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Hostel Livingstone, Zambia

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Explore Victoria Falls (Zambia) and experience TRUE Africa

Connect with the locals
3 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Immerse yourself in the local culture
3 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Take, edit and provide amazing photos.
Party Promoter
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
Social Media
Maintain and update social media channels.
Perform to entertain guests, children or local communities.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
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The Experience

Experience the real Africa whilst in Livingstone & enjoy true Zambian hospitality! We are looking for enthusiastic, social, self-motivated people keen to be a part of our hardworking team & act as great ambassadors for our lodge. Do you like creating events, taking pictures, marketing, or responsible tourism? We are open to ideas, so if you have a skill you think we might need, send us a message! Join the Jollyboys team!

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 20 years old
  • Be from outside Zambia
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
30 days

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12 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

3 Meeting locals

3 Immersing in the local culture

3 Meeting international travelers

2 Get in touch with nature

2 Developing social awareness

2 Practicing English



One of the best experiences of my life! Kim is just the best host you could ever have, the hostel is a paradise, so comfortable and the people are amazing! Felt at home, learned a lot, had incredible experiences in Livingstone! Forever in my heart!

about 1 month ago



I had three weeks in JollyBoys and from start to end I felt at home. The staff at the Backpackers made me really comfortable and was always ready for a nice talk.
The hostel is a great place for meeting locals and travelers at the same time. I can imagine even more when travel fully recoverd from covid.
At JollyBoys I was working as a photographer. They gave me many opportunities to create photo's and explore the area at the same time.
Thank you JollyBoys, I really enjoyed! Untill next time!

about 1 month ago



Our experience exceeded all expectations! We've met the most amazing people and many of those became our good friends. From the moment we were there we felt like a part of their team and Jollyboys became our new home.
Since we were there soon after corona, there was not that many tourists and hence not that much work to do. But we still managed to find some interesting assignments. This place is a paradise in the centre of Livingstone, 15 min drive from Victoria's falls.
We definitely recommend this program and if you don't want to volunteer just stay there, you will have the best time:)

4 months ago



Regardless of the crisis, I can say that I had a great experience at the Jollyboys hostel. Their staff are very friendly, a very pleasant environment. I really recommend this hostel. Thank you Madame Kim, and the managers Marrius and Miss Faith. I wish that things will be back to normal soon and that everyone can get back to work.

over 2 years ago



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!

about 4 years ago

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

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