Wildlife Conservation in Namibia

When you think of Africa, which images come to mind? Epic sand dunes? Stark deserts? Magnificent wildlife? You could witness all of these things and more on one of our award-winning conservation projects in Namibia, working alongside incredible animal species such as cheetahs, leopards and wild dogs!

As one of the most-loved tourist destinations in all of Africa, Namibia’s wildlife conservation is paramount not only to the country’s ecosystem, but promises to attract visitors from across the globe. Thousands of tourists flock to witness much of what the nation has to offer: from the stunning Fish River canyon to the Etosha Safari, national park and salt pan, extraordinary sights can be found at every turn – but what better way is there to take a holiday abroad to Namibia than by embarking on a wildlife adventure?

If you’re looking to aid animal conservation in Namibia, there are a few places we can certainly recommend to you. Visit the renowned Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary, working closely with sanctuary staff and your fellow volunteers to better the lives of baboons, big cats and more. If you have a particular affinity for cheetahs, look no further than one of our Carnivore Conservation projects (the only question is – do you choose Neuras or Kanaan?). Finally, you could also go in search of Desert Elephants in Namibia – travel solo, with your friends or even with your family! However you choose to volunteer in Namibia, The Great Projects have plenty of opportunities for you – so what are you waiting for? Join us today!


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Home to a plethora of wildlife species, Namibia’s animals come in all shapes and sizes. From the tiny Namib Desert beetle through to the legendary cheetah, your time spent as a wildlife volunteer in Namibia is sure to be full of countless sightings. The country’s diverse landscapes provide its animals with the perfect opportunity to flourish and, as such, you may be lucky enough to see the following species during your trip…

  • Cheetahs
  • Zebras
  • Wildebeests
  • Black Rhinos
  • Wild Dogs
  • Elephants

There’s so much to see in this exciting country that you would struggle to witness it all in one, two, or even three trips…so make sure to plan accordingly! Many of the species that call Namibia home are endemic only to this part of the world, so becoming an animal volunteer in Namibia may be your only opportunity to see them!




Namibia’s history and culture goes back thousands of years. The country was originally inhabited by nomadic hunters and gatherers, and these inhabitants are the ancestors of the Bushmen who live there today. This means that the culture of Namibia is very heavily influenced by the long-standing history of its people, and should you visit, you may have the opportunity to learn about the following:

  • The bush skills of the San people who, to this day, still live off the land in the same way their ancestors did
  • The influence German settlers had on the architecture, cuisine, and even beer of the region
  • The traditions of the local people, such as living in a homestead rather than a house, to garner a sense of community

There's so much culture to take in when visiting Namibia, and you will be sure to get your history fix when exploring the ins and outs of these ancient lands when you volunteer abroad!

Popular Sights

Popular Sights

A volunteering holiday in Namibia can be a truly enchanting experience, thanks not only to the phenomenal wildlife found here, but to the vast array of sights and locations, too. Check out our list of must-see places in Namibia:

  • Etosha National Park – home to a huge variety of animals including lions, cheetahs, and the elusive leopard, this is the perfect destination for animal lovers!
  • The Skeleton Coast – a beautiful-yet-harsh area of coastline, the aptly-named Skeleton Coast has laid claim to many ships over the years due to its difficult sailing conditions. Haunting and awe-inspiring, the Skeleton Coast is worthy of a spot on your list.
  • Sossusvlei – this location’s huge sand dunes are one of the most recognisable sights in Namibia, and Sossusvlei is a place which should be on everybody's bucket list.

Namibia is a place you won’t want to miss, so pack your bags and jet off soon – you’ll want to beat the crowds, as Namibia holidays are becoming increasingly popular!

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