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Harnas Wildlife Sanctuary

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2 - 12 semanas  ·  Edad 18 - 50+

rating  Perfecto 4.6  · 
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Puntos Relevantes

  • Feed, care for, and learn about rescued and in-need animals living at the sanctuary
  • Take part in enrichment activities such as walks that improve the quality of life of animals too habituated or injured to be released back into the wild
  • Help rehabilitate wildlife and contribute to the release of animals wherever possible
  • Meet and help local families at the Lifeline Clinic, providing medical attention, food provisions and education
  • Discover and learn the ancient traditions of the San Bushmen dating back 20,000 years

Especialmente adecuado para

Edad 18+
Solteros y solteras
Parejas
Grupos
50+

Sobre el programa

Help with the long-term rehabilitation of Namibian wildlife. Experience hands-on volunteering where you'll care for baboons, big cats, meerkats and more!

About The Project

An incredible project that packs a big punch, the Harnas Wildlife Sanctuary offers a fascinating cultural exchange alongside the opportunity to help iconic African wildlife that needs it most. From lions and cheetahs to rhinos, baboons and more, there are over 300 animals at the ...

Sobre el programa

About The Project

An incredible project that packs a big punch, the Harnas Wildlife Sanctuary offers a fascinating cultural exchange alongside the opportunity to help iconic African wildlife that needs it most. From lions and cheetahs to rhinos, baboons and more, there are over 300 animals at the sanctuary that volunteers help to care for, rehabilitate and, wherever possible, release back into the wild!

Sadly, human and wildlife conflict is rife throughout Africa, and Namibia is no exception. With habitat fragmentation, climate change, poaching and the pet trade posing an ever-present threat, many animals that come to the sanctuary are orphaned, traumatised or injured. As a volunteer, you'll help to prepare food, feed, create enrichment, maintain enclosures and evaluate the health and well-being of each animal. Volunteers also have plenty of opportunities to experience the wild of Namibia when taking part in night drives and throwing their hats in the ring for a 24-hour game count!

Alongside working with the wildlife, you'll have some incredible experiences unique to this project. Taking a trip to the local Lifeline Clinic, volunteers will have the chance to meet families receiving healthcare, education and food provisions and help give back to the community by playing some games with the children and serving lunch to the clinic users. You'll also be able to take part in the San Bushmen Experience, spending time with hunter-gatherers from a community known as the oldest inhabitants of Southern Africa. You'll learn about San culture, traditions and ancient survival skills dating back over 20,000 years. 

On this project, you'll see firsthand how 'sanctuary' meets 'safari' and the San community, and blends together to create an authentic, wild experience of Namibia. 

Prior to Arrival

Citizens of most countries, including the UK, Germany, USA, Canada, Australia and most of those within the EU, do not need to obtain a visa to enter Namibia and are granted entry for up to 90 days upon arrival. You will, however, need at least 2 blank pages in your passport for the immigration officials to use, and your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from your date of entry.

You will need to fly into Windhoek International Airport (also known as Hosea Kutako International Airport), arriving by 9:30am on your project start date. You'll then transfer to the Harnas Wildlife Sanctuary, which takes approximately 3 hours.

Departure

You will need a flight that departs Windhoek International Airport after 3pm if leaving on your project end date.

If you are unable to find a suitable flight that departs after 3pm, you can book a night at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary for an additional fee and an airport transfer will be arranged for you the following day in time for your departing flight.



Día típico

Typically project days start from 7am and finish around 4-5pm, with a long, relaxing lunch break in the middle. Your days will include a combination of the activities found below, working on a rotational basis.

Baboon Walk

Most people in Namibia classify baboons as pests, which sadly means the ...

Día típico

Typically project days start from 7am and finish around 4-5pm, with a long, relaxing lunch break in the middle. Your days will include a combination of the activities found below, working on a rotational basis.

Baboon Walk

Most people in Namibia classify baboons as pests, which sadly means the sanctuary rescues several baboons yearly, many arriving very young and sadly as orphans. Volunteers help to care for and accompany the baboons on enrichment walks through the bush. This unbelievable activity helps to mimic life in the wild and provides the baboons with the space to run, climb, and socialise in their natural environment.    

