African Impact Lion Volunteer Project is February cover story for UK's popular Real Travel Mag

They’ve been hosting volunteers at their lion rehabilitation project at Antelope Park in Zimbabwe for 6 years now, and the team at African Impact have found it incredibly exciting to have such a spotlight on their volunteer work going in 2010!
By: Sarah Graham
Feb. 2, 2010 - PRLog -- First, we have seen the launch of Lion Country to rave reviews on Britain’s ITV Channel 1, and now Ivan Troev, one of their past volunteers, is calling out to all and sundry from new stands from the cover of the February issue of the UK’s Real Travel Magazine.

According to the Guardian newspaper media watch column, Lion Country episode 2 pulled in 4.5 million viewers, and another key indicator is that their audience share grew from 18% for episode one to 20% for episode two.

Episode three will be airing at 7.30pm on Wednesday 10th February. Previews will soon be available at In episode three we check in on how Sango is fitting in with Echo and Etosha. Swahili, Soriah and Sahara go for walk after dark and Batoka & Bhubesi encounter some warthog. You will see David, Makeyi, Mackson, Rodrick, Sarah, Roy, Tinofa and Leigh-Ann

So, it is with great pleasure that conservationists, volunteers past and future, and travelers alike can now see the trend in focus on their noble lion conservation efforts continuing with Real Travel’s February cover story “Walking with Lions”. The story follows Ivan Troev’s journey to African Impact’s pioneering Lion Rehabilitation and Release into the wild project in Zimbabwe. “Ever since watching a film about releasing a captive lion into the wild as a child, Ivan Troev has wanted to spend his life working with lions. Now on his second trip to Zimbabwe, he is getting closer to realizing that dream…”

Here are just a few excerpts from the article, which hits shelves this month in the UK…

“I came to realize that, like us, lions are intelligent, sentient creatures, capable of feeling, caring and loving others…for me, actually seeing and interacting with these amazing creatures is more than simply a volunteering experience…it’s led me to make the decision to dedicate my life to help save lions from extinction… a world without lions simply wouldn’t be worth living in…”

And they couldn’t agree more!

Visit to read more about the world-renowned Antelope Park Lion Rehabilitation project, home of ITV’s Lion Country documentary and Ivan Troev’s volunteering dreams…

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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, and are continuously striving to improve the nature of our work in Africa.
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