Experience life living in an African bush camp in the Zambezi Region, Namibia.

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  • Description

    Description

    In April 2016 we have moved permanently from the city to start with the development of a new camp in the Zambezi Region, Namibia. We have decided that this will be our "retirement" project. After 10 months of hard work we are proud of what we have achieved so far with the help of the local workers.

    Our camp consists of five camp sites and four self-catering cabins. This is also a bird lovers paradise with a variety of bird species in and around the camp.

    We also have two Jack Russel terriers who are an integral part of our family and daily life.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    This is a new small exclusive camp. Most of the construction is finished and now the daily chores are general maintenance of the camp sites and the cabins. Cleaning of the camp grounds and gardening/landscaping. You will also have to look after the camp on the rare occasions when we need to travel for business. Any carpentry/woodworking, paving and manual labour skills are most welcome.

    Volunteers will be provided with 3 meals a day, however we are unable to provide for vegetarians, as fresh and good quality produce is hard to find in the local area and the closest shop is 150 kilometers away. Therefore meat forms the basis of many meals, as it is the main component of a Namibian diet.

    Must love dogs.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English & Afrikaans

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Tented accommodation with a bed and electricity and own bathroom with shower, toilet and wash basin.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are three parks in the vicinity of our camp, where you are able to do a self-drive game viewing trip. You can do some fishing on the river. Transport will be available.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They will benefit from staying in the bush and experiencing Africa at its best. Wild animals roam freely and we have also a great variety of bird life. They will be able to learn how to manage a camp and interact with different people. We will also serve dinners on request and they will learn how to cook traditional meals on an open fire. Depending on time spent here, the possibility of learning how to operate a boat on the river. Finally the general day requirements how to develop and maintain a bush camp.

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    Volunteering hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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