Learn, Serve and Immerse with Global Family Travels on an 11- day adventure and become immersed in the natural beauty and diversity that South Africa offers from cities, and townships, to safari! While visiting the cosmopolitan cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg, you will learn about the country’s remarkable history, culture, and people. Learn ancient tribal customs of rural communities that surround Kruger National Park, whom you will also engage with on a community service project. Encounter the thriving wildlife while on safari in and around Kruger National Park! Consider staying on for a Safari in Chobe, Bostwana!
Private Departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability.
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS are below, click on ITINERARY to see all the details.
Global Family Travels
Much more than a traditional tour operator, Global Family Travels’ mission is to “Learn, Serve and Immerse” through community-based travel programs. In partnership with non-profit organizations and schools, we offer family-friendly and sustainable travel experiences in support of education, gender equality, access to clean water, preservation of local cultures, conservation and economic growth, all of which foster cross-cultural understanding and global citizens.
Our trips include a unique mix of cultural and educational activities, homestays and participation in local service projects aimed at improving the lives of people in the communities we visit.
Expect to expand your family circle when you embark on a Global Family Travels trip! Visit our website for more information: Global Family Travels
LEARN: The local lifestyles of South Africans from cities, townships, and rural communities.
Learning themes unique to this tour include:
- Learn about the effects of apartheid through the first-hand experiences of the people of District Six, Johannesburg, and Soweto.
- Learn and appreciate the concept of ubuntu & engage in the nuances of etiquette and communication in African culture.
- A visit to Robben Island, including dinner with an ex-prison warden who guarded Nelson Mandela.
SERVE: CULTURAL EXCHANGE & COMMUNITY SERVICE IN CAPE TOWN, JOHANNESBURG, AND KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA
- Your family will have lunch with a local Soweto family to learn more about how the community struggled against apartheid and what life is like today.
- Take in the sights of Cape Town and surrounding areas, learn about the culture and participate in a community service project.
IMMERSE: in a Socially responsible Bicycle Tour in Cape Town.
Families will have the opportunity to experience the customs and culture of the Xhosa people while taking a socially responsible bicycle tour around Langa Township!
Other immersive experiences unique to this tour:
- Walk through the streets of the ex-slave community of Bo Kaap while learning about the Malay people. You will interact with local people and participate in a Cape Malay cooking class.
- Get to know "The Big 5" on safari and participate in a community service project in Kruger National Park.
Safari! About The Kruger National Park Area!
Safari! About The Kruger National Park Area!
Learn about the history of safari and get to know "The Big 5" while visiting Kruger National Park. Participate in several eye-opening game drives, including a walking safari to take you up close and personal to the animals. Kruger National Park is South Africa's largest game reserve and offers a wildlife experience that ranks one of the best in the world. The diversity, density, and sheer numbers of animals are almost unparalleled, and all of Africa's iconic safari species – elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, and zebra – live out their dramatic days here, along with a supporting cast of 137 other mammals and over 500 varieties of birds. It provides sanctuary for all the country's endangered species. Terrain ranges from savanna lands to rocky outcrops and sparse forests, and visitors have the choice of game drives or guided walk safaris as a means of experiencing the park and its creatures.
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS
The health and safety of Global Family Travels’ travelers, community partners, colleagues and guides are of paramount importance to us. To mitigate and manage the risks associated with COVID-19, we have adopted COVID-19 Health and Safety guidelines, which were developed in collaboration with the Adventure Travel & Trade Association (ATTA) and Cleveland Clinic, as well as the Washington State’s public health policies. You can find more detailed information on our website COVID-19 and Travel.
Global Family Travels’ customers will have peace of mind when they choose to travel with us and know that their health and safety are backed by flexible booking conditions. Please refer to the "Tasks" outlining specific details for the health and safety protocols for destination and itinerary. Please also visit our Booking terms and Conditions for the specifics of your personal trip page.
These critical health and operational measures ensure that we can continue to offer tourism experiences with community partners and suppliers in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about these protocols or your trip and thank you for helping to keep yourself and fellow travelers, host community and guides safe!
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