Volunteer in Namibia
Language: English/ Afrikaans
Currency: Namibian Dollar / South African Rand
Time: UTC +2
Responsible volunteering in Namibia
Volunteer in Namibia – climb the highest sand dunes in the world or descend to the bottom of Africa’s deepest canyon. Explore the world’s driest desert and take time to appreciate the silence. Join one of our carefully selected wildlife volunteer projects in Namibia, or take part in a self-drive or off-the-beaten-track adventure!
Volunteers in Namibia have an experience like no other. It’s a country of breathtaking beauty and wild extremes, the perfect destination to combine conservation or community volunteering with a journey of exploration and discovery.
Updated November 13th 2020:
Namiba reopened to international tourists on 1st September.
As of early morning on the 13th of November, these are Namibia’s coronavirus statistics:
Total cases: 13,345
Daily average: 40 newly recorded infections per 100,000 people (last seven days)
Requirements needed for tourists to enter Namibia:
– Negative PCR test (Covid-19) taken in the volunteer’s place of departure – no older than 72 hours on the day and time of arrival in Namibia
– Volunteers whose PCR test is older than 72 hours but less than 7 days are permitted entry, but must be retested on day 5 (we can arrange this for you)
– Itinerary and details of accommodation booked in Namibia
– Completed health form from the Namibian Ministry of Health
– Completed visa application form (please check your visa requirements prior to travel – most nationalities can arrive into Namibia visa-free)
There are no quarantine requirements upon arrival, however, depending on your PCR test date, tourists are required to be available for Covid-19 swabbing on the 5th day after their arrival in Namibia, and must be reachable on the 7th day to receive the results of the swabbing.
If the test results reflect a negative result, tourists can continue with their planned itinerary. However, should the test reflect positive, the tourist will be taken to the isolation facilities identified by the Ministry of Health and Social Services and treated at their own cost.
For now, tourists may only arrive via Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek. Walvis Bay airport is still not operational.
For the latest updates of countries affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) and for any travel restrictions, please visit the following websites:
World Health Organisation daily situation updates
UK FCO Travel Updates – Namibia
CDC Traveler’s Health (USA) – Namibia.
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Volunteer projects in Namibia
Support the responsible conservation of Namibia’s large carnivores. Help mitigate the human-wildlife conflict in one of Namibia’s remote desert locations. Participate in the research, tracking, and monitoring of free-ranging leopard, cheetah, and hyena in a spectacular environment, and contribute to the long-term management of two of Namibia’s most successful wildlife estates. A hands-off conservation adventure!
Volunteer in Namibia, and participate in delivering solutions to the human-elephant conflict in remote villages. Monitor populations of the rare desert-adapted elephant, and work in rural communities to reduce and repair elephant damage. This is a hands-on and physical project where you will join community building projects to provide alternative water sources for elephants or repair elephant damage.
Support local staff in all aspects of daily animal care at this busy sanctuary in Namibia. Volunteers are responsible for daily food preparation and animal feeding, released animal monitoring and game counts. You will also work on rehabilitation strategies and enrichment activities for long term residents and those that cannot be released.
Namibia is a magical volunteer destination for families – spectacular, unique and safe. Explore the remote Damaraland region, track the rare desert-adapted elephant and work on building projects in rural communities. Camp under the vast Namibian skies, witness incredible night skies and experience dramatic desert landscapes.
Available as a camping or accommodated option, this short tour is perfect if you have a little time to spare and want to venture to a new part of Namibia. Accompanied by an expert local guide, you will explore Etosha National Park, one of the most unique game viewing locations in the world.
Accompanies by a tour guide, visit the world’s highest sand dunes, in the world’s oldest desert. This tour introduces you to one of Namibia’s most iconic landmarks – the towering red dunes of Sossusvlei. Available as a camping or accommodated option, this short tour is perfect if you have a little time to spare and want to venture to a new part of Namibia.