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THE SOUTHERN AFRICA TRIANGLE

3 Countries, 3 Cities, 6 Weeks ... South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

This Southern Africa Experience is designed to offer you a varied and insightful volunteering, cultural and adventure travel experience. You'll do three separate 2-week projects in three of Africa' most appealing destinations, SOUTH AFRICA, ZAMBIA and ZIMBABWE.

In South Africa, travel the gorgeous Western Cape Route, home of the majestic Outeniqua Mountain. Then experience Zambia and Zimbabwe from either side of the awe inspiring Victoria Falls... in Livingstone, Zambia, and at Zimbabwe's Lion Breeding Project, where you can really walk with Lions!

This really is a unique experience. With a selection of voluntary work projects to choose from, as well as additional cultural courses available to you in each city, we’ve done all the hard work! All you have to do is handpick your perfect itinerary… This experience can also be offered in the opposite 'direction' if this fits in better with your travel plans.

SUMMARY: THE BASICS

Price: £3,995 (approx. US$5,095) for 6 weeks (2 weeks in each location), excluding flights.
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Duration: 6 weeks
Start Dates: Generally all year round - you choose your start and finish dates, but subject to school holidays for certain projects.
Requirements: Minimum age 17, no qualifications necessary (just a good dose of enthusiasm).
What's Included: Arranging your Programme,
Full pre-departure support and assistance,
Payment Protection insurance,
Accommodation,
Food (in South Africa and Zimbabwe, but not in Zambia)
Meeting you at the airport in each destination
Transfer to your accommodation,
Transport to and from your project,
Local in-country team support and backup,
24-hr emergency support,
Certificate of Completion,
What's not included: Flights, Long-distance transfers between the three locations (though you will be taken to the bus station/airport in each location), Insurance, Cost of Visas, Return transfer to airport
Who can do this Project? All projects are open to all nationalities and all ages over 17.
Suitable for gap years or those taking a year out, grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in gaining new skills for their CV or Résumé, or expanding their learning for university credit or requirement.
Also suitable for anyone just wanting to study abroad or who has only a short time available for the placement.

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT

  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten overseas volunteering holiday into Africa!
  • New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
  • An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market.
  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!

GARDEN ROUTE, SOUTH AFRICA: 2 WEEKS

You will fly first into George or Port Elizabeth in South Africa, where you will be met at the airport by our friendly, lively organisers and settled in to your accommodation. Knysna and George lie on the world-famous Garden Route and are conveniently placed halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. This is a very social environment where the majestic Outeniqua Mountain lies to the north and the Indian ocean to the South, giving the town a very moderate Mediterranean climate.

Volunteer Projects Available on the Garden Route:

Teach English to Underprivileged Children in Knysna
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Coach Sports to Disadvantaged Children in Knysna
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Care for Street Kids in Knysna
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Care for Animals in a Wildlife Sactuary in Port Elizabeth
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Scenically Knysna, or in fact South Africa, is outstanding. Around every corner you would be met by a postcard image. Even in this winter season, the weather was great, sunny and warm. Because the pollution is at a much lower level in Knysna than back home, the sunsets and stars at night were so much more spectacular!! Anuji Chahal

LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA: 2 WEEKS

Livingstone acts as a gateway to the magnificent attractions of the Falls and the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park. In this exciting location, you can help the community in many ways, including teaching children in schools and orphanages or to coaching sports to underprivileged children.

During your free time, there's lots to explore and discover.

We plan on going to Victoria Falls tomorrow and maybe do some activity there this weekend. Our wildlife sighting has consisted of two lizards and the residential cats that roam the hostel and we are so anxious to see some elephants. Verity, Shona, Harriette, and Wanda

Volunteer Projects Available in Zambia:

Teach English to Underprivileged Children
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Coach Sports to Underprivileged Children
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VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE: 2 WEEKS

Zimbabwe lies between two great African rivers, the mighty Zambezi River in the north, and the Limpopo River in the south. Covering an area of about 375,830 square kilometres, it is best known by tourists for the Victoria Falls, a great waterfall much larger than Niagara Falls.

The Victoria Falls are legendary - a ferocious curtain of water 1,700 metres wide that plunges deep into the gorge of the mighty Zambezi River. Upstream from the Falls the river is placid and tranquil. Zambezi National Park preserves 56,000 acres along the river and there are fishing camps along the shore that take anglers out on river to catch tiger fish. Wildlife can be viewed in cruises along the river or on explorations into the park's interior.

Volunteer Projects Available in Zimbabwe:

Lion Conservation, Rehabilitation and Release
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Care for severely disabled and sick children in a Children's Hospital
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I am having a wonderful time here. The volunteer programme here is just what I was after – plenty of hands-on activities, working closely with animals and helping in the conservation of a species. There are 5 volunteers here at present (there were 7 until this morning) but there is plenty of work for everyone. The work is varied and enjoyable, and the staff here are very friendly. Madeline Roberts