Wildlife Care & Rehabilitation

This amazing program offers you the opportunity to make a tangible and lasting impact in the lives of rescued, injured and orphaned wildlife. Work at the African wildlife sanctuary with lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, caracals, warthogs, baboons, antelope, and small mammals. In return, volunteers are provided with an experience of a lifetime, take a hands-on role in animal rehabilitation and conservation, and meeting people from around the world while working in Africa. No previous experience or qualifications are necessary to participate in this program, but volunteers need to be at least 18 years of age.

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Main activities include:

  • Daily care of animals
  • Providing enrichment activities for animals e.g. walking with baboons in the bush
  • Cleaning and maintaining enclosures
  • Food preparation and feeding of animals
  • Building new facilities
  • Game counts on the farm
  • Educational and recreational activities for volunteers include swimming, soccer, bush walks, shopping in Windhoek, and learning traditional bush craft from the San.

Accommodation

Accommodation is in 3 bed rooms or large 2 bed permanent tents on a platform. Bedding (sheets, duvet and pillow) is provided, and communal hot showers and flush toilets are provided. Three balanced meals per day are provided on a self-serve basis. Vegetarian meals are also available upon request. The volunteer camp has a swimming pool to cool down during the summer months. Power outlets (220V) are available in the communal dining area.

Vaccinations

We recommend that volunteers have rabies and tetanus vaccinations.

Dates – Arrival and Departure

This program runs throughout the year and volunteers can sign-up for any 2 weeks and up to 3 months. Volunteers will be picked up and dropped off at the airport on any Monday or Thursday  for a complementary transfer to the wildlife sanctuary.  Transfers on other days will be charged an additional fee. The sanctuary lies only 35km from the airport and yet is nestled in the African bush.

Note: Volunteers who would like to see more of beautiful Namibia can choose to book a pre- or post-program safari to the Etosha N.P., the Namib Desert or a longer tour through the country. For more detail, visit Tours & Safaris on our website.

 

Application Form

Booking Process

  • There is no specific booking date.
  • You can select any dates starting and ending on a Monday.
  • Complete the booking form online, or mail the form to the office of Eko Tracks.
  • Once we have received your booking form you will be pre-booked and be sent a confirmation letter.
  • After receiving the deposit, your place on the project is secured.
  • You will be sent an application form for a work visa which has to be returned to the office of Eko Tracks at least 2 months prior to the start of the project.                                   Note: Volunteers have to be in possession of a work visa before being allowed into Namibia.
  • Eko Tracks will also send you a pre-departure package with information about the passport, flight schedules, vaccinations, airport shuttles, accommodation, and a packing list to assist you in preparing for the trip.

Prices (2018):

2 weeks               US$1,450
3 weeks               US$1,950
4 weeks               US$2,450
Deposit                US$600

For stays more than 4 weeks please contact our office.

Payments

      • The deposit is payable 4 weeks after pre-booking:           $600
      • The outstanding amount is payable not later than 2 months prior to the start of the program.

    Payments



    Price Includes:

            • Work visa fees
            • Transportation to and from the wildlife sanctuary
            • Orientation and introductory training
            • Accommodation at the sanctuary
            • Three meals per day during your volunteering
            • Supervised volunteer project
            • Scheduled activities at the wildlife sanctuary and on the farm

    Price Excludes:

        • International roundtrip airfare to Namibia
        • Travel and medical insurance (compulsory)
        • Immunization
        • Drinks
        • Communication (phone calls, emails)
        • Optional tours
        • Personal expenses