Thanks to its spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife, Namibia is known as one of the top safari destinations in Africa. From deserts and wetlands to savannas, the Southern African country offers a great variety of habitats for globally threatened animals to thrive.
Given that almost three-quarters of Namibia’s population rely on natural resources for food, income, and shelter, wildlife conservation is a priority: The country was the first African state to include environmental protection into its constitution and encourages every citizen to be involved in wildlife protection. By now, about one in four rural Namibians is part of a registered conservancy.
Today, a network of national parks covering about 17% of the country provides a home for elephants, giraffes, zebras, and many other exotic animals. Only in Namibia you can find the largest free-roaming populations of cheetahs and rhinos in the world. Can you imagine a place more worthy of a volunteer experience in wildlife conservation?
Whether you decide to work at a wildlife sanctuary or support research efforts, your hands-on work as a volunteer in Namibia will have a positive impact on people and planet.