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, Neuras Adventure Week, San Bushmen Medical Clinic, Equine, Rhino Rangers Anti-Poaching, TimBila Game Reserve, Kanaan Conservation experience.
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.
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 conservation sites in Neuras and Kanaan are also available under the Things to Know tab.
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, rhinos, lions and elephants in the TimBila wildlife 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.
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 and TimBila is 2 hours towards the coast near the Damaraland.
In your free time, 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. Or spend time learning from the San Bushmen about their ancestral skills and knowledge.