The Ultimate Volunteering Adventure, Zambia - African Impact

The Ultimate Volunteering Adventure, Zambia

Discover the real Zambia by volunteering in the amazing town of Livingstone on this 2 week expedition. A stone’s throw from the mighty Victoria Falls, this project offers the opportunity to not only make a lasting impact in the local community, but to immerse yourself in the rich cultural and wildlife heritage of this incredible part of Africa. Walking Rhino Safaris and Village Tours are just some of the adventures awaiting our intrepid volunteers. So join us in Zambia and make a real difference through our Eco Build, Sports and After-School programs while experiencing Africa as very few visitors ever do.


  • Help us create Eco-Build projects – a new environmentally conscious approach to building with plastic bottles and litter
  • Bring sports and games to children with hands-on games, creative arts and team sports
  • Help keep children off the streets by providing a safe and supportive environment at after-school clubs
  • Enjoy your evenings in vibrant Livingstone with its mix of bars, coffee shops and restaurants
  • Don’t forget, this is the adventure capital of Africa with high adrenalin white-water rafting, gorge swings, bungee jumps and famous Victoria Falls just down the road
  • Go on a walking safari in Mosi O Tunya National Park where you will get up close and personal with the endangered white rhino
  • Be invited by Chief Makuni to his village, home to the Leya people, where a member of the village will take you around and show you how huts are built and decorated while you meet local residents
  • Go on a cycle tour to visit local villages – just watch out for wandering elephants!


Livingstone, Zambia is a beautiful, rural town just a stone’s throw away from one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – Victoria Falls. Livingstone is the ultimate playground for those who love adventure sports, wildlife and the great outdoors. Whether you bungee jump, swim in ‘Devil’s Pool’, feed some crocodiles, whitewater raft down the Zambezi or just enjoy a breath-taking sunset, you will experience things that only Livingstone can offer.

As a volunteer, you will be fully immersed in the community every day but will be based in a private volunteer house within the popular and welcoming Livingstone Backpackers. You will have access to a lovely swimming pool, hot tub, lounge and bar area and if that wasn’t enough, a full climbing wall as well. Your accommodation is a 5-minute walk away from Livingstone’s town center, which has many stores and a great selection of bars and restaurants.

Aside from being the ‘Adventure Capital’ of Africa, Livingstone is also an amazing place to spot wildlife, as there are many national parks where you can observe lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, elephant and giraffes and often, we spot some of these animals along the road on our way to project. Whether you’re volunteering abroad to gain work experience during your gap year, looking to take a career break or just want a new challenge, Livingstone is the place to be.

The Finer Details

Prices include:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • 14-nights’ accommodation at the African Impact wing of Livingstone Backpackers
  • 3 Meals a day (weekdays only)
  • Walking safari, village tours, and cycle tour
  • Volunteer project fee, which covers all training and resources needed to make an impact
  • All transport and transfers
  • 24-hour support throughout from our staff team on the ground (while volunteering) and our Destination Specialists
Prices exclude:
  • Airfare to and from Livingstone
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Any additional activities/excursions
  • Souvenirs, snacks, soft drinks or gifts
Why do an expedition with us?

We believe that when you travel, there should be no compromises. Even if you are limited on time you should be able to explore while still doing some good in the world. This is what we do. In fact, we are the experts in Africa. We create volunteer travel experiences that change lives (and not just your own).

Named the Top Volunteer Abroad Organization in 2017, we are expanding our extremely popular Expedition Programs that take you #BeyondVolunteering. They are not your average tourist holidays; they are the ultimate way to see, do and achieve as much as possible in a short space of time. Join our team of passionate staff on the ground for a week or two of volunteering with local communities or wildlife, with a whole host of adventure activities thrown in for good measure. We think they are the ultimate way to discover some of Africa’s most iconic destinations.

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