Wildlife Conservation in Namibia

with Conservation Travel Africa

newspaper Medicine Communitites Land Conservation
location Africa
start date Projects run year-round with weekly start dates
salary Volunteer project
accommodation includedAccommodation included
training providedTraining provided

Conservation Travel Africa works with existing conservation and development projects that are committed to long-term environmental and community principles. We collaborate with conservation experts and community leaders to identify the areas of need where volunteer contributions will have the greatest impact.

Our programmes are designed to meet real conservation and community needs through voluntary efforts, NOT to meet tourist needs through contrived conservation and cultural experiences. We believe that supporting these projects is more beneficial and meaningful than setting up a new project simply to meet the desire of an overseas visitor.

Our programmes endeavour to use responsible tourism practices to build sustainable economies in Africa which place increased value on wildlife and environmental conservation from the ground up.

Wildlife Conservation in Namibia

typical day What's it like

A typical day on this gap year project

Conservation Travel Africa offers incredible wildlife volunteer programmes in Namibia. Namibia is a place of contrasts, characterised by vast open spaces and strikingly diverse, breathtaking scenery - from immense desert landscapes to rugged mountains and desolate coastline. Join one of our volunteer programmes and experience this amazing country for yourself.

Namibia is perfect for volunteers looking for unspoilt wilderness areas, 300 days of sunshine a year and a huge variety of wildlife. Despite its harsh climate, Namibia has some of the world's grandest national parks and in addition to boasting the largest free-roaming population of black rhinos and cheetahs in the world, it is one of the only countries with expanding populations of free-roaming lions and elephants.

Work on human-wildlife conflict prevention projects, monitor the rare desert-adapted elephant and rhino, volunteer at world-renowned wildlife sanctuaries and carry out cheetah research and conservation.

ideal candidate Project Requirements

Who would be a suitable participant?

No experience is required on our wildlife conservation programmes, just a love of animals and interest in conservation, a flexible, can-do attitude and a reasonable level of mobility and fitness.

our offer Project Benefits

What we can offer you

All our programmes include:
- Return transfers from the nearest airport
- Accommodation and three meals per day
- Transport, equipment and materials needed to do your work
- Laundry and housekeeping
- 24 hour support from programme staff


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