The sanctuary is located within a 200-hectare reserve, home to wild animals such as antelope, crocodiles, small carnivores and hyaena and over 100 species of bird. There are 4km of walking trails running through the forest and along the river, with a bar and café at the visitor centre. It’s just 10 minutes to town with its restaurants, shops and markets, so you are never too far from ‘civilisation’ if you feel like a change of scene. The team are happy to organise movie nights, talks and nights out too and there is wi-fi at the office.


Since the accommodation is located in the middle of the sanctuary, you are surrounded by the animals you will be working with. The main house has basic mixed dorm-style accommodation sleeping ten, a kitchen, lounge area, bathroom and hot showers with mains electricity. We also have two en-suite chalets (a two-bed and a four-bed) should you wish to upgrade.


Meals are cooked by our local chef every day except on Sunday when extra food is provided. The menu is vegetarian with a mix of international and local dishes. Let us know if you have other special dietary requirements, and volunteers are welcome to buy in other luxuries or meat if they wish.