Namibia boasts remarkable natural attractions such as the Namib Desert, the Fish River Canyon, Etosha National Park and the Kalahari Desert. There is a diverse range of animals native to Namibia, including elephants, rhinos, leopards, lions, hippos and cheetahs. During the wet season several rivers spring to life and form a central part of the ecosystem and are especially important to the desert adapted elephants. The North West region of Namibia, known as Damaraland, is one of the areas seeing an increase of wild Elephants returning to habitats that they have not lived in for hundreds of years.
As a volunteer in Africa you will be sleeping out in the open under a tarpaulin, falling asleep as you gaze at a clear African sky of twinkling stars. At base camp you will sleep on a large platform within a huge Ana Tree. There are two elephant drinking dams in the camp and the elephants often wonder through the camp in the evenings. You are provided with a bed roll and a mattress, but will need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow. During the rainy and colder season two-man tents are provided for sleeping.
During build week (week one) there will be rudimentary ablutions but no showering facilities. While on patrol (week two) the camps are very basic and you will be camping wild, surrounded by breath-taking natural beauty, every night!