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ESTABLISHED IN 2004   |   Voted Best Volunteer Abroad Company for the 4th year in a row

Volunteer in Africa.
Create lasting change.

At African Impact, we create life-changing responsible travel experiences. 

African Impact are leaders in the volunteer travel industry in Africa and experts in responsible volunteering, gap year programs, study abroad service learning and internships in Africa. Come and join our passionate teams and experience projects built, grown and developed hand-in-hand with local African communities since 2004.

Travel abroad to Africa, a place that connects cultures, mindsets and ideas. Volunteer in Africa, a continent that leaves us all inspired, able to do more, discover more and most of all to know that we can make a real impact in Africa.

featured projects

Big Cat Wildlife & Research Conservation

This project offers you the unique opportunity to conduct wildlife research on 3 of Africa’s most iconic big cats – lions, leopards, and cheetahs. Join our team on the edge of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

Maasai Mara, Kenya

2 – 12 weeks

Wildlife Conservation

Teaching & Community Development

Travel to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls, and have the opportunity to work alongside local teachers in rural primary schools. Give individual attention to children who really need it, whilst gaining some valuable teaching experience abroad. 

Livingstone, Zambia

10 days - 12 weeks

Teaching

Wildlife Rehabilitation: Rescue & Release

Join our rescue and release team at a wildlife rehabilitation center in the Greater Kruger Area, where we care for rescued, injured, and lost wildlife. You will help care for and rehabilitate these animals, with the goal of releasing them back where they belong. 

Greater Kruger Area, South Africa

2 - 12 weeks

Animal Care

SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa is African Impact’s home, and is consistently rated one of the top travel destinations in the world. Watch the sunrise from the top of a mountain, catch a wave in the ocean and spot an elephant roaming at dusk all in the same day! As an African Impact volunteer in South Africa, you will directly focus on the sustainable development of local communities or conserving the country’s precious wildlife.

ZANZIBAR

Zanzibar is a unique island just off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa that is famous for its rugged island culture, fascinating history, and mesmerizing beaches. It is a place where the air is fragrant with the smell of spices and the tropical beaches will take your breath away.

ZAMBIA

Livingstone in Zambia is a beautiful, rural town that many call “the real Africa.” Just a stone’s throw away from one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World – Victoria Falls – Livingstone is the ultimate playground for those who love adventure sports, wildlife and the great outdoors.

Volunteer Stories: A Teen Volunteer in South Africa

When I arrived at iLanga Lodge on Tuesday I honestly had no clue what to expect – only the vague idea that I and some others would be volunteering in education.

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Packing for a Photo Safari (Part 1): The Camera Essentials

Sophie Brown, one of our wildlife photographers in the Greater Kruger, shares her advice on what you should pack for a photo safari in Africa.

My Service Trip to Africa as a 63 Year Old Professor

Sheila, a 63-year-old tenured professor in education from New York City talks about her spontaneous service trip to Tanzania and its impact on her.

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