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Namibia Conservation on Horseback Project

Are you an experienced rider who loves horses? Join other riders in the Nambian Desert in this fantastic up-close and personal volunteer project with horses. You will surely bond with these animals as you care for their wellbeing!

At a glance:

Volunteering with horses in Namibia

Accommodation: Shared rooms and volunteer tents

Meals: x3 varied and delicious meals a day included

Dates: Arrive Tuesday or Thursday

Minimum stay: 2 weeks unless as an add on


What animals will I look after? 

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.


About the Namibia Conservation Horseback Project

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

What will I be doing at The Namibia Conservation on Horseback Project?

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 the project willy also have foals, which will need halter training and introduction to human contact. 

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.

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. 

Things to note

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


  • There are two options of accommodation options 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.


​    Meals

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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