Every expedition offers its share of challenge and adventure - this is how students learn new skills and reach their full potential. Learning about safety, both their own and that of others, is a crucial life lesson. We work hard to keep the balance between maximum challenge and minimal risk, so students and teachers can look forward to a rewarding, well managed experience. Destination brief Our key features: What makes us different? • Rigorous training for all participating teachers, • The original schools’ expedition provider Project Namibia students and staff with over 20 years’ experience • Full compliance (BS8848) with DCSF Practical Guide • Unrivalled safety and back-up systems Health & Safety of Pupils on Educational Visits including handling PR internally, not outsourced, • Industry best practice relating to National Governing and a bespoke industry leading insurance package Body (NGB) recommendations • 100% educationally focused - our expeditions • UK activities licensed by Adventure Activities add real value for students and teachers Licensing Regulations 1996 • Customer focused - online and telephone support • Thorough risk assessments carried out prior including a dedicated fundraising support team, and during every expedition customer support team along with a whole network • Medical advice from a world renowned of experts for you, the team and your school. expert in expedition medicine • We set the standards for overseas expeditions • International medical assistance and break new ground, we don’t follow! • Latest satellite communication equipment • Ability to divert expeditions to alternative destinations up to the time of departure if FCO advice suggests that it is not safe to travel to that particular destination More information on this destination can be found on our website: www.world-challenge.co.uk Any questions? Contact us to find out more: E email@example.com T +44(0)1494 427650 Project Namibia the fun Project Namibia the facts Expedition at a glance... Embark on a South African epic adventure: from the Skeleton Coast, the lush Okavango, via the spectacular Kalahari and Namib deserts, with world class safari opportunities Our favourite bits en route. Learn survival skills with the help of 20,000 years of Bushman culture and enjoy Pause to see the sun rising over the world’s highest Africa at its best! sand dunes in the Namib desert How tough Accommodation Terrain Cost Enjoy a typical Braai (BBQ) of Antelope, Zebra Climate at a glance... and Ostrich if you dare! 350 How tough 1-5 (5 being most difficult): 3 Watch silently at night from your hide and marvel as 12 300 Typical accommodation: Tents and hostels elephants, giraffes and zebras converge at a waterhole 10 250 Terrain: Forest, mountain and desert in the Etosha National Park - one of Africa’s premier Rainfall 8 200 When can I travel there?: All year round, although seasonal wildlife viewing destinations 6 150 variations to trekking routes and equipment apply Feel the rush as you sand board down the sand dunes 4 100 Culture shock 1-3 (3 being very different from UK): 2 near Swakopmund where the vast Namib desert 2 50 meets the Atlantic Ocean. Later take a boat out to 0in 0mm Costs spot dolphins, seals and whales J F M A M J J A S O N D Recommended spending money: $300 35 Experience a true African welcome whilst living 90 Current visa costs: N/A for British passport holders or EU citizens 30 and working amongst a small community Vaccinations: £100 (Rabies) £62 (Hep A and Typhoid) Temperature 80 25 during your project phase 70 20 15 60 Project N Project Namibia 50 amibia 10 5 40 Challengers receive 20% discount on clothing and Teams receive 10% 0C 0F equipment and School Leaders receive 25% discount discount on vaccinations J F M A M J J A S O N D on clothing and 20% discount on equipment Destination brief Information about your Project Namibia the journey destination ANGOLA Ok av an go Kunene River Ri v er Epupa Falls Kaohoveld Ruacana 1. Trekking Falls i Strip Oshakati Capriv Ske Rundhu leto Amazing 2. Project n Coa facts! Etosha st P National Park With several canyons to explore, a rk Waterberg Namibia offers a variety of trekking Khorixas Otjiwarongo Plateau There are more options for teams, from the challenging cheetahs in Namibia The focus is on the project on this expedition Park Fish River Canyon in the far South, to Damaraland than anywhere else the Ugab River Valley which is home and the team will most likely spend 8-10 days Okahandja on earth! to Damaralands’s last remaining desert living and working in a rural Namibian community. Brandberg adapted elephants. Both treks offer Many teams make a huge difference to small Spitzkoppe teams the chance to camp in the wild, schools, providing them with playgrounds, sports and be completely self sufficient as pitches or vegetable gardens, or repairing and Swakopmund Windhoek they follow rugged rock formations painting run down school buildings as well as Walvis Bay Daanviljoen Game and pools through the canyons back helping with teaching and getting involved in after Park BOTSWANA to their campsites over a 5 day period. school sports or clubs. Last year a team helped a community in the Kalahari Desert obtain their Naukluft first water tap, saving them miles of walking each day. Conservation based projects are also possible Sesnem inside the Waterberg National Park or working Sossusvlei with a local NGO to educate children about the endangered desert elephants of Damaraland. Things to know... Namib -Nauklu No matter where you are, or where you ft Park Fish River are going, you will be Canyon met by a warm smile. Oranjemund Orange River Grant Robert Lind Lives: Cape Town, South Africa ATLANTIC OCEAN SOUTH AFRICA 3. R&R Agent profile Grant lives in Cape Town and is originally from Windhoek, the capital of Namibia and can speak English and Afrikaans. He has travelled all over The coastal town of Swakopmund Africa, South America, Europe, Malaysia and is an ideal destination for rest and Australia. Grant has been working for World relaxation. Teams can choose to board Challenge for 11 years and when he is not working down the sand dunes of the Namib for World Challenge he is a tour operator. His one Desert, or take a dolphin cruise in the piece of advice for teams is, ‘Make the most of this Atlantic. Teams can also take a safari once in a lifetime opportunity and appreciate the in Etosha National Park, home to “other” side of life.’ many of Africa’s “Big 5” species.
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