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Namibia Conservation on Horseback Project

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The Namibia Conservation on Horseback Volunteer Project takes place throughout the year in parallel our two the Wildlife Conservation Volunteer Projects, based at the Wildlife Sanctuary.

On this 2 week minimum program for experienced riders, volunteers will stay at the Wildlife Sanctuary and spend their time here with the on-site horses. 

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Mornings will be spent helping with cleaning and feeding, training young and new horses, as well as taming and raising foals. Training will involve the use of Natural Horsemanship and Parelli techniques. These training strategies involve playful work from the ground as well as longer training rides in the bush with the more experienced horses.

From time to time they also have foals, which will need halter training and introduction to human contact. 

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Afternoons will be spent feeding the horses and riding, trotting and galloping in the veld on the sanctuary’s reserve. Other activities may include herding and helping with fixing and building structures around the horse’s camps.

This project is for experienced riders only and not suitable for beginners or those who do not know alot about equine care. 

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Volunteers should be prepared to ride and work with the horses independently and unsupervised at times.
Participants have the option of combining their stay with one or more weeks on the Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteer Project before or after their Namibia Conservation on Horseback Project in order to participate in the full magic of the wildlife sanctuary and spend time interacting with and caring for our variety of sanctuary animals.

Accommodation and Food

  • There are two options of accommodation at the Wildlife Sanctuary; volunteer rooms with up to two people (same gender) sharing each room, or large tents with a living and bedroom area to be shared by up to two people (same gender or a couple). 
  • The rooms are basic but the single beds are comfortable with bedding provided (duvets and pillows). 
  • Showers and toilet facilities are communal and hot water is supplied by solar energy and therefore sometimes restricted. 
  • Power sockets for electrical items are available in communal areas.
  • Three balanced meals a day will be included in the project fees and any dietary restrictions can be indicated when booking so that the project can accommodate as best as possible.
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