Okavango to Vic Falls Volunteer Adventure
from £1930 GBP
to £3196 GBP
Okavango to Vic Falls Volunteer Adventure
Duration: from 4 Weeks to 12 Weeks
Countries: Botswana, ZambiaThe Okavango Delta to Vic Falls Volunteer Adventure will take you through some of the best that southern Africa has to offer in terms of wildlife, culture and adventure. It takes you through Botswana where you tour the world famous Okavango delta then get involved in some really needy community projects in Maun before traveling through the game rich Chobe National Park ending up at the spectacular Victoria falls for an adventure finale.
What will I do
There are 3 distinct parts to this travel experience each with its own interesting flavor. After your arrival and orientation in Maun you will be joining a camping safari into Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango delta. Here your days will be spent on game drives searching for the incredibly diverse wild life that this world renowned ecosystem has to offer while at night you will be camped out under the African stars, sitting around a crackling campfire listening to tales of the African bush. You may have the option to do an optional extra makoro canoe trip as well. While in Moremi your guide will teach you about the animals and plants of the African savanna and how important it is to protect this beautiful but fragile eco-system.
On return to Maun you will your role will switch to volunteer as you get involved in projects that aim to uplift the lives of vulnerable children. There are large numbers of young children in Botswana who are vulnerable and others whose parents both need to work. These children are the future decision makers of the country and providing a good foundation for their education is key to the future of this important African country. There are a large number of day-care centers with various needs many of whom are seeking volunteer assistance. Your role will be to play your part in assisting these care centers to provide the foundation for the education of these children. You’ll work in direct contact with these children on a daily basis taking care of their basic needs and giving them much needed love, care and guidance.
The final week of your experience is spent on a 7 day tour to Victoria falls following in the footsteps of some of Africa’s great adventurers. After two weeks of hard work in Maun it’ll be time to relax on this safari in search of Africa’s big game. You will end up at Livingstone in Zambia where you can explore the spectacular Victoria falls, go white water rafting on the great Zambezi river or bungi jump into the canyon below the falls. At the end of this adventure if you are booked on the 6 week program, you will be transported back to Maun for two more rewarding weeks of volunteer work.
- All accommodation throughout your programme
- All meals
- Airport pick-up at the start and end of your tour (on scheduled arrival and departure days)
- Orientation upon arrival
- 5 day camping safari into Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango delta
- Full support and daily guidance from the project coordinator in Maun
- Project equipment and materials
- Orientation tour of Maun
- 7 day tour to Victoria falls
- Tour guides for the duration of your tours
- Backup support from All Out Africa’s local project co-ordinator, head office and administrative staff.
Our main volunteer accommodation in Maun is with host families living inside or on the outskirts of the town. The conditions at each house vary but you will have your own room (often sharing with another volunteer) and most are relatively simple modern houses on the dusty outskirts of Maun.
They have electricity and running water and you will be provided with a bed, mattress and pillow, but should bring your own sleeping bag. You will generally eat supper and breakfast with your host family and they will provide you with food for a packed lunch as well, which you will usually take with you to your placement.
For your orientation you will stay with the rest of the volunteers arriving with you at a camp on the outskirts of Maun. Here you will be accommodated in safari style dome tents with two people per tent. Tent, stretcher bed, mattress, and pillow are provided but again you will need to bring your sleeping bag. The camp is on the edge of the Okavango delta and is well equipped with clean toilets, hot water showers, a restaurant and well stocked bar.
This placement can be extended to 12 weeks
This placement would suit:
People wanting to explore the Okavango delta, Chobe National Park and Victoria falls and work on a child-care project in Maun, Botswana to improve the future prospects for children at day care centres. People wanting to gain hands-on education or development work experience in Africa.
Do you accept non UK citizens?
Do you accept applicants with disabilities?
accommodation, food, airport pickup
Gap year volunteer projects and adventure tours in southern Africa. We offer amazing destinations and personal guidance on child-care, conservation, marine, teaching and building projects. We are locally based (so your money goes where it’s needed) and dedicated to Africa’s people and wildlife. No half measures, go All Out!