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Desert Elephants Volunteer Project, Namibia

2 - 12 weeks from

18+ for individuals - families 4+
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 the 2 weeks cost is £990, 4 weeks is £1720, 6 weeks is £2340, 8 weeks is £2815, 10 weeks is £3285 and 12 week is £3735. ** Pls note that for 2025, the cost will be £1010 for 2 weeks, £1765 for 4 weeks**

The family volunteering costs is £1045 per adult and £915 per child – please email us for more details and an itinerary. **For 2025, the cost will be £1090 per adult and £945 per child**

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.

July 22nd 2024 July 31st 2024 Family programme - 5 places left
August 5th 2024 August 14th 2024 Family programme - 5 places left
April 22nd 2024 May 3rd 2024 Fully Booked
May 6th 2024 May 17th 2024
May 20th 2024 May 31st 2024 Fully Booked
June 3rd 2024 June 14th 2024
June 17th 2024 June 28th 2024
July 1st 2024 July 12th 2024
July 15th 2024 July 26th 2024
July 29th 2024 August 9th 2024
August 12th 2024 August 23rd 2024
August 26th 2024 September 6th 2024
September 9th 2024 September 20th 2024
September 23rd 2024 October 4th 2024
October 7th 2024 October 18th 2024
October 21st 2024 November 1st 2024
November 4th 2024 November 15th 2024
November 18th 2024 November 29th 2024
December 2nd 2024 December 13th 2024
July 28th 2025 August 6th 2025 Family programme
August 11th 2025 August 20th 2025 Family programme
Desert Elephants Volunteer Project, Namibia

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