A rhino bull has become a target! The crack of a poacher’s bullet prompts the powerful animal to flee in panic. Many miles over treacherous terrain cause severe injury to feet unaccustomed to endless running over rough rock.

Enter the dedicated team of the Naankuse Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary. Equipped with holding facilities and boasting a professional team, this sanctuary is dedicated to rehabilitating those elephants and rhinos having fallen victim to poaching attempts and other instances of abuse.

A collaboration between the Naankuse and Jolie-Pitt Foundations, as well as Namibia’s Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT), the Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary has become a place of second chances.

Affectionately named “Bully”, the suffering rhino is brought into rehabilitative care. Months of experienced veterinary treatment finally allow the day of release to dawn.

And after an energy-boosting stint on the Zannier Reserve by Naankuse, whereby our Bully makes a full recovery, he is returned to his place of origin in April – home sweet home!


Volunteers can get involved and help the incredible work done to protect animals at the Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary

Find out more: Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary

Naankuse Big Cat/Wild Dog and Elephant Project

Namibia Rhino Rangers

Contact gemma@amanzitravel.co.uk for more information.


A truly life changing experience, working on wildlife and community volunteering projects in Africa over 15 years ago, convinced Gemma Whitehouse to give up her job as a Marketing Manager for an international organisation and use her skills and expertise to set up a company that would offer others the same amazing opportunities with a service second to none - thus Amanzi Travel was born.