MASINGITANA

        GAP YEAR

             EXPERIENCE

              2011

             MPUMALANGA

             SOUTH AFRICA

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CONTENTS

PAGE                                                     SUBJECT

3 ...………………………….           THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS DOCUMENT

4 ……………………………             INTRODUCTION

5 ……………………………             GETTING TO MASINGITANA TENTED SAFARIS

6 ……………………………             ABOUT THE MASINGITANA GAP YEAR PROGRAM

9 …………………………....             ACCOMODATION &FOOD AT MASINGITANA TENDED

10 …………………………..             GAP YEAR COURSES AND OVERVIEW

17 …………………………..             RATES

18 …………………………..             TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS DOCUMENT

 

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS DOCUMENT IS TO PROVIDE A SOURCE OF ACCURATE INFORMATION TO ASSIST YOU IN MAKING INFORMED DECISIONS WITH REGARD TO YOUR CLIENT’S TIME AT MASINGITANA

THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS COMPREHESIVE AND ACCURATE INFORMATION ON ALL ASPECTS OF MASINGITANA INCLUDING ACCOMODATION, TENTED CAMPING, SIDE ACTIVITIES, CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND OTHER THINGS TO DO CONCERNING THE GAP YEAR PROGRAMME.

MASINGITANA TENTED SAFARIS IS NOW OFFERING FLEXIBLE OPTIONS THAT ENABLE YOU TO DESIGN AND PERSONALISE A TAILORED ITINERARY FOR YOUR ESTEEMED CLIENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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INTRODUCTION

 

MASINGITANA TENTED SAFARIS IS LOCATED IN THE NATURAL BUSHVELD ENVIRONMENT OF THE MPUMALANGA PROVINCE, UNDER THE BUSHBUCKRIDGE DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY. WE ARE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF MANYELETI GAME RESERVE AND SABI SAND GAME RESERVE -- 27KM AWAY FROM THE WORLD FAMOUS KRUGER NATIONAL PARK.

MASINGITANA IS ALSO IDEALLY LOCATED IN TERMS OF HAVING EASY ACCESS TO THE BORDERS OF SOUTH AFRICA’S NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES – SWAZILAND AND MOZAMBIQUE.

THIS PROPERTY IS ABUDANT WITH INDIGENOUS BIRDLIFE AND BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED GARDENS OFFERING A HAVEN OF TRANQUILITY. WE OFFER A TRULY AFRICAN EXPERIENCE WITH FIRST WORLD INFRASTRUCTURE.

WHY MASINGITANA

BELOW ARE FEW OF THE MANY REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ENROL FOR THE MASINGITANA GAP YEAR PROGRAMME.

·         WE HAVE TAILORED COMPREHESIVE GAME VIEWING OPTIONS WITH OUR TRAINED AND EXPERIENCED TEAM. THESE INCLUDE GAME DRIVES, NIGHT DRIVES AND WALKING SAFARIS.

·         ACCOMODATION IS COMFORTABLE AND AFRICAN UNIQUE

·         MASINGITANA TENTED SAFARIS IS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED CLOSE TO SWAZILAND AND MOZAMBIQUE, WHICH FORMS A PART OF TOURS AND ACTIVITIES IN THE GAP YEAR PROGRAMME.

·         WE ENSURE AT ALL TIMES, THAT THE NEEDS OF OUR GUEST COME FIRST

·         MASINGITANA HAS A STRONG HANDS-ON OWNER/ MANANGER POLICY

·         WE HAVE COLLABORATED WITH SOME OF OUR INDUSTRY PARTNERS. THIS ALLOWS US TO OFFER A WIDER ARRAY OF ACTIVITIES SUCH AS MICROLIGHT SAFARIS AND ELEPHANT BACK SAFARIS. FOR ANY OF OUR GAP YEAR ADVENTURES, THESE HIGHLIGHTS ARE NOT TO BE MISSED ACTIVITIES.

·         AIRPORT TRANSFERS

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GETTING TO MASINGITANA TENTED

MASINGITANA HAS ITS OWN FULLY AIR CONDITIONED VEHICLES AVAILABLE ON OFFER TO TRANFER YOU (ON RETURN BASIS) FROM THE KMIA (NELSPRUIT) OR FROM EVEN AS FAR AS THE O.R. TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (JOHHANESBURG) TO MASINGITANA TENTED SAFARIS CAMP.

