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Desert Elephants Project, Namibia

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks


All year round from 2 to 12 weeks

Travel Types

  • Camping
  • Eco Tours
  • Off Road Driving
  • Tours


This project is real spearhead conservation work. It is not about cuddling baby animals, or being an observer of conservation from the comfort of a game drive vehicle. You need to have an open mind, a willing heart and be prepared to put in work for something bigger than yourself. This is about true adventure with like-minded people that care, about teamwork and tolerance. You will live close together, close to the ground, and close to the animals. Your project manager is there to make your time in the bush educational and safe, but it is up to you to make a success of the expedition. They ensure that you have the means to be comfortable and well-fed, and would teach you how to be that. You need to have an average degree of fitness, as a lot of the work is manual, and you could spend a lot of time in high temperatures on foot. A bit of training beforehand would make your time more comfortable. You need to be able to speak English. All applicants over 18 years are considered.


  • English

Cost in US$:

Varies depending on the duration of stay.

Cost Includes:

  • Excursions
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

The cost to join for a 2 week project is 790 GBP, 4 weeks is 1370 GBP, 6 weeks is 1940 GBP, 8 weeks is 2490 GBP, 10 weeks is 2920 GBP and 12 weeks is 3470 GBP. Your payment covers all your food, transportation and accommodation during the project. In addition, it goes towards the project cost such as building materials, fuel, vehicle cost, as well as WorkingAbroad Projects backup and placement support.

The airfare to Namibia, travel/medical insurance and personal expenses (weekend in Swakopmund are not included within this price. It is mandatory for you to take out travel and medical insurance for the duration of the project.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Biological Research
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Community Development
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Environment
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Wildlife

Age Range

18 yrs upwards

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Other

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 12

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application