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Project Overview:

GoAbroad.com’s Top Rated Volunteer Program 2017

Lion Conservation is at the centre of what we offer here at Antelope Park. Working closely with our partner ALERT (The African Lion and Environmental Research Trust), we are at the forefront of a pioneering release program, established to put a stop to the rapidly decreasing number of Lions in Africa.

In 1975 it was estimated that 200,000 Lions roamed the African continent. Today, estimates are as low as 20,000… In order to prevent further decline, our program aims to release the wild offspring of captive bred lions into national parks and reserves across Africa, whilst working closely and supporting the surrounding communities. The work that ALERT carry out is ground breaking and has the potential to develop further across the whole of Africa.

Come see our conservation efforts first hand as a volunteer, researching our Ngamo Release Pride and taking part in this innovative world first lion release program.

Stages of program
With extensive research behind them, ALERT has implemented a innovate program for the world’s first release of wild born cubs to captive bred parents. This is conformed of three critical stages:

Rehabilitation Phase: Cubs born to captive-bred parents are hand raised and taken on human-led walks into their natural environment. These walks enable the cubs to develop their natural instincts.
Release Phase: Lions are released, as prides, into fenced, managed reserves where they have the opportunity to function as a wild pride. Within these release areas the pride gives birth to cubs that are raised naturally, without human interference.
Reintroduction Phase: When old enough, the cubs born in the release phase are translocated for reintroduction into appropriate natural parks and reserves that are seeking to restore lost, or augment declining, lion populations.

Volunteers are helping us to lay the foundations to ensure the success of ALERT’s work, by taking part in key activities. Get involved with behaviour enrichment sessions to stimulate the lions natural behaviours, enclosure cleaning and maintenance work or simply accompany the cubs during the day or night as they develop their natural instincts. Not only do volunteers leave with an enriched understanding for Lion Conservation, but also the knowledge that they are helping to preserve the future of lions in Africa.

As well as being hands on with Lion conservation, volunteers are involved with caring for and accompanying our four orphaned elephants as they graze through the African bush. Our volunteers become immersed with local culture as they explore the surrounding community whilst on project or when taking part in one of the incredible excursions on offer. Our Lion Conservation Project promises to deliver an experience of a lifetime!

 

Work on Project:

Join our Stage 1 lions as they are familiarised and exposed to their wild surroundings, enabling them to put their natural instincts into practise.

Lion Care: Daily care activities to ensure the resident captive lion population are well looked after – activities include meat preparation and lion feeding, enclosure cleaning, enclosure maintenance for their upkeep and behaviour enrichment for stimulating natural behaviours + more.

Research: Observe social interactions and group behaviours whilst researching our intermediate semi wide Ngamo Pride, ahead of the planned world first lion release. The research conducted by volunteers is exceptionally valuable towards moving us towards the next and final stage of our release program.

Elephant Duties: Assist handlers in caring for our four orphaned elephants with cleaning and preparation of food for their overnight enclosures as well as daily walks with them through the African bush.

Reserve / Wildlife Management: It is essential to protect and preserve the wildlife at Antelope Park, through vital snare sweeps, boundary patrols and fence repair and game counts.

 

Location:

Voted by World Travel Awards as Zimbabwe’s leading private game reserve, Antelope Park is a destination like no other. Volunteers will live in shared accommodation* with access to shower and bathroom facilities, a included laundry service and a volunteer lounge for social gatherings. Enjoy three tasty meals a day in our exquisite dining area, with the sound of roaring lions in the distance. Take the opportunity to relax by the pool or watch our elephants playing in the river whilst enjoying a drink on our raised deck bar. With regular spotting of giraffes, zebras, elephants are more, there is no place quite like Antelope Park.

Your extensive opportunities go beyond Antelope Park. In addition to the extensive stable and lion activities on offer, there is plenty more to choose from to make your time at Antelope Park unforgettable.

Victoria Falls: Experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world at Victoria Falls. Your options for activities are expansive, from bungee jumping over the Zambezi River, to game viewing the Big 5 in Chobe National Park, Botswana.

Matopos National Park: Trek through the bush on foot in search of the magnificent African Rhino, the best way to see these amazing animals unclose.

Free to Be Wild Sanctuary: Get upclose with baby baboons, monkeys and impala at this rehabilitation centre, specialising in rescue and release.

Great Zimbabwe Ruins: Take the opportunity to discover this Unseco World Heritage Site for the day, rich with culture and history.