WE HAVE DIFFERENT VEHICLES TO SEAT DIFFERENT NUMBERS OF PEOPLE. SO, DEPENDING ON YOUR NEED WE WILL SEND OUT THE APPROPRIATE VEHICLE.

DISTANCES AND TRANSFER COSTS TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED AIRPORTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

RETURN DISTANCE FROM MASINGITA TENDET SAFARIS CAMP

RATE (RETURN ) IN RAND

 

 

KMIA

150 KM

R850.00

OR TAMBO INTERNATIONAL

610 KM

R2460.00

  • DRIVING FROM  KMIA

LOG ON TO OUR WEBSITE http://www.masingitana-safaris.co.za/ AND YOU CAN DOWNLOAD A COMPLETE SET OF DIRECTIONS AND A MAP.

·         DRIVING FROM JOHHANESBURG – OR TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

LOG ON TO OUR WEBSITE http://www.masingitana-safaris.co.za/ TO DOWNLOAD DIRECTIONS AND A MAP.

 

 

NOTEPLEASE ENSURE YOU ARRANGE TO ARRIVE ON TIME FOR THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE COURSE BECAUSE, EVEN IF DELAYED, YOU WILL BE CHARGED THE FULL COURSE FEES.

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ABOUT THE GAP YEAR PROGRAMME

MASINGITANA SAFARIS OFFERS YOU ONE OF THE MOST AFFORDABLE GAP YEAR EXPERIENCES FOR ANYONE WISHING TO TAKE A BREAK OFF SCHOOL OR UNIVERSITY. ALLOW US TO PROVIDE YOU WITH HIGHLY VARIED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES THAT ARE ALWAYS CHALLENGING, OFTEN SHOCKING, WITH LARGE DOSES OF ADVENTURE. WE PROMISE ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCES AND LOTS OF FUN. THE GAP YEAR EXPERIENCE AT MASINGITANA’S CULTURAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDE–

·         AFRICAN KRAAL

·         SPORTS COACHING IN THE LOCAL DISADVANTAGED TOWNSHIP OF HAZYVIEW. WE TRAIN THE LOCAL TEAMS.

·         TEACHING PROJECT – ENGAGING WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITIY AND PROVIDING ESSENTIAL LIFESKILLS THROUGH TEACHING.

·         HIV/ AIDS & HEALTH AWARENESS PROJECT IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES –VISITING THE VILLAGE FOR SANGOMA.

TO MAKE OUR GAP YEAR EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME MORE EXCITING AND COMPETITIVE, WE NOT ONLY COMBINE A SPIRIT OF WORKING HARD WITHIN THE COMMUNITIES; BUT ALSO ENSURE THAT THE EXPERINCE IS A LOT OF FUN

·         WE HAVE TIME OFF ON THE WEEKEND LIKE SUNDAY

·         GAME VIEWING DRIVES IN THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK IN 4X4 VEHICLES GOOD

·         BUSH WALKS WITH AN EXPERIENCED RANGER

·         DAY VISIT TO HAZYVIEW –  ENJOYING A TRADITIONAL AFRICAN CULTURAL EXPERIENCE AND CRAFT MAKING VILLAGES GOOD.

·         MOZAMBIQUE VISIT –TO GET A CHANCE TO SWIM IN THE INDIAN OCEAN AND RELAX ON THE WHITE SAND BEACH GOOD

·         TOWNSHIP EXPERINCE TOURS – VISITING A SHEEBEN (LOCAL TARVEN) ALWAYS PROVES TO BE HIGHLIGHT ON OUR LIST OF SOCIAL EVENTS IN THE UTHU AREA. SHEBEENS ARE THE HEARTBEAT OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY WHERE LOCALS MEET FOR A DRINK, PLAY MUSIC AND DANCE.

·         A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR EXPERIENCE AT MZSINGITANA IS THE SOCIAL INTERACTION WITH THE FELLOW GAP YEAR VOLUNTEERS AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. THE AREA OFFERS A WIDE SELECTION OF RESTAURANTS, PUBS AND BARS WHERE YOU WOULD GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO MIX, MINGLE AND UN-WIND.

