Elephant Conservation in Namibia

Location: Namibia: Rural Areas, Swakopmund

Program Duration: 9-12 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Dates: 2020


Hodore Farm Hartfield, East Sussex TN7 4AR England

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Phone: 0044(0)1892 770771


This programme is based on the immense and spectacular desert, The Namib, home to magnificent, wild elephants. This is one of only two places in the world where elephants can be found living in the desert.

Volunteers will spend the first half of the programme working with a local NGO to help resolve the conflicts existing between villagers and elephants, and building walls to protect farmers crops while ensuring that drinking water reaches the elephants.

During the second part, volunteers will learn the art of tracking and monitoring elephants in the wild. Important data is collected to help create protection campaigns and initiatives.

A suitable volunteer is someone willing to help out and who is enthusiastic about the welfare of these gentle giants. This programme is also available to people looking for an internship. Applicants need to be studying relevant degrees (conservation, environmental studies, biology, etc.).


1. Taking part in real grassroots conservation, which will protect a severely endangered group of desert elephants
2. Living out in the desert and sleeping under the stars- an unforgettable experience
3. Seeing elephants living in the wild
4. Seeing the amazing impact that the walls have on the farmers livelihoods
5. Exploring areas where you will see little evidence of human existence- this is really off the beaten track!

Travel Types
  • Vacation Packages
  • Ecology
  • English

Cost in US$:

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Volunteer Types
  • Wildlife
  • Environment
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Conservation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Animal Welfare
This Program is open to

European, American, Canadian, Australian, Asian, Worldwide, Kiwi, South African Participant. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Group living

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Phone/Video Interview
Typically The Application Process Time is
1 day from recepit of form to booking interview
Post Services Include
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
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