Testimonials

Testament to the outstanding service and camaraderie at the Nakavango Volunteer Centre, see inscribed notes of thanks from volunteers on the white washed walls of the verandah in permanent marker leaving little doubt that their experiences are second to none and beyond expectations.

“This was the most amazing and most rewarding thing I have ever done. The staff and the people I met were awesome.”
Rex
New Zealand, March 2019

“I was there for 3 weeks and I was definitely not ready to leave. It was the most rewarding and life-changing trip I have ever been on. I think from now on when I travel it needs to be in this way. Volunteering and traveling with a purpose. Thank you.”
Sara
Canada, March 2019

“What a lovely experience! I truly enjoyed my time at Nakavango and loved every minute of it! I look back on the memories that I had with a smile on my face but also with a slight heartache, knowing that I’m no longer there. Four weeks wasn’t enough!”
Kim
America, February 2019

“Loved this program! I learned and saw so much, and working on the different projects made me really feel like I was making a difference. The accommodation, food, staff, and fellow volunteers were all amazing.”
Courtney
America, August 2018

“It was a life changing experience, I learned a lot from the people I met and got to see different realities and other perspectives! It is an experience everyone should have at least once in their lifetime.”
Maria
Mexico, August 2018

“This is the best thing I have ever done. The accommodations were even better than expected, the team was very well-educated and excited to share their knowledge with the other volunteers, and the wildlife was even more beautiful and amazing than I had hoped. A piece of my heart will always be there, it became a home away from home. I cannot wait to go back to Nakavango! I got back home less than 24 hours ago and I’m already looking at plane tickets to go back!”
Julianne
America, May 2018

“What an awe inspiring 2 weeks at Nakavango surrounded by beautiful land, majestic creatures and inspirational people. Will never forget hearing the lion, jumping in the jeep, and FINDING her! Dean is amazing. Unforgettable experiences. Thank You.”
JennyKC
USA, Feb 2017

“Thank you to the whole Nakavango team and my fellow volunteers for two life changing weeks of conservation, education, enthusiasm, kindness, laughter and friendship. This isn’t the end, it’s just the beginning!”
Katie
UK, 2017

“I came to help you ended up helping me I will always remember the warmth of our Nakavango family. Special, amazing, incredible, doesn’t begin to express what you provided to the lucky people who share your world. Each day became better. The experiences are too numerous to mention. I have taken over 7500 photographs in 4 short weeks yet you have given me a lifetime of the most joyful memories. Nakavango is my home! The most beautiful somewhere in the middle of nowhere”
Howie
FLA, USA

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Words can’t describe how amazing it was. Many thanks to the adorable volunteers, Staff (especially Davison for the best birthday cake) Justine, Dean, Ian and Damian. You’re doing a great job and made my trip unforgettable and most wonderful experience in my life. Couldn’t think of a better volunteer project! It’s not goodbye, it’s see you later”
Nathalie
Germany

“Firstly, I would like to say I don’t think I’ve ever shovelled so hard in my life. It’s been an amazingly hilarious dirty and unforgettable experience and I have loved every single second of it. I’ll miss the family we’ve built and group naps in the A/C pool parties, drinking nights. Nakavango and especially Jarrod. Damian don’t snorkel too hard, Dean I didn’t die (HA!) and I’ll miss the banter. Justine, thank you for being the amazing person that you are. Ian thanks for the long talks and for teaching me so much. Lastly if I had my dog I could live here. Thank you Nakavango for the adventure of a life time.”
Steph
Australia, Feb 2017

“What an incredible experience! Thank you Justine Dean Damian & Ian and the rest of the team! You all have been so amazing & knowledgeable, I can’t wait to go home and educate my friends and family. So thankful to have had this chance to push myself physically and mentally all while meeting strangers who turned into Family love you all and see you soon”
Lindsey
Chicago, USA, Jan / Feb 2017

“Two weeks with 17 of the most selfless, inspiring and kickass people I have ever met. From strangers to family, thank you for making the hardest work of my life the most incredible. There is no one I’d rather go knee deep in Rhino shit with. Endless love for this cause, this reservation and the people who make it happen Tatenda, Ngiyabanga THANK YOU NAKAVANGO”
Sara
New York USA JAN 2017