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Wes "Griz Kid" Larson

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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MAY 31-JUNE 7, 2019

7 NIGHTS

40 TRAVELERS MAX

16+ or accompanied by adult

$2,800

DAY 1

ARRIVE IN JOHANNESBURG

DAY 2

SHUMBASHAMBA CHARITY

DAY 3

ARRIVE IN

ST. LUCIA

DAY 4

PRIVATE SAFARI EXCURSION

DAY 5

RIVER TOUR & BEACH DAY

DAY 6

CAPE TOWN VINEYARDS

DAY 7

EXPLORE ALL OF CAPE TOWN

DAY 8

SEE YOU 

LATER

TRANSPORTATION IN COUNTRY

ALL MEALS

ALL ACCOMMODATIONS

ACTIVITIES & GUIDES

    INCLUDED

WHAT'S

PLEASE NOTE THAT INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED

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Conservation biologist, Wes Larson, is no stranger to a thrill as he spends his days side by side with polar and black bears. Originally from Montana, Wes is currently living in Salt Lake city and travels all around the world to study (and oftentimes handles) with an assortment of animals. Larson has always been curious about wildlife, fishing, and backpacking and is often exploring mountains, rivers, swamps, and the oceans.

Join Wes for an incredible trip to South Africa where you will personally be able to explore alongside @grizkid on safaris, hiking, and snorkeling in the ocean. Wes will be hosting several informational and photography sessions throughout the week to give you an insight into one of the most unique and thrilling jobs in the world!

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TRIP DETAILS

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.