Namibia- something for everyone

Namibian Desert

There is a big difference that lies between visiting a country and seeing a country, for many as long as the sun is out, the sea is warm and the cocktails are on offer, it’s an ideal holiday. Of course they are definitely not wrong but for others, who have a thirst for adventure, getting out there and immerging themselves in the culture and appreciating the true essence of a country is where the real experience is to be found.  A place where such vibrant and exciting opportunities lie is in Namibia, the southern African state. It would be wrong to travel all that way and waste the experience to explore, so make sure you try these Namibian experiences.

The Capital City of Windhoek
Namibia’s largest city, Windhoek has everything you need to gain a full cultural experience of Namibia. The locals speak German and will give you a warm welcome to the city. The German presence here is shown by the architecture, and infrastructure and city layout shows how it is the countries heartbeat. There is a lot to do, take a stroll down parliament building and the old fort to really appreciate the culture. The local food is also incredible, you want to try a Namibian steak that is unrivaled by any other.

Swakopmund- a seaside town with a lot on offer.
Sun set over a beach in Swakopmund

With access to the sea through beautiful beaches as well as being located near the Namibian desert, a chance for further opportunity and adventure, the seaside town of Swakopmund has much on offer. This bright and charming town will always be welcoming and provides many top attractions and experiences. You can enjoy a day shark fishing, sand boarding, sky diving or quad biking, for those who want a taste of the extreme. If that doesn’t float your boat you can take a relaxing fishing trip or chill out on the beach.

African Safari

Namibia is no different to the rest of Africa, in that it offers once in a lifetime safari opportunities. The Etosha National park is just one of the many game reserves located in the country and is home to a diverse range of different wildlife. May to September is a popular time to go, through this experiences you have the opportunity to see wild Elephants, Giraffes, Rhinos, Lions, Leopards and many more incredible animals. Namibia is a paradise made for animal lovers and those who want an adventure.

Zebra drinking at a waterhole in Namibia

Making a difference. Volunteer in Namibia with Blue Lizard Adventures

The team at Blue Lizard Adventures are always looking for dedicated volunteers to help them pursue their goals of raising awareness and making a difference to conservation in Africa. 
We have two projects on offer in Nambia:

The Namibian Carnivore Conservation project is an opportunity to gain valuable hands on experience caring for big cats releasing them into a conservation environment. The Human-Wildlife conflict is a big problem in Namibia, and this is where you can make a difference during your time in Africa, working with Africa’s most spectacular carnivores.

Translocation of a cheetah from the project

The Namibian Wildlife Sanctuary provides volunteers in Namibia with the unique opportunity to gain hands on experience caring for injured and orphaned African Wildlife.

The Namibian Wildlife Sanctuary is a safe haven for a number of species including lions, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and baboons. Long term rehabilitation is the primary aim for the Namibian Wildlife Sanctuary volunteer project; however, some animals will never be able to return to the wild due to human activity.

Volunteer with walking with two baboons at the sanctuary

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