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Zimbabwe Volunteer Experience

Destinations

Bulawayo, Matopos and Victoria Falls


Duration

14 Nights


Price

From US$ 2,000 per person


Journey Overview

Join us at Free to Be Wild, Zimbabwes first primate sanctuary, and work towards creating a future where primates can thrive in the wild. As a volunteer, you will have the amazing opportunity to care for primates and other orphaned wildlife species like pangolins and vultures. Our Sanctuarys founder, Baye Pigors, an Unsung Conservation Heros Award winner, will be there to guide you as you rehabilitate and raise these orphaned animals. You will get to participate in daily feeding, husbandry, and rescue work, all with the goal of releasing the rehabilitated animals back into their natural habitats. You will get to participate in daily feeding, husbandry, and rescue work, all with the goal of releasing the rehabilitated animals back into their natural habitats. Our Volunteer Village in Bulawayo offers plenty of opportunities to explore local museums, markets, and even the nearby Matopos National Park during your free time. And to top it off, we will end your contribution with a visit to the majestic Victoria Falls, for an adventure filled weekend. All meals, accommodation, training, and education will be provided, and we offer flexible start dates throughout the year with the option to extend your programme longer than 2 weeks. So, come join us and make a real difference in the lives of Africas orphaned wildlife!

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Meet the Team

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Growing up in Africa, Baye always had a backyard full of orphaned wildlife. In 2013, Baye received an orphaned baby baboon - who was promptly named “Umfazi”. Upon receiving Umfazi, Baye realised that there was no facility or organization in Zimbabwe that was geared towards the rehabilitation of primates with the goal of releasing them back into the wild. Baye made Umfazi a promise, that one day she would be returned to the wild and be given the chance to be a free baboon again. That promise was the beginning of an incredible and heart-warming journey. For the next several months Baye spent her time visiting sanctuaries throughout Southern Africa where she researched rehabilitation methods for primates and other wild animals. Upon her return, Free To Be Wild Sanctuary was founded and programs for the rehabilitation and release of both monkeys and baboons were established.

Journey

Day 1 to 10: Bulawayo

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Day 11: Matopos National Park

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Day 12 to 15: Victoria Falls

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Dates & Prices

All of our Journeys are tailor made for our clients. Dates are guidelines for our experts to start crafting your journey!

Available Dates: 1st January - 31st December 2024

US$2,000/pp

Prices do not include international airfare to/from your destination. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. Dollars per person sharing a double room, a single room supplement may apply. Prices are subject to availability and seasonal rate changes. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.

What does the price include?

What's Included

The following is included in the cost of this trip:

  • 9 x Overnights, Fully Inclusive Stay in a Twin Room at Free to Be Wild, Volunteer Village, Bulawayo
  • Internal Project Transfers
  • 24-hour project co-ordinator available
  • Induction, Training and Education
  • 1 x Overnights, Fully Inclusive Stay Camping in Matopos National Park
  • 3 x Overnights in Victoria Falls
  • Guided Tour of the Falls, including Rainforest Entry Fees and transfers
  • Zambezi River Sunset Cruise, including Park Fees
  • Boma Dinner, including 5-Course buffet dinner, standard entertainment, transfers

What's Not Included

The following is NOT included in the cost of this trip:

  • Arrival Transfer to and from Bulawayo airport/bus stop
  • $30 local Bulawayo Airport transfer to be paid to driver in cash on arrival
  • International flights and visas.
  • Travel, medical and personal accident insurance.
  • Gratuities and items of a personal nature.
  • Excursions not detailed in the itinerary.
  • Private charters/transfers or specialised guides.
  • Premium brand drinks.