Namibia Wildlife Protection

Namibia Wildlife Protection (NWP) is a Namibian company operating from its Head Office in Windhoek.

We provide anti-poaching security solutions to the Namibian private and business community and see ourselves as one of the industry leaders in protection innovation. Excellence in service delivery and the implementation of strategic plans are fundamental to our success.



To distinguish ourselves through our consistent achievement of excellence as a protector of the assets of our clients by providing integrated wildlife and farm protection in Namibia.



  • To continually render an affordable professional service where the client remains the focus and centre of our activities.
  • To invest in the development of our employees in order to provide our clients with trained and qualified personnel.   



  • Are you tired of boring city life routines, traffic and the predictable everyday life?
  • Do you crave more purpose in life?
  • Do you want to experience Africa in all her beauty while contributing to the preservation of the magnificent rhino species?
  • Are you ready for a little bit of Boot Camp? ​​​​​​​

Then volunteering as an Anti-Poaching Support Ranger is for you!


The Need for Volunteers

To enable us to effectively reach our goal of conserving rhino in Namibia – WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

Support in the form of volunteers who can assist in our anti-poaching efforts and provide logistical back-up for our highly trained field officers.

As a volunteer, you will be fulfilling a crucial part of our wildlife protection efforts. You will not only assist in the day to day activities of the field rangers, but you will also make a huge contribution to the conservation and protection of the species.

You will, however, never be put directly into harm’s way.  Our highly trained and skilled field officers, who will constantly accompany you, will step in at any given moment when contact with poachers occurs and you will be relocated to safety.


The Adventure Begins

The adventure starts the moment you set foot on Namibian soil at Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International Airport. You are immediately transferred by road to Mt Etjo Safari Lodge. Mt Etjo is one of Namibia’s finest safari lodges and this is where the fun starts.

Mt Etjo’s Camp Rhino provides beautiful accommodation and facilities to volunteers during their stay. Training consists of two to three days orientation and theory. From day four onwards we go deep into practical anti-poaching stuff.  


Training Curriculum Outline

  • Principles of Conservation
  • Operational Security
  • Fire Arm Handling and safety procedures
  • Legal Principles – Fire Arms and Arrests
  • Map Reading
  • Navigation
  • Dangerous Animals
  • Survival Skills
  • Self Defence
  • Principles of observation
  • Tactical Operations
  • Tracking and Follow-up
  • Radio Procedures
  • Frist Aid
  • Crime Scene Preservation

After ten days of training at Camp Rhino, you are allocated to one of the various custodian farms scattered throughout the country. Farm sizes varies from 10 000 – 70 000ha each. You will assist in various aspects of our fight against poaching.

You will take part in daily anti-poaching activities i.e. patrolling the farm on foot, horseback or quad bike; manning an observation post, manning checkpoints; tracking and observing rhino behavior; conducting camp duties or man one of our control rooms.


Cost & How to Book

Our Volunteer program currently costs US$635.00 per week, with a minimum of 4 weeks. Full and intense training will be given at the start of your course.  Once done with training, you will be placed on one of the Rhino-protection farms to assist our anti-poaching teams.

You will be hands-on on a daily basis with rhino and other wildlife and your duties will vary from horse/foot/vehicle patrols to manning observation posts or our control room. Should you be interested, you need to book your place at least 60 days in advance.

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