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The expedition will take you deep into the Namibian wilderness of mountain-like dunes, fascinating geology, and specially-adapted wildlife.

Start your journey to Namibia with British Exploring Society today and explore diverse environments including desert, savannah and canyons.

Trek through this impressive landscape while learning about the habitats of majestic animals like elusive African elephants, black rhino, and giraffes. Gain new practical skills as you document your experience through creative media projects and take part in scientific fieldwork.

Led by experts, the expedition has been designed to take you out of your comfort zone in a challenging yet safe environment, with a real focus on the skills and personal development you will gain from the experience. The safety and support of our explorers is the cornerstone on which we build and develop an expedition from conception through to departure and return.

The vast majority of young people return from our expeditions with a wealth of new-found practical skills, new friends-for-life and a real sense of personal development – all of which can have tangible benefits for the future.

  • Open for applications
  • Age 16-25
  • Explorers to fundraise towards the charity
  • 26th July - 29th August or 26th July - 15th August 2021 5 or 3 week expedition (+/- 3 days)
  • Namibia
  • Visa not required for British passport holders
  • Some vaccinations are needed (further details given nearer the time)

Absolutely amazing and a life-changing experience. I will never forget this.

Young Explorer 2019

What's Included?

  • British Exploring Society Expedition Certificate
  • John Muir Explorer Award Certificate
  • Support with your Duke of Edinburgh Award (residential only)
  • Participation in Next Steps
  • Lifetime membership of British Exploring Society
  • Support to continue your development journey after expedition

What's Involved?

  • You will have the opportunity to explore the natural world, being mentored and supported by expert leaders, expedition medics, scientists and adventure professionals
  • Work towards a Fundraising Challenge to develop your confidence and gain invaluable skills to help you in adult life and employment
  • Enjoy a diverse programme of scientific study and research and take part in creative media projects to document your expedition
  • Build your character, resilience, determination and teamworking ability while exploring amazing wilderness
  • The opportunity for DofE participants to complete the residential section of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • Work towards your John Muir Award (Explorer Level) for environmental awareness and conservation

Join us. You are about to change your life

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It doesn't matter where your starting point is; you'll return with more confidence in your own abilities; greater resilience, determination and courage - and a sense of self-belief that will stay with you for life.

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