Serve and Safari in Africa 2018-11-26T23:10:21+00:00

Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia

Duration: 16 days  |  Dates: May 30 – June 14, 2019  |  Departure City: New York  |  Trip Cost: $2,300 (excludes airfare)

Serve and Safari in Africa
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Join us on our inaugural service trip to Africa,
where we have been building scholarship
funds for needy youth since 2015

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Service Projects

Food and Clothing Project
Deliver a month supply of food and much needed clothing to families desperate for daily survival. After a warm welcome, you’ll feel their sincere gratitude as you spend time visiting them in their homes and hearing their stories about a life remarkably different from yours. (Zimbabwe)
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Chicken Coop Construction Project
In an effort to provide sustainability, you’ll help construct small chicken coops, stock them with laying hens,  and provide an initial supply of feed. With this jump start, families will not only have a food source, but extra eggs can be sold to provide much needed income. (Zimbabwe)

Cultural Activities

Zimbabwe Communal Lands
Visit a small village, where residents still live without electricity or running water. Eat a meal prepared over a fire in a 
traditional thatched roof and mud walled rondoval (hut). Learn how the native people live off the land, as they have done for centuries. 
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Cultural Dancing Event
Watch a presentation by Yuda Bands students, who will proudly share their traditional dances, music, and local customs.
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Namibian Village
Take a short boat ride across the Chobe River from Botswana to Namibia, and spend the afternoon visiting villages and villagers living daily life.

Sight-seeing Opportunities

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Visit Victoria Falls, the largest waterfalls in the world and one of the greatest attractions in Africa. The falls are located on the Zambezi River, which separates Zimbabwe and Zambia. 
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
Chobe is known as one of the best wildlife parks in all of Africa, boasting one of the largest elephant concentrations in the world. It’s the setting for numerous National Georgraphic documentaries. 
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Chobe River Cruise, Botswana
Take a relaxing afternoon/evening boat cruise on the Chobe River, as you watch wildlife gather to drink the life-giving water. As the sun drops, you’ll see why many consider a Chobe River sunset among the most beautiful in the world. 

Volunteer Fee Details

Included in Price

  • All accommodations
  • Ground transportation
  • Luggage transportation and storage
  • Entry to Victoria Falls
  • Entry to Chobe National Park
  • Chobe River Cruise
  • Supplies for food project
  • Building material for work project(s)
  • Experience guides
  • All meals

Not Included

  • Round trip airfare from New York City
  • Zimbabwean Visa ($30 for US citizens)
  • Passport
  • Personal items
  • Souvenirs

Payment Deadlines

  • $950 due 10 days after signing up
  • $950 due February 15, 2019
  • $950 due March 15, 2019
  • $950 due April 15, 2019

Volunteers are responsible for arranging their own domestic travel to New York City. International airfare will be purchased by Yuda Band on or near February 15, 2019 and must be paid by trip volunteers. We estimate airfare to cost approximately $1,500. The final payment may be adjusted if airfare is more or less than the anticipated $1,500. 

Fine Print

The Zimbabwe Situation
We are closely monitoring the stability of the country and are still moving forward with the trip. (last updated Nov. 26)

Filling the trip
In order to make this trip feasible for the Yuda Bands organization we must completely fill all 20 volunteer spots.

While unlikely, if we don’t fill the volunteer spots by February 15 or if we determine Zimbabwe is not safe to visit we will cancel the trip. Final decisions will be made February 15. In the event the trip is cancelled 100% of volunteer fees will be refunded. 

Remaining volunteer spots: 16

Reserve Your Spot Today!

We will not be doing a general 2019 summer service trip to Guatemala. Please email us if you’re interested in a custom trip for groups, support@yudabands.org.