As an organization who has proudly worked with orphaned children across Africa for over a decade, the African Impact team feel a responsibility to respond to the growing criticism of volunteer travel that has been pushed to the forefront by recent comments from author and philanthropist, J.K. Rowling. We wish to bring balance to a debate that questions the role of volunteer tourism in childcare and push to end the common generalization of the international volunteer sector.
African World Heritage Day is an occasion to celebrate the exceptional cultural and natural heritage of the African continent. Being an African-born organization, we thought it’d be a perfect time to share 10 of the most incredible World Heritage Sites in Africa.
Nothing lures in animal lovers, tourists, travelers and adventurers to South Africa quite like the “Big 5”. Have you ever heard of the ‘little five’, the ‘botany five’, the ‘ugly five’ and the ‘secretive seven’ or the ‘big 6 birds’?
Whether you are volunteering for 10 days, 1 month or more, you will have an unforgettable experience. You’ll get to know another culture, live new adventures and meet amazing people!
It’s time to put the tropical island of Zanzibar – just off the coast of Tanzania – on your travel bucket list for 2018. Why should you take our word for it? Well, we’ve been running volunteer projects here for over 10 years and during this time have come up with our Top 10 Reasons to Visit Zanzibar.
Are you in this predicament right now? Is your son or daughter about to embark on the trip of a lifetime? Are you putting on a brave face whilst actually quaking inside at the very thought of your offspring setting off without you?