Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Conservation Volunteering Zambia

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Program Description

Travel to an isolated yet beautiful part of rural Africa and spend time enriching the lives of rescued chimpanzees. As a volunteer you'll be involved in behavioural enrichment activities, creating puzzles and toys for chimps, farming and feeding chimpanzees, building and construction projects and also spend time connecting with these wonderful creatures on a personal level.

Chimfunshi was once called 'the most wonderful place on earth' by Jane Goodall - come and give your time, energy and heart for a worth cause and join us on this amazing volunteer project.

Volunteering with chimpanzees on this project you’ll learn all kinds of interesting things about chimp behaviour and characteristics, social dynamics and threats. You’ll even learn a bit about animal tracking when you do boundary patrols, and you could find yourself taking home new skills like building, painting, planting and farming! Volunteers also learn to live in the true African bush, isolated from the Western world. This is a great platform for personal growth, self-awareness and appreciation for life’s little things. This project allows volunteers a real opportunity to make an impact at a grassroots level and to experience a new culture and way of life.


Be a conservationist and take part in behavioural enrichment activities for chimpanzees
Live and work in one of the world's largst chimpanzee sanctuaries
Play a vital role in chimp monitoring and research and support international scientists and conservationists
Enjoy sundowners on the banks of the Kafue River
Play cricket with local children in the dry river beds
Play an important role in the rehabilitation of endangered chimpanzees
Experience life the ‘African’ way! Live in a rustic environment in a very rural, beautiful setting
Make friends with the international volunteers and immerse yourself in Zambian culture


No experience or qualifications required, we accept volunteers with passion, motivation and a desire to give back.

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What`s Included

Project fee: this includes financing that goes directly back into the project and to the chimpanzees and other orphan animals, facilitating the continued care and rehabilitation of animals in need, as well as food, management and maintenance of the sanctuary

Return airport transfers (Ndola – Chimfunshi)


Three meals a day

Full time assistance in your projects and comprehensive orientation by various trained staff during your stay

The service of a cleaner for your room each day

Program Locations

Ndola, Zambia

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Program Details

African Impact
  • Zambia: Ndola
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks
$2042 for 2 weeks
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