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
    £750
  • Duration
    2-12 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    12+
  • Minimum age
    18+
  • Start dates
    Every Monday
  • From
    £750

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!

"I just returned from my 9th visit to the wildlife sanctuary and once again had the most amazing experience. From my favourite which are the baboon walks to witnessing rhino re-locations for the first time, every day was an adventure."

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.

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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