Volunteer in Namibia

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, as well as an incredible array of flora and fauna, Namibia is the perfect place 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 much 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 has an impressive 300 days of sunshine per year – perfect for those sun worshipers amongst you! Our Namibian volunteer projects offer you the chance to get up close and personal to some of the country's most iconic species of wildlife, helping towards their rehabilitation and eventual release. What reason is there to not volunteer on your Namibia holiday?


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Wildlife

Home to a vast variety of wildlife, Namibia’s animals come in all shapes and sizes. From the tiny Namib Desert beetle through to the legendary cheetah, your chances of seeing phenomenal wildlife at every turn are certainly high in Namibia! The country’s diverse landscapes provide Namiba’s animals with the perfect opportunity to flourish and, as such, you may be lucky enough to see the following species during your trip…

  • Cheetahs
  • Zebras
  • Wildebeests
  • Black Rhinos
  • Wild Dogs
  • Elephants

There’s so much to see in this exciting country that you would struggle to witness it all in one, two, or even three trips…so make sure to plan accordingly! Many of the species that call Namibia home are endemic only to this part of the world, so volunteering here may be your only opportunity to see them!

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 as a Namibia volunteer.

Popular Destinations

Namibia is a country that has it all: stunning coastlines, imposing sand dunes, and spectacular national parks can all be found in this exquisite African destination. To best enable you to see the most of what the country has to offer, a safari tour of Namibia may be an excellent option – but we have more highlights to share with you, too!:

  • Etosha National Park – home to a huge variety of animals including lions, cheetahs, and the elusive leopard, this is the perfect destination for animal lovers.
  • The Skeleton Coast – a beautiful-yet-harsh area of coastline, the aptly-named Skeleton Coast has laid claim to many ships over the years due to its difficult sailing conditions. Haunting and awe-inspiring, the Skeleton Coast is worthy of a spot on your list.
  • Sossusvlei – this location’s huge sand dunes are one of the most recognisable sights in Namibia, and Sossusvlei is a place which should be on everybody's bucket list.

Namibia is a place you won’t want to miss, so pack your bags and jet off soon – you’ll want to beat the crowds, as Namibia holidays are becoming increasingly popular!

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