THE GAP YEAR PROGRAMME AT MASINGITANA IS SUB-DIVIDED INTO DIFFERENT CATEGORIES TO SUIT DIFFERENT NEEDS OF OUR GUEST. ONE CAN SELECT A SUITABLE GAP YEAR EXPERIENCE FROM MANY OPTIONS BECAUSE WE OFFER DIFFERENT DURATIONS - 4 WEEKS, 6 WEEKS, 8 WEEKS AND 10 WEEKS.ALTHOUGH DURATIONS MAY DIFFER, EACH OPTION IS TRULY AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE.

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TEAM SIZES

·         A MINIMUM OF 5 APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO RUN ANY COURSE. PLEASE CHECK WITH US PRIOR TO BOOKING FLIGHTS AND MAKING TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS. MASINGITANA OFFERS A GROUP DISCOUNT TOO.

·         EACH TEAM’S INDIVIDUAL GUIDE WILL SUPERVISE TEAMS. HOWEVER, THE FACILITIES AND MEALS WILL BE COMBINED WITH THAT OF OTHER PARTICIPANTS. THE MORE THE MERRIER. IN ALL YOU CAN EXPECT A COMBINED GROUP SIZE OF BETWEEN 10-20 PEOPLE.

 

SKILLS REQUIRED & LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

·         IT IS GOOD IDEA TO BE PHYSICALLY FIT TO ENROL FOR THE GAP YEAR PROGRAMME. ONE NEEDS TO BE HEALTHY AND FLEXIBLE AS THE PROGRAMME DOES INCLUDE SEVERAL PHYSICAL MANUAL TASKS AND ACTIVITIES.

·         BE A TEAM PLAYER SINCE WORKING IN A TEAM IS A MUST

·         BY THE END OF THE PROGRAMME, THE PARTICIPANTS WILL BE EQUIPPED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY OF THEIR OWN DESTINY BY MAKING DECISIONS BASED ON A VARIETY OF EXPERIENCES AND KNOWLEDGE GAINED DURING THE PROGRAMME

 

TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS

  • MASINGITANA DOES NOT NEED YOU TO HAVE ANY FORMAL QUALIFICATION TO BE ENROLLED IN THE GAP YEAR PROGRAMME. WE WILL HOWEVER AIM TO EQUIP YOU WITH A BROAD KNOWLEDGE OF AFRICAN WILDLIFE AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A GOOD, FUN TIME.
  • THE GAP PROGRAMME COMPRISES AN EXTRAORDINARY RANGE OF EXPERIENCES THAT ARE DESIGNED AROUND 4 CORE VALUE THAT ARE:
  • SELF ACTUALISM
  • SOCIAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
  • ADVENTURE, ECO- TOURISM, HEALTH AND FITNESS
  • LEADERSHIP SKILLS

                                                                                                                                                          

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THINGS TO BRING

·         TOILETRIES – DO NOT FORGET YOUR SUN BLOCK CREAM AS IT REALLY DOES GET HOT.

·         BESIDES YOUR LARGE TRAVEL BAGS, YOU MUST BRING A SMALLER CARRIER / BACKPACK FOR DAY OUTINGS AND WEEKEND TRAVEL

·         SLEEPING BAG FOR CAMPING OUT

·         COMFORTABLE BOOTS, TRAINERS AND SANDALS

·         CLOTHING THAT IS PREFERABLY COTTON, AS IT IS SUITABLE FOR SUMMER AND WINTER. DO NOT FORGET TO PACK ALONG YOUR PARTY APPAREL TOO. YOUR SUN HAT/ CAP, SWIMMING COSTUME AND WARM JACKET/ JERSEY FOR THE COOLER DAYS AND EVENINGS

·         AN ADAPTER FOR SHAVERS, HAIRDRYES AND FOR CHARGING MOBILE PHONES & OTHER ELECTRONIC GADGETS.

·         DVD’S, CD’S, BOOKS…ETC

·         ADDITIONAL COSTS AND POCKET MONEY – BUDGET FOR ABOUT R500 PER WEEK FOR INCIDENTALS

·         A SHUTTLE GOES INTO HAZYVIEW EVERY WEEK, SO, SHOULD YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN ANYTHING, IT CAN BE PURCHASED

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ACCOMODATION & FOOD AT MASINGITANA TENDET CAMP

THE ACCOMODATION IS VERY SAFE AND FRIENDLY SITUATED CLOSE TO A WIDE RANGE OF AMENITIES. YOUR NEEDS ARE EASILY COVERED AT ALL TIMES

THE ACCOMODATION IS A TENTED SAFARI, WHICH HAS VERY SPACIOUS COMMUNAL AREAS THAT INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING COMFORTS:

·         EN –SUITE TENT SHARED BY TWO STUDENTS BASED ON A SINGLE SEX BASIS.

