Volunteer at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary: Editor’s Pick of the Week
Cheetah Country is calling. Fancy being a volunteer at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary?
Home to around a third of the planet’s cheetah population, the southwestern African country of Namibia is the perfect place to enjoy a thrilling wildlife holiday. But to go one step further, the opportunity to actually live and volunteer at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary is an absolute once in a lifetime experience.
Oh, and it’s located in a breathtakingly beautiful savannah paradise, too, which obviously helps.
As a volunteer at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary, you’ll get the chance to work with so-called ‘problem carnivores’ that have had to been moved because of human-wildlife conflict. The sanctuary provides a safe place for these relocated animals, along with other injured and orphaned species including rare wild dogs, baboons, zebras, leopards, lions and cheetahs.
If you’ve ever wanted to get some real, hands-on volunteering experience with caring for and helping to rehabilitate amazing wildlife, then this is your opportunity. Tired of the daily 9-5 grind? A two-week stay in Namibia might just change your life.
I should say though, if you’re afraid of getting your hands dirty, this really isn’t the project for you…
You’ll need to be ready to get stuck into all of the day-to-day jobs that need doing at the sanctuary, including helping to maintain enclosures, feeding cheeky meerkats, carrying out fence patrols, and even giving baths to baby baboons (try saying that after a few beers…)!
The work of dedicated volunteers really is vital, allowing the sanctuary to provide ongoing care for all of these animals.
There’ll be free time too – explore rolling dunes in the Namib desert, go on nature walks across sprawling savannah plains, and feast on traditional braai (barbeque) meals around the campfire.
Sounds good? Volunteers are accepted onto this programme all year round, so sign up as a volunteer at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary today!