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Volunteer in Zimbabwe

Volunteer in Zimbabwe

Volunteer in Zimbabwe to experience the wild heart of Africa at its most magnificent.

Zimbabwe is home to Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, attracting hundreds of thousands of travelers and tourists each year. One of the largest and most spectacular waterfalls on Earth, the sight of the Zambezi River plunging into a 350 foot gorge is reason enough to visit Zimbabwe – and this is just one of four World Heritage sites the region has to offer. Zimbabwe’s stunning national parks, fascinating ancient ruins, unspoiled wilderness and abundant wildlife make it the perfect destination for volunteers who appreciate natural beauty or thrill-seekers who wish to take advantage of the bungee jumping, white-water rafting and numerous other outdoor adventures available in this area.

Zimbabwe is an ideal location for animal lovers. Hwange National Park has one of the highest animal diversities of any national park on the planet and is one of many Zimbabwean hotspots for encountering the ‘big five’ – lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and buffalo. Sadly the ‘big five’ are so called in reference to the challenge they pose to game hunters and this trophy chasing poses a huge threat to these beautiful beasts and has pushed the black rhino close to extinction. As a volunteer, you could play a crucial role in protecting the remaining populations before they are lost forever.

Whilst Zimbabwe boasts high-end, luxury accommodation to offer tourists, living conditions in rural Zimbabwe particularly are very basic and the whole country suffers from inadequate healthcare. Volunteers have an opportunity to support community development and to spread awareness about HIV and other STD’s which are extremely common in Zimbabwe – education really can save lives. Living amongst the local people you will experience the true spirit of Zimbabwe, which is evident in their rich culture of arts, music and dance.

With stunning scenery, majestic beasts and a whole lot of soul, Zimbabwe is sure to capture your heart and take your breath away.

Volunteer programs in Zimbabwe