·         CLEAN LINEN AND TOWELS ARE PROVIDED BY THE MASINGITANA AT ALL TIMES.

·         FOR WATCHING TV WE GO TO THE SHEEBEN/ HOUSE.

·         A LARGE TENTED BOMA BRAAI

·         WE HAVING  BRAAI ON MONDAY’S, WEDNESDAY’S & SUNDAY’S

VOLUNTEERS HAVE ALL THEIR MEALS PREPARED FOR THEM IN THE KITCHEN BY THEIR GUIDE. BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER IS SERVED DAILY DURING THE DURATION OF YOUR STAY. WE UNDERSTAND THAT THERE WILL BE CASES OF SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS. THESE WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF ONCE PUT TO OUR ATTENTION. THE VOLUNTEERS HAVE AN OPTION OF MAKING THEIR OWN FOOD TOO, AS THE KITCHEN IS FULLY EQUIPPED AT ALL TIMES.

LOCAL SUPERMARKETS ARE WITHIN EASY REACH AND OUR AVAILABLE SHUTTLE SERVICE IS MORE THAN WILLING TO ASSIST IN YOUR TRAVEL.

WE AT MASINGITANA ALWAYS ENCOURAGE VOLUNTEERS TO TRY OUT LOCAL CUISINE AT THE VARIETY OF RESTUARANTS AND LOCAL EATING SPOTS IN THE AREA.

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COURSE OPTIONS AND OVERVIEW

MASINGITANA OFFERS YOU A CHOICE OF FOUR OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM. ALL THE OPTIONS ARE COMPREHENSIVE AND ACTIVITY FILLED. THE COURSES SHALL BE OFFERED BOTH AT MASINGITANA TENDET CAMP AND OFF SITE.

·         4 WEEKS EXPERIENCE

·         ORIENTATION: INTRODUCTION TO TEAM LEADERS, FAMILIARISATION TO NEW ENVIRONMENT, DISCUSSION ABOUT SAFETY MEASURES INCLUDING FIRST AID.

·         GAME DRIVES: THIS WILL OCCUR THROUGHOUT OUR STAY, WITH A MINIMUM OF 3 PER WEEK.

·         BUSH WALKS : THESE OCCUR THROUGHOUT AND WILL ENHANCE YOUR RANGER SKILLS

·         COMMUNITY PROJECT: VISIT RURAL COMMUNITIES AND ASSIST IN EITHER SPORTS COACHING, TEACHING OR HIV/ AIDS AWARENESS PROGRAMS IN THIS DISADVANTAGE COMMUNITIES

·         SWAZILAND VISIT: TAKE A TRIP TO SWAZILAND AND BE ENTERTAINED BY A SWAZI CULTURAL TOUR, VISITING VARIOUS PLACES OF INTEREST AND ARTS & CRAFT.

·         MOZAMBIQUE EXCURSION: ENJOY A 5 DAY GET AWAY TO AN ISLAND STYLE PARADISE AND CHOOSE TO SWIM OR JUST LIE ON THE WHITE SANDY BEACH AND ENJOY THE AFRICAN SUN.

·         ELEPHANT BACK SAFARI: VISIT OUR LOCAL GAME RESERVE AND ENJOY ELEPHANT INTERACTION AND ELEPHANT BACK SAFARI. THIS IS VERY EXCITING!

·         CONSERVATION PROJECT: VISIT MAHUSHE PRIVATE GAME CONSERVTION AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE RUNNING OF A CONSERVANCY. THIS INCLUDES ANTI- POACHING MANOEUVRES, BUSH CLEARING AND FENCE CHECKING.

