The project has 2 separate tented camps on the reserve covering different sectors. 4 volunteers can be accommodated per camp. Each team of 4 will be lead by 2 staff members.
The volunteers spend one night at camp and one in the bush in rotation and then switch camps for the second week. The tented camp is basic with 2 twin tents with stretcher beds.
Sleeping in the bush is exactly that. Outdoors and at the mercy of the elements. There is no electricity at the camps and cell phones are not permitted (there’s also virtually no reception). The staff have radios for communication, so in case of emergency, there is always someone who can come and assist.
You will be met at Windhoek International Airport and taken to the project.
You will be taken to Windhoek International Airport to catch your departure flight. The departure time from the project is approximately between 11:00 and 13:00.
Where will I find the shuttle at the airport?
One of our drivers will be waiting for you at the airport in the arrivals hall with Naankuse uniform on. If your flight lands early or you can’t see your driver, please go to the information desk and call us on our all-round emergency number: +27 73 649 9230.
Food rations are provided. There’s a communal mess area for cooking food rations together with the crew. The hot water is provided by a ‘donkey’ which is a wood burning heater. Food rations, as well as plates, cups and cutlery, are included. Teams will prepare dinner for everyone.
Insurances & Flight Tickets
Travel insurance is compulsory. You are also required to present a copy of your return flight itinerary when entering Namibia.
What to Bring
Sunscreen, sunglasses and insect repellent
Sleeping bag and pillow
Flashlight and head light with batteries, small first aid kit and Multitool
2 x backpacks (60 Litre and 25-35 Litre)
Camera/batteries/film or memory card
Plug adaptor (3 large round pins)
Water bottle at least 75cl
Comfortable walking shoes (boots preferred)
Toiletries - please bring biodegradable products if possible.
Neutral colour bush hat, neutral colour clothing (green, olive, brown) - blending in is key
Survival gear - it’s the perfect opportunity to test any gadgets you may have i.e. compass, gps tracker, ghillie suit, night vision lens
Passport, insurance certificates and personal documentation
Spending money - bring Namibian Dollars or SA Rand, you can withdraw or transfer cash from the airport on arrival
Proof of inoculations (please speak to your GP about necessary immunizations)
Secure, waterproof bag for documents and money: sealable plastic bags will do
There is no electricity at the camps and cell phones are not permitted (there’s also virtually no reception). The staff have radios for communication so in case of emergency there is always someone who can come and assist.
Winter in Namibia
May to September is the winter period and can be very cold at night and in the early mornings and daytime temperatures can vary. Please make sure to pack enough warm clothes if you plan your trip in that period. A sleeping bag is recommended! October to April is the summer period and the rainy season is from November-February. Whilst during this time it is generally hot during the day it can rain and become chilly in the evenings so do pack a jumper or fleece and waterproof jacket.