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Join the 2021 Expedition

The Pride is calling you - Join BPF's much-anticipated next expedition

Join our 2021 expedition

In a year when the world went into lockdown, we at Bhubesi Pride Foundation had to do everything we could to respond to an ever-changing situation. And whilst our 2020 expedition had to be sadly cancelled in April, we repurposed community outreach activities in Tanzania and Malawi to continue supporting those in need. Additionally, in Lilongwe, BPF’s Mtema sports & education community centre build project has carried on with little interruption.

Now, we look ahead to 2021…

Africa – somewhat overlooked by the international community throughout this year’s pandemic – has started to re-open its doors to international travel. In an effort to fully re-establish our operations and plans, we have carefully reviewed our options to ensure all activities in 2021 follow the appropriate coronavirus regulations, prioritising the health and safety of all those involved in our programs.

Locally delivered events and our 2021 expedition schedule

We are delighted to announce that we are planning to run a 2021 expedition! Activities will take place in all eight countries in which BPF has operations. In Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique and Botswana, local African teams will coordinate community outreach events, with our support. In Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa, we’re leading a volunteer overland expedition, welcoming adventurous and committed volunteer coaches from all over the world… and YOU can be part of it.

Our 2021 expedition will take place in three ‘blocks’ as follows:

  • Block 1 – Malawi & Zambia (17th May – 10th June) – PLACES REMAINING
  • Block 2 – Zambia, Botswana & South Africa (10th June – 2nd July) – PLACES REMAINING
  • Block 3 – South Africa (2nd July – 23rd July) – FULL

You can join us for one, two or all three blocks of the 2021 expedition. Have a look at the itineraries, detailed below, and submit an application today.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Block 1 - Malawi & Zambia

Experience the warm heart of Africa, play an integral role in the process of bringing BPF's community centre to life in Lilongwe (staying on site at our accommodation block) and savour one of our most special overland legs via South Luangwa National Park.

17th May to 10th June (25 days)

  • Arrive Lilongwe, depart Lusaka
  • Work with inspirational communities, coaching rugby and netball, in a rural part of Lilongwe where BPF’s programming is going through transformational change. Seeing is believing: Our sports & education community centre, three years in the making, is being operationalised throughout 2021 and you will gain first-hand experience in contributing to activities on and off site. You will get a real-life taste of this unique area by staying at BPF’s accommodation block.
  • Spend the weekend at Lake Malawi
  • Head to Lusaka with a safari in South Luangwa National Park en-route; stay in comfortable chalets in the heart of one of Africa’s most beautiful national parks, experiencing the sights and sounds of the natural world
  • Where we stay: BPF’s community centre accommodation block; other hotels/lodges in Malawi/Zambia
  • Meals included: Breakfast (24), lunch (20), supper (23)

 

Volunteer fee: £1,600 (PLACES REMAINING)

 

Block 2 - Zambia, Botswana & South Africa

Work alongside Tom Chaloba and his coaches, assisting their Die Hard Rugby program in Kabwe... then travel through Botswana to South Africa on an epic overland journey which will live long in the memory.

10th June to 2nd July (23 days)

  • Arrive Lusaka, depart Port Elizabeth
  • Work hand-in-hand with Tom Chaloba’s Die Hard Rugby initiative leading youth sports programs, adult sessions and coach education workshops
  • Spend two full activity days in Livingstone, the gateway to Victoria Falls, with a sunset cruise on the Zambezi
  • Travel through Botswana, overnighting in the bush at Nata Lodge; attend tournament day in Francistown; and, in Gaborone, climb Kgale Hill and get active at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, including a game drive
  • Have some fun at Blanco’s Guest Farm, Tarkastad, before arriving into Port Elizabeth
  • Where we stay: Hotels/hostels/guest lodges/safari tents
  • Meals included: Breakfast (22), lunch (12), supper (17)

 

Volunteer fee: £1,750 (PLACES REMAINING)

 

Block 3 - South Africa

Live with the Pride in a Lions year as two great tours run side-by-side: Join BPF for community outreach activities, coaching within township areas of Port Elizabeth and Pretoria... While simultaneously The British & Irish Lions play warm-up matches and prepare to take on the Springboks in their much-anticipated 3-test tour.

2nd July to 23rd July (22 days)

  • Arrive Port Elizabeth, depart Pretoria
  • Guided township tour and community orientation (see where Springbok captain Siya Kolisi grew up), followed by outreach coaching in Port Elizabeth township schools with match ticket to the mid-week Lions fixture against SA Invitational. Coach both rugby and netball here in Port Elizabeth as we team up with our local NGO partner for the ninth year in a row.
  • R & R activities in Jeffrey’s Bay
  • Pretoria outreach coaching program with the Blue Bulls, stadium tour of Loftus Versfeld with match ticket as the Lions take on the Pretoria Superugby team; also visit the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg
  • Where we stay: Hotels/hostels
  • Meals included: Breakfast (22), lunch (15), supper (18)

 

Volunteer fee: £1,900 (FULL)

 

Frequently asked questions & important info

Apply to join the 2021 expedition

Join one of our three expedition blocks for 3 weeks…

Each of our three expedition blocks are approximately 3 weeks long and stacked with activities…

…or all three blocks for 10 weeks

…combine two blocks to be with us in Africa for about 6 weeks, or participate in our entire 10-week 2021 expedition!