Volunteer in Zimbabwe

If you want to volunteer in Zimbabwe, The Great Projects can help. We have a choice of projects that you can volunteer on where you will make an important difference to Zimbabwe conservation efforts, while at the same time having an experience that you will cherish for the rest of your life.

Our projects are all located in the diverse and beautiful Victoria Falls region of Zimbabwe. You can follow in the footsteps of the explorer David Livingstone in the Victoria Falls Conservation Experience, or work with elephants in the Elephant Relocation in Victoria Falls project. Both are vital and amazing experiences.

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Zimbabwe is home to 10 National Parks, 9 recreational parks, 4 botanical gardens, 4 safari areas and 3 sanctuaries, and collectively these are called the “Wildlife Estate.” Here is where the vast majority of the wildlife in Zimbabwe lives, and with the estate covering 12.5% of the country’s land mass, the animals have plenty of space to roam. Within the estate you may be able to spot the “Big 5” which is:

  • Elephant
  • Leopard
  • Lion
  • Rhino
  • Buffalo

However it is not only the Big 5 which are roaming the Zimbabwean wilderness as you should also keep your eyes peeled for antelopes, zebras, and giraffes amongst many other animals. The only question is now is in which park should you start your animal adventure?


It is believed that San Bushmen were the first inhabitants of the land which is now known as Zimbabwe, and they were soon joined by Bantu speaking people who migrated from the north. This mixture of cultures influenced the Zimbabwe we know today. Zimbabwe has a longstanding culture of art, food, and dance, so here are some of the key things you need to know!

  • Traditional arts include pottery, basketry, textiles, jewellery, and carving, and Zimbabwean art is known as some of the best-constructed in the whole continent.
  • Like many African countries, Zimbabweans depend on staple foods so you can expect to try out a “Mealie meal” consisting of a type of porridge when out there. Don’t worry though, it is delicious!
  • In Zimbabwe dance is very important both religiously and when simply having fun, so be prepared to show off your moves when visiting!

You’ll definitely have fun learning all about the culture!

Popular Destinations

There is a lot to see in Zimbabwe. This vibrant and exciting country provides you with the chance to lose yourself in breath-taking landscapes, witness some of the most well-known animals in the wild, and take a look at incredible artwork from some of Africa’s most renowned artists. Some Zimbabwe Highlights include:

  • Victoria Falls – Famous the world over, Victoria Falls is a spectacular sight that should be very near the top of your bucket list! It is almost guaranteed to take your breath away.
  • The Balancing Rocks – The famous balancing rocks are a geological feature which seems to defy gravity so it is well worth a look if you are passing by!
  • Victoria Falls National Park – This is one of the best locations in the world to see the Big 5 and should not be missed!

Why are you still here reading this? Go and visit Zimbabwe now!

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UK Office
The Great Traveller Ltd,
3 Dairy Yard
Star Street
Ware, Hertfordshire
SG12 9BX
United Kingdom
Opening hours: 9am–5pm

T: +44(0) 208 885 4987

Australian Office
The Great Projects,
39 Cairngorm Street,
Carrara, 4211

T: +61(0) 755020457