Viva Safaris will have two scheduled 10 day volunteer safaris every month. These depart on the 3rd day and the 17th day of every month. So the safaris will take place from the 3rd to the 12th inclusive and the 17th to the 26th inclusive.
Non-scheduled volunteer safaris can be designed to suit individual groups. These may take place as follows:
Minimum number of volunteers is six
Minimum number of days is eight, of which four are spent doing volunteer work.
These safaris can be arranged to depart on any day of the month.
Tariffs on request.
TEN DAY SCHEDULED VOLUNTEER SAFARI PROGRAM
DAY ONE : Collection from Johannesburg Airport or hotel/hostel and transfer to Tremisana Game Lodge in time for our Sunset Drive on open Landcruisers. Use spotlights to identify nocturnal species. Transfer to the Cheetah Inn for dinner and overnight.
Courtyard at Cheetah Inn
DAY TWO : Orientation at Cheetah Inn. After breakfast, we are transferred to nearby Acornhoek, where we are introduced to the staff and community at the project at which we shall be assisting. We shall commence our volunteer work – be it building, painting, planting, teaching or other outreach activity. A packed lunch is provided. Dinner and overnight at Cheetah Inn.
Partly completed meeting room
DAY THREE : Drive to the project and continue with block-making/ painting/ planting, teaching or other outreach activity. Dinner and overnight at Cheetah Inn.
Partly completed chapel
DAY FOUR : Full day in Kruger Park on Viva Safaris open vehicles. You will have a fantastic opportunity to view the Big Five in this exceptional wildlife paradise. Our specialist guide will share his knowledge of the numerous animals and birds that frequent Kruger.
Guests on gameviewer getting close to elephant
DAY FIVE : Early morning Bush Walk with our armed ranger. Relax around the pool, play minigolf or volleyball. Afternoon visit to Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre. You will meet up with orphaned and injured animals and learn a great deal about conservation.
Guests on bush walk with armed ranger
DAY SIX : Transfer to your project, where we continue building walls or continue painting or other activity.
DAY SEVEN : Transfer to the project where we continue to build / paint/ plant or do other volunteer work.
DAY EIGHT : Adventure fun day to remember. We are driven to a centre that offers us white-water rafting, high ropes courses and quadbiking.
DAY NINE : We complete our outreach work. After lunch we have an official handover of completed new room to the school or parish.
Westcoast group in classroom at Shilekhisi
DAY TEN : Return to Johannesburg. On the way we visit the Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondawels viewpoint. Airport/ hostel/hotel dropoff by 17h00.
The above program is negotiable, but we suggest that it be adhered to as closely as possible.
Our tariff includes all breakfasts and dinners; all transfers and all activities. Packed lunches are supplied for you from days two to nine inclusive.
You will need money for lunches on days one and ten. In addition, you may want to buy drinks, curios and other personal items.
Accommodation is on a sharing ( generally two per room ) basis.
TARIFF PER PERSON is calculated at US $90 per day, so the 10 day safari will cost US $900.