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.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the program. The perfect combination of work, downtime and information. Everyone was friendly, happy and fun to be around. The food was great and I appreciated the fact they made special preparations for those of us that have dietary issues. Some of the work was very physical, but again the youngsters dug in and I did what I could. I am very glad to have been a part of the conservation program. It certainly has opened my eyes to the problems and hardships of your country. Learn from the experience. You’ll only get out of it what you put into it. Work, learn and enjoy!”
America, July 2019

“Volunteering in Victoria Falls has been absolutely amazing! I have learned so much about the people of Zimbabwe and so much about the animals here that 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.”
America, June 2019

“Justine runs a tight ship, Dean is an amazing and entertaining host, Ian is an encyclopedia of knowledge, the staff were all very helpful and friendly, accommodation was excellent, the food was outstanding, WOW – A truly amazing experience all round!”
South Africa, June 2019

“I have never been happier in my entire life. Victoria Falls will surprise you every second of every day. The sky, the local people, the program, the animals, the other volunteers, the staff/local team, the experience– words really can’t do this experience justice. I have never felt so at home so far from home, and my biggest regret is having to leave. Four weeks wasn’t enough.”
America, June 2019

“It was one of the best experiences of my life!! The people, the location, the activities, the wildlife–this is an opportunity like no other.”
America, May 2019

“This was the most amazing and most rewarding thing I have ever done. The staff and the people I met were awesome.”
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 travelling with a purpose. Thank you.”
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!”
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.”
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.”
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!”
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.”
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!”
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”

“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”

“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.”
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”
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”
New York USA JAN 2017