Our Story

The year was 2004 and a handful of well-travelled people sat around a table and discussed their mutual desire to do something great. This desire grew into a plan, and that night African Impact was born from the passion and dedication of a few to become the pride and joy of many. When we opened our doors to our first batch of international volunteers we were a small, family-run organisation with big dreams. Those dreams have seen us grow into a trusted and established facilitator of great volunteering experiences in Africa. We're proud to offer fun, safe and structured placements where volunteers understand their contribution to responsible projects run in partnership with local communities and conservation efforts. We've been going for over 10 years, run projects in 12 countries and have facilitated over 12,500 volunteers. Every year is a chance to grow, learn and better our offering - both for host communities and for volunteers themselves. Our journey so far has been both inspiring and humbling and we will keep pushing the horizons of what volunteering can achieve.

We believe in the power of volunteering and have seen the amazing things volunteers can achieve.

We believe in Africa and all that this inspiring continent can offer to the world.

We believe in the passionate people who work with us and alongside us to create tangible positive impacts and change lives.

Our Photography Impact

This project is based in the world-renowned Greater Kruger Area – famous for the Big 5 and amazing scenery. The region is also home to a local people celebrated for their rich and vibrant culture. In this impressive setting, photographers have the opportunity to enhance their photographic skills while raising conservation awareness. 

In partnership with local wildlife trusts and foundations, our photographers assist in a number of exciting conservation initiatives, including: Conservation in Action - hands-on field work such as clearing alien invasive plants, bush encroachment, litter picking etc. Conservation in the community - visit and help educate communities on the importance of conservation and assist our charity, THAF, in various community projects where relevant.

Working in conjunction with our research department, photographers will assist  research team in collecting animal identification information and other interesting and essential data. The project is a unique opportunity to encounter some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife and people while improving your photographic skills.