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Desert Elephants Volunteer Project, Namibia

2 - 12 weeks from

minimum age

  • Become directly involved in spearhead elephant conservation work
  • Get back in touch with nature and learn camp craft and survival skills in the desert
  • Track and learn about the famous desert adapted elephants in the stunning Damaraland
  • Give back to the local community by taking part in community building projects

Red lizard in Namibia

Project Costs

The cost to join for a 2-week project is 945 GBP, 4 weeks is 1630 GBP, 6 weeks is 2215 GBP, 8 weeks is 2655 GBP, 10 weeks is 3095 GBP and 12 weeks is 3525 GBP.

The family volunteering costs start at £1890 for one parent and child up to £3780 for 2 parents and 2 children – please email us for more details and an itinerary.

Your payment covers all your food, transportation and accommodation during the project.  In addition, it goes towards the project cost such as building materials, fuel, vehicle cost, as well as WorkingAbroad Projects backup and placement support.

The airfare to Namibia, travel/medical insurance and personal expenses (weekend in Swakopmund are not included within this price.  It is mandatory for you to take out travel and medical insurance for the duration of the project.

Elephant crossing sign in NamibiaPayment Terms

To secure your placement on the project, you will need to complete and submit the application form with your application payment of £195 (included in the total project costs listed above). If for some reason your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully. However for those who are accepted, you will be required to pay the remaining balance 1 month before arrival.   Once your place is confirmed, you will receive a pre-departure package with all detailed information on your project, the region, suggested items to bring etc.

Project Dates

Elephant ear with red sunset glow in NamibiaWe have opportunities to join for 2 weeks up to 12 weeks.  

All projects run from the Monday morning on the starting date, to the Friday afternoon on the finish date. Participants can book a minimum of a two-week slot, or multiple slots, up to three months (six slots) maximum. It is advisable to arrive before the departure date, and give yourself enough time to reach the airport for your flight out.  All accommodation before and after project dates is at your own cost, as is the optional weekend at the end of every 2-week slot.

Please email Victoria.McNeil@workingabroad.com for any questions on dates or if you are interested in our Family Volunteering Dates.

December 6th 2021 December 17th 2021
January 3rd 2022 January 14th 2022
January 17th 2022 January 28th 2022
January 31st 2022 February 11th 2022
February 14th 2022 February 25th 2022
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July 18th 2022 July 29th 2022
July 25th 2022 August 3rd 2022 Family Volunteering dates - places still available
August 1st 2022 August 12th 2022
August 8th 2022 August 17th 2022 Family Volunteering dates - places still available
August 15th 2022 August 26th 2022
August 29th 2022 September 9th 2022
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November 21st 2022 December 2nd 2022
December 5th 2022 December 16th 2022
Desert Elephants Volunteer Project, Namibia

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