·         CAMPING – GO TO A CAMPING SITE IN THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK FOR 4 NIGHTS

·         BACKPACKING  - VISIT SABIE BACKPACKERS AND VIEW SOME OF MPUMALANGA ‘S FINEST NATURAL ATTRACTIONS SUCH AS GOD’S WINDOW AND SABI CAVES

·         MOHOLOHOLO EXCURSION: CAMPING AND ENJOYING HANDS-ON ANIMAL REHABILITATION AND THE REPTILE CENTRE. ALSO GET TO SEE ‘JESSICA’ THE HAND RAISED HIPPO

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6 WEEK EXPERIENCE

  • ORIENTATION : INTRODUCTION TO TEAM LEADERS, FAMILIARISATION TO NEW ENVIRONMENT, DISCUSSION ABOUT THE PROGRAMME AND LIFE AT THE LODGE & SAFETY MEASURES INCLUDING FIRST AID.
  • GAME DRIVES: THIS WILL OCCUR THROUGHOUT YOUR STAY
  • BUSH WALKS: THESE OCCUR THROUGHOUT YOUR STAY AND WLL ENHANCE YOUR RANGER SKILLS.
  • COMMUNITY PROJECT: VISIT RURAL COMMUNITIES AND ASSIST IN EITHER SPORTS COACHING,TEACHING OR HIV/ AIDS AWERENESS PROGRAMS IN THESE DISADVANTAGE COMMUNITIES
  • SWAZILAND VISIT: TAKE A TRIP TO SWAZILAND AND BE ENTRTAINED BY A SWAZI CULTURAL TOUR VISITING VARIOUS PLACES OF INTREST AND ARTS & CRAFT.
  • MOZAMBIQUE EXCURSION: ENJOY A 5 DAY GET AWAY TO AN ISLAND STYLE PARADISE AND CHOOSE TO SWIM OR JUST LIE ON THE WHITE SANDY BEACH AND ENJOY THE AFRICAN SUN.
  • ELEPHANT BACK SAFARI: VISIT OUR LOCAL GAME RESERVE AND ENJOY AN ELEPHANT INTERACTION AND ELAPHANT BACK SAFARI.THIS IS TOTALLY MIND BLOWING AND EXCITING!
  • CONSERVATION PROJECT: VISIT MAHUSHE PRIVATE GAME CONSERVANCY AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE RUNNING OF A CONSERVANCY. THIS INCLUDES ANTI – POACHING MANOEUVRES, BUSH CLEARING AND FENCE CHECKING.
  • CAMPING – GO TO A CAMPING SITE IN THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK FOR 4 LIGHTS
  • BACKPACKING  - VISIT SABI BACKPACKERS AND VIEW SOME OF MPUMALANGA ‘S FINEST NATURAL ATTRACTION SUCH AS GOD’S WINDOW AND SABI CAVES
  • MOHOLOHOLO EXCURSION: CAMPING AND ENJOYING HANDS ON ANIMAL REHABILITATION AND REPTILE CENTRE. ALSO GET TO SEE ‘JESSICA’ THE HAND RAISED HIPPO

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8 WEEK EXPERIENCE

  • ORIENTATION : INTRODUCTION TO TEAM LEADERS, FAMILIARISATION TO NEW ENVIRONMENT, DISCUSSION ABOUT THE PROGRAMME AND LIFE AT THE LODGE & SAFETY MEASURES INCLUDING FIRST AID.
  • GAME DRIVES: THIS WILL OCCUR THROUGHOUT YOUR STAY.
  • BUSH WALKS: THESE OCCUR THROUGHOUT YOUR STAY AND WLL ENHANCE YOUR RANGER SKILLS.
  • COMMUNITY PROJECT: VISIT RURAL COMMUNITIES AND ASSIST IN EITHER SPORTS COACHING,TEACHING OR HIV/ AIDS AWERENESS PROGRAMS IN THESE DISADVANTAGE COMMUNITIES
  • SWAZILAND VISIT: TAKE A TRIP TO SWAZILAND AND BE ENTERTAINED BY A SWAZI CULTURAL TOUR VISITING VARIOUS PLACES OF INTEREST AND ARTS AND CRAFT.
  • MOZAMBIQUE EXCURSION: ENJOY A 5 DAYS GET AWAY TO AN ISLAND STYLE PARIDISE AND CHOOSE TO SWIM OR JUST LIE ON THE WHITE SANDY BEACH AND ENJOY THE AFRICAN SUN.
  • ELEPHANT BACK SAFARI: VISIT OUR LOCAL GAME RESERVE AND ENJOY AN ELEPHANT INTERACTION AND ELAPHANT BACK SAFARI.THIS IS TOTALLY MIND BLOWING AND EXCITING!
  • CONSERVATION PROJECT: VISIT MAHUSHE PRIVATE GAME CONSERVANCY AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE RUNNING OF A CONSERVANCY. THIS INCLUDES ANTI – POACHING MANOEUVRES, BUSH CLEARING AND FENCE CHECKING.
  • CAMPING – GO TO A CAMPING SITE IN THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK FOR 4 NIGHTS
  • BACKPACKING  - VISIT SABI BACKPACKERS AND VIEW SOME OF MPUMALANGA’S FINEST NATURAL ATTRACTIONS SUCH AS GOD’S WINDOW AND SABI CAVES
  • MOHOLOHOLO EXCURSION: CAMPING AND ENJOYING HANDS-ON ANIMAL REHABILITATION AND REPTILE CENTRE. ALSO GET TO SEE ‘JESSICA’ THE HAND RAISED HIPPO