*Accommodation upgrades into our guest lodges are also available. Enquire to find out more!

 

Dates and Prices:

Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
8 12 12 9 7 4 2 13 10 8 5 3
15 26 26 23 21 18 16 27 24 22 19 17
29           30         31

Lion Conversion

2 weeks: £1,427 $2,597
3 weeks: £1,811 $ 3,296
4 weeks: £2,195 $3,995
5 weeks: £2,667 $4,854
6 weeks: £3,139 $5,713
7 weeks: £3,501 $6,372
8 weeks: £3,863 $7,031
9 weeks: £4,225 $7,690
10 weeks: £4,588 $8,350
11 weeks: £4,950 $9,009
12 weeks: £5,312 $9,668

Whats included:

• Airport collection and return to either Harare Airport (Sunday) or Bulawayo Airport (Monday.) An Antelope Park team member will be waiting to meet you.
• All accommodation and 3 meals a day, served in the camps dining areas.
• 24 hour support on project and at the volunteer accommodation by our onsite staff at the park
• Unlimited Tea, coffee and filtered water during the day
• Laundry Service

Excluded:

• Flights
• Personal and medical insurance cover for the duration of your placement
• Visa requirements
• Additional activities out of project, Excursions, Horse activities
• Extra food and drinks, from the bar or cafe
• Wifi (available to purchase upon arrival)

 

Photos & Feedback

“Quite simply the greatest thing you will ever do… ever. You will walk away with the greatest memories, the greatest friends and ultimately, the greatest urge to return.”
“I had an amazing at AP. The staff, all the volunteers and especially the animals. I love how the handler’s give so much love for the whole project, and that we, as volunteers, can help to make a change.”
“I’m so happy I chose the Lion project. The staff are amazing, the excursions and activities are great and they were everything I expected them to be.”
“I feel so happy to have been part of a project that is making a difference in the world and it will be so interesting to follow the progress of the lion program. I can’t wait to go back!”
“Antelope Park has been one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had, with plenty opportunities to interact with orphaned elephants and lions from different stages of the conservation programme.”
“I would highly recommend this project to anyone looking for experience in conservation, wanting to see African wildlife, or just travel the world and wanting to do something meaningful.”
“If you want to truly feel like you’ve accomplished aa greater sense of purpose, only only in yourself, but in others, do it. You’ll find there’s more to the world than what you thought before.”
“My stay was more exciting and rewarding than I could have ever hoped for.”
“The staff never failed to put a smile on my face and have been some of the best people I have ever met.”
“Be warned, once you come here, you’ll never want to leave.”
“The whole experience far exceeded by expectations. A life changing and life affirming experience.”
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Project Overview:

Become fully captivated by the iconic African scenery and wildlife, with our Photography project offering unique photo opportunities to expand your portfolio. Witness some of Africa’s most exquisite wildlife, capturing their magnificence through the lens, whilst significantly contributing towards community and conservation efforts.
Combined with our Lion Conservation Project, Photography volunteers are playing a critical role in laying the foundations that will ensure the success of ALERT’s work. Get involved with behaviour enrichment sessions to stimulate the lions natural behaviours, enclosure cleaning and maintenance work or simply accompany the cubs during the day or night as they develop their natural instincts. Volunteers also have the unique opportunity to photograph our semi-wild Ngamo pride, ahead of our innovative world first lion release. Not only do volunteers leave with an enriched understanding for Lion Conservation, but also the knowledge that they are helping to preserve the future of lions in Africa.

As well as being hands on with Lion conservation, photography volunteers are involved with caring for and accompanying our four orphaned elephants as they graze through the African bush. Our volunteers become immersed with local culture as they explore the surrounding community whilst on project or when taking part in one of the incredible excursions on offer. Our Lion Conservation Project promises to deliver an experience of a lifetime! 

 

Work on Project:

Expand your portfolio by taking part in our extensive range of activities, working with lions, horses, elephants and our work in the community.

Lions: Interact daily with our lions, accompanying them through the bush as they develop their natural instincts.

Research: Observe social interactions and group behaviours whilst researching and capturing our intermediate semi wide Ngamo Pride, ahead of the planned world first lion release.

Elephants: Walk with our orphaned elephants through the bush for unique and captivating photo opportunities.

Horses: Get up close to our amazing wildlife on horse-back, reproducing the perfect moment through the lens.

