Namibia OverviewTravel HighlightsProjectsApplication and Fees
Namibia Quick Facts
Full Country Name:
Republic of NamibiaVolunteer Namibia
Area: 825, 000 sq km
Population: 2.32 million
Capital: Windhoek
Borders: Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Religion: Christian is the main religion of Namibia followed by other indigenous religions
Time Zone: Standard time is two hours in advance of Greenwich Mean Time
Languages: English, Afrikaans and German followed by indigenous languages (Owambo, Herero, Nama, Damara).
Country Dialing Code: +264
Climate: Namibia offers a year round fine climate with generally hot days and cool nights.  In the winter months, May to September, the night time temperature can drop below freezing.  In the coastal regions there is little rain but fog is common in the early mornings.  The main rainy season is between October and April.
Travel Highlights
Namibia is a gem for those in search of the wilderness.  Namibia is a large and sparsely populated country on Africa’s southwest coast, which has enjoyed more than a decade of stability since achieving Independence on 21 March 1990.  Today Namibia is a peaceful country which is economically prosperous as a result of its productive mining, fishing, tourism and agricultural industries. Namibia is known for its contrasting landscapes. There is the brooding desolate Namib Desert, said to be the oldest in the world, with its high dunes and awe-inspiring sense of space.  The central plateau, with its thornbush savanna and rugged mountains, rising abruptly from the plains, giving way to the majestic Fish River Canyon in the South.  In the North of the country, landscapes range from dense bush and open plains of the great Etosha pan, to woodland savanna and lush riverine vegetation.

The Etosha National Park, the third largest in Africa, owes its unique landscape to the Etosha Pan, a vast shallow depression of approximately 5 000 km².  A series of waterholes along the southern edge of the pan guarantee rewarding and often spectacular game viewing.  Germanic influence can still be found in the country’s good road infrastructure, well-equipped rest camps throughout the country and most cities’ architecture.  The perfect choice for nature lovers and amateur photographers alike.

Projects Available in Namibia

Volunteering Teaching of disadvantaged and vulnerable children in the rural areas schools, orphanages and secondary schools
Volunteering with both domesticated or wildlife animals, children and communities in Africa.
Volunteers can be attached to a specialty group of professionals such as architects, engineers, pharmacists, mechanics etc
Help uplift the community through building and refurbishment projects and community development programs such as construction
Volunteering in the Medical center to help with vaccinations, immunization, treatment, counseling, education and protection of diseases and health care issues!
Make a real impact in women empowerment, legal aid, advocacy and basic human right issues.
Volunteer with organizations and centers that work with disadvantaged teenage girls.
Work with project that cares for environment, agriculture, permaculture, wetlands and natural resources management.
Internship opportunities for students and participants.
Enjoy cultural tours, adventure trips and safaris
Application and Fees

Program Cost
  • All airport pick up and drop off from the project
  • Work permit application and arrangements
  • Detailed Handbook for Volunteerism
  • Country and Project orientation programs including safety briefings
  • Full board and lodging stay, which includes all meals a day
  • Tour and Game drives (subject to project)
  • Assistance from Country coordinators
  • Certificate of Participation

What the fee excludes:

  • Personal travel insurance for the duration of your placement which must include cover for repatriation
  • All transport to the destination (ie flights)
  • All items of a personal nature, such as souvenirs, curios, gifts, clothing (work and other)
  • Email/internet and telephone calls
  • Soft drinks, Medications, and Entertainments
  • All visas for border crossings
  • Any excursions over and above your planned itinerary