Join us for a desert adventure where you directly contribute to elephant conservation. Build protection walls, hike the stark landscapes and wild camp in remote locations. Let us help you create a memorable school trip with a difference!
Get some friends together or organise a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure!
Flexible Dates from March to June & September to November (during school term or holidays)
Volunteer certificate to add to your CV and school service requirements
GROUP TREK & NAVIGATION
Instead of the elephant patrol, a group can opt to participate in a multi-day trek through the Ugab River and surrounding desert. This is an incredible opportunity to hike through Namibia’s dramatic landscape, including canyons, riverbeds and desert plains, learning map reading and navigation skills. Supported by guides, you will be trekking through elephant terrain, camping under the stars and cooking over the fire. This is a significant personal achievement and one which may also be eligible for certain Awards Programmes.
SCHOOL GROUP RENOVATIONS
School groups have the opportunity to raise extra funds to contribute to the renovation and upliftment of local schools living closely with elephants. All of these funds go directly to purchasing equipment and materials used for the renovation that you will be directly involved with. You will see first hand how your money can make a genuine difference in building relationships with communities, supporting local infrastructure development and enhancing school children’s learning experience.
Let’s make life easy for you! Youth 4 Conservation organises your trip from start to finish – including flights to Namibia and transfers to Base Camp.
10 Day School Trips: Southern African residents
The following rates are all-inclusive for a 10-day experience.
Rates can be adjusted depending on point of departure – please contact us for a quotation.
Departing Cape Town:
The rates above are being offered to Southern African residents in order to promote African conservation experiences to local youth.
10-14 Day School Trips: International groups
We are very excited to welcome international school groups to our beautiful continent so please contact us for our international rates. We are happy to assist with all aspects of your trip in order to create an African adventure of a lifetime!
School Upliftment Project
R2500 per person extra
Through extra fundraising, you have the opportunity to engage with schools and young children to uplift their classrooms, paint murals on walls and create awareness about living closely with wild elephants. You will see first hand how your money can make a genuine difference to these school children’s learning experience.
A teacher is not required, but with a minimum of 10 participants, a teacher is hosted for FREE.
SO WHAT’S INCLUDED?
- Return flights to Namibia
- Private transfer to Base Camp (4-5 hours)
- Accommodation (basic camping)
- Food (all meals)
- All activities
- Volunteer certificate
- Y4C peak hat
- In-country support
Travel insurance, visas if required, expenses of a personal nature (food at the airport, for example), all flights for international groups