Namibia conservation project with the leap
A pioneering opportunity to send volunteers to Southern Namibia to help leading conservationists turn Kum Kum conservancy, previously run as a hunting ranch, back into a thriving eco-system.
The ultimate goal being that over the years, this chunk of Africa will become a safe haven to Africa’s endangered wildlife and through volunteer travel Ian will have inspired another generation to pick up the conservation baton.
To launch the program, I have put together a 2 or 3-week trip, for a maximum of 8 people ( 18 – 27 years) — departing 21 July – 11 August.
Kum Kum covers a stunningly beautiful, semi-arid landscape of mountains and plains with the Oranje River running through and next door to the Sandfontein Conservancy, where black rhino are being protected. Together these two areas provide 200,000 hectares of wild habitat to explore whilst getting stuck into front line, grass roots conservation. At the same time becoming involved with the local community and taking advantage of the adventure opportunities available.
Wildlife and Reserve Conservation will include:
Wildlife identification and tracking with local tribesmen, leopard tagging with radio collars, re-introducing ostrich chicks, building an animal rehabilitation centre, taking down old fences to increase the wildlife flow and creating wildlife friendly bore holes.
Volunteers will meet the “village youth club” to inspire them about the importance of conservation and help with other areas of village development. The first team will develop the village crèche facilities and assist with the school sport and art sessions.
Mountain biking, river rafting, pony-trekking, fishing, day trip to Fish River Canyon and Sandfontein Conservancy. Fly camping under the stars.
Accommodation - Safari Living
Volunteers will live in a safari style, semi-luxury canvas tented camp, on one of the plains surrounded by volcanic mountains. Think homely, boho, bedouin vibe — chill out zones full of sofa’s, cushions, a bar, campfire and star gazing. Heaven, the ultimate safari experience.
£1350 plus flights + insurance.
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