Food Preparation

With over 300 animals at the sanctuary and potential new arrivals all the time, volunteers are kept busy with this food preparation activity! Following nutritional menus, you'll create vegetable platters for the herbivores and meat feasts for the carnivores; so all the sanctuary residents receive a balanced, healthy diet. 

Small Animal Feeding

Meerkats, mongooses, lambs and even baby crocodiles; are just some of the sanctuary's many small animals that often need hand-feeding! Volunteers often have some incredible, close encounters when feeding the small residents, and under the supervision of the sanctuary staff, you'll learn about the different species, their care plans and what their futures entail. 

Carnivore Feeding

With the big cats and wild dogs further afield on the reserve, you'll load up the trucks with meaty treats and head out to feed the carnivores! Volunteers may throw food to lions, leopards and more, alongside observing them at mealtime. With the project facilitators armed with knowledge, you'll learn about these iconic animals with a front-row seat to their natural predatory behaviours. 

Project Work

Project work is essential to keep any sanctuary operating smoothly. Volunteers may help to build new structures and enrichment items in animal enclosures, dig and clean watering holes or hideouts, fix fences and cut back vegetation. These are just some examples of necessary tasks that ensure the wildlife's well-being.

Night Drive

Every week, volunteers will have the opportunity to venture out on the reserve after dark! You'll jump in the truck around 9pm and head out for around 3 hours in search of glistening eyes in the distance. Take the chance to see the nocturnal wildlife of Namibia under a truly stunning night sky.

24-hour Game Count

Taking place every full moon, a whole day of safari is on offer to those who want to help monitor the health of this fascinating ecosystem. You'll make notes of the different species you see, alongside location and quantity, helping to survey the predator-to-prey ratio and population density which aids the reserve management team. Sign up for an all-day game count for a real and wild insight into Africa's wildlife!

Lifeline Clinic

Alongside protecting the wildlife of Namibia, the sanctuary has numerous initiatives to help local communities. As a volunteer, you'll meet and help families when touring the Lifeline Clinic. Providing medical treatment, food provisions and education for adults and children, the clinic is a cornerstone of the project. This activity offers the chance to play games with the children, serve lunch to the locals and interact with the community.

San Bushman Experience

The San Bushman Experience is a unique way to immerse yourself in the ancient customs and traditions of the San community. Learn how the San build their houses, make fire, find water and even track animals, all while connecting with a community understood to be the oldest inhabitants of Southern Africa. Discover 20,000 years of culture and stories upheld by indigenous hunter-gathers keeping their old-age traditions alive in this ever-modernising world.


Actividades de tiempo libre

Actividades de tiempo libre


Requisitos

Requisitos

Edad mínima: 18 años

Para participar en el programa debes tener al menos 18 años en la fecha de inicio del programa. Puede haber excepciones si muestras el permiso de tu(s) tutor(es) legal(es) o si vas acompañado de tus padres.

Conocimientos lingüísticos

Tienes que hablar (nivel básico) Inglés

Restricciones de nacionalidad

Sin restricciones. Las manos amigas de todo el mundo son bienvenidas.

Otras habilidades

It's recommended volunteers come with a moderate level of fitness, as project work may include construction and maintenance undertaken in hot weather. No specific skills are needed; we only ask volunteers to come with a willingness to get involved in all activities and respect the wildlife and project staff alike.

Tiempo dedicado

Necesitaremos tu ayuda los Lunes, Martes, Miércoles, Jueves, Viernes y Sábado de 07:30 - 16:30

Servicios incluidos

Servicios incluidos

Servicios de The Great Projects

  • A donation to the project which funds items such as building materials, animal food and medications
  • Transfers to and from Windhoek International Airport
  • Full orientation and support from the project staff
  • Accommodation, three meals per day and tea and coffee
  • Laundry service
  • All activities mentioned previously

Recogida en el aeropuerto Hosea Kutako International Airport

You will need to arrive at Windhoek Airport on your project start date by 9:30am at the latest. 

