Known as the Adventure Capital of Africa, Victoria Falls promises an exciting journey in work and play. You’ll stay at the Outpost Lodge, a private property for volunteers and staff, complete with a great dining area, pool and indoor and outdoor living spaces. Victoria Falls is a safe town with the most remarkable sunrises and sunsets, where you might catch a glimpse of wildlife even amongst the town's streets.
The national parks here are some of the best in Africa, and wildlife is easily spotted roaming around. The misty spray of the Falls creates a permanent drizzle and waters the surrounding vegetation, often forming beautiful rainbows. The Zambezi River is home to crocodiles, hippos, and diverse bird life and draws many animals, like elephants, to drink from its banks.
With so many activities and projects on offer, Victoria Falls is the perfect location for gap-year programs, university volunteering, high school programs and working holidays. You will learn about local cultures and traditions, history and even how to talk a little of the local language - Ndebele! People are incredibly friendly and hospitable and love to welcome you in sharing the beauty of their surroundings.You will never run out of things to learn, adventures to experience, people to help or animals to see, and the impact it will have on your life will be priceless.
Volunteer work in Africa, whether you are a student volunteering, on a gap year program or taking a volunteer working holiday, will change your life. You will return home with a renewed sense of peace, and a little piece stamped inside your heart.