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Characterised by arid expanses, like the Kalahari desert and the Namib Sand Sea, Namibia has some of the most sublime and dramatic landscapes in all of Africa. Experience the vibrancy of one of the most intriguing countries on the continent as a volunteer or intern in Namibia.

Intern & Volunteer in Namibia

Namibia was the first African country to incorporate the protection of the environment into its constitution! This shows the pride that Namibian people have for their charming country. Unfortunately, due to Namibia’s arid climate, wildlife and communities often compete for the little water the land offers. Animal lovers or those who have a passion for the outdoors will love what Namibia has to offer. Become an intern or volunteer in Namibia and contribute to the ongoing efforts for clean water access, creating an impact as you experience the great outdoors too.

Damaraland is a geographically fascinating region, home to the UNESCO world heritage site of Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes. When you’re not doing volunteer work in Namibia, sample the ethnically diverse food, like the local favourites: Potjie Kos and Kapana or Mopane worms (if that’s your thing).

Over the centuries, Namibia’s capital of Windhoek, has been influenced by a number of different cultures, which is clear through its diverse architecture. In your free time, Windhoek is a great place to start a safari, relax or use as a starting point to travel to South Africa. Adventurous volunteers should consider a trip to Swakopmund, the adventure sports capital of Namibia, where you can participate in sand dune racing or quad biking over the austere terrain. As a volunteer in Namibia you can even take to the skies for a different view of the spectacular landscape on a hot air balloon ride or arrange a skydive!

Join us on an internship or volunteer project in Namibia to join initiatives that improve the lives of local people and animals alike, and make the most of this enchanting country.


  • You can become an intern or volunteer in Namibia on one of our projects for anywhere between 2-12 weeks.
  • Kaya’s internships and volunteer work in Namibia are available to start throughout the year. 
  • All of our projects work towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Kaya provides all volunteers and interns with accommodation for the duration of their trip.


  • Population – 2.5 million (2021 estimate)
  • Languages spoken – English is the official language but only 3% of the population speak it as a home language. Oshiwambo and Afrikaans are the most common languages. 
  • Religion – Christianity is the most commonly followed religion
  • Currency – Namibian Dollar (NAD)
  • Climate – Hot and dry with 92% of the land considered arid and comes 2nd after the Sahara Desert in the most arid lands.



Namibia is home to the largest non-subglacial underwater lake in the world. The underwater lake deep beneath northwest Namibia, called ‘Dragon’s Breath Cave’ hosts 16 invertebrate species of fish, and stretches about 2 hectares.

Elephant & Community Water Access Volunteering in Namibia

Use your passion for elephants and observe them in their natural habitat and work on a project that is providing solutions to the elephant-human conflict.

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Easy 4-step application process


Apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.


Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.


Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.


When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.