Victoria Falls Orphan Care and Teaching Project, Zimbabwe
Interact with orphans and local children and be part of making a positive impact on Zimbabwe’s youth. You will also have to opportunity to help the community and the orphanage with their vegetable garden, implemented with the aim of creating sustainable development and helping those living with HIV/AIDS. You will also be introduced to our Lion Rehabilitation Program, and get the opportunity to walk with these amazing creatures! There are opportunities aplenty to enjoy the wide range of adventure activities available around the Falls, which is one of Africa’s adrenaline capitals!
• Make a positive impact in the lives of orphaned and abused children
• Give one and one attention to the children at the orphanage and assist with much needed life skills development
• Get involved with fun sporting activities and teaching assistance at the local school
• Help create sustainable initiatives for the disadvantaged community
• Play a role in the conservation efforts in the Victoria Falls area through conservation education
• Immerse yourself in local Zimbabwean culture
• Make friends for life with international volunteers
On your time off why not take advantage of the multitude of activities available at Victoria Falls itself, Africa’s “adrenaline capital”; there are helicopter or microlight flights over the Falls; bungee jumping; white water rafting; horse rides; elephant rides; game drives; gorge jumps; skydiving; canoeing and a host of other options. There are also day and weekend trips available to neighboring Botswana.
NOTE: These are not included in your volunteering fee, but our coordinators are able to assist you with making the necessary booking arrangements.
Please note that your itineraries may differ from this, depending on your own experience and the number of other volunteers on the placement at the same time, and this is simply to give an example.
Age: min 17 years old.
2 weeks - $1,425
4 weeks - $2,190
6 weeks - $2,845
8 weeks - $3,500
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You will be staying at Adventure lodge, which is situated 1km, a short 10minute walk from the beautiful town of Victoria Falls. The premises have a lovely braai (barbeque) and pool area for you to relax and chill out in on hot summer days! You will be sharing this lovely lodge with your fellow participants. There are 12 twin Rooms which have en suite bathrooms. The dining area is very spacious and there is a lovely restaurant and bar area. There will also be internet access at the lodge. Breakfasts and lunches will be enjoyed out at the Masuwe concession (where our lions are based) and volunteers can relax with a warm dinner back in town at Adventure lodge when you return at the end of the working day.
Arrive into Victoria Falls International Airport where one of our project staff will greet you and transfer you to the volunteer base at Hunters Lodge. We will meet you at the airport!