Zambia

Zambia

Zambia OverviewTravel HighlightsProjectsApplication and Fees
Zambia Quick Facts
Full Country Name:
Republic of ZambiaVolunteer Zambia
Area: 752,614 sq km
Population: 13.48 million
Capital: Lusaka
Borders: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe
Religion: Around 30% of the population is Christian (Protestant and Roman Catholic), a smaller number are Muslim and Hindu, and a small minority have traditional animist beliefs
Time Zone: Standard time is two hours in advance of Greenwich Mean Time
Languages: English is the official language, but there are over 73 local dialects. The main languages are Bemba, Kaonde, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja and Tonga
Country Dialing Code: +260
Climate: The main tourist season runs between May and the end of October when conditions are ideal for walking.  Zambia’s climate can be split into three distinct periods.  From December to April it is hot and wet, with torrential downpours in the late afternoon, making many areas inaccessible to tourists.  From May to August it is dry and fairly cool.  From September to November it remains dry but gets progressively hotter.
Travel Highlights
Zambia is the land of the legendary African walking safari, big game, abundant bird-life and raw, pulsating wilderness are all what visitors can expect to find in Zambia.

Zambia has a lot to offer.  It is blessed with 17 waterfalls including the spectacular Victoria Falls (Mosi a Tonya) – the country is a fine destination for nature lovers and thrill seekers.  Massive lakes, rich wetlands and breathtaking African sunsets contribute to the country’s scenic splendor.  The wild Zambezi River is perfect for adrenaline rush activities such as white water rafting, canoeing safaris, river surfing and tiger fishing.

The Zambian safari and tourism infrastructure are still small but sophisticated safari industry with excellent safari lodges and seasonal bush camps and some of the best African safari guides.  African safaris in Zambia are ideally suited for “old Africa hands” or those seeking a remote and more exclusive African safari.


Projects Available in Zambia

Volunteering Teaching of disadvantaged and vulnerable children in the rural areas schools, orphanages and secondary schools
Volunteering with both domesticated or wildlife animals, children and communities in Africa.
Volunteers can be attached to a specialty group of professionals such as architects, engineers, pharmacists, mechanics etc
Help uplift the community through building and refurbishment projects and community development programs such as construction
Volunteering in the Medical center to help with vaccinations, immunization, treatment, counseling, education and protection of diseases and health care issues!
Make a real impact in women empowerment, legal aid, advocacy and basic human right issues.
Volunteer with organizations and centers that work with disadvantaged teenage girls.
Work with project that cares for environment, agriculture, permaculture, wetlands and natural resources management.
Internship opportunities for students and participants.
Enjoy cultural tours, adventure trips and safaris
Application and Fees

Program Cost
  • All airport pick up and drop off from the project
  • Work permit application and arrangements
  • Detailed Handbook for Volunteerism
  • Country and Project orientation programs including safety briefings
  • Full board and lodging stay, which includes all meals a day
  • Tour and Game drives (subject to project)
  • Assistance from Country coordinators
  • Certificate of Participation

What the fee excludes:

  • Personal travel insurance for the duration of your placement which must include cover for repatriation
  • All transport to the destination (ie flights)
  • All items of a personal nature, such as souvenirs, curios, gifts, clothing (work and other)
  • Email/internet and telephone calls
  • Soft drinks, Medications, and Entertainments
  • All visas for border crossings
  • Any excursions over and above your planned itinerary