Antelope Park is a private game reserve in a stunning region of Zimbabwe, set in over 3,000 acres of open land and filled with some of Africa’s most magnificent wildlife species. From their resident lions and elephants, to the wild animals which roam as far as the eye can see, it is a truly special place and a once in a lifetime experience to visit.
Volunteers can expect to wake up to the sound of lions roaring in the distance and spend a considerable amount of their day interacting with them and playing a vital role in their conservation, but the reserve is also home to many other species of wildlife. During your free time, you will have the opportunity to explore the area, either on foot, horseback or even elephant-back and this is a great way to spot wildlife in the bush. The reserve even has a beautiful lake where many volunteers like to go canoeing or head along the river for a sunset boat trip.
As the reserve also caters to visiting guests, our volunteers have the freedom to enjoy the many facilities on offer, such as the swimming pool, canoes, sundowner deck and bar so you will be very comfortable during your time with us – you can even upgrade your accommodation to one of our private river tents or lodges for an extra fee. Of course, that’s not to say our main camp is lacking for anything – accommodation is a mixture of twin or quad thatched rooms and we often like to spend nights around the fire pit, so it’s a very social and relaxing place to be. It is also where your meals will be served each day unless you are taking a packed lunch with you for long lion walks in the bush!
Volunteering with animals at Antelope Park is an experience that will stay with you forever, knowing that you made a huge difference in the protection of the African Lion and at the same time lived in a unique location unlike anywhere else in the world.