Antelope Park

Awarded the World Traveler Awards Best Private Game Reserve in Zimbabwe 2016

The park is home to elephant, lions and scores of ungulates, including giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu and waterbuck. Set on over 3000 acres of open savannah grassland in Gweru’s Ngamo region, and transected by the Ngamo River, Antelope Park is a thriving oasis. The park also plays host to over 150 different species of bird, including vultures, sunbirds, rollers, hornbills and the majestic fish eagle.

Antelope Park is the site of the African Lion Rehabilitation and Release into the Wild project, in partnership with ALERT (African Lion and Environmental Research Trust). Here, stage two of the pioneering project has been underway since 2007, and ongoing research is yielding promising results for the reintroduction of captive-bred lions into the wild.

Antelope Park’s facilities are well-established. Students will be accommodated in the ‘Volunteer Village’, in spacious double rooms, with separate ablutions. The accommodation also offers students a lounge and garden area for relaxation and leisure time, and a large fire-pit for enjoying the cool evenings under the magical African sky. Three meals a day are served buffet-style at the lodge’s picturesque dining hall.