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Family volunteering holiday: elephant conservation in Namibia

Einsatzort: Namibia, Afrika
Aktions-Bereich: Natur-und Umweltschutz
Take an unrivalled camping holiday in the Namibian desert, living like a nomadic tribe in an area where wild desert elephants roam. Desert elephants can be found in only two places in the world, and you and your family can help to conserve these majestic creatures on this amazing family volunteering holiday. Age 8+

Projekt und Rolle der Freiwilligen

Take a two week family holiday that encompasses the great outdoors, community, wildlife and camping. This is a fantastic opportunity for families who aren't afraid of roughing it - indeed, families with a taste for adventure will love this volunteer lifestyle.

Children as young as 8 are welcomed on this family volunteering project in Namibia. With other families and your guides, you will strike out into the desert to live a wild lifestyle in the rocks and sand. During your first week, you will help out in a small village community that is badly impacted by the roaming desert elephants. Help to make the school a more enjoyable and safe environment for the children, with tasks such as painting and maintenance. This is a great way to get to know the locals and understand what it is like to live with such giant neighbours who could come calling at any time!

During your second part of the holiday you will be roaming out into the desert in search of these wild elephants. You will spend your days tracking the elephants, following their each and every move and collecting data about them. Each night you will camp in a different location under the stars, before rising early the next day to head out after the elephants once more.

The majority of your stay is spent sleeping under canvas or under the stars, depending on your preference. You will all learn how to cook over a camp fire and prepare some delicious meals too! You will become competent at showering with wet wipes and going to the toilet desert-style!

This project is a far cry from many other family holiday opportunities, and you should arrive with an open mind and a good attitude. You will be roughing it, without phone signal or wifi, but this wilderness is part of the enormous appeal.

Not to be missed!

Die Freiwilligen-Organisation stellt sich vor

This organisation specialises in arranging hand-picked ethical volunteering projects in more than 24 countries around the world. Projects mainly focus on animal welfare, conservation, and sustainability, with strong focus also on humanitarian and social care programmes. Their passionate and experienced team of travellers have been sending volunteers around the world since 2006.

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Namibia, Afrika
Natur-und Umweltschutz
Minimum: 2 Wochen
(für vollständige Preisliste die Organisation kontaktieren)
2 Wochen: 1500 €
Warum für Freiwilligenarbeit Geld bezahlen?
* Alle Preisangaben ohne Gewähr nach Angaben der Freiwilligen-Organisation. Bei Organisationen, die nicht in Euro abrechnen, können Wechselkurs-Schwankungen auftreten.
Verfügbarkeit des Projekts:
One trip per year in July / August
8 Jahre
kein Höchstalter
Individuell oder Gruppe?
Individuell / Gruppe
Besondere Qualifikationen:
nicht erforderlich
Unterbringung & Verpflegung:
You will be camping in the desert, although the camps are amazingly set up so it's not all hardship. In your first week you will have access to electricity, a shower and a toilet. In your second week, you will enjoy going to the toilet in the desert and showering with a wet wipe! Three delicious meals per day are created by volunteers and eaten as a group.

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  • Gratis unseren Ratgeber mit ausgefüllter Check-Liste
  • Einen Sprachführer als Dankeschön, wenn du dich später anmeldest
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Wenn du jetzt mehr Infos anforderst, bekommt du außerdem kostenlos unseren 20-seitigen Ratgeber "So wählen Sie die richtige Freiwilligen-Organisation aus" im PDF-Format. Die Check-Liste für dieses Projekt haben wir darin bereits für rund 30 Qualitäts-Kriterien ausgefüllt. Das spart im Durchschnitt 60 Minuten Eigenrecherche. Und hilft entscheidend bei der Wahl des richtigen Freiwilligen-Projektes.