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Service Learning Trip to South Africa

PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING THE SERVICE LEARNING TRIP
for both students & community members

Join us this June on the South Africa trip which includes spending time in both Cape Town and Kruger National Park. 

This year students and lifelong learners will continue working with the South African National Parks and Southern African Wildlife College, and will be researching and implementing data-driven conservation and community based natural resource management projects, in order to further conservation and environmental protection in the region.

 

The project work will also be supporting local schools.  Please consider joining a community initiative that supports 4 pre-schools, several elementary schools and secondary schools, 2 day care centers, community and school gardens, and a handicapped care center.

If you would like to join this trip, please contact givethedreamfoundation@gmail.com.  If you would like to support a specific student or a specific project, please click Donate below.  After you choose the amount that you would like to donate, CLICK WRITE A NOTE, and you will be able to add a note designating your donation to the cause of your choice.

Thank You. Your donations make a big difference!

More information about the trip: 

Have you ever thought of volunteering, traveling, or studying in Africa?  Are you looking for a life changing experience? Don’t miss this chance to reserve your spot. We plan on traveling in May and or June based on the needs and interest of the trip participants. 

 

Sample Itinerary (subject to change)

June

Fees $3800 (Accommodations, Ground Transportation & Fuel, 1-2 Meals Per Day, Park Fees, Museums, Game Drives, Donations)

Airfare is additional  $1000 (approximately)

 

Tuition or audit fee depends on courses (please ask for more info)

 

Project Contributions recommended $150 per person

1. Examples of courses offered:

  • Conservation Photography

  • African Development Economics

  • Service Learning

 

2.  Itinerary (subject to change dates from May into late June):

Thurs 6/16

Cape Town - Icon Luxury  Apartments

Arrive and transport

 

Fri 6/17

Cape Town - Icon Luxury  Apartments

Hike Lion's Head, botanical gardens, evening class discussions

 

Sat 6/18

Cape Town - Icon Luxury  Apartments

Cape Tour - Cape of Good Hope, Simon's Town, Township, Boulder's Beach, Penguins

 

Sun 6/19

Cape Town - Icon Luxury  Apartments

Localized - hiking, bird reserve, surf, museums, Robben Island, course work, etc. 

Mon 6/20

Southern African Wildlife College

Fly to Johannesburg, drive to Wildlife College or game reserve

Tues 6/21

Southern African Wildlife College

Ranger School, Seminar,  Cultural village, Hoedspruit, Nourish Community Visit.

Weds 6/22

Southern African Wildlife College

Wildlife rehab center, Cheetah rehab center

 

Thurs 6/23

Kruger NP - Tamboti

Morning game drive - grocery shopping, drive to Tamboti

 

Fri 6/24

Kruger NP - Tamboti

Service learning, morning/evening game drive

Sat 6/25

 

Kruger NP - Tamboti

Service learning, morning/evening game drive

 

Sun 6/26

Kruger NP - Skukuza

game drive to Skukuza

Mon 6/27

Kruger NP - Skukuza

Game drives - class time

 

Tues 6/29

Kruger NP - Skukuza

Morning and evening game drives, class time

 

Weds 6/29

Kruger NP - Olifants

Drive to Olifants, stop at Satara for wildlife viewiing and lunch, bridge at Olifants River, overlook

Thurs 6/30

Kruger NP - Olifants

Elephant museum, presentation at Letaba

 

Fri 6/30

Nourish

Drive to Nourish

 

Sat 7/1

Cape Town - Icon Luxury  Apartments

Drive to Johannesburg, Blyde River George. fly to Cape Town

 

Sun 7/2

Cape Town - Icon Luxury  Apartments

Optional great white shark dive, Stellenbosch Winery tour, Cape Town Botanical Gardens etc.

 

Mon 7/3

Cape Town - Icon Luxury  Apartments

Departures

  • May – This is a transitional month and marks the end of summer. Temperatures are cooling down to typically 12°C/54°F in the morning and 27°C/81°F in the afternoon.
  • June, July & August – Morning game drives in open vehicles will be cold, so it's recommended to pack warm winter clothing. The average morning temperature is 10°C/50°F. Afternoons will be pleasant with temperatures around 26°C/79°F and cloudless skies.

To book this trip please send an email to givethedreamfoundation@gmail.com

or send a message to +1.775.241.3818

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