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
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.
|Zebra drinking at a waterhole in Namibia|
Making a difference. Volunteer in Namibia with Blue Lizard Adventures
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|