Elephant Conservation Supporter

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Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA)
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Coordinateur | Rachel
Coordinateur | Rachel
EHRA aims to conserve the desert elephants of Namibia, through practical and realistic anti-conflict solutions. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 18+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Familles
Groupes
Fauteuil roulant

How the EHRA Volunteer Project Works

EHRA's wildlife volunteer program is structured in 2-week rotations, but you can repeat for a maximum of 12 weeks. A volunteer group has a maximum of 14 people, of all ages and from all walks of life who join the program and come to Namibia to experience life in the African bush! Minimum age is 18 years old and there is no maximum age limit. 

Meeting Point

The meeting point is Swakopmund and we will give you help and advice on getting here. We organise your travel arrangements from the airport in Namibia's capital Windhoek, and the transfer to Amanpuri Travelers Lodge, the guest house we use in Swakopmund. On Sunday evening there is a short briefing for all volunteers at Amanpuri, which is important because you get to meet our staff and learn what will happen the following day when the program begins. We leave Swakopmund on Monday at 12:00 noon. We then drive to EHRA's Base Camp on the Ugab River, where you will spend the night and listen to a full briefing about the volunteer program for the following week.

Week One - Building Week

On Tuesday morning the group travels to the local Namibian farm or homestead where you will spend building week, building a protection wall around the water sources or building alternative water points for the elephants. Volunteer teams live in mobile base camps in the vicinity of the homesteads and elephants. Tents are provided by EHRA this week and soon you will make the camp your home! All cooking is done over the fire and you work in pairs taking turns to be on kitchen duty, which includes providing the first cup of coffee to everyone in bed and preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have great recipes and we can also cater for vegetarians.

You rise early to beat the Namibian heat and then stop around 12 to travel back to camp for a traditional African siesta and lunch. In the afternoons you start work after 2:30 pm and work for a couple of hours, before it is time to head back to camp for the obligatory sundowner. Evenings are spent talking and relaxing around the camp fire, listening to the sounds of Africa.

Building walls is sweaty, hard work but each volunteer does what he or she is capable of doing, and you work as a team to complete the project. 

Base Camp

Saturday morning you pack up the camp and travel back to the EHRA Base Camp for a much deserved shower and relaxation. The next two days are yours to explore, read, take a swim in the elephant drinking dam and RELAX!

Week Two - Elephant Patrol

On Monday morning volunteer teams pack the Land Cruisers and leave on elephant patrol. This is an amazing week where you join the EHRA trackers on a (mostly) vehicle-based patrol traveling through the area to track the local herds of desert elephants. This week is your reward for all the hard work on building week.

The aim of this week is to track the elephants, record data on births, deaths and new elephants, GPS their positions and take ID shots and notes about each and every elephant. In 2014 we are also started a genetics project to ascertain which bulls are the main breeding animals. This involves collecting elephant dung, which is something all volunteers will help with!

EHRA believes effective conservation management is only possible through knowing each elephant personally, through its physical features and its personality traits, as well as having accurate and up-to-date information on numbers and movements. This is particularly important when 'problem' elephants are declared. The information gathered on patrol is entered onto our online database which maps each herd's movements using Google Earth. From this we can ascertain which farms and homesteads elephants visit regularly and therefore may require protection walls. The database also holds all ID photos of the elephants.

During patrol you sleep at a new place every evening, depending on where the day's tracking has taken you. You sleep under the stars, and for many volunteers, this is one of the most magical experiences of the project, and indeed, of their gap year or career break!

It is unlikely that you will see many other humans during the week, your company being the areas wildlife!

Aside from elephants, you can expect to see giraffes, oryx, ostriches, kudus, zebras, springboks and if you are very lucky black rhinos or even leopards or lions, as well as hundreds of different birds.

On Thursday afternoon after spending 4 days and 3 nights out, you travel back to Base Camp to spend your last night in the desert if you are with EHRA for only 2 weeks.

