Elephant Human Relations Aid is proud to be a partner of AMES Foundation. We are  excited to exposure AMES Guardians to our project, the elephants, people and amazing  environment that we aim to protect. 

Day 1

You will be collected from Walvis Bay airport and if time allows make the 300km journey to the EHRA Base  Camp on the Ugab River. Upon arrival we will get settled for the night under the stars on our famous tree  platform. This evening there will be a briefing on the week ahead and a presentation by EHRA on our work  and the challenges involved in conserving elephants in Namibia. 

Day 2

The aim of this morning is to assist EHRA and key decision makers in strategizing conservation management  and finding new solutions to old problems. Conservation in Namibia is bureaucratic and momentum slow.  EHRA has expressed the need for new minds to help challenge this! This session will be held at EHRA’s  education and information centre.  

After lunch there will be a hike to stretch our legs and start learning tracking skills. This hike will end on top  of a ‘koppie’ overlooking the highest mountain in Namibia, the Brandberg, for a sundowner together.

Day 3, 4, 5

For the following three nights we will sleep wild, under the stars for those who wish in various remote  locations. During the day we will track and learn about the elephants that EHRA aims to protect, this will be  a mixture of on foot and vehicle based tracking. We will also meet community members that live side by  side and understand the challenges they face. We will also visit EHRA projects, including a primary school  and farms that have received solar water pumping installations.  

Our days will be dictated by the elephant’s movements. We will also drive into the most remote areas of  the desert to visit areas where we are unlikely to see any other human being!  

There is a saying ‘Come to Namibia, where your mind must expand to fill the space’ this could not be truer of some of the areas we will take you to! 

Throughout the week the EHRA guides will impart their incredible knowledge on tracking skills, elephant  behavior and their complex society, as well as information on all the other wildlife and flora to be found in  this unique ecosystem.  

In the evenings there will ‘lessons’ on star gazing, informative discussions about elephant conservation and  conservation in general in Namibia.  

Day 6

Today we will make our way back to the EHRA base camp for our final night together. 

Day 7

Transfer back to Walvis Bay airport.


  • All dietary requirements can be catered for. EHRA strives to provide the best bush cuisine!
  • Tents are available for those who do not wish to sleep out under the stars.
  • Cell phone and wifi is LIMITED 
  • There is no malaria in this area

Frequently asked questions

Will there be “free” time?

Yes, there are deliberate times in the agenda to allow for flexible and individual planning on the first and last day.

Is there internet and cellphone reception? 

There is reception - though it is weak and partially unreliable. 3G cell reception is the only internet available, too. During our time in the desert there will be NO signal.

Can you arrive later or leave earlier? 

No, as this is a full week trip only, we have fixed dates.

What equipment is needed?

We will share a detailed packing recommendation list 10-14 days before departure.

Do I need to take Malaria precautions? 

Malaria is a risk in some parts of Namibia, not so much in the Damaraland area. We still recommend you fill your malaria prescription before you leave and take enough with you for the entire length of your trip. Follow your doctor's instructions for taking the pills; some need to be started before you leave.