Rhino Conservation

Rhino Momma Project
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Coordinator | Jessica
Coordinator | Jessica
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High­lights

Experience or animals up close and personal
Learn about conservation & endanger species
Become passionate about a endangered species
Make memories never to be forgotten
Visit Namibia
It’s time to take real action. It’s a widely known fact
that rhinos are on the brink of extinction – but not if
we have anything to say about it. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
The massive rise of rhino poaching has made waves throughout the world, as it becomes more evident by the day that if drastic action isn’t taken, our future generations may very well come to know the rhinoceros as an extinct creature.
Taking action requires innovative ideas and ingenuity, and the Rhino Momma Project did exactly that, they took decisive action in an innovative
manner, and as a result, they have made a signi8cant difference in the growing numbers of rhinos in Namibia.
Be a part of saving this iconic species from extinction. They need all the help they can get with round the clock feeding observation, data
management, admin, and the general well-being of these animals.

When volunteering with us, you will be helping take care of our rhinos, monitoring their activity and behavior, and so much more! Every day is a new adventure, filled with excitement, fun, and learning.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to work up close with these beautiful animals and be a part of their legacy. 

Typical day

As there are no set times and we are working with animals anything can happen, but a typical day starts with morning feeding, animal counts,
reports on animals. It is also worth noting, that our activities vary in the seasons. After the rainy season when the wild grass is enough, feeding does not take place.

On the rare occasion that we have an orphaned rhino, you may be involved in helping with the care of the baby rhino. 

Preparations
  • preparations for morning & afternoon feeding
  • cleaning of water and feeding bowls
  • helping with 8xing breeding camps fencing
  • general farm work
  • animal counts
  • collecting data
Admin
  • entering all data into a database
  • births
  • deaths
  • vaccinations
  • DNA testing (when available)
  • Fixing etc
General Work
  • helping with broken fencing
  • fixing gates
  • fixing broken water pipes
  • making sure the feed is properly prepped and ready for the next days feeding
  • general helping on the reserve
HAVING FUN!!!

Free-time activities

You will be able to take a trip to Damaraland or the great Etosha National Park.

Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
1. CV 2. Valid Passport 3. Identity Document 4. Drivers License 5. Traveling Visa. Flight Details 7. Medical & Travel Insurance
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 07:00 - 18:00

What's Included

Services by Rhino Momma Project
Your volunteering fees include your accommodation in the volunteers which has hot water, a fully equipped kitchen including a fridge, oven/stove, and washing machine. 

Volunteers are also provided with three meals a day.


Accommodation
The volunteer house is situated right on the reserve in the bushveld, with beautiful views of the surrounding nature. 
The house has two bedrooms, sleeping two people each and an en-suite bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped including a fridge, oven/stove, and washing machine.

Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages
Volunteers are provided with three meals a day.
Breakfast:
Cereals, rusks, coffee, and tea.

Lunch:
Lunch packs are provided every day which can be taken with you to the field if necessary. 

Dinner:
Every night, you will receive a warm, cooked meal. This can be anything from stew, braaivleis (traditional barbecue), spaghetti bolognaise etc.

Drinks other than coffee and tea in the morning need to be provided for independently. 
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) in Windhoek. We assist you to find cheap flights to Namibia.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Namibia provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Namibia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Namibia.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

This project is up and running throughout the year, activities varying with the seasons. 

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$1,240
3 weeks
$1,850
4 weeks
$2,430
5 weeks
$3,100
9 weeks
$5,385
17 weeks
$10,243
50 weeks (max. stay)
$30,050
Average fees
$611 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Rhino Momma Project will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Rhino Momma Project during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Rhino Conservation

It’s time to take real action. It’s a widely known fact that rhinos are on the brink of extinction – but not if we have anything to say about it.

$611/week

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