Friday morning you say your goodbyes and climb in the Land Cruiser for the journey back to Swakopmund. Friday nights are always a fun night out where we all eat together in one of the local restaurants.

Swakopmund

Swakopmund is a great little town, safe, by the sea, surrounded by sand dunes and with lots of activities to keep you entertained, such as skydiving, kayaking, dolphin watching and sand boarding to name only a few. There are lots of cafes, interesting shops, restaurants, a few bars and even a cinema! For anyone traveling onwards through Namibia we can also help you to plan your trip and recommend the best agents, car hires, places to stay and to see.

If you would like to get in touch with a past volunteer to hear first hand about their experience please do let us know.

Activités de Loisir

Volunteers meet in the Skeleton Coast town of Swakopmund where there are many different activities including kayaking, surfing, quad biking, dolphin tours, fishing, desert tours and sand boarding on the famous dunes to name a few! During the project there is a day off in a small local town where there is a restaurant with a swimming pool and wifi. The area around our base camp is beautiful and great for short hikes.

Swimming
Climbing
Hiking

Conditions

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 18 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.
Compétences Linguistiques
Tu dois parler anglais (niveau de base)
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Autres Compétences
There is no skills or experience needed
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi et samedi de 07:00 - 17:00

Services inclus

Services de Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA)

All food, accommodation, transfers to and from base camp, equipment whilst on the project.

Logement

At base camp we sleep on a big wooden platform in a tree. On build week we make a mobile camp, with long drop toilets but no showers. We sleep under a tarpaulin or you can choose a tent. On patrol we sleep wild and everyone sleeps on bedrolls under the stars.

Aliments & Boissons

Typical breakfast is tea, coffee, porridge, cereals. Lunch is sandwiches and fruit. Evening meals are anything from Spaghetti Bolognese, Thai Curry, Roast Chickens, even apple crumble! All is cooked over the fire.

Accès à Internet
Accès limité sur le site du projet
NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme. Le transfert de l'aéroport n'est pas inclus dans les frais non plus.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est Rooikop Airport (WVB) à Walvis Bay. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Namibie.
Assurance Voyage
Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Namibie te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
Vaccins
Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Namibie, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Namibie.

Dates et Prix

PAS DE FRAIS DE CARTE DE CRÉDIT

Informations sur l'arrivée


7 January

18 January

21 January

1 February

4 February

15 February

18 February

1 March

4 March

15 March

18 March

29 March

1 April

12 April

15 April

26 April

29 April

10 May – 4 spots

13 May

24 May – 3 spots

27 May

7 June – fully booked

10 June

21 June – 5 spots

24 June

5 July – 1 spots

8 July

19 July – 8 spots

22 July

2 August – 10 spots

5 August

16 August – 3 spots

19 August

30 August – 10 spots

2 September

13 September – 9 spots

16 September

27 September  - 10 spots

30 September

11 October – 11 spots

14 October

25  October – 13 spots

28 October

8 November – 9 spots

11 November

22  November – 3 spots

25 November

6 December – 11 spots

9 December - 20 December - 13 spots

Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
Durée
2 - 12 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
2 sem (durée min.)
$ 1 150
4 sem
$ 2 230
6 sem
$ 3 140
8 sem
$ 4 060
10 sem
$ 4 910
12 sem (durée max.)
$ 5 500
Coût moyen
$ 517 /sem

Merci de noter que les prix ci-dessus sont des prix estimés et qu'ils sont soumis aux fluctuations des taux de change. Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA) t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
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Montant Restant (85%)
Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA) durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.

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Support & Médiation
Nous te soutenons quelles que soient les circonstances
Notre service est gratuit
Les frais de programme sont perçus directement par Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA).

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Elephant Conservation Supporter

EHRA aims to conserve the desert elephants of Namibia, through practical and realistic anti-conflict solutions.

$517/week

Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.

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