Namibia is bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Angola and boasts an impressive 1572 km coastline. With an average of 300 days of sunshine annually, it is one of the sunniest countries in the world. But its sunny days are equally matched by its starry nights. Due to its low population density, there is virtually no light pollution, making it the perfect place to gain a spectacular viewing of the southern night sky. Some even say that the milky way shines so bright that it actually casts a shadow. Be it by day or night, the landscapes of Namibia offer a breathtaking experience.
It is also a country of extremes in many ways. It is home to sky-high sand dunes as well as vastly deep canyons. It has far-stretching harsh deserts as well as lush and humid floodplains. It has intensely hot and dry heat and impressive thunderstorms. Volunteering in Namibia enables you to experience all these different variations, from the Desert Elephants in the Damaraland to the African Wild Dogs in the Mangetti and the Dolphins in Walvis Bay. The peoples of Namibia, divided into a number of different ethnicities, are famed for being extremely welcoming and friendly. It is also home to some of the oldest groups of Southern Africa and possibly, the world. All in all, this country of extremes simply allows travellers to really feel the powerful immensity of nature.