A trip of a lifetime to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
Through TMR I volunteered on the Game Reserve within Victoria Falls Zimbabwe. This was the best travel experience I have ever had. Earlier in the year I was fortunate enough to spend two months travelling around Southeast Asia. Once I got back, I still had the travel bug but wanted to help in some way. I found TMR and the 2 weeks in Zimbabwe by far overtook any experience I have had in my 23 years of living!
"For me, this was a trip of a lifetime. The people I met were fabulous, the guides were amazing, and the wildlife was just indescribable."
We started everyday with a game drive at 6:30am, and even on the first drive we saw soo much amazing wildlife! I even had the experience on going on a bush walk and coming less than 50 meters close to a mother and son duo of Rhinos! – surreal!
What also made this experience so special was that I was able to give back to the community. We worked in school once a week, helping with their reading, writing, and building a vegetable patch for them so that they are able to sustain themselves. We did loads of ground maintenance within the reserve to ensure the quality of the reserve.
For me, the most magical part of the two weeks are the weekly campouts on a Friday. We sleep under the stars and in different areas of the reserve. It is so surreal. The first time we fell asleep to the sound of Lions roaring around us!! Honestly if that is not a selling point to signing up I don’t know what is.
For me, this was a trip of a lifetime. The people I met were fabulous, the guides were amazing, and the wildlife was just indescribable. Even if you have travelled before, there is nothing that can compare to Africa. TMR offered help and support throughout the whole process, and I will always be eternally grateful for them finding me this most incredible experience. Enjoy the pictures for a bit of inspiration!