Serve Team Safari Our journeys bring hope & change lives!
Why Go To Africa?
One of the biggest social problems facing urbanizing Africa are the orphans and street kids. These children are at high risk of abuse, neglect, malnutrition, disease, and trafficking. Without help, these orphans, street kids and vulnerable children have NO HOPE for the future! This is your opportunity to change their world. You can make a difference by touching one child at a time with lots of love, hugs, and smiles. You can show them that there are people who genuinely care and are willing to put the love of Christ in their lives into action.
In 2019, we built a "Bridge School" for orphans and vulnerable children. In 2021, we will be working in 2 different areas: 1. We will conduct another medical clinic and have a children's outreach back at the Bridge School site in Epworth, Harare. We need medical personnel for the clinic -- doctors, nurses, dentists, and more! We also need people who can count to help with packing medicines; we need counselors; and we need people to help with the children's outreach (primarily focusing on orphans and vulnerable children). 2. Construction team will be working at one of our orphan project sites. It will either be at the school building a kitchen or it will be with our older orphans working at the farm. WE NEED YOU! Will you consider coming?
What skills & services are needed?
Skilled tradesmen like brick layers, carpenters, welders....and painters!
Medical professionals like doctors, nurses, dentists, counselors
Anyone willing to help
Greatest skills needed are the abilities to love children, care for hurting people, and being willing to invest your life in others!
Dates: May 29 - June 7, 2021 Cost: $1300 + airfare
Add on Safari & Victoria Falls Dates: May 29 - June 12, 2021 Cost: $2600 + airfare
Costs in Zimbabwe include all lodging, meals, visas, medical trip insurance, vehicle transportation and fuel, and a one-day safari to a private reserve where you are guaranteed to see 3 of the "big 5" -- elephant, buffalo & rhino.
Application and $300 refundable deposit due by October 1. Space is limited so sign up quickly as it is first come first to be listed. Once team roster is full, we will wait list in case of cancellation. Safari lodging deposits are NON refundable.
$1000 due November 30
$1000 due January 30 (towards airfare)
Balance due March 15 -- includes remaining airfare and for Hwange/Victoria Falls.
Please note that upon application approval, a complete packet will be made available to you including all trip information and any necessary documentation. Initial deposit will be returned if application is not accepted.
Applications will not be processed, your name will not be added to the project roster, and airline reservations cannot be made without the $300 deposit. At the appropriate date of which you will be notified, our travel agent will place your name (as it appears in your passport) on the travel roster. After this date, any withdrawal from the project will incur a $300 cancellation penalty as imposed by the airlines. Once airline tickets are purchased, they may not be refunded or transferred to another individual. When purchasing airline tickets, if costs come in lower than estimated, trip costs will be lowered accordingly.
Note: For those who desire to add on a two-night safari at one of Hwange National Park and two nights in Victoria Falls, this can be arranged separately. Be sure to notify Frank Estep or Rhonda Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org for this. This is an additional $1300 per person! It includes all lodging, entry fees to Hwange, meals, 4 guided safaris in open vehicles in a fabulous national park, 2 nights in Victoria Falls, entry fees to the Falls, meals and a special dinner surprise.
Immunizations (recommended Hep A, Hep B, Tetanus & Typhoid) & malaria prophylaxis (for Hwange & Victoria Falls)
Personal spending and shopping
Personal snacks or meals while traveling
Saturday, May 29 ~ Depart from nearest international airport and fly to London, England. Sunday, May 30 ~ Arrive in London where all the team will meet, then fly to Johannesburg, S. Africa. Monday, May 31 ~ Arrive in Johannesburg, S. Africa, then transfer to flight to Harare, Zimbabwe. Arrive early afternoon. Tuesday, June 1 - Thursday, June 3 ~ Work Days Friday, June 4 ~ Day safari to Imire Private Reserve*. These costs are included in the above price. Note ~ You are guaranteed to see elephant, both black and white rhino, and buffalo. You have a good chance of seeing zebra, impala, giraffe, kudu, eland, crocodile, nyala, blesbok, and tsessebe. You will not see predators. Saturday, June 5 ~ Work day ending by 3 pm followed by shopping. Sunday, June 6 ~ Depart for USA unless staying for extra safari to Hwange & Victoria Falls. For those staying, church in am, afternoon free. Arrive in USA on Monday, June 7 with layover enroute in Johannesburg and London.
The following schedule is ONLY for those paying an additional $1300 for 2 night safari and 2 nights in Victoria Falls! Monday, June 7 ~ Departure to Hwange National Park. Lunch at camp, afternoon siesta, late afternoon game drive. Tuesday, June 8 ~ Both early morning and late afternoon game drives. Each drive is different with the possibility of seeing a greater variety of animals. Predators in Hwange include lion, leopard, and cheetah. Hwange has one of the highest concentration of elephants in the world. Wednesday, June 9 ~ Early morning game drive followed by brunch. Depart for Victoria Falls immediately after brunch. Shopping in Victoria Falls in afternoon. Thursday, June 10 ~ Visit Victoria Falls. Additional excursions available (not included in cost) of elephant back safari, helicopter ride over the Falls, walking with lions, etc. Special sunset dinner surprise for final night in Africa. Friday, June 11 ~ Depart for USA. Saturday, June 12 ~ Arrive in USA after layover in Johannesburg and London. If you are interested in having an add-on trip at the end for a 2-night safari at Hwange National Park and/or Victoria Falls, please contact Rhonda Allen at email@example.com to organize this separately.
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