Jollyboys Backpackers & Camp

Livingstone is not only host to the Victoria Falls (a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World) but also an array of amazing things to do whilst you are here; safaris, chilled and adrenaline rush activities.

Livingstone is the perfect place to stop before onward travels to neighboring Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe ... or to Malawi in the East and even Tanzania from Northern Zambia. A MUST stop on any backpacking trip through Southern Africa and beyond!

Zambians are genuinely super friendly people and you will be well taken care of by the staff! We hope that everyone will feel at home immediately; guests and volunteers. Zambia is also one of the safest countries in Africa and tied with the United Kingdom in 41st place on the Global Peace Index. The US Department of State ranks Zambia 1st place as the "Safest Countries to Visit in 2019". By volunteering at Jollyboys Backpackers, you become an integral part of the team. You will be expected to be self-motivated and have a good work ethic, despite being a volunteer. We are a professional operation and expect a high standard from our staff and volunteers: you get out, what you put in! Volunteers will be given various projects depending on what they LIKE to do ...! We are very flexible, there is always something fun or creative to do ... we like to keep our guests entertained in-house, so anyone with a flair for games, quizzes and general merriment is always welcome! We especially love it when volunteers are enthusiastic about training and bettering the skills of our Zambian employees; customer service, responsible tourism etc. We hope that everyone that stays with us feels free and easy to give us feedback on how we can improve the traveler and volunteer experience. We strive to be as professional as possible and provide the BEST traveler experience in Livingstone and Zambia as a whole. Join our AWESOME team and become part of the Jollyboys family!


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This month in livingstone has been amazing! Jolly’s is a truly amazing place. The work is very easy and fun! The staff is amazing everybody’s so friendly and welcoming. It really feels like a family! A big thanks and I will really miss u guys. Ruth,Sam,Lloyd,Moyo, Millias, Simon and Merlyn and everybody else. Zikomo❤️❤️🇿🇲

hace 7 días



Volunteering at Jollyboys was amazing; the place is beautiful and incredibly cozy! Everyone is extremely kind here. You have complete freedom to explore the cities and tours, and they make you feel very comfortable with your daily tasks. It's a hostel where you not only meet backpackers but also experience local culture and locals! You can truly immerse yourself in the country's culture. Livingstone in Zambia is wonderful, an incredible city with very friendly people and lots to do! Cherish every moment here; you won't regret it! And Zikomo for everything.

hace 2 meses

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This experience was unreal and better than I could have ever imagined! Kim, along with everyone at Jollyboys, made my first ever trip with World Packers a very hard one to beat. Communication was prompt and efficient, and everything discussed and agreed upon was followed. My time at Jollyboys was truly life changing. I helped out where needed; either behind the bar, communicating with the team, or giving information out to guests. I made lifelong friends, experienced a new culture and had once in a lifetime experiences in Livingstone. I can’t give enough thanks for this opportunity!!

hace 2 meses



My boyfriend and I stayed at Jollyboys for around 2 weeks and had a great time! Kim (and the rest of the staff) is super nice, and told us a lot of times that the most important thing was for us to have fun. Unfortunately, we didn't have a Zambian business visa, so there were things that we weren't able to do, like work behind the bar. Our work was really simple and not very time consuming at all: taking instagram pictures, decorating chalk boards in the morning and making sure the guests had a good time. It was a great experience and we are so grateful! Thank you to everyone at Jollyboys :)

hace 3 meses



My experience at Jollyboys was amazing. The staff were so Kind helped me settle in well. I learnt a lot during my stay. Got to meet the locals and learn Nyanja the local language. I got to see amazing landscapes, wildlife as l was creating content best experience ever. I recommend you apply you will love it here

hace 5 meses

Kim respondido

It was fantastic to meet you Claudia and we look forward to having you come and stay with us again!

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