Animal Rescue in Zimbabwe

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Animal Rescue in Zimbabwe

from £36
Duration: from 2 weeks to 2 months
Countries: Zimbabwe
A unique and personal experience, rescuing and rehabilitating everything from lions to primates, helping with our rural vet clinic and working with the local community.
Summary

Animal Rescue in Zimbabwe

The Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary is situated 25 km from Harare,  the capital of Zimbabwe. The Trust operates on 70 acres of pristine African bush, consisting of a nursery for orphaned animals and birds, a rehabilitation centre for lions and other African animals, and a rural animal welfare programme.

 

Origin of Our Animals

All our animals and birds are rescued. Some are unwanted or abandoned pets, others come in ill or injured,  many are orphaned by poaching. All receive intensive, hands-on care to rehabilitate them. Where possible we return them to the wild. Our rescued animals are treated with the love and respect they deserve and the sanctuary is a very special, happy place.

 

Species Currently in Our Care

Lion, serval cat, caracal, antelope, ostrich, bush pig, reptiles, primates, birds of prey, exotic birds, African hedgehog, and rescued domestic animals such as horses, donkeys, dogs and cats.

 

The Volunteer Experience

Volunteers are involved in every aspect of our work. Your daily schedule will include feeding and cleaning the animals,  and providing essential environmental enrichment for them. You will help to raise orphaned animals and birds - the very young animals live in the house with you so you could have anything from a serval cat to a monkey sleeping on the bed! Twala is constantly growing as more animals arrive and you will help with creating new habitats and maintenance of existing ones. We encourage volunteers to input new ideas and we enjoy learning from our volunteers as much as we hope you will learn from your experience at Twala.
We take volunteers because we believe our rescued animals benefit greatly from the care that the volunteers provide, and volunteers are an integral part of what we do.

 

The Twala Rural Vet Clinic

Offers free veterinary care to all animals belonging to low income families in the area surrounding the sanctuary. We treat up to 50 dogs each week. We run a vaccination programme, a puppy feeding scheme, a sterilisation programme and treat sick and injured animsls. Dr Vinay Ramlaul is a managing Trustee at Twala and also runs a large vet practice in Harare which makes for an ideal experience for aspiring or training vet students. You will get invaluable hands-on experience in treating both wild and domestic animals.

 

Conservation Education

We are passionate about educating Zimbabweans about animal welfare and conservation. We conduct educational tours of the sanctuary for school children and members of the public. We work closely with 2 local schools and with the rural community to empower and educate. We also work in partnership with Harare S.P.C.A and Veterinarians for Animal Welfare, Zimbabwe.

 

Our Aim

To provide a safe haven to all animals in need and to give the animals on our care the very best possible quality of life.

 

Application

Anyone 18 years of age and over may apply. You must be reasonably physically fit and of course be a true animal lover. You must ne happy to work with all species of animals. You need a rabies vaccination prior to arrival, and must apply for a visa on arrival at Harare International Airport. (Visa cost US $40)
We take a maximum of five volunteers at a time.


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Accommodation and Activities

The volunteer house is spacious and comfortable. It has 2 double bedrooms and one single, 2 bathrooms and a living area. There is a swimming pool and the house overlooks beautiful gardens and a river.
Once a week volunteers visit a local place of interest such as a rhino conservancy, craft market, game park or ancient African rock paintings.

Cost

US $50 per day. This includes all meals, snacks and soft drinks. There is a housekeeper who will clean the house, cook and do laundry.
Airport transfers are US $20 one way. We will meet you at Harare Airport.

Photos

Photo Gallery

Shani the Lioness

Shani the Lioness

Shani our rescued lioness loves her special lion balls which are made specially for lions! She spends hours chasing them around her enclosure and is very protective over them.
Baby Monkey

Baby Monkey

Primates such as this vervet monkey need lots of interaction and love to play, keeping volunteers busy all day.
Harriet and Keiko

Harriet and Keiko

Harriet the serval and Keiko the puppy both came in as rescues and have now become an inseparable odd couple!
Volunteer house and garden

Volunteer house and garden

The volunteer house has a large garden with a pool.
Twala dam and horses

Twala dam and horses

The sanctuary overlooks a beautiful dam, in front of which the two rescue horses, Griffin and Uno love to graze.
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