Volunteer in Africa.
Create lasting change.

At African Impact, we create life-changing responsible travel experiences. 

African Impact are leaders in the volunteer travel industry in Africa and experts in responsible volunteering, gap year programs, study abroad service learning and internships in Africa. Come and join our passionate teams and experience projects built, grown and developed hand-in-hand with local African communities since 2004.

Travel abroad to Africa, a place that connects cultures, mindsets and ideas. Volunteer in Africa, a continent that leaves us all inspired, able to do more, discover more and most of all to know that we can make a real impact in Africa.

featured projects

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    From US$2,460US$6,075

    Join our field guides and wildlife conservation research team in the most beautiful game reserves in the Greater Kruger Area […]

    Greater Kruger Area, South Africa
    Every second Sunday
    Impact: Wildlife Conservation
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    From US$2,695US$7,075

    Join our team on the edge of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya for a rare chance to conduct […]

    Maasai Mara, Kenya
    Every second Monday
    Impact: Wildlife Conservation
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    From US$1,295US$4,415

    Join the African Impact team at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls, and work alongside […]

    Livingstone, Zambia
    Every Monday
    Impact: Teaching


South Africa is African Impact’s home, and is consistently rated one of the top travel destinations in the world. Watch the sunrise from the top of a mountain, catch a wave in the ocean and spot an elephant roaming at dusk all in the same day! As an African Impact volunteer in South Africa, you will directly focus on the sustainable development of local communities or conserving the country’s precious wildlife.


Zanzibar is a unique island just off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa that is famous for its rugged island culture, fascinating history, and mesmerizing beaches. It is a place where the air is fragrant with the smell of spices and the tropical beaches will take your breath away.


Livingstone in Zambia is a beautiful, rural town that many call “the real Africa.” Just a stone’s throw away from one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World – Victoria Falls – Livingstone is the ultimate playground for those who love adventure sports, wildlife and the great outdoors.

How Umoya Khulula Wildlife Centre Became a Reality

Our Wildlife Rehabilitation: Rescue and Release volunteer project is situated at Umoya Khulula Wildlife Centre in a small town called […]

Volunteer in Africa: 5 Unforgettable Gap Year Ideas for 2022

Gap Year Goals: See the World, Have Fun, Make a Difference. If you’ve recently finished school and are contemplating what […]

Q&A with a Wildlife Photography Volunteer in the Greater Kruger Area

We recently checked in with Noelle Hamoen, one of our incredible wildlife photography volunteers who joined us in the Greater […]


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