Volunteer in Zimbabwe
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Responsible volunteering in Zimbabwe
We pride ourselves on being Zimbabwe volunteer and ethical travel specialists. Volunteering in Zimbabwe is a wonderful experience, and the country has a magic which compels people to come back time and time again.
Zimbabwe is home to a rich cultural heritage, wonderful landscapes and some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa. We have a wealth of first-hand knowledge about off-the-beaten-track destinations, a host of local contacts, and a passion for showing Zimbabwe to the world.
Updated November 17th 2020:
On 4th September 2020 the Zimbabwean government announced that Zimbabwe would be open for international tourists from 1st October! This is the news we have been waiting for!
Zimbabwe’s latest Covid-19 statistics:
Total cases – 8,897
Total recovered – 8,164
Deaths – 257
Cases are falling, with less than 40 new daily cases per 100,000 (as at 16th November). The country has managed the pandemic through early and strict lockdown measures, quarantines and restrictions on travel.
Requirements needed for tourists to enter Zimbabwe:
– Negative PCR test (Covid-19) taken in the volunteer’s place of departure – no older than 48 hours on the day and time of departure to Zimbabwe. Note, there is some flexibility on this – please get in touch for more details.
– Itinerary and details of accommodation booked in Zimbabwe
– Completed health questionnaire (provided inflight)
– Completed visa application form (please check your visa requirements prior to travel – most nationalities can arrive into South Africa visa-free)
– Health screening on arrival
– Masks must be worn in all public spaces
British Airways, Ethiopian Airways, Emirates, Rwandair and Kenya Airlines have all resumed flights to Zimbabwe.
For more information please visit the UK Foreign Office website, or the Zimbabwe High Commission in your country of origin.
For the latest updates of countries affected by coronavirus and for any travel restrictions, please visit the following websites:
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Volunteer projects in Zimbabwe
Join a unique conservation programme based on a family-run private conservancy, The project is dedicated to the long-term protection of African wildlife, focusing on the endangered black rhino. Volunteers play a vital role in securing the future of these iconic animals and undertake a combination of rhino and elephant conservation work and community empowerment projects.
Volunteer at Zimbabwe’s only wildlife sanctuary dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of primates, the often-overlooked victims of the human-wildlife conflict. Gain animal care experience with a variety of other wildlife, with one goal in mind – to support vulnerable animals and work towards their eventual safe release.
Volunteer as a Field Assistant in two of Zimbabwe’s most magnificent National Parks. Work alongside dedicated conservation professionals, learn to track and monitor big game and help with infrastructure development and water supply. A unique volunteer opportunity to support the project’s daily operations and experience Zimbabwe’s true wilderness areas as far more than a tourist.
A unique volunteer programme, combining horse riding safaris, anti-poaching patrols and horseback game counts. Live on a family-run wildlife conservancy, dedicated to the long-term protection of the endangered black rhino. Horse riding volunteers contribute to important conservation work around the conservancy and also participate in community engagement projects.
Combine rhino and elephant conservation on a 10,000 acre private conservancy with primate care at Zimbabwe’s only dedicated primate rehabilitation and release facility. Experience daily conservancy life in the heart of Zimbabwe’s bushveld, and volunteer in a small sanctuary focused on animal care and release.
Volunteer in Victoria Falls and support grass-roots community action on a small, focused volunteer programme. Help build strong communities through long term livelihood development, water aid, education and healthcare projects. Support local staff in the delivery of sustainable poverty alleviation solutions to marginalised communities living in a harsh environment.
Combine conservation volunteering with rhinos and elephants on a private conservancy, with community outreach work in marginalised rural communities in Victoria Falls. Through this combination project you will experience two very different regions of Zimbabwe, and learn about the relationship between wildlife conservation and community engagement.
As Zimbabwe specialists, we have developed projects with local organisations that are perfect for families who want to volunteer together. Families will learn about Africa’s most iconic species, including rhinos, elephants and wild dog and participate in useful and safe conservation work. All our wildlife projects include a community element, where children will experience a very different way of life.