Namibia expeditions

Namibia at a glance

Population: 2.2 million

Pre-departure

Terrain: Desert, coast, canyon (Itinerary dependent)

Get in touch to find out more about expeditions to Namibia.

Ideas for your students' expedition to Namibia

Here is just a flavour of the amazing things your students can do on an expedition to Namibia.

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With our support, develop life skills and take ownership of 

Destination and itinerary planning.

Fundraising ideas and events.

Budgeting and money management.

Preparation, fitness and nutrition.

More about our school expeditions

Expedition phases

Your students choose activities from any of the following phases:

Project

Waterberg Primary and Secondary schools, Okakara

World Challenge has been involved with the communities in and around the town of Okakara for several years. During our partnership, teams have helped renovate classrooms, build fully sustainable vegetable gardens, rubbish collection points, playgrounds, and classroom furniture, as well as maintained the nearby dormitory accommodation, which students often have to reply upon. Working alongside the project contacts to plan and deliver long-term strategic goals, we have been able to help make a difference to the educational environment of students in the area.

Trekking

Southern Namibia's Fish River Canyon

6 days 

The Fish and Lowen River trek allows teams the chance to explore the rugged rocky terrain while being completely self sufficient. For six days, you will trek unguided through ravines, across streams, and over plateaus.

6 days 

Wild camping each night will give you a true sense of exploration, matched only by your sense of achievement after you return to civilisation six days later.

In 2012, teams in Namibia worked on

11 key project sites,

allowing us to focus our manpower and funding to help deliver projects in each of the sites.

Project

Projects in Namibia offer a great opportunity to get involved with a local school in a rural community. All projects focus on the needs of the community, and offer a good mix of tasks such as construction, education, and extra-curricular activities. Camping on site, you have the opportunity to integrate into daily local life.

In-Country Agent

Norelle Louw comes from a teaching background, making her ideally suited to help locate long-term projects in rural communities. Norelle now works for a travel company based out of Namibia's capital, Windhoek, and is perfectly positioned to help teams when they arrive in-country. 

Factfile

Languages spoken: English, Afrikaans, local dialects

Time zone: GMT +1

The desert elephants of the Erongo region have been spotted sliding down sand dunes, purely for fun!

 

Acclimatisation

Namibia's Erongo region

1 - 3 days

Namibia has a range of short, community based tourism treks around Spitzkoppe, Twyfelfontein and The White Lady trail.

1 - 3 days

These treks allow you to get used to the terrain and climate of Namibia's desert landscape as you trek around rock art and sandstone formations of each area. Your guides are community based, so by trekking in this area you are also directly supporting local livelihoods.

Namibia & Botswana

Namibia can be linked with Botswana, visit the page for more information.

An impressive backdrop

Explore Twyfelfontein and The White Lady trail
Rest & Relaxation

Sand boarding and dolphin spotting

Based on Namibia's Atlantic coast, you have the opportunity to sandboard down golden sand dunes behind the town of Swakopmund. You can also take part in a morning boat cruise, to spot dolphins and fur seals that populate the coast.

Trekking

The Waterberg Plateau

4 days

After a tough climb on the first day, the rest of the trek explores the flat-trek routes of the Waterberg Plateau, camping by ranger huts each night. 

4 days

You will learn about conservation efforts in the area, as well as have the chance to encounter wildlife of your own such as antelope, rhino or the elusive leopard.

One of the great appeals of Namibia is the vastness of the landscape. You can travel for days and see stunning untouched landscape, from rugged mountains blending into sand dunes, and the sand dunes falling into the sea.
Michael, our Namibia Expedition Planning Manager

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expedition for your students

Desert, coast, canyon (Itinerary dependent)