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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Heart broken .
At first I found bestie and family , and desirable touristic activities .
I gave my whole !
as always…
Then, all of a sudden , out of the blue - the mood changed .
I was a party promoter.
Despite me providing free drinks, snacks, activities and all best of vibration -
One sunny morning - boss decided was not proper anymore ?!
No respect for some curtesy of knowing what was misunderstood by me .
Was kicked out !
without even having the courage to look into my eyes while explaining kindly the wrongs of my doings. I was dammed by a group , and never got to know the reason .

2 meses atrás

Kim respondeu

We are sorry that this didn't work out for both of us - however, after the third time of needing to discuss your behaviour, we felt like things just weren't changing and we had too many complaints.



Livingstone and Zambia as a country is such an amazing place go to !! The experience with jollyboys was unique and I would do it all over again. It was so much fun. You can meet a lot of locals, international travelers, make so many activities around Livingstone and have a nice stay at an really good Hostel.

The staff is amazing and they become like a small family after one month! Will visit one day again for sure 😍

Can recommend for 100%

7 meses atrás



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!

11 meses atrás



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!

11 meses atrás



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:)

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