Community: Take part on our various community projects in order to spread awareness of the vital work in place.

Wildlife: Discover Zimbabwe’s leading private game reserve whilst surrounded by over 200 bird species and 21 wildlife species, offering fantastic opportunities to expand your portfolio!

 

Location:

Voted by World Travel Awards as Zimbabwe’s leading private game reserve, Antelope Park is a destination like no other. Volunteers will live in shared accommodation* with access to shower and bathroom facilities, a included laundry service and a volunteer lounge for social gatherings. Enjoy three tasty meals a day in our exquisite dining area, with the sound of roaring lions in the distance. Take the opportunity to relax by the pool or watch our elephants playing in the river whilst enjoying a drink on our raised deck bar. With regular spotting of giraffes, zebras, elephants are more, there is no place quite like Antelope Park.

Your extensive opportunities go beyond Antelope Park. In addition to the extensive stable and lion activities on offer, there is plenty more to choose from to make your time at Antelope Park unforgettable.

  • Victoria Falls: Experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world at Victoria Falls. Your options for activities are expansive, from bungee jumping over the Zambezi River, to game viewing the Big 5 in Chobe National Park, Botswana.
  • Matopos National Park: Trek through the bush on foot in search of the magnificent African Rhino, the best way to see these amazing animals unclose.
  • Free to Be Wild Sanctuary: Get upclose with baby baboons, monkeys and impala at this rehabilitation centre, specialising in rescue and release.
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins: Take the opportunity to discover this Unseco World Heritage Site for the day, rich with culture and history.
 

Dates and Prices:

Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
8 12 12 9 7 4 2 13 10 8 5 3
15 26 26 23 21 18 16 27 24 22 19 17
29           30         31

Photography and Lion Conversion

2 weeks: £1,427 $2,597
3 weeks: £1,811 $ 3,296
4 weeks: £2,195 $3,995
5 weeks: £2,667 $4,854
6 weeks: £3,139 $5,713
7 weeks: £3,501 $6,372
8 weeks: £3,863 $7,031
9 weeks: £4,225 $7,690
10 weeks: £4,588 $8,350
11 weeks: £4,950 $9,009
12 weeks: £5,312 $9,668

Whats included:

• Airport collection and return to either Harare Airport (Sunday) or Bulawayo Airport (Monday.) An Antelope Park team member will be waiting to meet you.
• All accommodation and 3 meals a day, served in the camps dining areas.
• 24 hour support on project and at the volunteer accommodation by our onsite staff at the park
• Unlimited Tea, coffee and filtered water during the day
• Laundry Service

Excluded:

• Flights
• Personal and medical insurance cover for the duration of your placement
• Visa requirements
• Additional activities out of project, Excursions, Horse activities
• Extra food and drinks, from the bar or cafe
• Wifi (available to purchase upon arrival)

 

Photos & Feedback

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“If you want to truly feel like you’ve accomplished aa greater sense of purpose, only only in yourself, but in others, do it. You’ll find there’s more to the world than what you thought before.”
“My stay was more exciting and rewarding than I could have ever hoped for.”
“The staff never failed to put a smile on my face and have been some of the best people I have ever met.”
“Be warned, once you come here, you’ll never want to leave.”
“The whole experience far exceeded by expectations. A life changing and life affirming experience.”
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Work On Project
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Prices & Dates
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Project Overview:

The most effective way we can contribute towards positive change is through the power of education. At Antelope Park, we highlight the importance of supporting our local communities and inspiring them to prosper and achieve. Volunteers offer valuable assistance and provide the building blocks for developing a brighter future for those in need.

An example of the incredible work that our community volunteers are carrying out on the ground is during January 2018, they were actively involved in helping 19 out of 20 special needs children attain standards required for reintegration into the main stream education.

Combined with our Lion Conservation Project, Community volunteers will have the chance over the weekends to take part in laying the foundations that will ensure the success of ALERT’s work. Get involved with behaviour enrichment sessions to stimulate the lions natural behaviours, enclosure cleaning and maintenance work or simply accompany the cubs during the day or night as they develop their natural instincts. Not only do volunteers leave with an enriched understanding for Lion Conservation, but also the knowledge that they are helping to preserve the future of lions in Africa.

As well as being hands on with Lion conservation, Community volunteers are involved with caring for and accompanying our four orphaned elephants as they graze through the African bush. Our volunteers become immersed with local culture as they explore the surrounding community whilst on project or when taking part in one of the incredible excursions on offer. Our Community Teaching and Lion Conservation Project promises to deliver an experience of a lifetime!

