Hands-On Lion Conservation, Antelope Park

The only program of it’s kind in Africa. Travel to the heart of the Zimbabwean bush where you will work on a unique project to protect the future of Africa’s lions. Become a member of the pride as you walk alongside the majestic cats, learning about lion behaviour and carrying out key research activities.

AS A VOLUNTEER, YOU'LL GET TO:

  • Participate in a volunteer project named as one of GoAbroad.com’s Top Rated Volunteer Programs 2016!
  • Enjoy hands-on work and extremely close encounters with African lions
  • Become part of the pride as you walk alongside lions in the African bush and witness them in their natural habitat playing and stalking prey
  • Witness a ‘night encounter,’ lions hunting after dark – a once in a life time opportunity!
  • 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, going rhino trekking in Matopos National Park, or taking a day trip to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins – a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
  • Make friends for life with other international volunteers along the way!

Volunteer Reviews

“It was very interesting and fun to come here and work with the lions, and of course to get to know lots of new people. I really liked it and all the staff members were very nice and friendly. I stayed for two weeks and it was definitely too short so if i get the chance to come back I wouldn’t even hesitate a minute. Antelope park is an amazing place with amazing people!” Elise Bohman, Sweden

“The way all the guides treat and love the animals is great. I got to know during that time that material things influence me way too much. If you have nice people around you at a wonderful place, with amazing animals you do not need this. And it´s great to see if you spend a holiday like this, that you have a good time and you can help in a very good way at the same time.” Simone Diez, Germany

Dates & Rates

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
  • Laundry
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
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.

About the Destination

There is something very special about waking up to the distant sounds of lions roaring and falling asleep to the sounds of African Wildlife all around you. Set in over 3,000 acres of open savannah grassland, Antelope Park is where you will be based during your work and volunteer experience. The setting provides you with opportunities to ride through the wilderness on horseback, view the abundance of wildlife in the park or canoe on the scenic lake.

Accommodations are a mixture of comfortable twin or quad thatched rooms at the main reserve camp with clean shower and toilet facilities located adjacent to the sleeping area. Antelope Park also caters to visiting guests and you can choose to upgrade your accommodation to a river tent or lodge at extra cost.

Volunteers have the opportunity to use the guest facilities which include the beautiful swimming pool beside the river, canoes, sundowner deck and bar/coffee shop.

All your meals, unless you happen to take a packed breakfast into the park on a long lion walk, will be served at the main camp and are guaranteed to leave you feeling nourished and happy!

Your stay at Antelope Park during your volunteer work with animals, will not only leave you with memories that will last a lifetime, but also with the knowledge that you have personally contributed to the survival of the African Lion.

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