Safari holiday or Wildlife Volunteer?

“I was terrified that my partner would not enjoy this trip as I practically forced him to become a volunteer for two weeks!”

  • Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary Luxury Lodge, wildlife volunteer
    Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary Luxury Lodge
  • Do you have a two week holiday booked from work, but haven’t decided where you want to go or what you want to do?
  • Do you fancy some adventure and seeing some amazing wildlife, but not sure where to start?
  • You know you would be so excited to spot a lion and elephant from afar, so just imagine how you would feel if you could get more hands on with the animals and help with the wildlife conservation too?
  • Are you tempted to volunteer on a wildlife conservation project in Africa, but you are worried that the facilities are too basic and there won’t be enough luxury for you?
Wildlife volunteer at Namibia luxury lodge
Stunning bedroom at the luxury lodge

Take a look at what one recently returning couple have to say about their experience in beautiful Namibia……

We have just returned from a wonderful trip to the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary.  I was terrified that my partner would not enjoy this trip as I practically forced him to become a volunteer for two weeks!  However, I needn’t have worried, as on the second day he announced what a fantastic experience it was, so much better for being hands on and not merely being on Safari and watching the animals from a Land Rover.  He now wants to do it again in Botswana next time! 

volunteering in Africa, swimming pool at Namibia luxury lodge
Cooling off with a quick dip

The trip itself was inspiring.  The owners of the Sanctuary are doing a brilliant job and long may it continue.  The work with the animals was interesting, exciting and fun, made even more so by the knowledge and expertise of the staff working there (I never thought for one minute that I would ever take a Cheetah’s temperature, or check it’s heart rate after being darted!)   We both thought that the balance between work and “animal time” was just right. Great people, great place and great diversity of wildlife.  Will never do Safari holidays again!”   Carole & Stefan, April 2012.

Carole and Stefan were wildlife volunteers at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary for a fortnight, staying at the Luxury Lodge. They then added a one week overland trip around Namibia to see more of this beautiful country.

volunteering in Africa in luxury
Find your little bit of luxury in Africa

So, if you’re tempted to find your own African adventure and fancy a little bit of luxury too, this could be your answer. Call Amanzi Travel now.




A truly life changing experience, working on wildlife and community volunteering projects in Africa over eight years ago, convinced Gemma Whitehouse to give up her job as a Marketing Manager for an international organisation and use her skills and expertise to set up a company that would offer others the same amazing opportunities with a service second to none - thus Amanzi Travel was born.


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    Miss Trudi Hermon

    (January 18, 2013 - 9:36 pm)

    I have just got back from an animal volunteering trip in SA which was great but the accommodation and food were pretty poor. I’m looking for a similar trip with a better class of accommodation (own room and bathroom) and food (vegan catered for). Please let me know what trips you have which might suit my needs. Thanks.

  • Hi Trudi,

    Just back from Africa, and I’m not surprised you’re looking for another adventure already – and we’d love to help you find your next one.

    We have a number of volunteer projects which have more ‘luxurious’ accommodation and varied food, and I have already emailed a personal response to you.

    Looking forward to hearing which one you decide upon 🙂

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