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Look after orphaned &
injured animals in
Namibia

A safe refuge for all animals

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  • Duration
    2-12 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    12+
  • Minimum age
    18+
  • Start dates
    Every Monday
  • From
    £770
  • Duration
    2-12 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    12+
  • Minimum age
    18+
  • Start dates
    Every Monday
  • From
    £770

Namibia wildlife sanctuary

Get up close and personal to incredible animals such as cheetahs, leopards, lions, baboons and so much more! The Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on a 3,200-hectare reserve near Windhoek and offers a safe refuge for an ever-growing abundance of orphaned, injured and abandoned animals.

Find yourself immersed in certified cheetah country; home to one third of the world’s total population! In addition to volunteering alongside these phenomenal animals, the sanctuary also offers the ability for you to help look after lion, leopard, wild dog, cheetah, baboon, meerkat, African wild cat, caracal, jackal, tortoise and even some farmyard animals!

The aim of the sanctuary is to release as many animals as possible back into the wild, across safe conservation areas away from farmland. Since opening in 2008, over 40 carnivores have been released back into their natural habitat, with this number constantly growing.

This project directs all its efforts towards the long-term rehabilitation of animals within Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary. Sadly, not all of the animals housed here can be released back into the wild, as many are orphaned and have been hand-raised or have extensive injuries, meaning that they have become too used to captivity.

You’ll be working hands-on to help develop and maintain the sanctuary and its surrounding area so that the rehabilitation work can continue to grow. You will play an important role, caring for the animals on a daily basis as well as helping to maintain and develop the sanctuary. This can include preparing food and feeding the resident animals, taking the mischievious baboons on their daily walk, providing intensive care for juvenile wildlife, cleaning animal enclosures – there will be plenty for you to do!

The sanctuary is situated in a natural savannah, with lush grass plains and magnificent mountain views – a sight to behold! Discover the depths of Namibia’s natural beauty that is blessed with breath-taking scenery and the most diverse array of unique landscapes where captivating creatures roam.The reserve on which the sanctuary resides is also home to all kinds of wildlife living in their natural environment, freely roaming the land including; leopard, cheetah, kudu, oryx, hartebeest, duiker, warthog, ostrich, caracal, jackal, baboon, African wild cat, mongoose, meerkat, vulture, eagle and various other bird species – this list is endless!

Experience unforgettable moments, while leaving a permanent and positive mark on the sanctuary.

The most amazing time

I had the most amazing time at the wildlife sanctuary, I had experiences I never thought I'd have, like taking the cheetah for a walk, research the wild dogs, carnivore feed, rhino tracking, horse riding and taking the baboons on their daily walk. The co-ordinaters at the sanctuary were so pas... Read More

Gemma MeadNovember 2019

Great organisation

Good website, easy to navigate the options. Good support once I had decided on the project I was going to volunteer at. Good documentation and explanations on how to get everything required, staff available to help with questions via the chat box or email as needed. Had amazing time on my trip... Read More

Susan FosterOctober 2019

Brilliant experience with The Mighty Roar

My experience with The Mighty Roar was brilliant - they were so helpful and quick to reply to any queries. They gave me all the information I needed and I felt very prepared for my trip to Namibia, which I was grateful for considering that it was the first time that I had travelled by myself! ... Read More

Bela ThomasSeptember 2019

Volunteering in Namibia

 volunteered in Namibia at the wildlife sanctuary for 2 weeks at the start of July 2019. After researching everything The Mighty Roar had to offer, I chose to do this programme as I love animals and have always wanted to go to Africa - so it was the perfect combination!

My absolute ... Read More

Georgia CoxonSeptember 2019

Outstanding program

The programme I went on was incredible, best trip of my life. Mighty roar made things very simple, I knew what I was signing up for and everything ran smoothly.

Katie O' ConnorSeptember 2019

Amazing company!

Thanks to the Mighty Roar I had the best experience volunteering at the sanctuary. They were available at any time to answer any questions I had and also went out of their way to help with any issues. The experience itself was amazing, being hands on with the animals and helping to make a diff... Read More

Georgia CoxonAugust 2019

Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

I volunteered at the wildlife sanctuary in Namibia, for a month in early summer 2018. The Mighty Roar had lots of information, I booked through them because they were professional and very approachable. Travelling to and from Namibia was very easy, I was met by a lovely member of staff when I ... Read More

Tai DavisonJune 2019

This is a great company to book with

This is a great company to book with. They sent us plenty of information through to help us book our holiday with guidance for the visas etc. They ensured we got the private accommodation which we needed and they send reminders and a list of the vital items we needed a couple of days before th... Read More

Sam BradleyJune 2019

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Helping at the wildlife sanctuary in Namibia

After spending 2 weeks in Namibia at the wildlife sanctuary, I cannot recommend the project more! Being able to get up close to so many animals was a dream come true.

Georgia's story

Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

I volunteered at the wildlife sanctuary in Namibia for a month in early summer 2018. I was so nervous to travel alone but it was the best thing I have ever done!

Tai's story