 

Work on Project:

Teaching Assistance: Provide essential support to teachers and provide kids with individualised attention to help boost their education which without volunteer support, there would not be the resources available to do so. Also have the opportunity to encourage and support people living and working on the streets of Gweru.

In January 2018, community volunteers were directly involved in helping an incredible 19 out of 20 special needs students attain the standards required for re-integration into the main stream schooling system for 2018. This is a true reflection of how volunteers are making such significant and positive change to the lives of the communities that we work with.

Conservation Education: Take our conservation work further, by educating the local community about living alongside wildlife and encouraging kids from the surrounding rural areas to become passionate about protecting and preserving the African Lion as well as other incredible wildlife species.

Lions: Walk alongside our Stage 1 Lions over the weekends, familiarising them with their surroundings and enabling them to put their natural instincts into practise.

Take part in daily care activities to ensure the resident captive lion population are well looked after. These include meat preparation and lion feeding, enclosure cleaning, enclosure maintenance for their upkeep and behaviour enrichment for stimulating natural behaviours + more.

Other: Observe the semi wild Ngamo Pride, ahead of the words first lion release or walk with our four orphaned elephants in the African bush.

 

Location:

Voted by World Travel Awards as Zimbabwe’s leading private game reserve, Antelope Park is a destination like no other. Volunteers will live in shared accommodation* with access to shower and bathroom facilities, a included laundry service and a volunteer lounge for social gatherings. Enjoy three tasty meals a day in our exquisite dining area, with the sound of roaring lions in the distance. Take the opportunity to relax by the pool or watch our elephants playing in the river whilst enjoying a drink on our raised deck bar. With regular spotting of giraffes, zebras, elephants are more, there is no place quite like Antelope Park.

Your extensive opportunities go beyond Antelope Park. In addition to the extensive stable and lion activities on offer, there is plenty more to choose from to make your time at Antelope Park unforgettable.

Victoria Falls: Experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world at Victoria Falls. Your options for activities are expansive, from bungee jumping over the Zambezi River, to game viewing the Big 5 in Chobe National Park, Botswana.

Matopos National Park: Trek through the bush on foot in search of the magnificent African Rhino, the best way to see these amazing animals unclose.

Free to Be Wild Sanctuary: Get upclose with baby baboons, monkeys and impala at this rehabilitation centre, specialising in rescue and release.

Great Zimbabwe Ruins: Take the opportunity to discover this Unseco World Heritage Site for the day, rich with culture and history.

*Accommodation upgrades into our guest lodges are also available. Enquire to find out more!

 

Dates and Prices:

Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
8 12 12 9 7 4 2 13 10 8 5 3
15 26 26 23 21 18 16 27 24 22 19 17
29           30         31

Community Teaching and Lions

2 weeks: £1,134 $2,077
3 weeks: £1,440 $ 2,636
4 weeks: £1,745 $3,195
5 weeks: £2,120 $3,882
6 weeks: £2,495 $4,569
7 weeks: £2,783 $5,096
8 weeks: £3,071 $5,623
9 weeks: £3,359 $6,150
10 weeks: £3,647 $6,678
11 weeks: £3,935 $7,205
12 weeks: £4,223 $7,732

Whats included:

• Airport collection and return to either Harare Airport (Sunday) or Bulawayo Airport (Monday.) An Antelope Park team member will be waiting to meet you.
• All accommodation and 3 meals a day, served in the camps dining areas.
• 24 hour support on project and at the volunteer accommodation by our onsite staff at the park
• Unlimited Tea, coffee and filtered water during the day
• Laundry Service

Excluded:

• Flights
• Personal and medical insurance cover for the duration of your placement
• Visa requirements
• Additional activities out of project, Excursions, Horse activities
• Extra food and drinks, from the bar or cafe
• Wifi (available to purchase upon arrival)

 