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10 WEEK ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE

o        ORIENTATION : INTRODUCTION TO TEAM LEADERS, FAMILIARISATION TO NEW ENVIRONMENT, DISCUSSION ABOUT THE PROGRAMME AND LIFE AT THE LODGE & SAFETY MEASURES INCLUDING FIRST AID.

o        GAME DRIVES: THIS WILL OCCUR THROUGHT YOUR STAY, WITH A MINIMUM OF 3 PER WEEK.

o        BUSH WALKS: THESE OCCUR THROUGHT YOUR STAY AND WILL ENHANCE YOUR RANGER SKILLS.

o        COMMUNITY PROJECT: VISIT RURAL COMMUNITIES AND ASSITS IN EITHER SPORTS COACHING, TEACHING OR HIV/ AIDS AWERENESS PROGRAMS IN THESE DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES

o        ACTION ACTIVITIES : BUNGEE JUMPING AND QUAD BIKING

o        FISHING: SPEND TIME AT THE DRIEKOPIES DAM FISHING AND ENJOYING SOME WATER SPORTS

o        SWAZILAND VISIT: TAKE A TRIP TO SWAZILAND AND BE ENTERTAINED BY A SWAZI CULTURAL TOUR VISITING VARIOUS PLACES OF INTREST AND ART & CRAFT.

o        MOZAMBIQUE EXCURSION: ENJOY A 5 DAY GET AWAY TO AN ISLAND STYLE PARADISE AND CHOOSE TO SWIM OR JUST LIE ON THE WHITE SANDY BEACH AND ENJOY THE AFRICAN SUN

o        ELEPHANT BACK SAFARI: VISIT OUR LOCAL GAME RESERVE AND ENJOY AN ELEPHANT INTERACTION AND ELEPHANT BACK SAFARI. THIS IS TOTALLY MIND BLOWING AND EXCITING!

o        CONSERVATION PROJECT: VISIT MAHUSHE PRIVATE GAME CONSERVANCY AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE RUNNING OF A CONSERVANCY.THIS INCLUDES ANTI – POACHING MANOEUVRES, BUSH CLEARING AND FENCE CHECKING.

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STANDARD KRUGER NATIONAL PARK DAY TOUR

THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK IS RENOWNED FOR ITS RICH GAME DIVERSITY, FAUNA AND FLORA. DURING GAME DRIVES, YOU HAVE CHANCES OF SEEING THE BIG FIVE, WHICH ARE ELEPHANT, RHINO, LION, BUFFALO AND LEOPARD AMONG A WHOLE LOT OF THE OTHER ANIMALS.

GAME DRIVES ARE EITHER DONE IN STANDARD OPEN 4X4 SAFARI VEHICLES OR IN FULLY AIR CONDITIONED VEHICLES, ALL DEPENDING ON THE WEATHER. TOURS CAN BE EITHER FULL DAY OR HALF DAY.

o        FULL DAY TOUR IN KRUGER NATIONAL PARK DEPARTS MASINGITANA AT 5:00 AM (WINTER TIME) AND 6:00 AM (SUMMER). EACH OF THE TOUR PARTICIPANTS WILL GET A PACKED BREAKFAST EATEN AT ONE OF THE OF THE PICNIC SPOTS/REST CAMPS. THE DAY TOUR SHOULD BE DONE TO GET THE GUEST BACK TO MZSINGITANA IN TIME FOR DINNER.

o        HALF DAY TOURS DEPART IN THE MORNING (5AM) OR AT LUNCH (1PM), AS THE GAME TOUR SHOULD TAKE ABOUT 4-6 HOURS IN THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK.

