Namibia Open Team

March 17 - 29, 2015
Participation Fee
$1,695 per person. $745 for children 12 and under, with 2 paying adults.
What's Included


The Mavuluma Seventh-day Adventist Church in Katima Mulilo has been operating a preschool in their sanctuary, hanging sheets in the space to create separate rooms. Their dream is to start a primary school so they can continue providing students a Christian education. Maranatha volunteers will help to make their dreams a reality by building a One-Day School campus.


One-Day School Campus

Local Outreach

Karen Godfrey,
Project Coordinator
Peter Thomas,
Construction Coordinator
Tuesday, March 17
Arrival in Livingstone, Zambia and travel to Katima Mulilo
Tuesday, March 18
Work Days
Saturday, March 21
Worship with the local congregation
Monday, March 23
Work Days
Thursday, March 26
Chobe National Park
Friday, March 27
Victoria Falls
Saturday, March 28
Worship as a volunteer Group
Sunday, March 29
Departure from Livingstone, Zambia
ARRIVALPlease plan to arrive in Livingstone, Zambia (airport code LVI) in the afternoon of Tuesday, March 17, 2015.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREPlease plan to depart from Livingstone (LVI) in the afternoon of Sunday, March 29, 2015.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to Livingstone, Zambia. After arriving, volunteers will travel together by bus to the project location. The border of Namibia is approximately two and a half hours from the Livingstone airport, and Katima Mulilo is about 15 minutes past the border.

Travel Resources

Azumano Travel:
800-454-4099 or by email with Erle at

Butler Travel:
503-879-5005 or by email with Nathanael at


When contacting the Azumano or Butler travel agencies, make sure you mention Maranatha for the best fares.

Chobe National Park

At the end of the project, volunteers will have the opportunity to go on a safari in the floodplains of Chobe National Park in Botswana. Chobe is home to elephants, hippos, buffalos, zebras, lions, hyenas, crocodiles, antelopes, and impalas. If you’re lucky, you may even see leopards, cheetahs, and wild dogs. This is definitely something you don’t want to miss!

Victoria Falls

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls is one of the world’s greatest sights. Upon arrival in Livingstone, Zambia, you will hear the thundering of flowing water and see the mist that rises over 1,600 feet into the air. The falls are over a mile wide and nearly 150 million gallons of water pour down the drop off each minute during the Zambezi River’s peak high-water flow. While in Victoria Falls, you can also take some time to explore the town’s stores and eateries. Transportation and entrance fees to the falls are included. There are also many area attractions that you may be interested in; you are welcome to take part in these excursions at your own expense.

Namibia Facts & Figures




2.2 Million


Oshiwambo, Nama, Afrikaans and a variety of of indigenous dialects


Mostly dry and hot climates of the Namib and Kalahari Deserts although northern Namibia is in the tropical climate zone and has higher humidity.


Christian 85%, Indigenous 15%


Namibian Dollar. Approximately 11.2 NAD to $1 USD (as of October 2014)

Entry Requirements
  • Passports valid for at least 6 months from date of intended return.
Medical Requirements & Precautions
Contact Us Want to speak with someone at Maranatha directly? Please call our office at 916.774.7700 to speak with a volunteer specialist. Alternatively, you can send us an email.