Volunteer in Namibia

Every year, hundreds of people choose to volunteer in Namibia, as it is a country of extreme and often breath-taking beauty, with countless spans of breath-taking desert and grassland and an incredible array of flora and fauna. The perfect place then in which to join an extensive range of Namibia Wildlife Conservation Volunteer opportunities.

As a destination, Namibia is renowned for its diverse and fascinating wildlife, boasting many populations of the African continent's most endangered species, including desert elephants and the critically endangered black rhino. Namibia is also home to the incredible Fish River canyon, Etosha National park and salt pan and the mesmerising Sossusvlei - the highest collection of sand dunes found anywhere on earth. What's more, Namibia is renowned as having the most sunshine days per year for any country on earth – perfect for those sun worshippers amongst you! The Namibia Animal Sanctuary volunteer projects found here offer you the chance to get up close and personal to some of the country's most iconic species of wildlife and help in their rehabilitation and eventual release. This is the perfect destination in which to get involved as a volunteer in Namibia!


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Wildlife

Namibia is home to a huge variety of wildlife. The animals in Namibia come in all shapes and sizes, from the tiny and relatively unknown Namib Desert Beetle, through to the much larger and much more famous Cheetah. The varying landscapes in Namibia provide the animals with the perfect opportunity to flourish, and if you keep your eyes peeled you may be able to see:

  • Cheetah
  • Zebra
  • Wildebeest
  • Black Rhino
  • Wild Dogs
  • Elephants

There is so much wildlife in this amazing country that you would struggle to see it all in one, two, or even three trips, so make sure you plan accordingly! Namibia is not simply home to a large number of animal and plant species, but some of these are endemic to the country. This means that you won’t be able to see them anywhere else on Earth, so this is just one more reason to visit Namibia!

Culture

Namibia’s history and culture stretches back thousands of years. The country was originally inhabited by nomadic hunters and gatherers, and these inhabitants are the ancestors of the Bushmen who live there today. This means that the culture of Namibia is very heavily influenced by the long-standing history of its people, and should you travel you will get to learn about:

  • The bush skills of the Sans people who to this day still live off of the land in the same way their ancestors did.
  • The influence German settlers had on the architecture, cuisine, and even beer of the region!
  • The traditions of the local people such as living in a homestead rather than a house to garner a sense of community.

There is a lot of culture to take in when visiting Namibia, and you will be sure to get your history fix when exploring the ins and outs of these ancient lands.

Popular Destinations

Namibia is a country which has it all. With stunning coastlines, imposing sand dunes, and spectacular National Parks, there is something for everyone in the African gem. Highlights include:

  • The Etosha National Park – Home to a huge variety of animals including; lions, cheetah, and the ever elusive leopard, this is the perfect place for animal lovers.
  • The Skeleton Coast – A beautiful but harsh area of coastline which has laid claim to many ships over the years thanks to its difficult sailing conditions. It is now littered with the “skeletons” of these ships.
  • Sossusvlei- The huge sand dunes are one of the most recognisable sights in Namibia, and it is a place which should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Namibia is a place you won’t want to miss out on, so be sure to pack that bag and jet off soon!

Where you can go
Contact Info
UK Office
The Great Traveller Ltd,
3 Dairy Yard
Star Street
Ware, Hertfordshire
SG12 9BX
United Kingdom
Opening hours: 9am–5pm

T: +44(0) 208 885 4987

Australian Office
The Great Projects,
39 Cairngorm Street,
Carrara, 4211
Australia

T: +61(0) 755020457