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Go Volunteer Africa is an award-winning volunteer travel operator. The organisation provides sustainable and ethical volunteer projects and exciting adventure holidays in Africa. We are the number one provider of sustainable and ethical volunteer travel programs throughout Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Malawi, Botswana, Rwanda and Uganda and many more.

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We take the lead in introducing the concept of “volunteer tourism” – a combination of volunteering and safari or adventure holidays while traveling in Africa. Go Volunteer Africa connects volunteer travelers from all over the world with grassroots community development projects across Africa.

Combining a safari and holiday tour with a volunteer experience gives you an opportunity to travel with a purpose and do something beneficial for communities, wildlife and the environment while you explore Africa to the fullest.

We are dedicated to empowering communities through sustainable service, transformative learning, and adventurous exploration. We lead the way in combining meaningful volunteer encounters and fun filled adventures in Africa – Work Hard and Have Fun.

All our volunteer packages minimize negative social, economic and environmental impacts. They generate greater economic benefits for local people and enhance the well-being of host communities. We are the leading and the largest volunteer and travel organization in Africa.

Go Volunteer Africa

  • Botswana
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • The Gambia
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe

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Very memorable experience with Go Volunteer Africa in Uganda

Written by: Barbara Cane on 08 March 2020

Very memorable experience with Go Volunteer Africa in Uganda. As someone who volunteers quite often I must say this organization was by far the most organized and affordable. My favorite experience of the trip was the home stay and the children we taught (I grew a little too attached to some of them!)

Advice for future volunteers would be to pack appropriately (follow the packing list they give you). Not only are they incredibly helpful in your decision making process, always responding to emails within 24 hours, they genuinely take the time to ensure the program is right for you, rather than pushing for the sell. All the pre-booking and booking information is invaluable and gives you a real insight into what to expect from your project. This support is added to by knowledgeable and genuine advisors who have visited the project and have impressive knowledge of what to expect.

The actual projects are well selected to ensure your help is definitely needed and logistics including transport was well thought out. Compared to several other volunteering organizations I have spoken to, GVA stand out a mile for their first class service, ethical prices and outstanding organization skills.

Really positive experience with Go Volunteer Africa

Written by: Stuart Ball on 28 January 2020

I had a really positive experience with Go Volunteer Africa. The level of support and friendship I received from GVA staff members and fellow volunteers made this an incredibly rewarding and positive experience.

I researched a lot of organizations before I went to Kenya, some of which were cheaper and some better organized than Go Volunteer Africa, but I really wanted an organization that was part of the community.

It was such an amazing experience and I got so much more out of it than I thought, the cultural immersion, chatting with the kids, sharing meals with local families all made me feel so much more than a tourist or even a volunteer, I really felt part of the project.

I was in Kenya for 4 weeks and then traveled to Tanzania for another 2 weeks. I would recommend Go Volunteer Africa to anyone but if they do not have what you are looking for just get out there and do it you will not regret it!

Our experience with Go Volunteer Africa was excellent and rewarding

Written by: Kylie Christian on 08 January 2020

All we can say about Go Volunteer Africa is wow and thank you for making our Christmas holiday memorable and awesome! As a family, we were so confused in the beginning, we had lots of interests and we wanted to volunteer in Rwanda, see gorillas in Uganda, go to the coast in Kenya and spend some time in Zanzibar too.

We wanted to use various companies and we didn’t want to put all our eggs in one basket. Although GVA offers products and services in all the countries, we had not used it before and since its African based, we had some doubts. We were skeptical due to the fact some offers were extremely too low-cost compared to other providers, for instance Mombasa and Zanzibar. However we gave them a benefit of doubt and decided to book the first 2 destinations with them and that is Rwanda and Uganda Safari. Once we booked their program to Kigali, we received all information within three days and they gave us access to talk to a local coordinator in Kigali who was awesome and helpful.

Our experience in Rwanda was excellent and rewarding, the challenge was the language barrier with locals who some still use French (the country has just transited to English), but my brother Allen who speaks French was always at hand to help out and our Coordinator. After the first week, we proceeded to Uganda. The road trip was one of the best, with multiple stops as we requested, our guide James was also very professional and knowledgeable and this was life assuring.

Our week in Uganda was also good and full of experiences; although Rwanda seemed more organized than Uganda but it was no doubt that we wanted to travel with them to Mombasa (Kenya) at the coast and Zanzibar (Tanzania) for our sisters’ birthday. They arranged the bus tickets for Kenya from Uganda, train trip from Nairobi city to Mombasa, arranged all our hotels, sightseeing activities and we were glad to be offered a night at their guest house for free when we missed our train back to Nairobi to catch the Arusha bus.

Although we had not planned to spend a full day in Arusha, “OPP” the “GVA Man of Arusha” as he prefers to call himself, who received us in Arusha advised us to spend a day in the city and also visit Moshi town, where we got the bus to Dar-es-Salam and then Zanzibar. At every stop, these guys had someone to meet us, greet us, arrange stuff and wish us a safe trip, they are well connected throughout.

Zanzibar and Rwanda were a little more expensive than earlier anticipated, but everything went well. As a family, we highly recommend them and our parents are looking forward for their trip to Mauritius. On a personal note, I will be joining their program to Senegal next summer!

The experience we had volunteering and traveling around East Africa with Go Volunteer Africa far exceeded our expectations. Kudos! These guys are awesome - Jim and your team at Go Volunteer may God bless you.

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