Have you ever dreamed of becoming an animal volunteer in Zimbabwe? As one of Africa’s most-loved destinations, Zimbabwe really does have it all. As well as being known for its vibrant cities and ancient kingdoms, the country is arguably most famous for its incredible natural landscapes, which serve as a stunning backdrop to Zimbabwe’s volunteer projects!
The Great Projects are proud to offer volunteer opportunities to those with the desire to aid Zimbabwe’s conservation efforts while enjoying an unforgettable experience in this most iconic of countries. Follow in the footsteps of famed explorer David Livingstone, taking part in volunteer work on the Victoria Falls Conservation Experience. Thinking of working more closely with nature? Join the Rhino and Elephant Conservation Project, witnessing the legendary ‘Big Five’ in their native homes. However you choose to travel, our volunteer programs in Zimbabwe are sure to be some of the most memorable experiences of your life!
Zimbabwe is home to a wealth of botanical gardens, safari areas, national parks and sanctuaries – collectively, these sites are known as the ‘Wildlife Estate’. The estate is home to a majority of Zimbabwe’s wildlife species, covering a staggering 12.5% of the country’s overall landmass! Keep your eyes peeled for the ‘Big Five’ during your time volunteering in Zimbabwe– elephants, leopards, lions, rhinos, and buffalo can all be found here, among many other exciting species. African wildlife is some of the most iconic on earth, and by aiding conservation work you could help to preserve it. See how you can help on an animal conservation project in Zimbabwe!
Zimbabwe’s cultural history is certainly a rich one, consisting of numerous beliefs and religious ceremonies. The ‘Shona’ people are the country’s largest ethnic group, and they are well-known for their impressive arts and crafts – particularly their stone sculptures, which are revered around the globe.
There are many elements of culture to enjoy in Zimbabwe: alongside arts and crafts, theatre has something of a following, as does song and dance. A universally enjoyable element of culture, however, has to be the sampling of a country’s food – consider trying a ‘Miele-meal’, a kind of porridge-dish. If you eat meat, you could also try ‘sadza’ with ‘boerewors’, a hearty meal of maize and sausage. However, you choose to experience Zimbabwe’s culture – by eating, dancing, or taking part in arts and crafts – you’re sure to have a wonderful time!
There is so much to see in Zimbabwe, but if you wish to see the best of what a country has to offer, this will require some forward planning! Why not add some of the following to your itinerary: