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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 ...

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! ...

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. ...

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 Shortlisted in the Global Youth Travel Awards!

International Working Holidays Shortlisted in the Global Youth Travel Awards!

Date:Thursday, 21 September 2017

We are incredibly excited to announce that we are finalists for the Global Youth Travel Awards, in the ‘Best Youth Travel Agent’ Category.
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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. ...

Press Release African Wildlife Vet Course Big Hit With NZ Students

Press Release African Wildlife Vet Course Big Hit With NZ Students

Date:Friday, 26 May 2017

A unique African wildlife vet course is proving a big hit with New Zealanders looking to get ahead in becoming a vet or vet nurse according to Vicki Kenny, the founder of International Working Holidays (IWH), the specialist overseas employment ...

South Africa – Welgevonden Game Reserve

South Africa – Welgevonden Game Reserve

Date:Wednesday, 10 May 2017

What a trip. Looking back on it now I can truly say I had one of the best times of my life at Welgevonden in the winter of 2015.
The breath taking scenery, magnificent animals and fantastic people all are my highlights of the trip. ...

How does Volunteering with us help the Rhinos in South Africa?

Date:Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Africa Volunteer Adventures' mission is to create awareness, and to work with projects who track privately owned rhinos and discourage poachers from entering the reserves. The more activity on the reserve, the better. Every day that the volunteers ...

Liana's Trip of a Lifetime at Welgevonden!

Liana's Trip of a Lifetime at Welgevonden!

Date:Monday, 3 April 2017

While the idea of travelling across the globe to undertake a two-month volunteer experience in a country you know nothing about isn't everyone's cup of tea-there's always those adventurous-by-nature sorts who I want to talk to now, so as corny as ...

Olivia's African Dream

Olivia's African Dream

Date:Friday, 10 March 2017

This was my first time travelling alone overseas so far from home so, naturally, I had some reservations and safety concerns. I can’t tell you how much stress and pressure was removed by directing my trip through IWH! I was able to book 10 months ...

Why You Just Need To Do The Kruger Tour

Why You Just Need To Do The Kruger Tour

Date:Wednesday, 22 February 2017

For the girls who were brave enough we signed up to do the big swing. A 70 meter drop into a gorge backwards and then into a giant swing. My legs shook and knees buckled as we were told to lean back. I somehow managed to get on the lap of the girl ...

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