What’s a summer without a little adventure? We’re offering a once-in-a-lifetime two-week volunteering trip in South Africa which will include not only your quintessential African tourism must-see highlights, but also volunteering with children and adults in the rural province of KwaZulu-Natal.
There are countless reasons why you don’t want to miss this incredible summer tour, but we’ve narrowed it down to the top five!
#1. You’ll discover the real Africa
KwaZulu-Natal’s city of Durban was just named one of the New York Times’ must-see destinations of 2015, so you know the province is a hotspot that won’t disappoint. However, just a stone’s throw from this world-renowned destination is an untamed wilderness and rich cultural and natural heritage that will blow you away! Your main destination, St Lucia, resides on Africa’s largest estuary and UNESCO World Heritage Site iSimangaliso (complete with countless hippos and crocs), and the surrounding game reserves served as the Zulu king’s hunting grounds for hundreds of years. There’s no better place to be introduced to the beauty of Africa – from its inviting people to its breathtaking landscapes!
#2. You’ll be treated to the best of the best
African Impact has been the leader in volunteering in Africa for over a decade, which means we know our stuff. From hidden adventure gems off the beaten track, to the best facilitation of meaningful community work, you’ll be part of a long history of giving back as well as adventure in KwaZulu-Natal. Volunteering in South Africa is as much about what you can learn and experience as it is about giving back and making a difference.
#3. You’ll get a chance to spot the Big 5
Africa’s Big 5 are: rhino, lion, elephant, buffalo and leopard, and working with wildlife in KwaZulu-Natal you have a great chance of catching a glimpse of all of these magnificent creatures and more! Whether you’re waking up to the sound of monkeys playing on the roof or watching giraffes nibble leaves in the highest acacia tree, wildlife will be around every corner of this tour. Your knowledgeable guides will be able to teach you things about wildlife and ecosystems you never knew – you won’t leave disappointed!
#4. You’ll be part of real, long-term change
This is no ordinary volunteer abroad trip. On this tour, you’ll participate in volunteer programs in South Africa that are entrenched in the local communities and operate year round – they’re not just temporary fixes to permanent problems that the rural communities face, such as HIV/AIDS and a lack of education services. You’ll be part of African Impact’s long-term goals and you’ll integrate yourself into our existing team to make as big a difference as you can in a short amount of time. It’ll have you wishing to return as a long-term volunteer!
#5. You don’t have to do a thing – it’s all planned!
The best part of this amazing adventure is it’s all laid out for you. The perfect experiences, the once-in-a-lifetime moments will all come to you as our experts have put together an excursion that won’t disappoint. Wildlife guides that will answer your every question and volunteering team leaders that have worked with volunteers for countless years, not to mention African Impact staff leading your journey, you’ll have the trip of a lifetime!
Visit our website to learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime trip, or start a live chat with one of our friendly travel experts.