Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

NAMIBIA

Namibia

2 - 12 weeks
NOW OPEN!

Monday / Thursday

15 - 50 people

Age 17+

From $1,190

Namibia

2 - 12 weeks NOW OPEN!

Mon / Thurs

Mon / Thurs

15 - 50 people

Max 50

Age 17+

From $1,190

What's the project about?

The Namibia wildlife sanctuary was established to improve the lives of Namibia’s animals, and create an Africa where humans and wildlife thrive together. The 8,000 acre wildlife sanctuary and game reserve is a safe haven for orphaned and injured animals, with a focus on rehabilitation and release. Residents include leopard, cheetah, African wild dog, primates, antelopes and a variety of other wild and domestic animals of all shapes and sizes. Wildlife sanctuary volunteers are vital to the future work of the sanctuary.

How will I be contributing?

As a wildlife sanctuary volunteer you play a vital role to support local staff in all aspects of animal care. This includes enriching the lives of long-term residents, and rehabilitating those who will be released. Only animals too ill, abused or habituated remain at the sanctuary. Volunteers are responsible for daily food preparation and feeding, habitat enrichment, orphan care and health checks. You will also be very involved with large animal research projects – tracking and monitoring released animals and going on game counts.

What makes this project ethical?

The sanctuary has strong ethics regarding captive animal welfare. Large carnivores are not handled, and no breeding of carnivores is allowed, in accordance with Namibian law. Carnivores ear-marked for release have limited human contact, to avoid habituation that could threaten a successful release. Animals finding a permanent home at the sanctuary are provided with enrichment activities crucial to their emotional and physical well-being and, where possible, animals are released into suitable natural habitats.

Project showreel

Project videos

Project gallery

[wonderplugin_gridgallery id=1]

Project information

Volunteer reviews

Other projects you might be interested in

Support the conservation of Namibia’s big cats in an ethical way and help reduce the human-wildlife conflict. Track wild carnivores in a spectacular setting.

From $1,395

2 - 12 weeks

Volunteer at Zimbabwe’s only dedicated primate rehabilitation centre. You will gain animal care experience and assist in wildlife rehabilitation and release.

From $935

1 - 12 weeks

Participate in delivering solutions to the human-elephant conflict in Namibia. Monitor populations of the rare desert elephant and support rural communities.

From £895

2 - 12 weeks

Join a unique conservation programme, dedicated to the protection of black and white rhinos. You’ll play a vital role in securing the future of these iconic animals.

From $900

1 - 8 weeks

Sign me up!