Fresh Faced New Voluntourism Site Launches With Fabulous New Volunteer And Travel Opportunities

Leading voluntourism organization African Impact is delighted to introduce their new website which offers prospective travelers a great resource for responsible voluntourism and gap year travel in Africa, internships, safaris and adventure travel.
By: African Impact
 
 
Nov. 26, 2009 - PRLog -- African Impact’s new site also offers an expansion of their traditional high-quality volunteer options, as well as an introduction of internship placements, travel and safari opportunities as they head into 2010 and their 6th year of operation.

THE AFRICAN SPECIALISTS

Having already proved themselves as Africa’s leading voluntourism organization, their recent list of accolades includes a British Youth Travel Association finalists nomination for Green Tourism in 2009; as well as finalists nominations in both The World Travel Awards 2009 and South Africa’s prestigious Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards for 2009, this recent expansion comes as no surprise.  

“Introducing innovative travel options through our new ‘Learn with us’ and ‘Explore with us’ portfolios on our new site is our way of expanding our footprint in Africa and continuing our legacy of responsible and meaningful travel. This, coupled with offering travelers more life-changing African experiences to choose from, is really what keeps us motivated and operating with passion and pride” says Founder & Marketing Director Sarah Graham.

African Impact is also in proud partnership with The Princeton in Africa Foundation, facilitating long-term learning opportunities. http://www.princeton.edu/piaf/ - an institution that is a hallmark to educational and responsible travel throughout the world. Mark Stevens is a Princeton alum and is currently on a one year PIAF fellowship with African Impact at their Livingstone volunteer base near The Victoria Falls in Zambia. You can follow Mark’s blog posts on the African Impact website.

"Life on the project [in Zambia] is progressing well.  In such a short period of time, we have provided electricity to a local school, overhauled an Adult Literacy Course, tended to countless patients in home based care and clinic visits, helped a local farm harvest crops and prepare for the rainy season, placed numerous teaching volunteers in understaffed and underfunded community schools and made significant progress on the completion of a permanent classroom block for a local school.  It is amazing to see the progression of projects over time and see the meaningful impact volunteers from around the world can have so quickly.  I am excited for the new volunteers and new projects in the months to come."

You can follow Mark’s blog posts from Zambia on the African Impact website. http://www.africanimpact.com/news-article/princeton-in-af...

So what is there to get excited about on the new http://www.africanimpact.com website?

New offerings include responsible voluntourism options in Ghana, Malawi, a unique Chimpanzee Rehabilitation project in Zambia and one of the only conservation volunteer projects in Kenya’s crown jewel the precious Masai Mara National Reserve.

NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2010

Malawi, Sports Coaching, Teaching or Medical Volunteering
Ghana, Children’s Home and Orphan Care Project
Kenya, Masai Mara Conservation Project
Zambia, Chimpanzee Rehabilitation

In addition, African Impact are branching out into learning-focused and adventure travel going forward into 2010.

LEARN – INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN AFRICA

African Impact believes that internships and professional courses are an ideal way to improve your skills and experience in a professional work environment overseas. There is no better destination in which to undertake an internship, a wildlife / conservation course or instructor course than in Africa. Whether you are looking to acquire insight into a new industry, approaching a career change or to gain some on the job training to compliment your studies, African Impact can organise a wide range of Learn Experiences that will positively enhance your CV in an increasingly competitive job market.

EXPLORE – ADVENTURE AND SAFARI TRAVEL IN AFRICA

Africa is a place of the senses: the sound of untamed wildlife; the feel of the rhythm of its people; the sight of an African sun rising across open plains; the smell of rain on a dry earth; and the taste of untamed adventure... African Impact’s game ranging and bush courses allow you to explore the magnificent wildlife of South Africa. With extensive operations on the ground in Africa, and a solid network of partners, they have hand-picked their favourite safari and adventure travel trips, and can facilitate groups, short term volunteering, and numerous other tailored travel packages.

JUST CAN’T WAIT TO GET GOING? TRY THEIR AMAZING LAST MINUTE 35% OFF DECEMBER VOLUNTEERING IN SOUTH AFRICA AND ZAMBIA…
Email African Impact travel expert kylie@africanimpact.com

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African Impact is the largest facilitator of responsible volunteer projects in Southern and East Africa. In 2009 we were nominated as finalists in the World Travel Awards, the Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards and the British Youth Travel Awards, and are continuously striving to improve the nature of our work in Africa.
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