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 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.

 Trek Dates Apply by Cost
May 2019 Sunday, 12 May – Sunday, 28 July 2019 Friday, 22 February 2019 £2,245
September 2019 Sunday, 01 September – Sunday, 24 November 2019 Friday, 14 June 2019 £2,245
September 2019 Mini Sunday, 29 September - Sunday, 10 November 2019 Friday, 02 August 2019 £1,080
January 2020 Sunday, 19 January - Sunday, 05 April 2020 Friday, 08 November 2019 £2,245
May 2020 Sunday, 10 May - Sunday, 26 July 2020 Friday, 06 March 2020 £2,245
September 2020 Sunday, 06 September - Sunday 22 November 2020 Friday, 31 July 2020 £2,245
Ages 18+ Tailored towards participants aged 18-30
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups

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

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

Food

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.)

Travel

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

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.

Health

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.

Visa

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.

Notes

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

Price excludes flights, insurance, any visa/border crossing fees, any possible vaccinations, 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 either from 7th-10th June or 18th-21st October 2019 (which ever dates are before the outreach you apply for). 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. 

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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