Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary

At Naankuse we are committed to playing a key role in conservation and the protection of the Namibian wildlife, land and people.

As a volunteer you can come for any amount of time from two weeks to a maximum of three months and choose one project or a combination depending on how long you are here.

We run several projects at N/a’an ku sê all of which offer fantastic volunteering opportunities. No special skills or qualifications are required – just enthusiasm and passion!


1. Wildlife Conservation Volunteer

Our Wildlife Sanctuary provides a safe refuge for orphaned and injured wildlife including a number of lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, caracals and baboons. Our Wildlife Conservation Volunteers provide an important resource in caring for and feeding the animals on a daily basis, helping to maintain the sanctuary and becoming surrogate parents to our baby baboons who need constant care and attention.


2. Carnivore Conservation Research Volunteer

Our Carnivore Conservation Research Project plays a vital role in rescuing and releasing threatened cats in Namibia to help reduce human-wildlife conflict. This programme offers a unique opportunity to play a hands on part in the tracking, monitoring and conservation of wild cheetah and leopard as well as caring for other African wildlife.


3. Teaching and Wildlife Conservation Volunteer

Our Clever Cubs School provides vital free education to San Bushman children whose parents work at the sanctuary and who would otherwise not have access to education. There are currently around 25 children aged between 1 and 7 years attending. This unique programme combines teaching four days a week (assisting our teacher with the children), as well as the opportunity to work hands on at an animal sanctuary one day a week.


4. Medical Conservation Volunteer

Our Lifeline Clinic is a medical outreach project which provides free treatment to the local Bushman community in a remote area of Namibia, called Epikuro. Volunteers assist the doctor and nurse in the running of the clinic, participating in observations, helping in the dispensary and on reception. Volunteers also learn a lot about the San community and their way of life.

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