Become a Nakavango Volunteer

Do you want to experience the other side of Africa?

Do you want to make a personal contribution to nature conservation and community upliftment in Africa?


The programme runs throughout the year, and inductions* take place on the first and third 

Monday of every month – please arrive by the Sunday before your induction. Volunteers can 

choose to participate for periods between 2 and 12 weeks. 

*Subject to meeting all volunteer requirements



• Education: learn about important conservation issues through   presentations and hands-on activities

• Conservation management :assist with activities vital to the success of the Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve

• Conservation research : assist with  investigations to inform the reserve’s conservation action plans 

• Community development : work on community development projects to uplift the people of Victoria Falls

• Sustainability: help maintain the Nakavango Conservation Centre’s green operations



Making a difference through integration of conservation, education and community 

The renowned Nakavango Conservation Centre offers volunteers from around the world the life-enriching experience of being a part of its efforts to preserve the natural heritage of Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve for future generations and to develop its local communities.

Stanley & Livingstone is the only privately owned reserve within the immediate vicinity of the Victoria Falls – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The reserve protects 2 500 hectares (6 200 acres) of wilderness, and is a designated Intensive Protection Zone (IPZ) for rare and endangered wildlife, including the black rhino. 

Volunteers are accommodated on the reserve at Camp Nakavango, with all meals provided. Each person is allocated their own room, and shares a bathroom with three other volunteers. The camp also includes a fully-equipped lecture room, kitchen, canteen, open-air dining areas, entertainment area, and pool. 

After each day’s conservation activities, volunteers can enjoy an evening game drive on the reserve, before dinner. Weekends are spent at leisure, and volunteers have the opportunity to explore the Victoria Falls area and experience the local culture. Leisure activities are for volunteers’ own accounts.