- What is the accommodation like?
Your housing will be simple. The mobile camps will be set up somewhere close to the base stations. You will spend the night with one more participant in a tent. Sanitary facilities are limited and most of the time you won’t be able to use a flush toilette or a real shower. During the second week there won’t be any kind of facilities at all.
- Is it possible to get placed with a partner or friend?
It is possible to get placed with your friend, but it depends on the current occupancy of the project.
- How is the food provided?
During the project the whole team will cook over an open fire and eat together. The kitchen service will rotate and every volunteer has to help eventually. You will cook simple but balanced meals.
- Is it possible to receive vegetarian meals?
Yes, it is possible to eat vegetarian during the project.
- How are working hours and free time divided?
Your time on the project usually has a duration of 14 days. You will be working at daytime and have free time in the evenings. On the last Friday you will start your transfer back to Swakopmund where you will spend your last weekend with free time.
- How can I spend my free time?
During the weekends you will have time to discover Swakopmund and experience the Namibian nature. You can have dinner and some drinks at the bars and restaurants or relax somewhere along the beautiful beaches. You can also stay at the camp and enjoy the peacefulness of the wildness.
- 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 responsible for you and may help you with your problems.
- What costs do I have to expect during the project? Can I withdraw cash on site and do I have to pay in local currency?
During the project you won’t need a lot of money. You might need money for snacks and additional beverages. You might also need money if you want to spend some night in the city. You will also need money for any kind of private trips.
- How can I contact family and friends at home?
You can contact your family while your time in Swakopmund. There you can go to an internet café or inform yourself about prepaid cards. Reception or internet is seldom available during the project.
- Am I allowed to take my phone with me?
Yes, generally you are allowed to take it with you. But every time you are out in nature we ask you to leave it at the camp. To protect animals from poaching cell phones they are restricted in the reservation area.
- What’s the weather like?
The project will take place at Damaraland. There you will be confronted with a dry climate and high temperature. The desert has a raining season starting in January and ending in March/April.