WALKING SAFARIS

WALKING SAFARIS CAN EITHER BE ONE, TWO OR THREE HOURS LONG, DEPENDING ON HOW ENERGETIC AND PSYCHED UP YOU ARE. THE WALK IS DONE TOGETHER WITH TRAINED PROFESSIONAL GUIDE .OUR RANGERS AND TRACKERS HAVE AN EXCELLENT KNOWLEDGE OF THE AFRICAN BUSH WITH TRACKING SKILLS SECOND TO NONE. THE WALKING SAFARIS FOCUS ON THE TREES.SHRUBS, INSECTS AND OVERALL VEGETATION. YOU WILL BE SO CLOSE TO NATURE WITH SOME CHANCES OF SEEING SOME ANIMALS UP CLOSE SUCH AS RHINO AND GIRAFFE.

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TRADITIONAL SOUTH AFRICAN DANCING AND SINGING

MASINGITANA IS CONSTANTLY GIVING BACK TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY IN THE BUSHBUCKRIDGE AREA

MASINGITANA SPONSORS A LOCAL DANCING GROUP FOR LOCAL TEENAGERS AND THE YOUTH. DANCE IS THE EXPRESION OF ACTION -SPECIAL, RHYTHMIC AND ACCENTEND. AFRICAN DANCE CONVEYS MEANING AND POWER 

THE TRADITIONAL DANCES ARE CONDUCTED AT THE BOMA DURING AND AFTER DINNER ON A WEEKLY BASIS.

PARTICIPANT ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN IN THE DANCE AND FUN TO FULLY EXPERIENCE THE AFRICAN DANCE

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CULTURAL VILLAGE VISIT

THERE IS A LARGE CURIO SHOP AT THE VILLAGE FOR YOU TO PURCHASE GIFTS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY BACK HOME TOO.

THE CULTURAL VILLAGE OPENED ITS DOORS IN 2002 AND IT CURRENTLY PROVIDES INCOME & EMPLOYMENT TO MORE THAN 100 PE0PLE.

THE CULTURAL VILLAGE VISIT SHOULD BE DONE BY 11:30 AND THE GROUP SHOULD BE BACK AT MASINGITANA IN TIME FOR AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES OR ANY OTHER DAYTIME ACTIVITIES.

DAY TOUR TO SWAZILAND (PASSPORT REQUIRED)

THIS IS A FULL DAY TOUR THAT DEPARTS MASINGITANA AT 6:00 AM, AND IT INCLUDES LUNCH AT ONE OF SWAZILAND FANTASTIC RESTURANTS.

THE TOUR OFFERS A STUNNING SCENIC DRIVE OVER THE MAGUGA DAM WALL AND A VISIT TO NSANGWINI ROCK ART WHERE ONE CAN LEARN MORE IN – DEPHT INFORMATION ABOUT THE ORIGINS OF SWAZI PEOPLE

THE ARE ALSO SEVERAL CRAFT MARKETS THAT HAVE A VARIETY OF CURIOUS PURCHASABLE AT WHOLESALE PRICES TO THE PUBLIC. THERE IS QUITE A BIT OF WALKING INVOLVED AND IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE COMFORTABLE WALKING SHOES. YOU CAN EXPERT TO BE BACK AT MASINGITANA IN TIME FOR DINNER.

DAY TOURS TO MOZAMBIQUE (PASSPORT REQUIRED)

DAY TOURS TO MOZAMBIQUE INCLUDE ATOUR OF THE CAPITAL CITY MAPUTO. THE TOUR COVERS HISTORICAL BUILDING AND SIGHTS WITHIN THE CITY.

ALSO INCLUDED IN THE TOUR IS A MOZAMBICAN LUNCH AT EITHER COSTA DOING SOL RESTUARENT OR THE POLANA HOTEL. A VISIT TO THE FISHERMAN MARKET AND THE BEACH IS ALWAYS AN INTERASTING TREAT TOO.

GUEST IS BACK AT MASINGITANA AT 19:00HRS IN TIME FOR DINNER.

