South Africa: The Safari Experience
South Africa is rich in diversity in just about every sense you can imagine making it difficult to narrow down to a few options of what to see or do. From the inspiring leadership of Nelson Mandela to the vibrant culture, natural history, and intriguing wildlife, South Africa has something for everyone.
This South African: Safari Experience program introduces you to the endless jewels of the mysterious continent’s wildlife. You wouldn’t want to miss the seven-day Safari excursion along the coast of South Africa. We’ll experience the world’s most famous safari park – Kruger National Park, Durban’s sweeping waterfront promenade, the second largest canyon in Africa – Blyde River Canyon and so much more. If that’s not fulfilling enough, your cup will definitely run over during our week-long community service project. How about you reserve your program to South Africa and get an unforgettable experience that will enrich your life and the lives of others?
Excited, yet? You should be. We are certainly excited to see you in South Africa. What are you waiting for? Take the next step to becoming a global citizen.
Program Date:Contact Us to Inquire
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable and light
Included:AccommodationActivities & ExcursionsAirport TransferBreakfast, Lunch, DinnerCommunity Service HoursTravel Medical Insurance
Not Included:AirfareLanguage CertificatePersonal ExpensesPre-Departure TrainingTrip Cancellation Coverage
Kruger National Park
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
Tsitsikamma National Park
Day 14 - 21: Cape Town
South Africa is positioned as the southernmost country of Africa and covers 75,4637 miles of land. The program takes you on a safari experience through the eastern coast of South Africa originating in Johannesburg and settling in Cape Town where the life-changing community service project will begin.
History of the CountrySouth Africa is a growing country rich in culture and history that propelled itself onto the world stage. From the inspiring leadership of Nelson Mandela to the chronology of key events that explain migrations to the present day, there’s so much to explore. How about you book your program to South Africa and get an opportunity to learn the captivating and surprising insights of South Africa's location and history?
HousingEach participant's accommodations throughout the thirteen-day safari offer an entirely distinct adventure. We will experience boutique hotels, cabins, luxurious huts, and glamping. As we settle in Cape Town, the accommodating hotel offers a close environment to the community service project. All participants will occupy a double room and will be matched with another participant of the same gender. GBA selects accommodations based on comfortability, ratings, and location security. For safety cares, we do not disclose the names or locations of participant accommodations, publicly. Each participant will have access to their accommodation information after the final confirmations and prior to program departure.
Community Service ProjectGBA has partnered with Etafani of Cape Town to offer volunteer support. Etafani has built a multi-purpose Day Care Centre in Nyanga which takes into account the needs of vulnerable children, the needs of those who care for them, and the needs of the community who will, of necessity, be their safety net. This particular GBA program offers participants to learn the importance of humanitarianism while reaching beyond their own situation as they bring love to others. Participants can preference: working with children (of all ages), community field support, the Etafani garden, or the kitchen. Note: All program participants must clear a local or state background check before the program start date.
Program Terms and ConditionsEach participant must agree to the Program Terms & Conditions outlined here. Upon acceptance into a program, participants and or if the participant is a minor, then the parents/guardian must endorse it on their behalf.
Program Payment & RefundGBA accepts program tuition in full at any time. Payment options are also available to participants who require an extended amount of time. There is a two-month deadline for all program payments whether paying in full or paying with the following three (3) payment plans:
1. Max10 - allows participants to secure ten monthly installments with the final installment paid no later than two months before the program start date.2. Super5 - allows participants to secure five monthly installments with the final installment paid no later than two months before the program start date. 3. Accel4 - allows any participant who registers after the after five-month time frame and wishes to take advantage of a payment plan. This is an accelerated installment and all payments must be arranged biweekly to meet the final payment deadline. Upon completion of the application and enrollment fee, if a participant opts to pay the outstanding program amount in full, the entire amount must be paid no later than 30-days following program acceptance. For participants who would like to take advantage of the GBA's payment plans, the initial payment must be paid no later than 30-days following program acceptance. GBA accepts full-tuition enrollment after the two-month deadline upon availability.
(For example: If the program start date is July 15th and a participant enrolls on or after April 15th, the entire program amount will be due upon acceptance).Any enrollment made prior to January 30th is eligible for a full refund. After January 30th, the enrollment fee is non-refundable however is eligible for transfer to another program within the same year and up to the following year. Enrollment fees will no longer be transferable after one year. Program payments are refundable minus any non-refundable expenses paid on a participant's behalf. Non-refundable expenses may include but are not limited to an application fee, deposits made on accommodations, activities, transportation, meals, etc. Trip cancellation (by the participant) on or after the program start date is non-refundable. GBA recommends purchasing an extra layer of protection by acquiring trip cancellation coverage. Click here for more details. No refund is given for any unused program features, whether because of participant's choice, bad weather, or any other reason. Participants should understand that they are responsible for any costs if early program departure occurs, whether for medical reasons, participant dismissal, personal emergencies, or otherwise.