Zimbabwe Open Team

Project Full
Dates
March 1 - 12, 2017
Location
Zimbabwe
Participation Fee
$1580
What's Included

* Maps may indicate region where project will take place, not a specific site location.

Overview

Maranatha is once again returning with volunteers to the beautiful country of Zimbabwe. Recently Maranatha received an urgent request for a new school campus for the Munga River Adventist Secondary School. Volunteers will construct a One Day School campus with 9 classrooms and an administration and multipurpose building that will allow the school to accept new students and provide Christian education in a beautiful setting. In addition to the construction, volunteers will also reach out into the local community to conduct outreach such as children’s ministry programs and health education. The group will stay at the beautiful Troutbeck Resort during the project and have the opportunity to join an optional excursion to Victoria Falls immediately following the volunteer project.

Scope

School Campus Construction

Children’s Ministry

Leaders
Loretta Spivey,
Project Coordinator
Peter Thomas,
Construction Superintendent
Itinerary
Wednesday, March 1
Arrival in Harare
Thursday, March 2
Work Days
Saturday, March 4
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, March 5
Work Days
Saturday, March 11
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, March 12
Departure from Harare or Continue on Optional Excursion
Monday, March 13
Optional Excursion: Safari in Chobe National Park
Tuesday, March 14
Optional Excursion: Departure from Victoria Falls
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Harare, Zimbabwe (HRE) in the afternoon of Wednesday, March 1. Please arrive before 5:30pm.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will either depart from Harare (HRE) in the afternoon of Sunday, March 12 or will continue on for the optional excursion. For excursion flight guidelines, download the information packet above.
Troutbeck Resort
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to Harare, Zimbabwe, where you will be met by Maranatha representatives. Please wait for confirmation before purchasing your airfare to ensure that there is still space on the project. More specific and detailed flight guidelines are available in the project information packet available for download above.

Travel Resources

Azumano Travel:
800-454-4099 or by email with Erle at edpenha@ciazumano.com

Butler Travel:
503-879-5005 or by email with Nathanael at nathan@butlertravel.com

Faith Ventures Travel Services
www.faithventures.com

Kayak:
www.kayak.com

When contacting the Azumano or Butler travel agencies, make sure you mention Maranatha for discounted booking fees.

Excursions
Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park: $365

After the project, volunteers can join the optional excursion to Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park for an additional excursion fee of $365. The excursion fee will cover two nights at a luxury hotel, food, a safari, a tour of Victoria Falls, accident insurance, and all entrance costs during the excursion days. Volunteers will be responsible for booking their own flight from Harare to Victoria Falls on March 12. This flight is not included in the excursion fee. Details on the specific flight to book are listed in the Travel Information section of the information packet.

One of the seven Wonders of the Wold, Victoria Falls is truly a magnificent sight. Upon arrival in Victoria Falls, you will hear the thundering of the water and see the mist that rises more than 1,600 feet into the air. The falls are more than a mile wide, and nearly 150 million gallons of water cascade down the drop off each minute during the peak of the Zambezi River’s high water flow. That afternoon volunteers will get a chance to see the falls up close and personally.

The following day, volunteers will drive to Botswana to visit Chobe National Park, a nature reserve that has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. Volunteers will get a chance to see all kinds of animals including elephants, hippos, zebras, lions, cheetahs, and much more.

On Tuesday the 14th, volunteers will have a relaxing morning in Victoria Falls where they can feel free to explore the town, return to view the falls again, or take a microlight flight over the falls at an additional charge.

Zimbabwe Facts & Figures

CAPITOL

Harare

POPULATION

14.2 Million (July 2015)

LANGUAGE

English, Shona, Ndebele, and numerous but minor tribal dialects.

CLIMATE

Tropical with a rainy season from November to March.

RELIGION

Protestant 76%, Catholic 8%

CURRENCY

U.S. Dollar

Entry Requirements
  • Passports must be valid for at least six months from the dates of intended return.
  • Tourist visa ($30 for U.S. citizens; $75 for Canada citizens)

 

Medical Requirements & Precautions
  • Tetanus shot (required)
  • Hepatitis A & B (recommended)
  • Typhoid (recommended)
  • Rabies (recommended)
  • Anti-malarial drug other than chloroquine
Contact Us Want to speak with someone at Maranatha directly? Please call our office at 916.774.7700 to speak with a volunteer specialist. Alternatively, you can send us an email.