Rescued Animal Conservation, Namibia

Location: Namibia: Rural Areas

Program Duration: 1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

https://www.conservationtravelafrica.org

Nexteracom Building Ebene, Mauritius

Call Us

Phone: +44 (0) 333 444 0182

Description

Volunteer in Namibia and help enrich the lives of orphaned and rescued animals. The centre provides a refuge for all sorts of wildlife and the goal is to release as many as possible. This project is an exciting opportunity to volunteer in Namibia and actively participate in the conservation of African wildlife. Volunteers provide essential manpower to care and feed the animals, plus provide habitat enrichment and stimulation for the larger mammals and primates.

This project is more than just a wildlife sanctuary as volunteers are given access to experience a huge variety of activities dependent on their skills and interests. All volunteers help with food preparation, animal feeding and habitat enrichment for animals who are being kept in enclosures, but you may also get the opportunity to observe veterinary staff with minor and emergency operations and animal health checks; collect research data on rehabilitated animals and monitor released carnivores as they are reintroduced into safe wilderness areas.

Highlights

Why volunteer on this programme?

Make a lasting and tangible difference to the lives of the vulnerable San people and Namibia's threatened wildlife. In return get a once in a lifetime experience of living and working in the real Africa and take a hands-on role in conservation, rehabilitation and humanitarian work. A serious wildlife sanctuary programme.

- Help provide a safe refuge for orphaned and injured wildlife
- Get hands on experience with African wildlife and get involved with all aspects of their care
- Care for and feed the animals on a daily basis
- Help rehabilitate or care for problem animals
- Spend time interacting with baboons and caracals, helping with enrichment and stimulation activities and walking with them as they play in the bush
- Maintain and develop the sanctuary - repairing fences and roads and rebuilding water holes
- Provide intensive care for juvenile and baby animals including baboons and other primates
- Participate in a diverse range of activities from conservation to animal care, research and animal handling
- Learn to track and identify animals and learn about the threats which they face
- Undertake fence patrols and game counts on horseback, on foot and in vehicles
- Get up close and personal with a wide variety of wildlife in their natural environment
- Have the opportunity to work closely on cheetah and leopard research and monitoring projects
- Grow as a person in mind, heart and soul as you make an impact in Africa

Type of Programs
  • Community Service & Volunteering

Cost in US$:

$600-900

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

- Programme fee - financing which goes back into the programme including funding for equipment, supplies, vehicles and foodstuffs
- Transfers to and from Windhoek Hosea Kutako Airport to the project on a Monday or Thursday
- Full board and lodging for the duration of your programme including laundry (exc. any snacks, alcoholic or fizzy drinks from the bar)
- Three meals per day
- Full 24 hour support and training from your programme co-ordinators during your stay
- All programme-related transport and equipment required to do your work

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Animal Welfare
  • Conservation
  • Community Development
  • Veterinary Science
  • Wildlife
Typical Volunteer
We welcome volunteers with a passion and interest in wildlife and conservation and the ability to communicate suitably in English. You should be of reasonable mobility and fitness as there is some walking and foot-based tracking involved in the project.
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Group living
  • Dormitory

Participants Travel to Namibia

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
1 week
Year Founded

2012

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