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.