8 night accommodation in twin tents shared with a person of the same gender in a secluded camping area is included. Upgrades to lodge accommodation are possible as per availability.
Twin tents shared with a person of the same gender in a secluded camping area
Open-air bathrooms and no electricity bring you closer to nature
Upgrades to lodge accommodation are possible as per availability
Bar on premises
Daily laundry service
Pizza oven: Be prepared to test your own cooking skills during pizza and potjie evening
The volunteer campsite also has a chillout-area with a natural spring right before you arrive to the volunteer tents.
Additionally, you can choose to upgrade to one of the rustic chalets for an additional cost. Please indicate this option at the time of your booking, as the rooms depend upon availability.
**The water is heated by solar geysers, so please bear this in mind when taking showers.
Saturday (A pre-night is needed if you are not on one of the other projects already). You will be met at Windhoek International Airport and taken to the project. A post night will also be needed if you are not continuing your travel in Namibia or joining another project. We can help you book these.
Transfer to the Research Centre
Complimentary transfers to & from Windhoek International Airport or Windhoek city to Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary upon arrival in and departure from Namibia.
Please ensure you arrive at the Sanctuary at least one night prior to your early morning Saturday departure to site and that your departing flight is not before Sunday after your Saturday evening return from site. You will be based on the Sanctuary for any additional nights that you are not at the research sites.
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.
Volunteers will receive 3 meals a day:
Breakfast consists of cereals, fruit, yoghurts, toast and spreads
Lunch varies from wraps, burgers, pasta, and a variety of salads.
Dinner typically are warm meals consisting of meat (chicken, red meat or fish) and vegetables with pasta, rice, potato or salad. Once per week, dinner will be in the form of a traditional Namibian braai (barbeque), and a Neuras favourite; brick oven pizza night.
Tea, coffee and fruit are also available in the volunteer area all day.
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
The Adventure Week involves lots of hiking, so comfortable walking shoes needed, as well as intermediate level of fitness. All sleeping equipment will be provided, but those with sleeping bags are advised to bring their own.
There is no WiFi at the project due to the poor reception so we suggest you purchase a Namibian SIM card and load data on it. You can purchase a SIM card at the airport upon arrival or once you get to the project.
There is an ATM at the project, but it's not always functional due to signal problems. We therefore suggest that you get cash at the ATM at the airport upon arrival.
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.