Journeys with Purpose 2019

#JWP is about connecting ethical adventure travel with the purpose of making a difference. These self-drive adventures are led and organised by Carla Geyser who is the founder of the BSST and who has to date lead two successful trips into Africa.

You know what we truly love about our work at Blue sky society trust is that we wake up every day and get to do something that we love, we get to inspire and encourage individuals to go out there and do things that inspire them. It's truly the most wonderful thing in the world to be able to make a difference. ... In fact, the best part is to try figure out the many ways we can do it. And one of the ways we are doing this is with our "Journeys with Purpose projects"

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Journeys with purpose involves combining ethical adventure travel in Africa with fundraising and giving back. It’s that simple. 2019 is going to be an exhilarating year filled with adventure , fun and doing good. Do you want to be someone that gets to tell their grand children that they made a difference?

Each year, we venture out into Africa with a select crew of like-minded souls. These self-drive adventures are led and organised by Carla Geyser, the founder of the Blue Sky Society Trust, who has led many successful trips into Africa. We always take a well-rounded team for each expedition – people ... with a variety of skills and interests. With this in mind, please see the questions below. If you are an enthusiastic adventurer who’s passionate about conservation and who takes life as it comes, then this is for you! Remember, seats are limited so don’t wait too long.

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These expeditions often involve driving long distances over bumpy dusty roads, camping in remote areas, and at times being without cell service for days and of course loads of giving back through hands-on charity work This is not a tour but rather a team expedition, and every member of ... the team is expected to pitch in with cooking, cleaning, camp set up etc. It is the experience of a lifetime, and we would love to have exploratory fun-filled compassionate spirits along for the ride. Are you up for the challenge?
This is a LIMITED entry journey, which means only a few people get to experience this unforgettable never to be repeated experience. We only want the deserving to join us, legends who will be remembered for their awesomeness, and ability to go with whatever comes their way, and above all, those able to create smiles and good vibes out of thin air! Africa also teaches you how to take on situations with a bit of a sense of humour.

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From Beira the selected crew will be fetched by the BSST driving team, we will then drive in convoy heading north west to the breath-taking Gorongosa National Park for a few days of adventure, walks and game drives. We will then continue further north east to Gile National Reserve where ... will be collaring elephants with Elephants Alive in Mozambique, and doing some wildlife educational work in schools adjacent to these wildlife areas.
The crew will be offered the hands-on experience of helping the vets under strict supervision with taking DNA blood samples, taking photos for verification, measurements of feet, tusks, ears etc for their studies. The crew will also be apart of the naming process, working with the Parks team to make sure the right name is chosen. Please note that the elephant’s safety is always a priority so we work in close guidance by the professionals who have been doing this for MANY years.
The Crew will then visit the pristine and un-spoilt shores of the Indian Ocean at Pebane Fishing camp which is situated on the East coast of Mozambique. A chartered airplane will then fly you to Napule where you can fly straight back to South Africa to fly home after an incredible once in a lifetime expedition.
This is an EPIC African Adventure with challenges around every corner, wild animals, dusty corrugated roads, potholes, mountain ranges, forests, and national parks… a chance to meet great people, experience different foods, cultures and traditions the most incredible opportunity to see the very best of Africa.

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Collaring elephants in Gile National Reserve with the Elephants Alive crew. Our JWP expedition will be raising funds to collar two of these elephants. The crew will also be involved helping the vets and Elephant Alive crew under their strict super vision. This is such an incredible opportunity ... to actively get involved on some level. The animals safety is ALWAYS a priority. We will also be doing some educational work in the rural communities adjacent to the park handing out wildlife educational booklets. At Gorongosa National Park we will go on 2 x Game Drives. And to end off our exceptional journey a Boat Cruise at Pebane. What a way to finish off this once in a life time journey.

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9th - 22nd MAY 2019

Thank you for your interest in joining a Journeys with Purpose expedition.

We are now recruiting for crew members for our upcoming Mozambique journey.

We are looking for a variety of skills and passions from Bloggers, to cooks, photographers to videographers, storytellers to artists .

We aim to put together a complementary team of 10 people to head up into Mozambique to go and collar elephants with Elephants Alive.


COST: R60 000 pp / $4320pp / £3390 per person

For this once off unique life time experience the total cost (which includes your fundraising portion of R20 000 which goes towards collaring of elephants) will cost R60 000 pp / $4320 pp / £3390 pp. If you would like ... single accommodation please contact us for a price.

DEPOSIT : We require a R6000 / $450 / £340 deposit to secure a seat (non- refundable), and thereafter monthly payments on the 15th of each month which we will confirm once the application has been acknowledged and selected. We also have a few hidden surprises for our crew.

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A Seat in a car

Expedition leader and BSST crew to guide/drive you

All Accommodation – mostly camping & a few chalets/rooms /bungalows

All Camping equipment and all necessities ...

All meals

All National Parks entry fees

All Fuel and Car transportation

All local guiding fees where applicable

All Activities mentioned – 2 x Gorongosa NP Game Drive(s) + Elephant Collaring and Tracking in Gile National Reserve + Boat Cruise (Pebane)

JWP water bottle, travel mug + Cap

Bottled water + Cooldrinks

All airport and local Transport to accommodation from airport

Photography education and assistance (where necessary)

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The following payment structure will commence until our departure in May 2019.

Payment 1 – Immediate R6000 / $450 / £340 pp to secure a seat.

Payment 2 – 15th January 2019 (R13 500 / $967.50 / £762,50)...

Payment 3 – 15thFebruary 2019 (R13 500 / $967.50 / £762,50)

Payment 4 – 15th March 2019 (R13 500 / $967.50 / £762,50)

Payment 5 – 15th April 2019 (Final payment) (R13 500 / $967.50 / £762,50)


Prices and itinerary may vary slightly but we will keep you posted and updated to any changes

This is a malaria area so please consult your doctor if you are going to take medication.

Please note no pregnant ladies will be allowed on this trip due to where we are going. (malaria area)

Any medical conditions are to be made aware of to the Expedition leader.

Each crew member will be required to sign an expedition contract

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Any flights to get to and from expedition. Flights into Beira and out of Napule (Mozambique) to JHB

Any Visas (Mozambique) *Please check with your travel agent if you require visas*

Gratuities ...

Personal expenses at accommodation

Extra Activities other than those described

Snacks and Drinks (Alcohol)

Travel Insurance (Compulsory)

Charter from Pebane to Napule *Price on request but depending on numbers should work out at roughly $500pp. (TBC)

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