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Join Influence Trips with

Helen and Bobby Bense

South Africa

South Africa is a country of astounding diversity. From desert skies to lush mountains and sandy beaches, it’s beauty comes in many forms. As one of the continent's best safari destinations, the country is home to lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and more. Join us for an epic journey of beauty, culture, adventure and friendship. 

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OCTOBER 4-11, 2019

7 NIGHTS

40 TRAVELERS MAX

10-17 YEARS OF AGE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

$2,800

DAY 1

ARRIVE IN JOHANNESBURG

DAY 2

SHUMBASHAMBA CHARITY

DAY 3

ARRIVE IN

ST. LUCIA

DAY 4

PRIVATE SAFARI EXCURSION

DAY 7

EXPLORE ALL OF CAPE TOWN

DAY 5

RIVER TOUR & BEACH DAY

DAY 8

SEE YOU 

LATER

DAY 6

CAPE TOWN VINEYARDS

TRANSPORTATION IN COUNTRY

ALL MEALS

ALL ACCOMMODATIONS

ACTIVITIES & GUIDES

    INCLUDED

WHAT'S

PLEASE NOTE THAT INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED

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Helen and Bobby Bense

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Helen Janneson Bense, along with her husband/photographer Bobby Bense, co-create the well-known travel and lifestyle blog GypsyLovinLight. Their passion is to inspire love and freedom for creative self-expression, to inspire others to believe in themselves, and create their dreams. They travel the world chasing an endless summer filled with magical sunsets with their 2 beautiful children, Jade and Jacob.

 

 

Helen and her family are beyond excited to share this unforgettable adventure with you to beautiful South Africa, a country that has long been on their bucket list. They can’t wait to connect with you all, to go snorkeling and explore the ocean, spot native wildlife, and share sweet sunset moments together.

 

 

Helen and Bobby love capturing nature’s beauty wherever it takes them. Their dreamy imagery is widely recognized for its unique signature style that is a true reflection of the magical way they see the world. They have been published in Harper’s Bazaar and graced the covers of some of Australia’s top tourism and holiday magazines. They have been invited to stay in some of the world’s top Luxury resorts to capture their unique vision.

 

 

Helen and Bobby are delighted to invite you to join them for this life-changing experience and learn firsthand some of their photography and editing skills.  They have so much expertise to share, and they can’t wait to meet you. The whole family is so excited for you to join their tribe and create lifetime memories in beautiful South Africa.

TRIP DETAILS

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GENERAL FAQ

Q: HOW DOES MY TRIP MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

A: We coordinate in-person service by partnering with local organizations that make a difference. By promoting the service on social media, the trip has the potential to inspire countless others into service as well. Finally, tourism is a known benefit to the economies of the countries we visit, and the online content from the trip will encourage even more tourism.  

Q: WHAT IF I DON'T SEE MY FAVORITE INFLUENCER ON THE LIST?

A: They might not know about us yet! Let them know you are interested, and ask them to contact us.

Q: WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF I HAVE A PROBLEM BUYING A TRIP?

A: For problems with purchasing a trip or completing the application, please send an email to tyler@influencetrips.com

Q: DOES THE COST OF THE TRIP INCLUDE AIRFARE?

A: No. The cost of the trip includes most meals, hotels, in-country transportation, and fun excursions.

Q: DO I HAVE TO RAISE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR THE CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION TO GO ON THE TRIP?

A:No. Our trips are focused primarily on tourism and the benefits received from tourism to the host country.  

Q: How old must I be to participate in a trip?

A: You must be 16 years or older to participate in a trip alone or have your legal guardian accompany you on the trip. If you are younger than 18, your legal guardian must sign all documents required to travel with Influence Trips. 

SOUTH AFRICA FAQ

Q: HOW WILL THIS TRIP MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

A: We coordinate in-person service by partnering with local organizations that make a difference. By promoting the service on social media, the trip has the potential to inspire countless others into service as well. Finally, tourism is a known benefit to the economies of the countries we visit, and the online content from the trip will encourage even more tourism.

Q: IF SOMETHING COMES UP AND I AM NO LONGER ABLE TO GO, MAY I HAVE MY DOWN PAYMENT  REFUNDED? 

A: Unfortunately, no. The down payment securing your spot on the trip is non-refundable to ensure all accommodation, transport, travel rates are secured before the expedition.

Q: DOES THE COST OF THIS TRIP INCLUDE MY FLIGHT?

A:  No. However, if you need help booking a flight, we will gladly assist in booking a flight that works with the schedule. The fee covers accommodation, transportation throughout the expedition, simple family style meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)???, T-shirts, in-country flights, and fun excursions.

Q: DO I NEED A PASSPORT TO APPLY FOR THIS TRIP?

A: No, you do not need a passport to apply. However, we recommend you apply for a passport immediately after you are accepted. You will need it in-hand before we depart, and it may be necessary to secure your flights.

Q: IS THIS A RELIGIOUS TRIP?

A: No, this trip is open to all. There will be diverse beliefs among your fellow volunteers, guides, and residents. There is an option to attend a local Christian church on the first Sunday of the expedition. All we ask is that you maintain a respectful attitude. We also ask you to refrain from drugs, alcohol, and using profane language.

Q: WILL I NEED TO GET VACCINATED IN ORDER TO GO ON THE TRIP?

A: Yes. You will need to get the Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Cholera, Yellow Fever, Rabies, and Influenza Vaccinations.

Q: WHAT KIND OF CONVERTER OR TRANSFORMER WILL I NEED IN SOUTH AFRICA?

A: We will provide a converter/transformer guide in your welcome packet once you’ve been accepted to attend the expedition.