Every year, hundreds of people choose to volunteer in Namibia, a country of extreme and often breath-taking beauty, with countless spans of awe-inspiring desert and grassland and an incredible array of flora and fauna. The perfect place, then, in which to expand your horizons and take on a new volunteering opportunity...
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 worshipers amongst you! The 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 on your Namibia Holiday!
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:
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!
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:
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 as a Namibia volunteer.
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. Namibia safari tours are one of the most popular things to take part in whilst in this incredible country, but other highlights include:
Namibia is a place you won’t want to miss out on, so be sure to pack that bag and jet off soon as Namibia holidays are becoming increasingly popular so get there before the crowds do!