Booking a safari with AAC is more than just game viewing; there is purpose to making a difference! We are very involved in many African communities, giving back to conservation projects, and supporting guides at grass roots level. As tourists to Africa often feel a strong connection to the people and places they visit, we aim to act as a “connector” to a project, helping people to find each other to make a positive difference in education, conservation and cultural exchange.
We know these projects are small efforts, but they can make a big impact one project-one person at a time.
For clarification, VolunTourism implies that there is a tourism element combined with a traditional safari trip. A volunteer trip is where volunteer work is the focal point, not sustainable tourism activities.
We have been supporting the Children in the Wilderness Community project for over 8 years where you are based outside Hwange National Park at Ziga School, Zimbabwe. Your time is spent assisting in the classroom teaching English, enhancing the computer curriculum, and helping with school projects like building education & health facilities in and around the local community. A perfect place to spend a few days volunteering with family and friends. The goal is to work with education in the community projects,that work hand in hand to preserve this unprotected area of Hwange as a vital wildlife eco-system. This is for the long term goal of aiding sustainable eco-tourism.
Spend eight days in Mana Pools participating with the Bushlife Conservancy who directly make a difference with local conservation and anti-poaching teams in the park. Donating your days, you will participate in tracking rare wild dog and record elephant sightings. Supporting their ongoing work with the Painted Dog Research Progam, you will contribute to raising awareness of a fascinating ecosystem and see firsthand for yourself the importance of conservation.
On our Mother Africa Voluntourism trip to Zimbabwe, you will spend 8 days on this project which arises from the truly magnificent ecological surroundings. The community project will be spent helping out in the villages, schools and orphanage near Matobo Hills, Bulawayo. Zimbabwe is also a country rich in wildlife and a further few days will be spent in the conservation field of Hwange National Park.
Experience 8 days at Ndarakwai where you can actively participate in voluntourism projects like assisting teachers with reading and writing skills in the classrooms, building projects at Masai schools, assisting in anti-poaching support, weeding out invasive non-indigenous plants and environmental related activities with elephant. Ndarakwai is located in the foothills of Kilimanjaro.