“Volunteering in Victoria Falls has been absolutely amazing! I have learned so much about the people of Zimbabwe, and about the animals here, that it has completely changed the way I view this country and Africa as a whole. It has truly changed me for the better and I can’t be more thankful for all of the people I have met.” – Emery Herbert, USA
Nakavango gives you the chance to encounter Africa’s iconic wildlife, while actively participating in its conservation.
Through our work, we want to preserve Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve (VFPGR) and develop our nearby Woodlands Village. Our aim is to teach volunteers about the importance of supporting the world’s fragile wildernesses and communities who rely on them.
By giving volunteers a hands-on experience, we hope to inspire their love of this place and its people, while embarking on the adventure of a lifetime!
What is ‘voluntourism’?
‘Voluntourism’ combines travel with leaving a “heartprint” on local spaces and communities. The Nakavango Conservation programme gives visitors the opportunity engage in ‘behind the scenes’ conservation and game reserve management activities, wildlife research, and community development initiatives. In addition to this, you will be perfectly placed to experience Victoria Falls town, the Falls themselves, as well as the mighty Zambezi River.
Read about a day in the life of a volunteer
The Nakavango Experience
Volunteers from around the world are afforded the life-changing experience of getting to know the other side of Africa, the candid Africa. At the same time, they learn about and make personal contributions to: conservation management and research on the reserve, community development projects, and the maintenance of Nakavango Conservation Centre and its sustainable green operations.
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Volunteers are under the mentorship of our passionate nature ambassadors and well taken care of by our dedicated hospitality staff:
– Ian Du Preez, Vitoria Falls Private Game Reserve Manager
– Justine McGregor, Operations Manager
– Dean McGregor, Volunteer Pro Guide
– Hope Kowo, Guide
– Davison Risinamhodzi, Head Chef
– Ndabezinhle Dube and Lisbon Mwanza (Chefs)
– Lemia Sibanda, Noel Ndlovu and Cornelius Mathwasa (Housekeepers)