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My incredible journey with IWH

My incredible journey with IWH

Date:Tuesday, 26 March 2019

They must have been impressed with my volunteering history because I was accepted to study the degree starting in 2019.
I would never be where I am today without the incredible opportunities I was given by the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary and ...

Wild Dog babies are just too adorable

Wild Dog babies are just too adorable

Date:Monday, 18 March 2019

These adorable baby wild dogs came to the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary as pups, siblings Nadia and Jaco rescued from a situation of conflict in the Mangetti area of Namibia’s north-east. They were rehablitated and released - but ...

A life changing experience for me

A life changing experience for me

Date:Wednesday, 13 February 2019

I have always been drawn to all sorts of wildlife but the fact the the Save the Lions conservation centre research was mainly based on lions really interested me. It’s not often that you get the opportunity to help raise lion cubs and see amazing ...

The Pangolin is the most trafficked animal you’ve never heard of.

The Pangolin is the most trafficked animal you’ve never heard of.

Date:Saturday, 9 February 2019

The pangolin, formerly labelled as the “most trafficked animal you’ve never heard of”, is finally getting some attention. Sadly though - pangolin poaching is as prevalent as ever.
Earlier this February, our Welgevonden Big 5 anti-poaching unit ...

Are you confused about where to go for your next Overseas Adventure?

Are you confused about where to go for your next Overseas Adventure?

Date:Saturday, 9 February 2019

There are so many countries - so many options and so little time! Right! I can relate! But don't worry - I have some ideas for you to help your confusion on where to go next in the world - no matter what your passion or budget! ...

How to work legally in South Africa on a NZ Passport

How to work legally in South Africa on a NZ Passport

Date:Friday, 8 February 2019

Up until recently the longest you could stay in South Africa as a tourist was 3 months (90 days). Many of our volunteers who spent time in South Africa left their heart there and wanted to return and have the option to work - but there wasn't a way ...

I’d always wanted to travel to Africa - Namibia Medical Clinic

I’d always wanted to travel to Africa - Namibia Medical Clinic

Date:Friday, 25 January 2019

So I searched through lots of volunteering sites, and found International Working Holidays had a programme called “volunteering over 40”, which sounds ideal. And they had a programme that involved volunteering at a Medical clinic for San people.
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Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all

Date:Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Before 2018 I had minimal travel experience; most of all solo travel experience. I’d been on family holidays to Australia and some Pacific Islands, but my parents did all the organising, and one trip with my best friend to Australia. So, leaving the ...

I left my heart in Africa!

I left my heart in Africa!

Date:Friday, 7 December 2018

Two years ago I was scrolling through Facebook in the beginning of my last year of high school. I came across an ad advertising an O.E. to Africa working with exotic animals. ...

Kiwi Vet Nurses and Students get to work on a Lion

Kiwi Vet Nurses and Students get to work on a Lion

Date:Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Our October group of kiwi vet nurses and students saw lions and leopards receive their annual examinations - up close and personal wildlife veterinary experience. Two weeks of learning and hands on procedures with a caracal, baboon, leopard, lion ...

Sarah does Soweto Orphanage in South Africa

Sarah does Soweto Orphanage in South Africa

Date:Saturday, 29 September 2018

Boarding the plane was the most nerve racking thing I have ever done. I was by myself at only 19 and about to leave New Zealand for the first time! But I was also the most excited I had ever been in my life for the very same reasons.
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Help Save Pangolins at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

Help Save Pangolins at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

Date:Monday, 10 September 2018

Pangolins – the world’s most poached animals whose scales, bizarrely, are highly revered. Critically endangered, pangolin population numbers have declined by 90% over the past 21 years. ...

No Laughing Matter | Hyenas in South Africa

No Laughing Matter | Hyenas in South Africa

Date:Monday, 16 April 2018

Monday, 12th March, had the research team at one of our South African projects, rapidly responding to a call concerning one of Namibia’s “laughing” residents. This time it wasn’t a leopard taking centre stage, but a hyena. ...

A Fitting Future | Namibia Wildlife Conservation

A Fitting Future | Namibia Wildlife Conservation

Date:Monday, 16 April 2018

Human-carnivore conflict is an inevitable occurrence in a country where man and wild strive to maintain a peaceful coexistence. One of the projects we work with in Namibia works on avid research producing the evidence required to facilitate amicable ...

Alicia's Experience in South Africa

Alicia's Experience in South Africa

Date:Thursday, 26 October 2017

I always wanted to do a project with animals and I really wanted to help volunteer to protect them! Not many people get to say they experienced wildlife so hands on. I thought the work would be more full-on and hard, but it was so much fun! ...

Why Volunteering is Good For You!

Why Volunteering is Good For You!

Date:Sunday, 22 October 2017

Ever bought someone the best Christmas present, and Christmas day all you could think about was their face lighting up when they opened it? It feels good to give and it can have a huge effect on you. Research by the ‘United Health Group’ found that ...

International Working Holidays Reviews

International Working Holidays Reviews

Date:Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Here is what a few kiwis say about us ...

Baby Serval rescued at Free Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Baby Serval rescued at Free Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Date:Monday, 21 August 2017

Our African Free Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre have rescued an orphaned baby serval. ...

Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary give new Cheetah cub a Maori name

Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary give new Cheetah cub a Maori name

Date:Friday, 4 August 2017

Our wildlife sanctuary in Namibia have welcomed a baby Cheetah - and given it a Kiwi name! ...

5 Things to Pack for Africa

5 Things to Pack for Africa

Date:Monday, 26 June 2017

We'll help you out with what to pack for your trip to Africa.

Here's the 5 most important things to take. ...

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