|Immerse yourself in both the culture and wildlife of South Africa at Heart for Orphans – Wild Edition!
This program is perfect for anyone looking to work with a local community but also experience the South African wildlife. Volunteers will be able to work side by side locals in a community not far from Kruger National Park. Also experience the Big 5 in their natural habitat at Kruger National Park by participating in Game Drive and Bush Walks.
|The mornings will be spent at a local community working with African mamas to help prepare meals for over 150+ kids. The children of this community depend on receiving both lunch and dinner from this program and the support of volunteers is important to ensuring they all get fed. Volunteers also assist at a school and are encouraged to bring their talents and expertise to help play and teach the children. For example if you love to paint then we can pick up painting supplies and you can paint with the children.In the afternoon, volunteers will be able to relax at the accommodation, swim in the pool or simply enjoy the scenery of Kruger National Park. Volunteers will be able to participate in afternoon game drives and bush walks through Kruger National Park.|
|Volunteers will stay in shared permanent tents with electricity (2-6 people/tent). Tents will be located steps away from bathrooms.|
|SCHEDULE AND DATES|
|Monday: Arrivals & Departures
Tuesday – Friday:
6AM – Wake Up
7AM – Leave for community and work
8AM – 2PM – Morning activities including working at orphanage, helping with vegetable garden, preparing meals etc.
2PM – Leave for home base
4PM – 7PM – Afternoon activities including bush walk and/or game drive
Saturday: Morning bush walk or game drive
|Volunteers will receive 3 cooked meals per day. If you have any dietary restrictions please make us aware of this prior to your arrival.|
|We are happy to assist volunteers with organizing an outing, however these will be at own cost. Excursions examples include a tour of Blyde River Canyon or day trips to Swaziland and Mozambique.|
|Volunteers will be able to submit one bag of laundry per week.|
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|When possible, the client will be moved to another suitable date. Cancellations made 61 or more days prior to the state of the booking will be subjected to an administrative feed to cover the bank charges involved with refunding the client, as well as program reservation. Cancellations made 60 days or less prior to the start date of the booking will be subjected to a 50% fee of the booking rate, which exception of an administrative fee, will be transferred back into the bank account it came out of. Cancellations made 30 days or less prior to the start date of the booking will be subjected to a 100% fee of the total booking rate (the package rate). In other words, you will not be refunded.|