Serve Team Safari Our journeys bring hope & change lives!
Zimbabwe - June 2022
Are you interested in coming on a trip to Africa where you can help impact the lives of orphans and at-risk children? Without help, these orphans, street kids, at-risk children and vulnerable women (widows, HIV+ single mothers, elderly grandmothers caring for their orphaned grandchildren) have NO HOPE for the future! This is your opportunity to help change their world. You can make a difference by touching one child or woman 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 2020 we started building a kitchen for these vulnerable children so they can have one nutritious meal a day. In 2022, we will be back working in these 2 areas: 1. We will conduct another mini 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 who will be remodeling a shipping container into a 2 roomed mini medical clinic that will be on site. WE NEED YOU! Will you consider coming?
What skills & services are needed?
Trades peoples who can help with building wood walls, installing a pitched "iron-sheet" roof, finishing the interior, installing doors and windows, and completing a floor.
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: June 5 - 18, 2022 Cost: $2300 + airfare
This includes a 2-night safari to Hwange National Park & 2 nights in Victoria Falls!
Space is limited to 12 people only!
Costs in Zimbabwe include all lodging, meals, visas, medical trip insurance, vehicle transportation and fuel, and a 2-night safari to Hwange National Park, a premier destination for African wildlife, and 2 nights in Victoria Falls, 1 of the 7 natural wonders of the world!
Application and $300 refundable deposit due by December 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 but may be transferred.
$1000 due January 15, 2022.
$1000 due March 15, 2022 (towards airfare).
Balance due May 1, 2022 -- 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.
Plans for the safari include flying one-way from Harare to Victoria Falls then transferring by van to Hwange National Park. Lodging will be at The Hide (https://www.thehide.com/), one of Hwange's premier luxury-tented camps. Safari includes 4 game drives, lodging, meals, and tea with some free time in the afternoon. The Hide also has a fantastic hide that you can enter from the lodge for a close-up, ground-level view of the animals at the waterhole. Wildlife often seen in Hwange include elephant, giraffe, zebra, sable, impala, cape buffalo, kudu, , waterbuck, warthog, lion, cheetah, leopard, monkey, baboon, hippo and hyena. After leaving The Hide, we will return to Victoria Falls where you will have ample opportunity to visit the Falls (price included) and shop.
NOTE: Depending on COVID protocols at that time, RT-PCR tests may be required both coming to and leaving from Zimbabwe. If required, the tests for departure from Zimbabwe will be included in your pre-paid costs.
Depending on current COVID regulations in May/June, RT-PCR negative test within 48 hours of departure from USA may be required. This is NOT part of your pre-paid costs; only tests required from Zimbabwe will be covered.
Immunizations (recommended by your doctor) & malaria prophylaxis (for Hwange & Victoria Falls)
Personal spending and shopping
Personal snacks or meals while traveling
Sunday, June 5 ~ Depart from nearest international airport and fly to London, England. Monday, June 6 ~ Arrive in London where all the team will meet, then fly to Johannesburg, S. Africa. Tuesday, June 7 ~ Arrive in Johannesburg, S. Africa, then transfer to flight to Harare, Zimbabwe. Arrive early afternoon. Wednesday, June 8 - Saturday, June11 ~ Work Days. Saturday will also be "Fun Day" for the children. Sunday, June 12 ~ Church in the a.m.; visit other orphan project ~ Hope for Tomorrow Trust farm in the afternoon Monday, June 13 ~ Depart for Victoria Falls then transfer by road to Hwange National Park. Arrive at The Hide in early afternoon. After late lunch and siesta, late afternoon game drive. Tuesday, June 14 ~ 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 15 ~ Early morning game drive followed by brunch. Depart for Victoria Falls immediately after brunch. Shopping in Victoria Falls in afternoon. Thursday, June 16 ~ Visit Victoria Falls. Additional excursions available (not included in cost) of elephant encounter (Note: the elephant ride safari is no longer available), helicopter ride over the Falls, walking with lions, etc. Special sunset dinner surprise for final night in Africa. Friday, June 17 ~ Depart for USA. Saturday, June 18 ~ Arrive in USA after layover in Johannesburg and London.
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