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.
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 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.
We recommend that volunteers have rabies and tetanus vaccinations.
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 Hosea Kutako Airport, Windhoek. The sanctuary lies nestled in the African bush, only 35km from the airport.
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 to see more of the country. For more detail contact our office.
2 weeks US$1,350
3 weeks US$1,900
4 weeks US$2,450
For stays more than 4 weeks please contact our office.
- The deposit is payable 4 weeks after pre-booking
- The outstanding amount is payable not later than 2 months prior to the start of the program.
- Free airport transfers to and from the sanctuary at the start and conclusion of the project (only on Mondays & Thursdays)
- Accommodation at all the sites (bedding, linen and towel provided, twin or triple tent & laundry service).
- Three meals a day. Meals at the sanctuary are prepared by staff.
- Three uniform t-shirts per person
- Electronic certificate (printed copy on request)
- Transportation to and from the research site
- Transportation on-site
- Project orientation and training
- All activities
- Full time staff members to supervise and support interns
- Academic supervision and project management
- Field guides on site
- Survey equipment, radio telemetry equipment, camera traps
- International round trip airfare
- Travel and medical insurance (compulsory)
- Tourist visa may apply
- Communication (WiFi, phone calls, emails)
- Optional tours
- Personal expenses
Why Travel With Eko Tracks
Variety: Our large variety of products, offer great travel opportunities for adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts with a passion for nature.
Expertise: With an intimate scientific knowledge of the African savanna and its wildlife, first-hand personal travel experiences and destination expertise, we offer a wealth of information to our clients.
Network: Having lived in Africa for more than 40 years and drawing on extensive long term business relationships we provide you with specially selected quality products.
Dedication: We are passionate about Africa with its large vistas, a plethora of wildlife unmatched anywhere else, and a diversity of cultures unique to this continent. But above all, we are dedicated to conservation through education.
“I learned so much and the interactive field work and labs were especially beneficial. Amazing! The best choice I’ve ever made with my life. It opened my eyes to everything going on here and was life changing. Samantha, Veterinary Field Study 2018.”
“I learned a lot about conservation that I didn’t before especially about the elephant problem, and the effects of game farming, hunting, poaching in SA. Mary, Veterinary Field Study 2018
“This was an amazing program and I would do it 10,000 times if I could. I learned so much and got to participate and see so much that I never would have in any other program. Amanda, Veterinary Field Study 2018
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