Volunteering at a Namibian Wildlife Sanctuary

Ella with Cheetah at Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary Namibia

When I was 18 years old I made the terrifying decision to book myself a solo trip to Africa. I settled on a volunteer programme in the desert country of Namibia where I would be assisting with wildlife conservation. That volunteer programme was at N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary - a sanctuary which rescues orphaned and injured animals.

This page contains links to a handful of in-depth personal essays from my time volunteering at the sanctuary.

If you would like to learn more about the sanctuary, I have a useful guide on the volunteer programme here.


I Took a Caracal for a Walk! – Ethical Wildlife Sanctuary Experience

This is a travelogue, a personal essay from my time volunteering in Namibia. This piece delves into my experience taking part in one of my absolute favourite activities at the wildlife sanctuary I was volunteering on - taking a caracal for a walk! I'd like to point out here whilst this experience was completely ethical,… Read More

Saturday, 22 October 2016

The Time I Fostered a Baby Baboon For A Night

This is a travelogue, a personal essay from my time volunteering in Namibia. This piece delves into my experience of looking after an orphaned baby baboon for the night. The names and descriptions of people in this piece have been changed for privacy. You can read more personal essays from this trip here. For more… Read More

Tuesday, 1 November 2016