The tented accommodation is shared between 2-4 people (same gender). The accommodation is basic, but our single beds are comfortable with bedding provided (duvets, pillows and linen). Showers and toilet facilities are shared and hot water is supplied by solar energy and therefore sometimes restricted. Please be aware that there may be a water shortage during the dry season. In general use water sparingly and have short showers. There is also a swimming pool and power sockets for electrical items in the communal areas. Laundry services are available on selected days.
Bring warm clothes for sleeping during the winter months, it can get cold at night and there isn't heating in the tents.
You can arrive any time on a Monday. 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.
Three balanced meals are provided daily on a self-serve basis. Breakfast consists of cereals, fruit, yoghurts, toast and spreads. Lunch varies from cold to hot meals (for example wraps, salads, pasta dishes, sandwiches). Dinner is a hot meal such as stews, chicken dishes etc. On weekends we often have a braai (barbecue). Tea and coffee will be available, while all other drinks are at own your expense. You can buy snacks in the several grocery stores located nearby. There are refrigerators available for volunteers’ personal food and soft drinks. Vegetarian options are available upon request and all dietary resrtiction can be accommodated for provided you inform us prior to arrival.
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 type of clothing you should bring depends on the time of year. If possible, please mark your clothing with your name prior to arrival.
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.
You can book a transfer to the city centre with your volunteer co-ordinator to purchase any essentials or additional food items at an additional cost of NAD200 per trip.
Winter in Namibia
May to September is the winter period and can be very cold at night and in the early mornings while the daytime temperatures can vary. Please make sure to pack enough warm clothes if you plan your trip in that period.