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Desert Elephant Conservation Volunteer, Namibia

This elephant conservation program in Namibia gives you the unique opportunity to be involved with both hands-on conservation projects and research, in one of the most beautiful areas of Africa.

  • Be part of a meaningful hands-on conservation project, helping to facilitate peaceful co-habitation between communities and elephants
  • Assist with tracking and monitoring populations of desert elephants – a great chance to get to know the individual personalities of the elephants!
  • Help construct walls to protect vulnerable water structures from damage by the local elephants while still allowing them to access water
  • Empower community members with knowledge on elephant behaviour so they can live without fear of the desert elephants.

Conservation volunteer program details:

Week 1


Transfer from Swakopmund to base camp for orientation

Tuesday – Friday

Camping at a local farm assisting with consruction projects


Return to base camp for 2 days of relaxation

Week 2

On monday morning pack up camp and head out for a week of elephant patrol, where you will be sleeping under the stars in a different location each day – a truly magical experience!

Monday – Thursday

Assist with tracking and monitoring the local herd on (mostly) vehicle based patrols


Travel to Swakopmund for a farewell dinner before departing the following day, or spend the weekend in Swakopmund before beginning your next 2 weeks of volunteering!

  • All project costs, equipment, tools and resources
  • Transfer from backpackers in Swakopmund to project site (and back)
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Orientation & Training
  • Sleeping mats/tents
  • All necessary ingredients to prepare your meals
  • Project Related Transport
  • Dedicated coordinators to assist you daily
  • Assistance with arranging accommodation before/after program
  • Post-project involvement, and an exclusive return volunteer discount

Challenge Level: Adventurer

adventurer 3handYou need to be prepared to work in harsh desert conditions with no access to modern ammenities.

During some parts of the program you will have access to a private long-drop toilet and a “bush style” shower IF water is available. At other times toilets and showers will not be available.

You will have the chance to buy supplies in Swakopmund before beginning the program; and if you are joining us for more than 2 weeks you will be returning to Swakopmund between each 2 week period.

Volunteer from:

GBP358per week

Minimum stay is 2 weeks. Please contact us for pricing for group bookings.

Volunteer in Namibia

Volunteer in the northwestern regions of the Namib Desert – one of the last true wilderness areas left on earth! This tribal wilderness area, runs parallel to the skeleton coast national park, and is home to a small population of desert-adapted elephants.

You will also spend time in Swakopmund – a beautiful coastal town where you will find picturesque restaurants, beautiful architecture and a variety of fun activities to keep you busy!

Ever dreamed of volunteering in Africa?

Now you can!

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