“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” – Gary Snyder
Harnas Wildlife Sanctuary
Volunteer at the very first wildlife sanctuary to open its doors in Namibia. Yes, established in 1978, the Harnas Wildlife Sanctuary is home to countless orphaned, injured and conflict animals.
Set on a sprawling reserve teeming with wildlife, volunteers are accommodated at the heart of the sanctuary itself.
Embark on an adventure reminiscent of ‘The Lion King’ – the activities are endless and hands on. The excitement includes animal food preparation, feeding the smaller sanctuary animals such as the banded mongooses, meerkats, crocodiles, vervet monkeys and chacma baboons, enclosure maintenance, feeding the magnificent carnivores including cheetahs, lions, leopards, caracals and African wild dogs.
But wait… there’s more! Harnas is also a haven for Namibia’s San communities, those people displaying the oldest culture in the world. Join the traditional San on a nature walk and marvel at the African night skies while lingering next to a homestead fire. Be regaled by myths and legends of a bygone era and immerse yourself in a world of traditional wonders.
The Cheeky Cheetah School, nestled at the sanctuary itself, is a kindergarten wonderland for the children of Harnas, a place where volunteers can interact with the little ones and be inspired by future generations.
Harnas… for the love of animals and people.