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RATES

  • 4 WEEK EXPERIENCE:  R 18 700.00
  • 6 WEEK EXPERIENCE:  R 28050.00
  • 8 WEEK EXPERIENCE:  R 37400.00
  • 10 WEEK EXPERIENCE:  R 46750.00

PLEASE NOTE:

1.      PRICES EXCLUDE

  • AIRFARES
  • ENTRANCE FEES
  • SOUTH AFRICAN VISAS

2. PRICES INCLUDE

  • ALL ACCOMMODATION AT MASINGITANA TENTED SAFARI CAMP
  • SCHEDULED TRANSFERS ON AND OFF MASINGITANA TENTED SAFARI CAMP PROPERTY
  • WEEKLY LAUNDRY
  • MEALS
  • EQUIPMENT SUCH AS TENTS

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SHOWN BELOW WILL APPLY TO YOUR GAP YEAR EXPERIENCE WITH MASINGITANA TENTED SAFARIS CAMP, SOUTH AFRICA. PLEASE READ THROUGH THEM CAREFULLY, AS YOUR BOOKING CONTRACT

WILL BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES, PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE COMMITTING TO ONE OF OUR PROGRAMMES.

VOLUNTEERS APPLYING FOR PLACEMENT MUST COMPLETE A BOOKING FORM AND ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THESE BOOKING CONDITIONS. YOU ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THESE BOOKINGF CONDITION. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PAY A 10% DEPOSIT FOR EACH PLACEMENT.

Ø      IT IS THE VOLUNTEER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THEY HAVE A CURRENT PASSPORT WHICH IS VALID AT LEAST 6 MONTHS BEYOND YOUR DEPATURE DATE. ANY APPLICABLE VISAS MUST BE OBTAINED IN ADVANCE OF TRAVEL.

Ø      TRAVEL INSURANCE IS A MANDOTORY REQUIREMENT OF ALL VOLUNTEERS WITH ADEQUATE COVER FOR ALL PLACEMENT ACTIVITIES.

Ø      THE BALANCE OF THE COST OF REPLACEMENT MUST BE PAID BY 8 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE START  DATE OF THE BOOKINGS  WITHIN 8 WEEKS OF TRAVEL MUST PAY THE FULL AMOUNT AT THE TIME  OF BOOKING. IF THE BALANCE IS NOT PAID IN A TIMELY MANNER, WE RESERVED THE RIGHT TO CANCEL YOUR PLACEMENT AND RETAIN YOUR DEPOSIT.

Ø      PLEASE NOT WE CANNOT GUARANTEE ALL PLACEMENT ACTIVITIES LISTED IN THIS PROMOTIONAL BROCHURE OR ON THE MASINGITANA WEBSITE, DUE TO LOCAL OR UNFORESEEN EVENTS BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL

Ø      SHOULD MASINGITANI TENTED CAMP YOUR BOOKED PROGRAMME WE WILL RETURN YOUR DEPOSIT AT ANY OTHER MONIES PAID AT THE TIME

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Ø      YOU MAY CANCEL YOUR PLACEMENT WITH MASINGITANA AT ANY TIME PROVIDING THAT THE CANCELLATION BE MADE TO US IN WRITING. CANCELLETIONS INCURE ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS AND WE MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO FILL THE RESULTING GAP. WE WILL THEREFORE RETAIN YOUR DEPOSIT AND IN ADDITION MAY APPLY CANCELLATION CHARGES UP TO THE MAXIMUM LIMITS SHOWN BELOW.

Ø      CANCELLATION NOTIFIED 70 DAYS OR MORE BEFORE DEPATURE = 20% LOSS OF DEPOSIT

Ø      CANCELLATION NOTIFIED            60 DAYS BEFORE DEPATURE = 40% LOSS OF TOTAL PRICE

Ø      CANCELLATION NOTIFIED 55 DAYS BEFORE DEPATURE = 60%  LOSS OF TOTAL PRICE

Ø      CANCELLATION NOTIFIED 28 DAYS BEFORE DEPATURE = 80%  LOSS OF TOTAL PRICE

Ø      CANCELLATION NOTIFIED 14-0 DAYS BEFORE DEPATURE = 100% LOSS OF TOTAL PRICE

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MASINGITANA

GAP

EXPERIENCE

2011