We are sorry that these outreaches were cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.  It is likely these outreaches will be repeated in 2021. Please check back in November:

The purpose of the Africa Trek is to disciple participants through:

  • Exposure to rural and least-reached African communities
  • Deepening their intimacy with God
  • Helping them to become effective disciple-makers

If you want to grow closer to God, see how He is working in Africa, and make as big an impact as possible on the world during your life, the Africa Trek is for you!

Participants (‘Trekkies’) will travel for 6 weeks, 2 months or 3 months through Southern Africa, staying with various local missionaries and serving them the best way possible. We will travel by car, bus or train, will stay in very basic accommodation (often in tents) and eat the local food.

Dates Treks are usually 2 months long offered in January, May & October. Occasionally, the team offers shorter and longer placements of 6 weeks and 3 months.
Apply by 2 months prior to start of trek
Cost 2020 cost was £2,275 for 2 months (excluding flights, insurance, visa, border crossing fees, any possible vaccinations & DBS)
Ages 18+ Tailored towards participants aged 18-30
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups

There is also an option to do a 1 year Africa Trek internship. Please enquire for more details.

Ministry Details

Trekkies will be involved in a variety of ministries including (but not limited to) door-to-door evangelism, children’s ministry, sports ministry, showing the Jesus Film and practical work. Trekkies will aim to serve the needs of the local missionaries as effectively as possible. Day-to-day activities will vary depending on the community we are staying with. Daily activities may include things like group devotions, times for teaching & training, evangelism, serving the local community, preparing meals and travelling.


Accommodation on the Trek will be basic. Trekkies will sleep in tents most of the time.


Trekkies will live with local missionaries and, as such, eat what local missionaries eat. At times, there may be options to purchase snacks but this cannot be guaranteed.

If you have special dietary needs - please inform us during the application process (intolerance, allergies, vegan/vegetarian, diabetic, etc.)


Trekkies must book their own flights in and out of Africa. The Trek team will arrange all travel from the airport.

Please ask us which airport to fly in and out of.

If you are arriving earlier and departing after the Trek start and end dates, please communicate this with OM UK BEFORE you book. Please do not book any flights until you have received confirmation of acceptance.

The countries you will trek through will be updated.


Trekkies will be travelling frequently, and sometimes engaging in manual labour or sport in African climates. Therefore they need to arrive in relatively good health. You must have a valid yellow fever certificate. Trekkies are responsible for their own immunisations and malaria medication.


We will be travelling through Southern Africa and it is the responsibility of the Trekkies to research beforehand what countries they need to apply for visas for ahead of time, and how much it will cost at the borders.

All border fees are to be paid in US dollars, and as a general rule, it is better to have more money than you need in case things change.


Price also excludes personal snacks or extra food during the Trek, accommodation before and/or after the Trek and/or any other activities Trekkies want to engage in. Price is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

The cost of the Trek will provide you with meals each day, all of your transport whilst on the Trek, and your accommodation on the Trek.

The price of the 3 month trek also includes OM UK’s Getting into Gear weekend (GiG) in Shropshire. This is a weekend of training and orientation.

As part of our safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate which will cost an additional £20. 

Applicants must be 18 or over. This placement is tailored towards participants aged 18-30.

Different languages will be spoken in the different areas that the Trekkies will travel to, but the language the Trek group will communicate in is English. Therefore a reasonable level of English is required.

Trekkies are responsible for their own immunisations and malaria medication. Local doctors will have a good idea of what immunisations are required, but the one necessary injection for the Trek is Yellow Fever. 

Trekkies MUST have a valid Yellow Fever card with them on the Trek.


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