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Safari Lodge on a Wildlife resort in Namibia

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Please note Volunteers :)


    ๐–๐ž ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐š๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ ๐ฏ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐๐จ ๐š๐ฅ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐๐ฒ ๐ ๐จ๐ญ ๐š๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ‘+ ๐ฒ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ซ๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐๐ž๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ( ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ฒ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ฅ ) ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐›๐ž ๐Ÿ4+ ๐ฒ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ.


    *๐‡๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž ๐’๐ญ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐‡๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ, ๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐š ๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž
    ๐Ÿ’ ๐‰๐ฎ๐ง๐ž - ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ ๐‰๐ฎ๐ง๐ž ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’*

    Are you ready to life off grid ...? :)

    Our farm is a 6200 hectare game lodge in Namibia located just outside a very small town, Otavi. The beautiful mountains and savannah-grasslands are home to a big number of wildlife Including Giraffes, Zebras, Waterbuck, Elands, Leopards and Cheetahs to only mention a few. We offer many activities like game drives, hikes and also horse riding adventures. We have 10 beautiful horses roaming free on our farm so they are not always here. Furthermore, we are only a 1.5 hour drive away from the popular Etosha National Park.

    The ranch is currently being run by a german-speaking family, currently in itโ€™s 5th generation.

    We have about 20 staff members on the farm with different roles from kitchen to garden and even some field work, in which everyone is always happy to help in every department. We also have our very own garage/workshop where all our vehicles are serviced and repaired.

    And yes we are a very hard working ranch therefor we love somebody that is not afraid of hard work, long days or long working hours ,totally easy going and not complicated at all. Be part part of getting your hands dirty in our every day African working day which is an adventure and for those who love being active and alive.
    Our farm has a wide range of Free Roaming animals, and it is not in our nature to keep any of these animals in cages or any sort of captive animals, not only just wild animals and horses but chickens, ducks, geese, cats, dogs ect.

    Our nature here is very pure and very untouched and an absolute eye opening for someone who wants to learn how to connect with wildlife, nature , landscapes and so much.

    We are living right in the middle of the wildlife resort therefor you are far away from city life, shopping, partying and ect. but guess what...We do have also about 2-3 volunteers at the same time so that you don't feel lonely and its a lot of fun doing adventures together, meeting new people and being part of an unforgettable experience.

    We are a big part of the Hunting industry which is actually a very important part of the life cycle of the world.... uneducated greenies are not welcomed ( a lot of false information are being spread of hunting, sadly) We are absolute blessed with having our very own products here.


    Volunteers are only temporary visitors to our Lodge, and we value our staff members very highly and expect everybody to treat all our staff members with the same dignity & respect as you yourself would like to be treated. Our staff rules apply to our volunteers as well.


    Our farm has a wide range of Free Roaming animals, and it is not in our nature to keep any of these animals in cages or any sort of captive animals, not only just wild animals and horses but chickens, ducks, geese, cats, dogs ect.


    We also have our own self-sufficient garden, which we call our big oasis.

    Our main food in Namibia is meat, and we, as Namibians, have the love of consuming meat on a daily basis. We have our own butcher where we produce our meat. We prefer quality to quantity and do not believe in any unnecessary hunting or killing. You would like to get to know our culture? Our culture does ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ด๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป.

    We do prefer non-smokers as there is a lot of contact with lodge guests.


    We also do support charity work, and it is expected of our volunteers to also be able to assist in any charity work available.

    We only accept volunteers that do already got at least 3+ years of full working experiences in our required departments ( studying is not incl ) therefor your age must be 24+ years.


    We do have Volunteers rules here where we expect from you, to apply them and respect them. A small contract is signed at the property with a probation period of 10 days.

    ... we absolute love it to reward you with little things when we notice your hard working, your awesomeness and easy going ways... :)


    by the way the lodge food is amazing

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    โ€ข Horseback Riding among wildlife
    โ€ข Learn about our daily African routine
    โ€ข experiencing outdoor adventures
    โ€ข have the opportunity to take part in all other jobs / activities
    โ€ข social responsibility projects
    โ€ขAll activities are free for volunteers if time is available ( only on the lodge, not the day visit trips like wine tasting ect)
    โ€ข Interest in learning African wildlife also available
    โ€ข learn new languages/ new cultured people
    โ€ข Lodge facilitates are available for volunteers
    โ€ข hiking trips in our mysterious mountains

    ...getting to know a complete new culture

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for hardworking, self-sufficient with a mindset where you are able to put your heart into work.

    Current available positions:)

    1. We are searching for passionate gardens who can assist us with our garden , vegetables and ect :)


    โ€ข ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ/๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฝ ( ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ )
    Any General knowledge of mainly Maintenance work

    -repairing cars or machines
    -auto mechanic
    -maintenance of lodge ( fixing, building renovating ect )
    -DIY projects
    Must have knowledge of how to work with tools and machines


    โ€ข ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—ฒ ( Reception )
    -Reception
    -many years of reception experiences is a must
    -Previous Hospitability degree
    -good German & English speaking
    -Excellent guests communication
    - easy to adjust
    -many more spontaneous tasks
    -Work independently
    -Entertainment area
    -Cleaning

    Please note : when working in the lodge you require proper clothing ( hospitality working uniform )

    โ€ข ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ( ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ )
    -watering
    -planting
    - plant care
    -Hydroponic skills
    - DIY
    -Vegetable Garden
    -Fruit trees
    - flowers

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Afrikaans: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The kitchen provide meals on a daily basis for everyone, that means our kitchen is cooking one big pot for everyone.
    You would like to get to know our culture? Our culture does not go with Vegan or Vegetarian.. Namibia is blessed with all the healthy organic meat.


    We recommend to stock up with snacks as we are on a farm, away from any shops.

    You receive a clean room, which we expect to get a clean room back. The rooms are located at the lodge, which will be a single room with a private bathroom. That means noise control and cleanness is taking care off. No smoking is allowed in public areas.

    Laundry service is available! May only wash once a week, 1 full load!

    Free Wifi available at the lodge area ;) sometimes it works , sometimes not - welcome to Africa

    We do not take Volunteers that are staying shorter than 1 month.

    Prefers ages of Volunteers 24 - 35 years :)

    Experience has showed us that the longer you stay, the more beneficial it is for all parties involved

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Explore the beautiful Otavi area which is part of the maize triangle consisting of Otavi, Tsumeb and Grootfontein and receives the highest average rainfall in Namibia. Other activities offered include Agricultural Tours, Wine Estate tours and Day Trips to the Etosha National Park.

    Transport is always available to and from Otavi.

    Shuttles are available on your own costs from the Airport to Otavi.
    Intercape or Carlos Shuttle

    In the next town, Tsumeb is a car rental available if you would like to travel around the north for a few days to explore Etosha or the Caprivi.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 844849944799

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