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Wildlife Conservation & San Bushmen Community Project, Namibia

2 to 12 weeks from

£975
17+
minimum age

  • Get involved in carnivore research of leopards, cheetahs and hyenas in the Namib Desert
  • Help to protect, rehabilitate and care for vulnerable wildlife at the Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Provide medical support to the San Bushmen community assisting doctors in their medical clinic
  • Join specialist veterinary and wildlife rehabilitation courses and anti-poaching Rhino teams
Overview

Overview

By joining this project  volunteers will have the opportunity to help to protect vulnerable wildlife or provide medical care to San Bushmen community. Volunteers can choose between several different projects: Wildlife Sanctuary, Carnivore Conservation Research, San Bushmen Medical Clinic, Equine, Rhino Rangers Anti-Poaching, Veterinarian & Wildlife Rehabilitation specialist courses.

Testimonial

Testimonial

Unlike many other volunteering places, the sanctuary manages to blend both inward and external conservation, from caring for injured cheetahs, to working with farmers to mitigate leopard conflict. If you want an unrivalled insight into the care, rehabilitation AND conservation of Namibia’s inspiring wildlife, then this is the place for you.
Chris, UK

Video

Watch this video to learn about volunteering at the Wildlife Sanctuary and how volunteers can take care of injured or orphaned animals. Videos from the Carnivore Conservation sites in Neuras and Kanaan also available under Things to Know tab.

Highlights

Highlights

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with African wildlife within a Wildlife Sanctuary, and to research carnivores in the southern Namib desert or painted African wild dogs and elephants in the northern Mangetti area, or to help out the San Bushmen community providing medical care in a local clinic, or work alongside the Anti-Poaching Unit to protect Rhinos.

Location

Location

Located only thirty minutes from the airport amongst camel thorn trees, riverbeds, and a stone canyon, the Wildlife Sanctuary is perfectly situated to start or finish your trip to Namibia.  This is where the main volunteer activities take place.  Neuras is 2 hours away near the Namib-Naukluft National Park and Kanaan a further 2 hours drive in the southern Namib desert.

Free Time

Free Time

In your free time, you can visit a local San Bushmen village to learn ancestral bush skills, or you can explore the Namib Desert or visit the sand dunes in Sossusvlei, go sandboarding down the dunes or sleep out under a blanket of stars.  Or you can spend time relaxing by the pool at the Wildlife Sanctuary or in the natural springs at Neuras.

Wildlife Conservation & San Bushmen Community Project, Namibia

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