Alojamiento

Made up of homey wooden cabins, the volunteer 'village' has everything you need, including a traditionally decorated on-site bar and swimming pool, complete with sun loungers. 

Rooms are typically shared on a same-sex basis with 4 to a room (unless travelling as a couple). Each cabin is solar-powered and has plenty of storage and mosquito nets provided. The nearby bathroom blocks have western-style toilets and hot showers, and if you are looking for a more luxurious stay or your own space, there is an option to upgrade to a private cottage for an additional fee.

Comida y bebida

You'll receive three meals per day alongside water, tea and coffee. Breakfast will include toast and cereal, lunch may consist of sandwiches or pasta, and dinner will vary from fish or meat dishes with rice and vegetables. Vegetarian options are available for every meal, and the sanctuary can cater for vegans upon request. At the on-site bar, soft and alcoholic drinks and snacks are available for a small fee.

Acceso a Internet

Acceso limitado al lugar del proyecto

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Boletos de avión

El aeropuerto más cercano es Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) en Windhoek. Te ayudamos a encontrar vuelos baratos a Namibia. ENCONTRAR VUELOS BARATOS

Seguro de viaje

Ir al extranjero es una aventura y siempre es mejor estar preparado. Enfermedad o lesión repentina, cancelación o robo: un seguro de viaje para Namibia proporciona seguridad y es una ventaja tenerlo. OBTENER UN PRESUPUESTO

Vacunas

Si tiene intención de realizar un voluntariado en Namibia, debe solicitar asesoramiento médico antes de iniciar su viaje social. Comprueba las vacunas que necesitas para Namibia. COMPROBADOR DE VACUNAS

Detalles a la llegada

The project starts every Monday, however, if you did want to arrive in to Namibia earlier, we can arrange additional nights at the sister sanctuary, which is where the transfers to Harnas depart from on Monday afternoons. 

Disponibilidad
Enero Feb. Marzo Abr. Mayo Jun Jul Agosto Set. Oct. Nov. Dic.

Cuotas del programa

2 semanas (estancia min.) 1.347€
3 semanas 1.900€
4 semanas 2.454€
5 semanas 3.007€
6 semanas 3.561€
7 semanas 4.053€
12 semanas (estancia max.) 6.513€
Cuota promedio 608€/semana

Cuotas del programa

608€ cuotas semanales 2 - 12 semanas Edad 18 - 50+

Métodos de pago

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Duración

2 - 12 semanas

Depósito

El depósito es simplemente para reservar tu vacante de voluntario. Los pagos se gestionan a través de PayPal, nuestro proveedor global de confianza. Si no tienes una cuenta PayPal, también puedes pagar con tarjeta de crédito.


Pago final

El pago final se acordará con The Great Projects durante el proceso de solicitud. Las soluciones habituales son la transferencia bancaria o el pago en efectivo en el lugar del proyecto.


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The Great Projects

Perfecto 4.6 rating (183 reseñas)

Agencia - fundada en 2003

Verificado por Volunteer World

  Ratio de respuesta muy alto

Coordinado por

Lauren

Idiomas hablados: Inglés

sobre la organización

The Great Projects work with organisations worldwide to establish high standards in animal welfare and conservation within the responsible tourism sector.

Conoce a tu anfitrión(a)

Looking to volunteer abroad with animals? Here at The Great Projects we believe that there is a better way to holiday. Our award-winning wildlife volunteering abroad with animals projects and signature tours are not only designed to provide truly unique and life-changing experiences for volunteering worldwide, but our donation and conservation pledges ensure that your travel will have a lasting and sustainable impact on some of the planet's most incredible and endangered species and the local communities which live alongside them.

It all began with The Great Orangutan Project in Malaysian Borneo and after a number of years working with local authorities, passionate project facilitators, and hard-working volunteers to create a sustainable, progressive, and effective project - The Great Projects decided to use the experiences and knowledge we had gained to expand our expertise to other projects in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe!

