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Namibia is a favourite with travellers who are looking for a raw, untouched paradise. Namibia adopted its name from the Namib Desert (Namib meaning ‘open space’) and is a country of compelling beauty, abundant sunshine, unspoilt landscapes and a large variety of animal life.

It’s a particularly popular destination amongst eco-tourists, as some areas of the sparsely populated country are much as they were millions of years ago. With its looming red sand dunes, the turbulent Orange River, a variety of adventure activities, traditional towns, deep canyons and spectacular bronze sunsets, Namibia is any travelers dream.

Namibia is a gateway to rugged and striking desert landscapes and is home to some of the highest and most expansive dunes in the world. The western border is made up of Atlantic Ocean shoreline, which is a popular beach holiday destination in the summer, and scattered among the sparse vegetation is Etosha National Park, where the Big Five – lions, black and white rhinos, elephants, buffalo and leopards roam.

Dotted with small historic towns, Namibia strikes a balance between untouched wild and quaint charm.


  • Namibia boasts over 300 sunny days a year!
  • The population of Namibia is so small that it holds the record of the second least densely populated country on earth (after Mongolia).
  • The Namib Desert is 80 million years old – the world’s oldest desert.
  • The Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon. It is 161km long and was formed 500 million years ago. It can be hiked but only in cooler months between May and September.
  • Sossusvlei are said to be the highest sand dunes in the world.
  • Namibia is the first country in the world to include protection of the environment and sustainable utilisation of wildlife in its constitution and there are many rare and endangered species of animals, birds and plant life to be seen which are preserved and protected.


  • Sossusvlei is an enormous pan that features towering shifting sand dunes as high as 350m. Dune boarding is a definite must here, as well as skydiving over the dunes.
  • Amidst desert landscapes Namibia also offers some beautiful National Parks and wildlife sanctuaries.
  • White water rafting the Orange River is a popular adventure trip as well as hiking at Fish River Canyon.
  • Visit the ‘Giant’s Playground’ and superb rock-art sites at Twyfelfontein


Namibia’s main airport, Windhoek International Airport (also called Hosea Kutako International Airport), is located in the country’s capital of Windhoek. Most visitors to the country arrive via South Africa or Europe through airline carriers such as South African Airways, Air Namibia and Air Berlin.


Family Group Volunteering

Project Impact:  Family

Destination: South Africa

Price from:  £ 550 | € 840 | US$ 995 |

If you have been dreaming about an African adventure holiday with your family but also want to integrate with local communities or assist with vital wildlife conservation efforts, we can help you create the ultimate family volunteering t...


High School Group Volunteering

Project Impact:  High School

Destination: South Africa

Price from:  £ 550 | € 840 | US$ 995 |

Are you looking for a safe and interactive group volunteering trip to Africa for students at your school? Let us put together a unique, once-in-a-lifetime volunteer adventure for your High School group, which will see you learning, explo...


University Group Volunteering

Project Impact:  University

Destination: South Africa

Price from:  £ 550 | € 840 | US$ 995 |

Are you looking for a safe and interactive group volunteering trip to Africa for students at your University which is shaped around your area of study? Let us put together a unique, once in a lifetime volunteer adventure for your Univers...

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Desert Elephant Conservation, Namibia

Project Impact: Wildlife Research & Conservation

Destination: Namibia

Price from:  £ 867 | € 1227 | US$ 1586 | AU$ 1907 |

Experience the magnificence of Africa as you help conserve the Damaraland Elephant population by alleviating the human-elephant conflict in water-scarce Namibia. Your hard work will be well worth it in an African adventure you will never...