Photos & Feedback

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“Truly help to form and shape the lives of the kids and people in Zimbabwe”
“My heart was moved to serve the community and help conserve animals. The experience broadened my understanding of mixing cultures and I always came away with more family members than when I started.”
“This has been an incredibly rewarding experience for me knowing I am making a difference in the world.”
“The community project was amazing and I got to do so many different things. I loved meeting people from around the world and especially the community staff members were so nice and made the whole experience even more fun!”
“If you want to truly feel like you’ve accomplished aa greater sense of purpose, only only in yourself, but in others, do it. You’ll find there’s more to the world than what you thought before.”
“My stay was more exciting and rewarding than I could have ever hoped for.”
“The staff never failed to put a smile on my face and have been some of the best people I have ever met.”
“Be warned, once you come here, you’ll never want to leave.”
“The whole experience far exceeded by expectations. A life changing and life affirming experience.”
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Work On Project
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Project Overview:

Volunteers contribute fully towards improving the current state of healthcare within Zimbabwe by sharing their passion for making a difference. Get involved in taking critical steps to laying the foundations for huge impactful change.

Our medical volunteers participate in home visits, for patients who need extra care and support, and facilitate vital education and raise awareness about significant health issues. We welcome volunteers with or without past medical experience, who can get involved in tackling the current healthcare crisis by taking part in tasks such as baby weighing, filling in medical records and packing medication. Volunteer input and services have already positively impacted many lives with the potential to improve so many more.

Combined with our Lion Conservation Project, Community volunteers will have the chance over the weekends to take part in laying the foundations that will ensure the success of ALERT’s work. Get involved with behaviour enrichment sessions to stimulate the lions natural behaviours, enclosure cleaning and maintenance work or simply accompany the cubs during the day or night as they develop their natural instincts. Not only do volunteers leave with an enriched understanding for Lion Conservation, but also the knowledge that they are helping to preserve the future of lions in Africa.

As well as being hands on with Lion conservation, Community volunteers are involved with caring for and accompanying our four orphaned elephants as they graze through the African bush. Our volunteers become immersed with local culture as they explore the surrounding community whilst on project or when taking part in one of the incredible excursions on offer. Our Community Healthcare and Lion Conservation Project promises to deliver an experience of a lifetime!

 

Work on Project:

Home Visits and Education: Visit patients living in rural areas who require an extra level of care and support. Bring your passion for healthcare to life by educating the local community on the importance of healthcare and raising awareness about significant issues.

Clinics: Assist in the heavily under-resourced clinics, getting involved in routine tasks such as baby weighing, packing medication and observing patient care by helping with blood pressure and temperature measurements.

Lions: Walk alongside our Stage 1 Lions over the weekends, familiarising them with their surroundings and enabling them to put their natural instincts into practise.

Take part in daily care activities to ensure the resident captive lion population are well looked after. These include meat preparation and lion feeding, enclosure cleaning, enclosure maintenance for their upkeep and behaviour enrichment for stimulating natural behaviours + more.

Other: Observe the semi wild Ngamo Pride, ahead of the words first lion release or walk with our four orphaned elephants in the African bush.

 

Location:

Voted by World Travel Awards as Zimbabwe’s leading private game reserve, Antelope Park is a destination like no other. Volunteers will live in shared accommodation* with access to shower and bathroom facilities, a included laundry service and a volunteer lounge for social gatherings. Enjoy three tasty meals a day in our exquisite dining area, with the sound of roaring lions in the distance. Take the opportunity to relax by the pool or watch our elephants playing in the river whilst enjoying a drink on our raised deck bar. With regular spotting of giraffes, zebras, elephants are more, there is no place quite like Antelope Park.

Your extensive opportunities go beyond Antelope Park. In addition to the extensive stable and lion activities on offer, there is plenty more to choose from to make your time at Antelope Park unforgettable.

  • Victoria Falls: Experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world at Victoria Falls. Your options for activities are expansive, from bungee jumping over the Zambezi River, to game viewing the Big 5 in Chobe National Park, Botswana.
  • Matopos National Park: Trek through the bush on foot in search of the magnificent African Rhino, the best way to see these amazing animals unclose.
  • Free to Be Wild Sanctuary: Get upclose with baby baboons, monkeys and impala at this rehabilitation centre, specialising in rescue and release.
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins: Take the opportunity to discover this Unseco World Heritage Site for the day, rich with culture and history.
 

