Africa

With its 54 countries, Africa is the second largest continent on earth. A continent with a wide variety of cultures, customs, flora and fauna. Vast savannahs, high mountains, crystal clear waters, fascinating (large!) animal species and bright green plains without an ending. Discover ‘our Africa’ and be surprised by the warm people, the rich cultures and the overwhelming nature. Be inspired by the wonderful initiatives that local people take to make a positive contribution to their community. Open up to a great adventure and remember: you will never go to Africa once!

Below you will find some of the trips we organise. Take a look and get inspired!

Volunteer & Travel: Social Safari Experience

The Social Safari Experience (SSE) is a 15- or 22-days group trip which offers a unique combination of volunteering and traveling. We designed a day to day program and each day offers adventurous and interesting activities.

On the days of volunteering (in various projects) we actually work at the project (not just visiting). The goal of the work we do on the days of volunteering is that we are able to complete the work within the available time. Example: we repaint a class room, we take children with disabilities on a fun day out, we organize sports and games for street children.

The SSE is a fully guided trip, with the tour leader staying with and guiding the group the whole time. The program consist of days of volunteering, a safari (3 days in Uganda and 4 days in Malawi) various excursions, day tours and some free days.

Are you interested in joining our Social Safari Experience? Take a look at the available travel dates below and subscribe!

Safari in Africa

A visit to Africa is not complete without a safari. You will be amazed by the varied landscapes, the variety of animals and bird species and the hospitality of the Africans. During your days off, before or after your volunteer work or internship abroad, there is always an opportunity to go on safari for several days. The 5 largest types of wild animals that you can see on a safari in Africa are indicated with the ‘big 5’. These are the elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard and lion.

DestinationTravel dataPriceJourney timeStatus
Malawi & Zambia15th of february - 1st of March 2019€ 149515 daysCloses
Uganda16th of February - 2nd of March 2019€ 159515 daysClosed
Uganda16th of February - 9th of March 2019€ 189522 daysClosed
Uganda27th of April - 11th of May 2019€ 159515 daysAvailable
Uganda27th of April - 17th of May 2019€ 189522 daysAvailable
Malawi & Zambia22nd of July - 5th of August€ 149515 daysAvailable
Uganda27th of July - 10th of August 2019€ 159515 daysAvailable
Uganda27th of July - 17th of August 2019€ 189522 daysAvailable
Youth trip Uganda29th of July - 10th of August 2019€ 149513 daysAvailable
Kenya29th of July - 12th of August 2019€ 159515 daysAvailable
Malawi & Zambia1st of September - 15th of September 2019€149515 daysAvailble
Uganda14th of September - 28th of September 2019€ 159515 daysAvailable
Uganda14th of September - 5th October 2019€189522 daysAvailable
Kenya21st of September - 5th of October 2019€159515 daysAvailable
Gorilla-trekking-Oeganda

Three-days gorilla safari

What are you going to do:

Uganda is known for its population of mountain gorillas, which you can vitis in Bwindi Impenetreble Forest in their natural environment. The mountain gorilla is threatened with extinction and its is estimated that there are still 600 in Uganda. Day 2 starts with an explanation and instruction about what you can expect from the tracking. You will get an explanation of how you should respond to the gorilla and what the rules of conduct are for tourists. The guide then takes you on a steep climb through the rainforest, looking for these impressive giants.

What does it cost?

$1127 * per person

Includes: gorilla permit (á $650), park fee, entrance fees, accommodation, meals, transportation, guide

Exclusive: drinks, optional village walk and personal expenses, 25 euro handling costs, 15 euro GGTO contribution.

 

At least 2 participants. A different price applies to fewer participants.

Murchison-Falls-vanaf-de-Nijl-gezien

Three days safari at Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda

What are you going to do:

  • Rhino tracking with a ranger to spot rhinos up close.
  • Boat safari across the Nile to the foot of the falls
  • Hike to the top of the falls
  • Game drive
  • Chimpanzee tracking with a ranger

What does it cost?

$495 per person

Includes: all activities mentioned above, park fees, entrance fees, permits, accommodation, transport, guide

Excluding: meals, drinks, optional activities and personal expenses, 25 euro handling costs, 15 euro GGTO contribution

At least 4 participants. An additional allowance may apply to fewer participants

Luipaard-gespot-in-Zambia

Four-days South Luangwa Safari in Malawi

What are you going to do?

In Malawi the population of wild animals is much more limited than in neighboring country Zambia. We would like to offer you the optimal safari experience so that you have a great chance to see the entire ‘big 5’. That is why we take you on safari to Zambia! Zambia is a spectacular place to spot the ‘big 5’. In South Luangwa you will find more than 100 species of mammals including lions, buffalos, elephants, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras and hippis.

