Namibia Volunteer Trip! Discover one of the most underrated nations in Africa – Namibia. Explore rugged mountains, abandoned ghost towns, picturesque towns from colonial times and vast national parks teeming with fascinating wildlife. Go Volunteer Africa offers sustainable community development and conservation volunteer opportunities in Namibia.
Namibia boasts remarkable natural attractions such as the Namib desert, the Fish River Canyon Park, Etosha National Park and the Kalahari desert. Namibia produces some of the world’s highest quality diamonds. Volunteering in Namibia is a stimulating and provoking experience. This Namibia volunteer trip enables you to absorb the fascinating culture whilst sharing your knowledge and skills with the host communities.
NAMIBIA VOLUNTEER TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:
- Work with our arts and culture projects
- Coach sports and games
- Work with women empowerment projects
- Get involved in our environment conservation project.
- Work with childcare & medical projects
- Visit the numerous historic and geological sites of the region
- Explore the Deadvlei & Sossusvlei
- Visit the Dune 45
- Meet The Himba People
- Safari at Etosha National Park
- Visit ghost towns and explore to the fullest
Go Volunteer Africa’s volunteer in Namibia projects will provide an unforgettable eye opening experience for a gap year, summer vacation, spring break, summer break or career break for groups and individual travelers. Volunteers in Namibia are needed in a variety of project areas, including but not limited to childcare, administration tasks, wildlife conservation, community development, environment conservation, sports coaching, English teaching and so much more.
Our Namibia volunteer trips starts and ends in Windhoek the capital and largest city of Namibia. Projects are based across the country with major locations being Windhoek, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay and Rundu.
Windhoek is the capital of Namibia, in the country’s central highlands. South of the city, the sprawling Heroes’ Acre war memorial commemorates Namibia’s 1990 independence. On a hilltop in the city center are the 1890s Alte Feste, a former military headquarters with historical exhibits, and Independence Memorial Museum. Colonial influences are visible in nearby buildings like the sandstone Lutheran Christus Church.
Swakopmund is a coastal city in Namibia, west of the capital, Windhoek. Its sandy beaches face the Atlantic Ocean. Established by German colonists in 1892, the city’s colonial landmarks include the Swakopmund Lighthouse and the Mole, an old sea wall. Next to the lighthouse, the Swakopmund Museum documents Namibian history. Inland, the elegant Swakopmund Railway Station, now a hotel, also dates to the colonial era.
Walvis Bay is a port town on the coast of Namibia. Sheltered by the Pelican Point sand spit, its tidal lagoon is home to abundant birdlife including flamingos, pelicans and Damara terns. The harbor is busy with fishing boats and ships. Dolphins, whales and Cape fur seals inhabit the Atlantic waters around the Pelican Point Lighthouse. East of the bay, coastal sand dunes like Dune 7 mark the start of the Namib Desert.
Rundu is the capital and largest city of the Kavango-East Region in northern Namibia. It lies on the border with Angola on the banks of the Kavango River about 1,000 metres above sea level. Rundu’s population is growing rapidly.
ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP:
After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at either Hosea Kutako International Airport near Windhoek. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Namibia will meet you on arrival at the airport and take you to the volunteer guest house which will be your base for volunteering and adventure This airport services numerous international carriers. Namibia has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.
Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. Generally, your volunteer trip orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site. Following your arrival in Namibia you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing and the adventures.
Volunteers participating on our Namibia volunteer trip can contribute to the efforts to protect the environment and the many endangered wildlife in the country. The Namibia volunteer trip inevitably focus on supporting AIDS orphans, rolling out preventative health care programs as well as conservation projects to maintain the country’s ecosystem.
Namibia is arguably the most comprehensively tourist-friendly country in Africa. Not only does it have exceptional wildlife – including a quarter of the world’s cheetahs and the last free-ranging population of black rhino – and a well-developed network of parks, reserves and safari lodges, but the landscapes of its coastline and deserts are some of the most photographed and gasped over in the world, meriting a visit in their own right.
Traditional culture remains strong here despite successive colonial occupations by Germany and then South Africa (Namibia gained independence from the latter in 1990) and, for many visitors, meeting the Himba people in the far north-west, or the San (formerly Bushmen) of the Kalahari, is an enriching and humbling experience.
Namibia is so vast and wild – bigger than France, with a population of just 2 million – it’s impossible to do it justice in a single trip. You can explore Namibia with a volunteer travel experience offered by Go Volunteer Africa. Namibia is one of those rare destinations in the Africa that seems to have the unique combination of natural beauty, intriguing history, and vibrant culture and much of this continent still remains wild and uncharted.
No particular experience required to get involved in our volunteer work in Namibia. All you need is a desire to make a difference. Volunteers should also be flexible, self-motivated and have a strong willingness to learn and take new initiatives.
GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS:
Get some friends together or organize a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure! Discounts are offered on any group of 5+ participants on Namibia volunteer trip.
LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK:
Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteering opportunities in Namibia. We will guide you on the best times of the year, what to pack, and what extra health precautions to keep in mind and all logistics.
For volunteers participating on our Namibia trip, accommodation will be provided in the volunteer house which is basic but comfortable. At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared and you have access to a kitchen to prepare your meals. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.
Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves nature, marine and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accepts volunteers of 16+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 25years. Volunteers under 16 years old are only considered when accompanied by a parent/guardian. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary. Families are encouraged to apply and are welcome!
The Government of Namibia allows citizens of specific countries and territories to travel to Namibia for tourism, visiting friends and relatives as well as official purposes for three months with an ordinary, diplomatic and service passports without having to obtain a visa. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months. Learn More.
You’ll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won’t be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you’re covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return. Buy here Now
WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME:
Weekends are free for the volunteer to enjoy their time in Namibia. In your free time you will have ample opportunity to relax in the camp and surroundings, watch the marine-life, read or sit around the beach socializing with the others and reflecting on the day’s activities.
|Availability:||July Guaranteed Group Trips|
|Age Limits:||Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.|
|Start Dates:||To be Communicated|
|Arrival dates:||One day before the start date|
|Airport Arrival:||Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative|
|Working Days:||Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day|
|Weekends:||Planned Travel/Sightseeing Activities included in program cost|
|Accommodation:||Fabulous City Volunteer house|
|Meals:||Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily|
|Support:||Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7|
TRIP FEE: (USD$)
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