Volunteering with lions at Victoria Falls

Lions may go extinct in 10 – 20 years say leading conservationists.

“The trip was absolutely incredible and Africa has most definitely made its mark on my heart” according to recent wildlife volunteer George, 17 years, from the UK.

“The Victoria Falls Lion Project is a great example for all others striving to replicate it.

lion volunteer at Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
playful lion cubs at Victoria Falls Lion project

Everyone who worked there was so dedicated to the animals and it was clear how each person was aware of the importance of their role in this project and it’s success and they helped to ensure the future and safety of the lion population. I see the project as entirely beneficial to the species and everyone else who was a part of it.

I cannot fault the project and the people who are a part of it. It was a special experience and will be remembered for many years to come. My time was spent in such close proximity with lions that it felt almost surreal. They are animals of such beauty and grace, yet they progress towards such a bleak and uncertain future.

The project offers a hands-on experience, and one is an active part of lion conservation in Zimbabwe. Seeing the development of the lions and the subsequent positive impact of my involvement was a heartwarming feeling. Nowhere else in the world will anyone find such a real and unique experience working with one of the most admired and feared animals in the world.

All I have left to say is thank you very much for all your work in making our trip one of our best ever holidays.

My time at the Victoria Falls Lion Project was phenomenal.”

volunteering with lions in Zimbabwe
volunteer to save this lioness & her cubs

According to leading conservationist Derek Joubert “today, there may be as few as 20,000 lions left. And if the situation doesn’t change dramatically, we could be looking at extinction within 10 to 20 years.”

And NOW is the beginning of shorts and t-shirt weather! September to November is the hottest time of year with peak temperatures in October often rising well above 40oC.  Evenings are comfortably warm. There may still be the occasional chilly day so bring a light jumper just in case.

So, if you would love to be a part of this amazing project to save the African Lion, please give the Amanzi Travel team a call on +44 (0)117 253 0888 or email Gemma@amanzitravel.com.

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community volunteers at Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Vic Falls volunteers painting a local primary school


A truly life changing experience, working on wildlife and community volunteering projects in Africa over eight years ago, convinced Gemma Whitehouse to give up her job as a Marketing Manager for an international organisation and use her skills and expertise to set up a company that would offer others the same amazing opportunities with a service second to none - thus Amanzi Travel was born.

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