VOLUNTEERING & CONSERVATION

Nakavango Conservation Programme (NCP)

Our volunteer programme integrates education, conservation, and welfare to preserve Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve and help uplift the local community.

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 green operations.

Accommodated at the centre, volunteers enjoy morning and evening game drives to and from daily work activities, and return for lunches and dinners together. Weekends are spent at leisure, and the centre includes an outdoor entertainment area, with a pool. Volunteers are also encouraged to explore the area, braving adrenaline-fueled activities and experiencing humbling cultural interactions.

The programme runs throughout the year and inductions take place on the first and third Mondays of every month. New volunteers are always being welcomed into the fold and become a tight-knit crew, bonded by their shared love of environmentalism and humanitarianism. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods between two and 12 weeks ­– though many wish never to leave!

Why do you want to volunteer? To help the environment, or people, or enrich your own life? You will do that here. To be close to and see countless wild animals? You will do that here. To meet new people from all over the world? You will do that here. Do you want a mind- and soul-altering experience? If you allow it, you will get that here. – Emily Barney, former NCP volunteer and current Peace Corps. Tanzania agriculture volunteer.

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