What does it cost?

$530 * per person

Includes: park fee, entrance fees, permits, game drives, accommodation, meals, transportation, guide

Excluding: drinks, optional activities and personal expenses, 25 euro handling costs, 15 euro GGTO contribution

For Zambia you need a visa, which you purchase at the border for $50. To travel back to Malawi, you either need a multiple entry via or you buy a new single entry visa for 75$.

 

At least 4 participants. A different price applies to fewer participants.

Baboon and baby in Kenia

Three-day Tsavo East Safari Kenia

What are you going to do?

Tsavo east is about 3.5 hours drive from Mombasa and is rich in many species of wild animals. Famous are the ‘red elephants of Tsavo’, because these animals throw the red sand on their backs to protect themselves from insects. In Tsavo East you will find lions, zebras, cheetahs, warthogs, many bird species, giraffes, ostriches and buffalos. An unforgettable safari, when you come home with amazing photos as a memory of this impressive safari. On the way back you will make another stop for a look in a Masai village.

What does it cost?

$495 per person

Includes: park fee, entrances fee, permits, game drives, accommodation, meals, transportation, guide

Excluding: drinks, optional activities and personal expenses, 25 euro handling costs, 15 euro GGTO contribution.

 

At least 2 participants. A different price applies to fewer participants.

Traveling around in Africa

You can book the following trips starting from 2 persons. These trips are nice to do either at the beginning of the end of your internship or volunteer work in Africa. For example, when your family comes to visit you and you want to discover the country together.

The following trips are private tours, meaning that you can only book these with a self companioned company. Doingoood does not put groups together on set dates for the 7-day trip.

Of course you do not have to miss out on all the beauty at your destination during your internship or volunteer work. Doingoood compiles groups of Doingoood participants for the above 3 and 4-day safaris, who will go on a short trip together. This can be done in the weekends and can easily be arranged with your project or internship. Most safaris take place from Thursday to Sunday or from Friday till Sunday, so that you miss as little time as possible on your project or internship.

Zebra Kenia

7-days round trip Kenia

What are you going to do?

This 7-days safari starts in Nairobi, ends in Mombasa and takes you to several beautiful national parks for the optimal safari experience! You will go to the Masai Mara, famous for its annual ‘big migration’, of millions of wildebeests and zebras. Lake Nakuru is particularly known for the large numbers of pink flamingos that color the shores of the lake pink, a breathtaking spectacle, which is called the largest bird spectacle in the world. With clear weather you can see the snowy summit of Mount Kilimanjaro from Amboseli National park. Many elephants can be found in this park. Via Tsavo East National Park, famous for its ‘red elephants’ and large wild population, you will return to Mombasa on day 7. Also lovely to add some extra days at the beach!

What does it cost?

From $1495 per person: minimum 2 people

Includes: Park fees, entrances, permits, game drives, accommodations, meals, transportation, guide

Excluding: drinks, optional activities and personal expenses, 25 euro handling costs, 15 euro GGTO contribution

 

Safari Malawi en Zambia

7-day round trip Malawi

You will start in Liwonde National Park where you’ll make a boat safari and do a game drive. Can you see the elephants already? On the impressive Zomba plateau, you will go hiking and enjoy the spectacular views. From Zomba you will go for a few days to relax in Cape Maclear, the popular resort on the azure blue Lake Malawi. You will also check out rock paintings and a pottery.

What does it cost?

From $ 770

Includes: transportation, guide, accommodation, breakfast and dinner, boat trip Lowonde, Game drive, park fees

Exclusive: lunches, drinks, personal expenses, 25 euro handling costs, 15 euro GGTO contribution

Minimum of 2 people

Gorilla in tree Bwindi

7-day round trip Uganda

What are you going to do?

This 7-day safari starts and ends in Kampala and takes you for rhino tracking, afterwards you will go to Murchison Falls National Park where you make a boat safari across the Nile and walk to the top of the falls. In Kibale forest you are going on a hike to look for chimpanzees. The highlight of this trip is Bwindo Imprenetrable forest, where you go on gorilla tracking in the dense rainforest, in search of these giants who are threatened with extinction.

What does it cost?

From $ 2625 per person. Minimum 2 people.

Includes: Gorilla permit of $600, all park fees, entrances fees, permits, trackings, accommodations, meals, transport, guide

Excluding: drinks, optional activities and personal expenses, 25 euro handling costs, 15 euro GGTO contribution