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I finally got the courage to go to South Africa by myself

I finally got the courage to go to South Africa by myself

Date:Monday, 19 August 2019

Ever since completing the certificate in Veterinary Nursing in 2015 I have wanted to start a career in helping exotic wild animals mainly lions, cheetahs, tigers and elephants. ...

My Africa Experience by Briar Miller

My Africa Experience by Briar Miller

Date:Tuesday, 6 August 2019

The IWH team helped so much with the planning stage and can answer any questions you have. I would not have been able to experience this without their help and guidance!!!
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Kerry's Africa Adventure

Kerry's Africa Adventure

Date:Monday, 5 August 2019

I feel like I’ve come home with a wealth of knowledge that no matter where I get hired it will be useful in some way. ...

Tracey Poutu Welgevondon Adventure!

Tracey Poutu Welgevondon Adventure!

Date:Thursday, 11 July 2019

I have always dreamed of visiting Africa and experiencing the sights and wonders of wildlife of the vast continent! ...

Out of my comfort zone in the most extraordinary way

Out of my comfort zone in the most extraordinary way

Date:Wednesday, 10 July 2019

I was tagged in a two week vet experience on Facebook by a friend, it was an opportunity that I just couldn’t turn down.
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Getting a step up in my Vet Nursing Diploma in a ‘once in a lifetime’ African experience

Getting a step up in my Vet Nursing Diploma in a ‘once in a lifetime’ African experience

Date:Thursday, 4 July 2019

I am so grateful for International Working Holidays, to have been able to take the opportunity to do these projects that they offer. It was an experience like no other and I would be very happy to do more through them. ...

An experience that will forever take my breath away

An experience that will forever take my breath away

Date:Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Going to Africa and seeing all the amazing wildlife was something I had always dreamed about doing. So when I came across International Working Holidays website and saw that they offered a project doing just that, it didn’t take me long to book it.
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I left my heart in the desert of Kanaan

I left my heart in the desert of Kanaan

Date:Wednesday, 26 June 2019

I hear a lot of people say “You leave a piece of your heart in Africa when you leave” and this is definitely true for me. ...

I was so happy I almost cried

I was so happy I almost cried

Date:Tuesday, 25 June 2019

I came into this program not knowing a whole lot about sharks, but I learnt so much while I was there. ...

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 ...

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