Dates and Prices:

Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
8 12 12 9 7 4 2 13 10 8 5 3
15 26 26 23 21 18 16 27 24 22 19 17
29           30         31

Medicals and Lion

2 weeks: £1,134 $2,077
3 weeks: £1,440 $ 2,636
4 weeks: £1,745 $3,195
5 weeks: £2,120 $3,882
6 weeks: £2,495 $4,569
7 weeks: £2,783 $5,096
8 weeks: £3,071 $5,623
9 weeks: £3,359 $6,150
10 weeks: £3,647 $6,678
11 weeks: £3,935 $7,205
12 weeks: £4,223 $7,732

Whats included:

• Airport collection and return to either Harare Airport (Sunday) or Bulawayo Airport (Monday.) An Antelope Park team member will be waiting to meet you.
• All accommodation and 3 meals a day, served in the camps dining areas.
• 24 hour support on project and at the volunteer accommodation by our onsite staff at the park
• Unlimited Tea, coffee and filtered water during the day
• Laundry Service

Excluded:

• Flights
• Personal and medical insurance cover for the duration of your placement
• Visa requirements
• Additional activities out of project, Excursions, Horse activities
• Extra food and drinks, from the bar or cafe
• Wifi (available to purchase upon arrival)

 

Photos & Feedback

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“Truly help to form and shape the lives of the kids and people in Zimbabwe”
“My heart was moved to serve the community and help conserve animals. The experience broadened my understanding of mixing cultures and I always came away with more family members than when I started.”
“This has been an incredibly rewarding experience for me knowing I am making a difference in the world.”
“The community project was amazing and I got to do so many different things. I loved meeting people from around the world and especially the community staff members were so nice and made the whole experience even more fun!”
“If you want to truly feel like you’ve accomplished aa greater sense of purpose, only only in yourself, but in others, do it. You’ll find there’s more to the world than what you thought before.”
“My stay was more exciting and rewarding than I could have ever hoped for.”
“The staff never failed to put a smile on my face and have been some of the best people I have ever met.”
“Be warned, once you come here, you’ll never want to leave.”
“The whole experience far exceeded by expectations. A life changing and life affirming experience.”
Project Overview
Work On Project
Location
Prices & Dates
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Project Overview:

Gain invaluable experience in stable management, with the most incredible opportunities at your disposal. During the week, get hands on with the daily runnings of authentic African stables, while taking advantage of the many activities on offer such as polocrosse and horse swims. Experience in true style the ultimate horseback safari, getting up close with the wildlife and immersing yourself in the African Bush. At an additional cost, volunteers have the opportunity to take part in lessons with highly qualified external instructors, or to potentially compete in shows and competitions occurring whilst they are on project.

Combined with our Lion Conservation Project, Horse volunteers will have the chance over the weekends to take part in laying the foundations that will ensure the success of ALERT’s work. Get involved with behaviour enrichment sessions to stimulate the lions natural behaviours, enclosure cleaning and maintenance work or simply accompany the cubs during the day or night as they develop their natural instincts. Not only do volunteers leave with an enriched understanding for Lion Conservation, but also the knowledge that they are helping to preserve the future of lions in Africa.

As well as being hands on with Lion conservation, Horse volunteers are involved with caring for and accompanying our four orphaned elephants as they graze through the African bush. Our volunteers become immersed with local culture as they explore the surrounding community whilst on project or when taking part in one of the incredible excursions on offer. Our Lion Conservation Project promises to deliver an experience of a lifetime!

 

Work on Project:

Management: Become fully involved in the daily runnings of a true African Stables, assisting the Stables Management in important duties and the upkeep of over 30 horses. Take part in the running of guest activities, including safari rides, pony rides and carriage rides.

Reserve Management: The presence of horses is a major conservation tool used to protect and preserve the wildlife at Antelope Park. Horse volunteers will assist in vital boundary patrols and game counts done via horse back as they also explore the surrounding bush.

Lions: Walk alongside our Stage 1 Lions over the weekends, familiarising them with their surroundings and enabling them to put their natural instincts into practise.

Take part in daily care activities to ensure the resident captive lion population are well looked after. These include meat preparation and lion feeding, enclosure cleaning, enclosure maintenance for their upkeep and behaviour enrichment for stimulating natural behaviours + more.

Other: Observe the semi wild Ngamo Pride, ahead of the words first lion release or walk with our four orphaned elephants in the African bush.

 

Location:

Voted by World Travel Awards as Zimbabwe’s leading private game reserve, Antelope Park is a destination like no other. Volunteers will live in shared accommodation* with access to shower and bathroom facilities, a included laundry service and a volunteer lounge for social gatherings. Enjoy three tasty meals a day in our exquisite dining area, with the sound of roaring lions in the distance. Take the opportunity to relax by the pool or watch our elephants playing in the river whilst enjoying a drink on our raised deck bar. With regular spotting of giraffes, zebras, elephants are more, there is no place quite like Antelope Park.

