My first time volunteering in Namibia

So, I decided to stay at Harnas Wildlife Foundation for 5 weeks. It was one of my best experiences in my life! As soon as you arrive, you feel so happy. Everything is so pieceful. Life has a different meaning here. It’s not about how pretty you are or how much money you have. It’s about who you are and it’s all about the animals!

I had no expectations and didn’t really know much about it, since I felt I didn’t have time to read about it.
We all had to stay in cabins with 3 other people of the same gender. The toilets and showers were outside. If you needed hot water, you had to make a fire to boil it. I never made a fire and only had a hot shower when the bush people made it.


I was looking for a place where I could use my hair straightener, but sadly I had to walk 10 min to the farm to straighten my hair. So I decided not to care about my hair just like everybody else.

Harnas is the best place on Earth. There are so many things you miss from home. But as soon as you get home you miss much more things from Namibia.

Here are some pictures:






Some german people might know the warthogs Ham&Bacon from TV. That’s the ones on one of the pictures.

You always arrive at Harnas on a friday. And then you leave on a thursday between 8 and 9 in the morning. So you can easily catch a flight from Windhoeks Airport after 5pm.
Every wednesday there is a goodbye party called Lapa Night. That’s the best day of the week. You get good food that night and there’s a theme every lapa night. Themes we had were cave man, colors, Harnas animals and tourists. We all had a lot of fun and got drunk every lapa night. It’s really hard, because the next morning you’re hungover (if you decide to get drunk) and you have to say goodbye to the people you love. People cry and it’s just a very sad morning/day.

Every sunday it’s Sunday Funday. We play games after the animals got their food. One day we played paintball with slingshots. It was so much fun! There was orange color everywhere!




If you don’t know whether you should go or not go to Harnas, I would say GO. It is a very special place, but in a good way. I love Harnas – I love everything about it!

Continue reading about The Daily Routine and The End of my stay at Harnas Wildlife Foundation!

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About the Author:

Marie is the founder of this blog, which has existed since 2012. Her entire life, she has had a passion for traveling and loves to explore and try out new adventures. Having visited 40+ countries so far, she keeps being in love with Africa and its incredible nature. She used to live in both Norway and Switzerland, but has moved her base back to Copenhagen, Denmark. Besides traveling, Marie loves reading books, writing and meeting new people.


  1. […] you read – The Beginning and The Daily Routine of Harnas Wildlife […]

  2. Jennifer@Travel Bharat June 27, 2016 at 7:07 AM - Reply

    It’s really hard, because the next morning you’re hungover and you have to say goodbye to the people you love. People cry and it’s just a very sad morning/day.thanks for sharing this post

    • Marie Meier August 22, 2016 at 9:09 PM - Reply

      I totally agree. Have you been there yourself? 🙂

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