- To care for injured and orphaned wildlife and work toward their successful release into natural habitats; and
- to provide an opportunity for visitors to safely enjoy the natural environment and view some of Namibia's magnificent wildlife.
Permanently houses resident eagles, owls, falcons and other birds; provides an information centre and a resource library; provides self-catering camping sites; uses alternative technology; conducts an intensive rodent breeding programme; offers hiking trails - from the 0.5 km bird trail to a 14 km trail; conducts sustainable practice of farm animals, rain water collection, compost making and indigenous gardening.
Pre-primary through to tertiary level, as well as in-service trainees.
NARREC is a nationally utilised centre for the treatment, care and rehabilitation of wildlife. Injured and orphaned birds, (where the centre specialises in birds of prey), small mammals and some reptile species are received. Animals in the rehabilitation programme are kept in areas away from people, where they can progress undisturbed. The eagles, owls, falcons and other permanent birds are housed in large aviaries along a 0.5 km trail in natural surrounds and are an integral part of the education centre.
Through fundamental skills of investigation, interpretation, evaluation and communication, students can explore ecological and environmental concepts, understand the threats to the environment and discuss ways to protect it. Subject material at NARREC is relevant to all grades, especially in the formal education natural sciences curricula. Teachers can request emphasis on specific syllabus requirements for their students.
NARREC is open 7 days a week. Please arrange your visit to NARREC in advance.