Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary
Namibia
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• Air-conditioning
• En suite bathrooms with private
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National Geographic Traveller - the Africa Edition

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  • 1. Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary Namibia facilities • Air-conditioning • En suite bathrooms with private veranda • Swimming pool • Bar • Dining area At the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary, guests are given the opportunity to work alongside some of Africa’s most iconic animal species, including cheetahs, lions, baboons and even Africa’s most endangered carnivore — the African wild dog. But this is no ordinary holiday. Travellers are actively encouraged to involve themselves in all manner of activities, including the feeding of the big cats, the construction and maintenance of animal enclosures, walking across the veldt with the resident caracals and baboons, patrolling the border fences, and even playing ‘mum’ to the baby baboons! Nearly all the resident animals are in the process of rehabilitation for eventual release, so the work of volunteers makes an unquestionable difference and is absolutely vital to the work of the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary. Tragically, many of the big cats resident here were thought of as ‘problem carnivores’ by farmers who, sensing them as an immediate threat, would most likely have shot and killed them. Sadly, this trend is worsening at a worrying rate throughout Southern Africa, the result being a dramatic reduction in big cat numbers in Namibia, as well as in many other African nations. The Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary’s main aim is to reverse this trend by releasing as many animals as possible into extensive wildlife areas — away from the farmers and their livestock. So far, more than 100 carnivores (including cheetahs, leopards and the rarely seen brown hyena) have been released into these areas and the goal is to keep releasing as many as possible. Volunteers are essential to this programme, for without their help, rescues and subsequent releases would not be able to happen with such frequency. When all the hard day’s work is done, the luxury lodge is an ideal place to rest, cool off and catch up with new friends over a delicious meal and a few drinks. The lodge itself is situated just a few miles from the project site in a natural savannah paradise — with riverine vegetation, lush grass plains and magnificent mountain views — and offers six luxurious chalets, a tranquil dining area with spectacular views, a fully stocked bar and even a swimming pool — the perfect reward for all that hard work! 40 kilometres outside Windhoek Namibia. T: +44 (0)20 8885 4987 E: info@thegreatprojects.com thegreatprojects.com needto know contact a-z National Geographic Traveller, The Collection - Africa 69 Volunteer in Africa with +44 (0)208 885 4987 info@thegreatprojects.com www.thegreatprojects.com ‘Like’ us on Facebook Follow us @TGPVolunteer Volunteer in Africa with +44 (0)208 885 4987 info@thegreatprojects.com www.thegreatprojects.com ‘Like’ us on Facebook Follow us @TGPVolunteer

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