Earlier this year I mentioned I was planning another visit to Namibia in 2011 as a volunteer on a scientific study on a game farm near Windhoek with Biosphere Expeditions and gave some details of the preparations.
The trip to Windhoek was Birmingham -> Frankfurt -> Johannesburg -> Windhoek booked through Lufthansa and flying in the A380 airbus on the middle leg. Nothing special to be said about the A380, it's a big aircraft so boarding is long-winded and it is no more or
I am planning another visit to Namibia in 2011 as a volunteer on a scientific study on a game farm (same one as 2010 with Biosphere Expeditions).
We are volunteers who pay for the pleasure of working, with some of the money covering our living costs (full board in safari style tents, 2 sharing) and the rest as a contribution to a fund which allocates money to scientific projects.
I am just going through the preparations which entail
Book flights; probably
On my way back from volunteer work on a game farm in Namibia. We just got back to Windhoek and I'm recovering in a hotel room with air conditioning. What luxury.
Days began at 6:30 am and ended at 6:30 pm, sunrise to sunset. The lowest temperature was 6 degrees around Dawn and 35 degrees in the afternoon.
We took some AIDS affected kids from a special school for a ride round the farm and they were amazed at the leopard, rhino, giraffe, warthogs, kudu, etc. Very few
In September I plan to go, for the fourth time, to Namibia, this time to take part in a Biosphere Expeditions predator and prey census on a game farm near Windhoek. The ground will be dry and sometimes stoney so I am looking for a suitable pair of boots. This is a bit like looking for the perfect camera bag, which is also one of my preoccupations, and equally probably does not exist.
I have not yet managed to find the perfect boot. It has to protect, as snake bites are a possibility,