- What is the accommodation like?
During the project you will spend the nights at the camp in spacious tents for two people. There will be a shared bathroom and a kitchen for free use. You can also find a washing machine on site. There is also some common space for bonfires and other activities.
- Is it possible to get placed with a partner or friend?
It is possible to get placed with your friend just let us know when applying.
- How is the food provided?
Participants will take turns in cooking and cleaning. All groceries will be provided for the volunteers.
- Is it possible to receive vegetarian meals?
Yes, it is possible to eat vegetarian during the project. Just let us know about your diet beforehand.
- How are working time and free time divided?
There is no strict schedule or time table during the project. You working time will vary depending on the daily needs. Usually you will get up when the sun rises, have a break during midday heat and go back to work in the afternoon. The evening hours are usually off.
- How can I spend my free time?
During your free time you can discover the Khwai Community Concession or the Moremi Game Reserve. You also have the opportunity to visit Maun or go on a round trip to see the Okavango Delta or the Chiefs Islands.
- Do I have a contact person on site?
On site you will be working with a team of volunteers and project leaders. The supervisors will be e responsible for you and may help you with your problems.
- What expenses do I have to expect during the project? Can I withdraw cash on site and do I have to pay in local currency?
In general you don’t need a lot of money during the project. You might spend money for additional snacks, beverages or free time activities, as well as extra transfers besides the project. You won’t be able to withdraw cash while you are at the camp. Maun is the closest city so you should get some cash before leaving the city.
- How can I contact family and friends at home?
There is no available internet at the camp. Sometimes you get the chance to use internet at some nearby camps or in Maun. You should take your own cell phone or laptop to get connected to the internet.
- Is it possible to wash my clothes in the camp?
Yes, in the camp there is a laundry where you can wash your clothes at any time.
- Is there electricity in the camp?
Yes, the camp is supplied with solar energy. In every room there are elctrical lights and electronical devices can be recharged.
- What’s the weather like?
The climate in Botswana is hot and dry. You will experience semi-desert heat with temperature around 35 °C between December and March. During the summer they can drop below 20 °C. The winter temperatures are a little bit cooler. During the night the temperature can even be around 0 °C with daily temperature fluctuation of 20 °C. Botswana doesn’t get a lot of precipitation. The most rainfall occurs between December and March.