Your extensive opportunities go beyond Antelope Park. In addition to the extensive stable and lion activities on offer, there is plenty more to choose from to make your time at Antelope Park unforgettable.

Victoria Falls: Experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world at Victoria Falls. Your options for activities are expansive, from bungee jumping over the Zambezi River, to game viewing the Big 5 in Chobe National Park, Botswana.

Matopos National Park: Trek through the bush on foot in search of the magnificent African Rhino, the best way to see these amazing animals unclose.

Free to Be Wild Sanctuary: Get upclose with baby baboons, monkeys and impala at this rehabilitation centre, specialising in rescue and release.

Great Zimbabwe Ruins: Take the opportunity to discover this Unseco World Heritage Site for the day, rich with culture and history.

*Accommodation upgrades into our guest lodges are also available. Enquire to find out more!

 

Dates and Prices:

Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
8 12 12 9 7 4 2 13 10 8 5 3
15 26 26 23 21 18 16 27 24 22 19 17
29           30         31

Horses and Lions

2 weeks: £1,069 $1,947
3 weeks: £1,357 $2,471
4 weeks: £1,645 $2,995
5 weeks: £1,999 $3,639
6 weeks: £2,352 $4,283
7 weeks: £2,624 $4,777
8 weeks: £2,895 $5,271
9 weeks: £3,167 $5,765
10 weeks: £3,438 $6,260
11 weeks: £3,709 $6,754
12 weeks: £3,981 $7,248

Whats included:

• Airport collection and return to either Harare Airport (Sunday) or Bulawayo Airport (Monday.) An Antelope Park team member will be waiting to meet you.
• All accommodation and 3 meals a day, served in the camps dining areas.
• 24 hour support on project and at the volunteer accommodation by our onsite staff at the park
• Unlimited Tea, coffee and filtered water during the day
• Laundry Service

Excluded:

• Flights
• Personal and medical insurance cover for the duration of your placement
• Visa requirements
• Additional activities and excursions
• Your first overnight horse safari – after that it’s free
• Extra food and drinks, from the bar or cafe
• Wifi (available to purchase upon arrival)

 

Photos & Feedback

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“When you’re at AP you learn about the importance of lion conservation. The horses really makes the entire experience, while riding out in the bush. Seeing the wild animals up close in a way you can only do on horseback.
“My stay at the horses and Lions project was fantastic! Memories i never will forget. You will learn so much, and experience things you never would imagined. I have new friends all over the world, and antelope park feels like a second home to me. Will go back as soon as possible!”
“Antelope Park’s Horses and Lions has been one of the best experiences of my life. The combination program allowed me to spend time with the lions, but at the same time experience the African bush in a unique way on horseback.
“This experience was absolutely AMAZING! All the volunteers had the opportunity to experience all the activities that Antelope Park offers. The camp is a really nice place, and the people that you know here becomes your family during your stay.”
“If you want to truly feel like you’ve accomplished aa greater sense of purpose, only only in yourself, but in others, do it. You’ll find there’s more to the world than what you thought before.”
“My stay was more exciting and rewarding than I could have ever hoped for.”
“The staff never failed to put a smile on my face and have been some of the best people I have ever met.”
“Be warned, once you come here, you’ll never want to leave.”
“The whole experience far exceeded by expectations. A life changing and life affirming experience.”
Project Overview
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Project Overview:

Gain invaluable experience in stable management whilst helping with the day to day runnings of an authentic African stables, home to over 30 horses. As a Horse Management Intern, you will be assisting the Stables Manager and taking on responsibility and vital duties, whilst having incredible opportunities at your finger tips such as polocrosse and horse swims. Experience in true style the ultimate horseback safari, getting up close with the wildlife and immersing yourself in the African Bush. At an additional cost, interns have the opportunity to take part in lessons with highly qualified external instructors, or to potentially compete in shows and competitions occurring whilst they are on project.

Our internships provide you with the best possible skills and experience to realise your full potential, expanding your options and opportunities right in the heart of the African Bush. Become immersed with local culture and explore the surrounding community whilst on project or when taking part in one of the incredible excursions on offer. Our Horse Management Internship promises to deliver an experience of a lifetime!