Now with over 35 projects, you can be confident in the fact that you’ll be able to volunteer with some of the world's most incredible wildlife species in completely breath-taking environments. From orangutans in the Bornean rainforest to whale sharks in the Indian Ocean; you’re sure to find something suited to your interests. What’s more, The Great Projects make sure that with us, volunteers are completely immersed into the heart of the matter, at site, delivering an experience like no other as you become familiar with the life of an animal keeper, game ranger, or wildlife conservationist.

Plus, every time someone volunteers with The Great Projects  in addition to their fee which covers accommodation, food, and transfers, we donate up to £350 to the project visited to help the project itself. Therefore, our ecotours and projects are not only designed to be an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life, but you will also join a project knowing that your travel truly does help to save endangered animals and the local communities with which they live alongside.

Here at The Great Projects, we believe that we should practice what we preach. We send volunteers to worldwide destinations on a range of truly unique and thoroughly worthwhile projects that make a real, sustainable difference to their causes. What’s more, The Great Projects provide them with dedicated UK-based staff that ensure volunteers have informative and friendly help throughout all stages of their experience, from initial enquiry to their return.

Through this, we can show volunteers that there is a better way to holiday. Our award-winning wildlife volunteering abroad with animals projects and signature tours are not only designed to provide truly unique and life-changing experiences for volunteering worldwide, but our donation and conservation pledges ensure that your travel will have a lasting and sustainable impact on some of the planet's most incredible and endangered species and the local communities which live alongside them.


Further, The Great Projects does not only aim to provide travel destinations that hold responsibility for animal welfare, but also to the environmental, economic and social impact of our conservation projects as a whole.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Here at The Great Projects, we are completely dedicated to providing our volunteers with the utmost protection with regards to health and safety.

Adventurous travel always involves some degree of risk. Our priority is to keep you safe and protect you as much as possible whilst still giving you an authentic experience of life in your chosen destination.

We conduct extensive risk assessments to make sure we have identified potential hazards and done everything we can to reduce them and we make sure you have the information you need about the destination you are visiting and how to stay safe and healthy while you are out there. We also are partnered with Endsleigh Insurance who are able to offer volunteers comprehensive insurance for all of our projects.

183 reseñas · rating4.6

Ann Van Hove rating4.2

2023 at Wildlife Sanctuary Supporter

Naankuse is a lovely home for the animals. They do their very best to care for the animals and release them in the wild when possible. If it's not possible they provide a loving home for life. I found it a great experience as a first time volunteer on my own. Yes, it's hard work and you have a ...
Elisabeth Kroes rating1

2023 at Wildlife Sanctuary Supporter

What a money they make in this volunteer-factory. Paid for 3 weeks, left in 2 days! Poor management, throw you in the deep and lets see if you can swim.... no decent info/instructions but promotion about paying for other ...
Chiara Tiberti rating4.8

2023 at Wildlife Sanctuary Supporter

Staying in Naankuse and Timbila was a wonderful experience. An opportunity to live Namibia's culture and its wildlife in a different and precious way. We loved it! The Great Project supported us perfectly in organizing the trip; really an excellent experience. ..
Louise Tessier rating4.2

2023 at Wildlife Sanctuary Supporter

I wanted to go to Naankuse for a long time and the experience was good. There are many volonteers at the farm (close to 70) and it can take a little while to feel comfortable. The activities are interesting and the staff that accompagnies us are very friendly and it’s clear that they care about ...
SHAYNE PORTER rating3.8

2023 at Turtle Conservation Experience

TURTLE PRGRAMME. Was a great experince and was good to contribute in a meaningful way. The assistance required is ongoing and team make a great differance to the turtle ...
Martha Keegan rating5

2023 at Samboja Lestari Orangutan Sanctuary

I have dreamed of meeting and working with orangutans my whole life, and this experience did not even come close to disappointing me. It was everything I hoped it would be and more. I came by myself and met the loveliest people in my group, so don’t be apprehensive if you are a solo traveller! The ...

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