What you need to know about Volunteering at Antelope Park
Antelope Park’s authentic safari-style African thatched lodge provides volunteers with a perfect balance between the comforts of home and the thrill of living in the African bush. Imagine waking to the sounds of lions roaring at dawn or stargazing and connecting with other travellers around the fire as night falls…if you are looking for a true African experience, then it doesn’t get better than this!
Along with your fellow volunteers, you will share either a twin or quad comfortable room with en suite or shared bathrooms in our friendly volunteer village. As we also cater to guests, we additionally offer upgrades on accommodation to those who wish to have a more ‘exclusive’ volunteer experience, from unique riverside thatched A-frame lodges to classic permanent, spacious safari tents. We have a volunteer social lounge on a raised wooden deck overlooking our pretty river, a sparkling swimming pool with relaxing sun-loungers, an atmospheric fire pit to enjoy in the evening, and yes, we also have fast fibre internet in all our communal areas.
Antelope Park is consistently praised for our excellent food and it’s a highlight for all our guests and volunteers. Your stay includes three delicious buffet-style meals per day in our spacious thatched restaurant, and additionally we also have a separate coffee shop and café for treats at extra cost like cappuccinos, milkshakes and sweet and savoury snacks. Our friendly kitchen team ensure there is always plenty of choice to feed hungry tummies while you are busy volunteering…
Experience the best of what Zimbabwe has to offer by joining one of our incredible additional optional excursions, and these trips are great for volunteers to have fun and to get to know each other better…
They don’t call this adrenaline-filled town the adventure capital of Africa for nothing! There are so many activities to try at Victoria Falls from sunset cruising or white-water rafting on the Zambezi River, to bungee jumping or zip-lining over it…and then there are the numerous safari options on offer, a group dinner at an African-themed restaurant, and of course visiting the mighty Victoria Falls themselves—one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World.
Great Zimbabwe Ruins
Visit some of the most extraordinary manmade remains in Africa at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Great Zimbabwe. Built by a Shona (Bantu) trading empire between AD1250 and AD1450, who were the ancestors of modern Zimbabwean people, spend the day trekking around these fascinating ancient stone ruins and learn about the past and present of Zimbabwe’s culture.
Matobos National Park
Just 35 km south of Bulawayo, this beautiful park features dramatic rolling hills, wooded valleys, giant granite rock formations and an abundance of wildlife. On this exciting day safari, the highlights are viewing ancient cave and rock art, climbing the balancing rocks to visit the grave of Cecil John Rhodes, and trekking through the bush on foot to get close to black and white rhino.
Free to Be Wild Sanctuary
Spend the day at our partner wildlife sanctuary in Bulawayo, which specializes in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of primates and small mammals. Get up-close to baby baboons, monkeys and bush babies and a wide variety of other animals, and you will gain hands-on experience caring for these fascinating African creatures.