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We are leaders in volunteer travel, helping to create lasting change

Since 2004, African Impact has delivered life-changing and responsible volunteer and internship programs across Africa. We are award winning experts who live and breathe everything Africa. Our projects are developed and grown hand-in-hand with local communities, so join us and be part of something good!

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SPRING SPECIALS

Spring is on the horizon and it is the perfect time of year to discover Africa!

Greater Kruger Area, South Africa
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Impact: Wildlife Conservation
Join African Impact and volunteer on a wildlife conservation project in South Africa! Protect the African big 5 from threats such as poaching and habitat loss.

$3,555 – $8,555

Zanzibar
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Impact: Marine Conservation
Live the tropical island dream whilst helping conduct dolphin research and carrying out coral reef surveys – a chance to make a lasting impact on the survival of a fragile

$2,970 – $7,200

Zanzibar
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Impact: Teaching
Live the tropical island dream while teaching children at local schools, teaching adult English classes, and use your skills to contribute to community development in Zanzibar.

$2,420 – $5,615

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Volunteer Destinations

African Impact offers exciting and diverse volunteer and internship programs in 6 different destinations in Africa, each with their own impact areas.

10 Program(s) in
 South Africa
This part of Africa offers the perfect balance of stunning nature, incredible landmarks, fascinating history, and so much more. There’s a reason this incredible country is consistently rated as one of the top travel destinations in the world!
11 Program(s) in
 Zambia
With one third of the country made up of national parks as well as being home to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Zambia holds everything that there is to love about Africa. This unique landlocked country is big, it’s bold and full of incredible wildlife.
3 Program(s) in
 Zanzibar
This tropical island paradise, located just off the coast of Tanzania, boasts palm tree-lined beaches, crystal clear waters teeming with marine life, and a unique blend of cultures. And don’t forget the white sand beaches you’ll see everyday.
3 Program(s) in
 Kenya
This East African country is a favorite travel destination for many travelers – with world-renowned sites like the Maasai Mara Game Reserve on your doorstep, you can see why! And we believe, It has some of the best wildlife viewing on the continent.
3 Program(s) in
 Mozambique
Think endless white sandbanks, crystal clear turquoise waters and breathtaking marine life. Home to some of the world’s finest beaches, stretching along the coast of the characteristically warm Indian Ocean, Mozambique is like no other.
2 Program(s) in
 Zimbabwe
A beautiful setting that boasts an abundance of diverse wildlife and varied landscape – ranging from vast grassy savannas to tropical forests. This is the place to be if you are interested in the conservation of Black Rhinos!

Why African Impact?

WE LIVE AND BREATHE AFRICA

Volunteering and interning in Africa is what we do, it’s in our DNA. We’ve built our very own projects – hand-in-hand with local communities – since 2004!

WE ARE ABOUT REAL, MEASURABLE CHANGE

Truly understanding the impact of our projects – and your contribution – is the only way to justify bringing you here and what makes us industry leaders. 

WE ARE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY

It’s our responsibility to ensure that every aspect of your experience is incredible – we really care about that.

Explore projects by Impact

Deep dive into our Impact areas, each designed hand in hand with the communities

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Teaching & Childcare

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Medical and Healthcare

Sports Coaching

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Gender Equality

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Wildlife Conservation

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Marine Conservation

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Animal Care and Veterinary

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Wildlife Photography

Environmental Sustainability

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Volunteer Reviews & Testimonials

We love our projects, but it is always more powerful to hear it from others. Here is what our volunteers have to say about us

AFRICAN IMPACT REVIEWS

Hear what past participants have to say on GoAbroad about African Impact programs.

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TEFL Course
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Latest blog posts

View our latest blog posts about volunteering in Africa. View all posts.

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