction with our stables team to promote physical, occupational and emotional growth. You do not need experience with horses, just the passion to enrich these kids’ lives!  

Lion conservation

Lion Conservation

If you are on the combo project, your weekend will see you doing volunteer work with animals where you will experience extremely close encounters with the African lions in the worlds only Lion Release Programme.

You will make toys from natural materials for the lion cubs as part of behavioural enrichment to stimulate their predatory and sensory behaviours as well as walking alongside lions as the young cubs learn to stalk their prey. You will also get the opportunity to take vital research data on our release pride who are due to be released into a suitable National Park for the first time ever! 

Conservation education classes in the community are an essential part of the project in preserving the future of the African lion.

Back to Top

Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Volunteer activities

Volunteer Activities

As volunteers you will enjoy many fun activities together such as movie nights, bonfire nights, fundraising events such as African Culture nights, trivia/quiz nights, volleyball and football. Antelope Park is an African playground for travelers and offers, canoeing, sundowners overlooking the river, horse riding activities, elephant interactions and even camping out under the stars on overnight horseback safaris!

Wildlife

Wildlife

There is a wealth of wildlife for you to explore during your off time. Besides going on a safari, you can get a little closer to the animals by walking with lions, riding atop rescue elephants or doing a horse-back trail ride.

Culture leisure

Culture & Leisure

Your volunteer experience will allow you to immerse yourself in a new cultural environment. Around Gweru 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. Your free time could also seeing you visiting the stables to prepare for a horse ride in the reserve, or riding on elephant back by the light of the full moon.

Adventure trips

Adventure Trips

Opportunities to indulge in adventure in Zimbabwe are endless. Take a trip to the Victoria Falls and view this magnificent site of cascading waters. While you are there you can bungee jump, river-raft, zip-line, take a Zambezi Safari cruise, abseil and much more! Sometimes, and depending on demand, we also run a day trip to Motopos to go Rhino Trekking where you will spend the entire day learning about the bush and spotting rhinos in their natural habitat. 

Back to Top

About Antelope Park

About antelope park

About the Destination

Set in over 3000 acres of open savannah grassland, Antelope Park is a private game reserve and a serene haven, welcoming guests and volunteers alike. Your volunteer accommodation is on site and has a volunteer lounge where meetings and fun evening events or activities take place. There is a coffee shop with yummy treats and a variety of curios for some last minute shopping. You can enjoy lazy evenings having a local beer at the high deck bar area which has stunning views overlooking the water.

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. Residing 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 abundance of wildlife in the Park. During the evening, an exclusive Night Encounter offers you an amazing, close up experience of lions hunting in their natural environment.

This volunteer project definitely offers you the best of both worlds as you volunteer with children abroad and volunteer with communities, yet at the same time experience the beauty of the African bush and all the delightful surprises it will reveal to you along the way.

Back to Top

Feedback from our volunteers

Siren Boden - Norway

I loved the fact that I was able to do work with both the kids and the lions while I was at Antelope Park. Visiting the second and more needy orphanage was the thing that made the most impression on me. It was hard to see their reality, but comforting to know that they will get the help they need from now on. I am lucky to have everything I need and being able to buy what I want.

It was really hard seeing the kids at the orphanage and realizing that they still smile even though they own nothing and live on one meal a day. I have realized that it is the small things in life that matters and I love the fact that I felt so welcome in Zimbabwe. I loved my stay and will definitely go back!!

Denali Blumert, USA

I feel so lucky to have been able to experience Zimbabwe. The people I met and the students I taught have shaped me and hopefully I have contributed to shaping them. It is clear that there is so much happiness and beauty in a place that the rest of the world views as simply a poverty stricken country. 

Linda Schmidt

The experience that we had in Zimbabwe was amazing. I will go back there without a second thought. The thing that touched me the most there was the spirit that these people have

Melissa Irwin

It is better to see the world as a world, and not just as my own country and environment. I will live life differently in positive ways. Serving orphans is a wonderful initiative.

Back to Top

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Project Brochure

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