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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.

Frequently asked Questions

Africa is the world’s second-largest continent with a rapidly growing population of diverse backgrounds. The continent is fast becoming famous for it’s seven natural wonders reaching from the beautiful Nile River to the awe-inspiring Table Mountain in Cape Town. African Impact offers volunteer programs in the following countries within Africa

  1. Volunteer in South Africa
  2. Volunteer in Kenya
  3. Volunteer in Zambia
  4. Volunteer in Zanzibar
  5. Volunteer in Zimbabwe
  6. Volunteer in Mozambique

These destinations are full of natural wonders and rich cultural heritage. In every African country we work in, we’ve identified the needs of the local communities and together we work towards supporting sustainable development and helping people overcome these challenges.

Once you know which African country you want to volunteer in, you can submit an enquiry and our specialist team of destination managers will be in contact as soon as possible. Alternatively revisit our home page where you can search by volunteer impact, volunteer type and destination.

Yes!!! To join a project, all you need to do is to check that you meet the requirements and apply on our project pages.

There is lower age limit but no maximum age limit, and you can never be too old to volunteer in Africa and support our local communities or help with our conservation efforts.

Zanzibar, off the mainland of Tanzania

Located off the coast of Tanzania, this Indian Ocean island gem offers palm tree lined beaches, crystal clear waters rich with marine wildlife, and a uniquely blended culture. Travel to the iconic World Heritage Site, Stone Town, in Zanzibar City – renowned worldwide for its unique blend of East African, Indian, Arabic and Persian cultural influences. Zanzibar is, simply, a tropical paradise.

South Africa

South Africa provides an immersive cultural experience like you will never experience anywhere else in the world. The country is known for its history, culture and amazing landscapes in the form of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Garden Route, Kruger National Park, and many more. 


Rich in culture, wildlife, and some of Africa’s most iconic natural landmarks, Zambia’s beauty is simply unmatched. Located less than 8 kilometres from the world-renowned Victoria Falls, Livingstone is considered Africa’s adventure capital. It has a community filled with kind locals, unique cultural activities, and endless opportunities for bucket-list experiences.  Zambian culture celebrates a distinctive blend of traditional and modern customs, making for some truly unique forms of art, music and food. 

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