 

Work on Project:
Management: Become fully involved in the daily runnings of a true African Stables, assisting the Stables Management in important duties and the upkeep of over 30 horses. Take part in the running of guest activities, including safari rides, pony rides and carriage rides.

Reserve Management: The presence of horses is a major conservation tool used to protect and preserve the wildlife at Antelope Park. Horse volunteers will assist in vital boundary patrols and game counts done via horse back as they also explore the surrounding bush

 

Location:

Voted by World Travel Awards as Zimbabwe’s leading private game reserve, Antelope Park is a destination like no other. Volunteers will live in shared accommodation* with access to shower and bathroom facilities, a included laundry service and a volunteer lounge for social gatherings. Enjoy three tasty meals a day in our exquisite dining area, with the sound of roaring lions in the distance. Take the opportunity to relax by the pool or watch our elephants playing in the river whilst enjoying a drink on our raised deck bar. With regular spotting of giraffes, zebras, elephants are more, there is no place quite like Antelope Park.

Your extensive opportunities go beyond Antelope Park. In addition to the extensive stable and lion activities on offer, there is plenty more to choose from to make your time at Antelope Park unforgettable.

  • Victoria Falls: Experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world at Victoria Falls. Your options for activities are expansive, from bungee jumping over the Zambezi River, to game viewing the Big 5 in Chobe National Park, Botswana.
  • Matopos National Park: Trek through the bush on foot in search of the magnificent African Rhino, the best way to see these amazing animals unclose.
  • Free to Be Wild Sanctuary: Get upclose with baby baboons, monkeys and impala at this rehabilitation centre, specialising in rescue and release.
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins: Take the opportunity to discover this Unseco World Heritage Site for the day, rich with culture and history.
 

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“If you want to truly feel like you’ve accomplished aa greater sense of purpose, only only in yourself, but in others, do it. You’ll find there’s more to the world than what you thought before.”
“My stay was more exciting and rewarding than I could have ever hoped for.”
“The staff never failed to put a smile on my face and have been some of the best people I have ever met.”
“Be warned, once you come here, you’ll never want to leave.”
“The whole experience far exceeded by expectations. A life changing and life affirming experience.”
An internship at Antelope Park provides you with a greater length of time, greater responsibility and greater opportunity. Become part of the team and get hands-on experience in the field alongside knowledgeable professionals.

Conservation Education Internship: Gain hands on experience and contribute to the protection and preservation of Africa’s vulnerable wildlife through conservation education as you embark on an African adventure of a lifetime.

Tourism, Hospitality and Marketing Internship: A unique cultural, wildlife, tourism and hospitality work experience in the heart of the African bush. Further your career through hands-on training and gain the management skills needed to run an authentic African safari lodge.

To find out more, please enquire.

Location:

Voted by World Travel Awards as Zimbabwe’s leading private game reserve, Antelope Park is a destination like no other. Volunteers will live in shared accommodation* with access to shower and bathroom facilities, a included laundry service and a volunteer lounge for social gatherings. Enjoy three tasty meals a day in our exquisite dining area, with the sound of roaring lions in the distance. Take the opportunity to relax by the pool or watch our elephants playing in the river whilst enjoying a drink on our raised deck bar. With regular spotting of giraffes, zebras, elephants are more, there is no place quite like Antelope Park.

Your extensive opportunities go beyond Antelope Park. In addition to the extensive stable and lion activities on offer, there is plenty more to choose from to make your time at Antelope Park unforgettable.

  • Victoria Falls: Experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world at Victoria Falls. Your options for activities are expansive, from bungee jumping over the Zambezi River, to game viewing the Big 5 in Chobe National Park, Botswana.
  • Matopos National Park: Trek through the bush on foot in search of the magnificent African Rhino, the best way to see these amazing animals unclose.
  • Free to Be Wild Sanctuary: Get upclose with baby baboons, monkeys and impala at this rehabilitation centre, specialising in rescue and release.
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins: Take the opportunity to discover this Unseco World Heritage Site for the day, rich with culture and history.

Photos & Feedback

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“If you want to truly feel like you’ve accomplished aa greater sense of purpose, only only in yourself, but in others, do it. You’ll find there’s more to the world than what you thought before.”
“My stay was more exciting and rewarding than I could have ever hoped for.”
“The staff never failed to put a smile on my face and have been some of the best people I have ever met.”
“Be warned, once you come here, you’ll never want to leave.”
“The whole experience far exceeded by expectations. A life changing and life affirming experience.”
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