Mother Africa Trust Programme

mother africa trust programme
mother africa trust programme
mother africa trust programme

Mother Africa Trust Programme

About The Mother Africa Trust Programme

Truly a holiday with a difference. Have the experience of your life volunteering, contributing and getting involved in our wide variety of community and conservation projects. This is gap-year eco-tourism at its most rewarding and exciting.

The Mother Africa Trust was founded in 2006 as a way to build a better future in Zimbabwe. The vision for the Trust is to create a way for people to “give back” to both the environment and to the people of Zimbabwe. The Mother Africa Trust seeks to make a positive difference in the areas of education and cultural and environmental research and conservation. The Mother Africa Trust works with volunteers from around the world at the same time, actively sourcing equipment and materials for our conservation, research and education projects. Always ready to learn and improve, our team are widely experienced, passionate and committed to building Zimbabwe in a sustainable, ethical and compassionate manner.

The Mother Africa Trust is affiliated with The Amalinda Collection of lodges including Camp Amalinda, Ivory Lodge and Khulu Ivory.

Choose from one of our three programmes,

Cultural & Community Initiative Programme
Based in the dramatic backdrop of the Matobo Hills, an area of such significance it has been declared a World Heritage site. Experience Africa like few others and assist at a local school, at an orphanage and with the Ndebele community at their rural village.

Wildlife & Research Programme
Located on the border of Hwange National Park…this is Big 5 country! Be part of a conservation revolution; get involved with a variety of research from Small Carnivores to Ground Hornbill rehabilitation.

The Combination Project
Our most popular project with volunteers. The combo project combines the community and wildlife conservation initiatives into one balanced, experience-packed eco-adventure.
Why Volunteer in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a country that has undergone much turmoil in its recent history. As with most cases of political unrest it is the average citizen who is left with little choices in order to improve their circumstances. The Zimbabwean nation is a proud one, they do not willingly accept handouts but give them a chance to work for any benefits and they will do so with gratitude and sincerity.

Mother Africa is dependent on volunteer involvement to keep our projects afloat, and its people like you who are making a real difference to local peoples lives and helping to safeguard Zimbabwes wildlife.

Volunteering in Zimbabwe with such open and friendly people, who are truly grateful for the assistance and funding that volunteers provide is a unique and often life changing event. Our volunteers mostly leave with a deeper appreciation for Africa and its people.

Take a moment to think about what you have and know that you have something to give. One person can make a difference. If you have it in you to give of your time, Africa is waiting for your help.

What is “Mother Africa’s” final goal?

The Mother Africa organisation believes that one person can make a difference. Like nature herself, change will be a gradual process. But we are confident, with care and nurturing, this might be the first time an organisation has actually changed the face of this reslient country in a gradual and quiet way – just like the very nature of Africa herself…

Siabonga (thank you)

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Camp Amalinda

Amalinda Camp

Camp Amalinda is an award winning, privately owned safari lodge tucked away in an ancient Bushman’s shelter, set in the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site of Matobo Hills. To find out more click here