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.
This last year we built a "Bridge School" for orphans and vulnerable children. This year 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 to help with the children's outreach (primarily focusing on orphans and vulnerable children) plus helping in the school during the week we are there. 2. Construction team will be working on a project with the older orphan boys. These boys, when they turn 18, immediately have to leave where they have been living, and they are turned out on to the streets. While they have a good education, they are still orphans, have no job skills, and now are homeless. We need to build transitional housing for them while they learn a vocation so they can become productive members of society.
Will you consider joining us?
What skills & services are needed?
Skilled tradesmen like brick layers, carpenters, welders....and painters!
Medical professionals like doctors, nurses, dentists
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 31 - June 9, 2020 Cost: $1300 + 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 -- by November 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.
$1000 due November 30
$1000 due January 30 (towards airfare)
Balance due March 15
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/or a trip to Victoria Falls, this can be arranged separately. Be sure to notify Frank Estep or Rhonda Allen at email@example.com for this.
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 30 ~ Depart from nearest international airport and fly enroute to London, England. Sunday, May 31 ~ Arrive in London where all the team will meet, then fly enroute to Johannesburg, S. Africa. Monday, June 1 ~ Arrive in Johannesburg, S. Africa, then transfer to flight to Harare, Zimbabwe. Arrive early afternoon. Tuesday, June 2 - Thursday, June 4 ~ Work Days Friday, June 5 ~ Safari to Imire Private Reserve* Saturday, June 6 ~ Work day ending by 3 pm followed by shopping. Sunday, June 7 ~ Church in am, afternoon free. Monday, June 8* ~ Departure for either USA unless going to Hwange/Victoria Falls as add-on. Tuesday, June 9 ~ Arrive in London, England. Depart for either USA base. *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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to organize this separately.
Important Information about Us: We are a 501(c)3 non-profiT. All donationS are tax deductible.