Reasons to come with us
Travelling and experiencing new cultures in different countries can be a daunting experience, and while your safety can never be totally guaranteed anywhere in the world, Ama Africa Experiences ensures that all our placements are as safe as possible. We handpick suitable projects and make sure that all our hosts and projects are safe, clean and reliable. We ensure that all host families and projects complete a safety training at least once a year and give our applicants safety cards whilst on our programmes. We also offer a 24 hour emergency helpline for all Ama Africa Experiences applicants.
Having volunteered our own time, skills and energy in local projects around Cape Town, as well as taking part in student travel programmes abroad for many years, we fully understand the challenges of arriving in a foreign country, not knowing anyone and feeling home sick. Initially one is a little unsure of what to expect and as a proudly South African organisation and having firsthand experience, this helps us to understand your needs and better fulfill your expectations.
Support & back-up
We make sure that all the necessary arrangements and support are provided in order for you to have a well structured and organised culturally enriching experience and will be there from the day that you arrive in South Africa until the end of your programme. You will receive an informative orientation booklet detailing important things you need to know in preparation for your programme as well as a receiving a detailed safety orientation which will cover all aspects of your project, accommodation, expectations and other relevant information for living in South Africa. There will always be support close at hand through our project coordinator on the ground as well as our 24 hour emergency help line and we will be in contact with you throughout your stay.
Fun & Memorable Moments
You will have the opportunity to travel and experience local cultures in a safe and well organised way with Ama Africa Experiences. We can arrange any tours and travel that you would like, such as weekends away, or an outdoor adventure such as surfing, sand boarding or shark cage diving. We always try to negotiate the best deals for tours and trips for applicants on all our programmes, please feel free to contact us for further information or find out more in our Programme DARE section of this website.