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Namibia Volunteer in Namibia

"Lying under the tarpaulin, looking out on landscape lit by the nearly full moon and admiring the (occasionally shooting) stars, it was hard to feel anything other than enormously privileged."

Niav Grant, UK

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.

Our Projects in Namibia

  • Wildlife Conservation & San Bushmen Community Project, Namibia

    • Duration 10 days to 12 weeks
    • Prices from £1025

    Join this project as a wildlife conservation, carnivore conservation or medical volunteer and help conserve wildlife or provide medical care to the San Bushmen community. Specialist Veterinary and Wildlife Rehabilitation courses also available. Rhino Rangers anti-poaching programme also available.

  • Desert Elephants Volunteer Project, Namibia

    • Duration 2 - 12 weeks
    • Prices from £945

    Track desert elephants and take part in community building volunteer work in the beautiful Damaraland region of the Namib Desert.

  • Dolphin Research Project, Namibia

    • Duration 1 to 3 months
    • Prices from £895

    Join this Dolphin Research Project in Namibia as a Marine Intern and help collect high quality data for science and management.  Live in Walvis Bay home to colonies of seals and flamingos.

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Geography and Climate

Namibia, often characterised by its harsh desert conditions, is actually divided largely into five geographical areas. This means there is some diversity across regions and there is the possibility to see different natural spectacles and experience various climatic conditions. With that said, immense heat is definitely a typical occurrence and temperatures can soar as high as 40°C in summer times.

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History and Culture

Namibia is a young nation, having only won independence in 1990. German and then South African colonisers held control of the country prior to this and many of the towns still demonstrate the intricate colonial architecture. Despite this, the multitude of ethnic groups across the country still hold closely onto ancient traditions and are famed for their relatively untouched culture and their unique beauty.

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