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!


Reviews

5.0
8 reviews8

Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

4.5

Brazil

5

Don't wait to be told what to do! No Jollyboys a hora é de se agilizar, correr atrás, fazer e mostrar o resultado! E, claro, aproveitar tudo de bom que o lugar tem para oferecer. É realmente incrível! Faça acontecer, agite os hóspedes, pergunte todas as dúvidas a equipe maravilhosa que vai te receber de braços abertos, ajude no bar, tire fotos criativas, conheça a cultura e comida local (o almoço oferecido não tem graça se não desfrutado com as mãos!), administre seu tempo de trabalho por conta própria e faça acontecer! Aliás, o lema no Jollyboys é esse: FAÇA ACONTECER! E aproveitem MUITO! =)

Apr/24/2019

Brazil

5

I had such an amazing time staying at Jollyboys! I felt very welcome by every staff team member and in the lodge as a whole. I worked at the reception and bar and they were always flexible and understanding with my shift hours. Plus, Livingstone is a nice town and the Falls are such an incredible place to be close to. I would for sure recommend volunteering at Jollyboys! If you want to know more, feel free to send me a message!

Jul/06/2018


Kim replied

Marina - we love you! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us, as much as everyone loved having you here at Jollyboys.

Wishing you all the best for your future travels!

The Jollyboys Team

Russia

5

So today is my last day on Jollyboys and I can't believe it is. It was so much fun working and living here. The crew is amazing as well as the guests that come by. We were dancing a lot, talking, learning, sharing and I will never forget that indeed. Lot's of love guys. One day I'll comeback!!

Jan/02/2018


Kim replied

Hey Vlada - you little rock star!

Thanks for getting the party started ;) See you on the flip side!

Wishing you all the best for your future travels!

The Jollyboys Team

Mexico

5

I had a great time ar Jolly B, the Staff is amazing, really friendly and at the end it felt like Family. I defined recommend Jolly Boys, this experience will always remain in my heart

Dec/06/2017


Kim replied

Hey hey Majo!

Your time with us was short but sweet ... thank you so much for everything you did - you hit the ground running.

Wishing you all the best for your future travels!

The Jollyboys Team

United States

5

Absolutely the best travel experience I’ve had in ~6 months of travel in 10+ countries. The staff is incredibly friendly and quickly became like family, making me traditional Zambian food, showing me around town to their favorite spots, and always looking out for me and paling around. I completely sobbed when I had to leave. Work is incredibly flexible, the owners are hilarious, and the job is fantastic for meeting others at the hostel. Can’t say enough good things about this place, if I could give it 6 Stars, I would!!

Oct/24/2017


Kim replied

Nijia!

What can I say - you left a hole in all of our hearts when you ABANDONED us. We would deffo give you 6* as well :D

Wishing you all the best for your future travels!

The Jollyboys Team


Perfect for you if you're looking for

Contact with nature

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