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Zimbabwe November 2019

This trip will primarily include visits to two of our projects in Zimbabwe - for those who want to gain a real but rewarding insight into the reality of life for the vulnerable children we support there. The expedition offers the opportunity to make a real difference and leave behind a positive impact.

About the trip

The purpose of this trip is two-fold. Firstly to spend some quality time with children at our Amatelaz Homework Centre. Amatelaz provides support for orphans, who don’t receive this kind of help at home. The centre offers help with homework, curriculum-based revision and the opportunity to strengthen their English language skills in a safe and supervised environment. Participants in this trip will spend time with the children to help them with their English reading and conversational skills which is vitally important to their learning.

The second part of the trip involves travelling to Chimanimani to visit the children orphaned by Cyclone Idai in March 2019. Following the devastation of the cyclone, our Crisis Response Team deployed to identify, make safe, and keep safe children who had been orphaned by the disaster. As a result of the deployment, the team were able to identify 18 orphans who have been welcomed into the Operation Orphan family.

How to Apply

Click through to main Global Expedition page and scroll down for the online form or download the paper application from, complete it and post or email it to our office.


Dates: 18 November to 1 December 2019

Cost: £800 (flights) + £575 (trip cost)  

Project Fundraising Target: £300 - £500

Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

Flight payment deadline: due within 14 days of receipt of invoice

Trip payment deadline: 1 October 2019

Training Day: 12 October 2019

Team size: min 5 and max 10 people

All applicants will be notified 14 days from receipt of application if they are to be accepted.

NB For this trip you must be age 18 or over.

Flight cost includes airport taxes

Trip cost includes:

  • Comprehensive business travel insurance

  • Travel Visa

  • Food

  • Transport and travel in Zimbabwe

  • Accommodation (very basic)

  • Training and administration

  • T-Shirt and fleece

Cost excludes

  • Travel to and from UK airport

  • Vaccinations and anti-malarial medication- Please contact your nearest travel clinic as soon as possible stating you will be travelling to the Eastern Highland region of Zimbabwe.

Important: Passports must be valid for more than 6 months from date of departure


In accordance with Passenger protection policy for insolvency cover in respect of the Package Travel & Linked Travel Regulations 2018 all passengers booking with Operation Orphan are fully protected for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies paid to us, including repatriation costs, arising from cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Operation Orphan. This insurance DOES NOT include Flights. Consumer aware: Your booking is insured by IPP Ltd and its panel of insurers.  This insurance is only valid for passengers who book and pay directly with/to Operation Orphan. If you have booked and/or paid direct to a Travel Agent for a holiday with Operation Orphan please request proof of how the booking is secured as this will not be covered by IPP Ltd in this instance. There is no requirement for Financial Protection of day trips, and none is provided. This Insurance has been arranged by International Passenger Protection Limited and underwritten by Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe SE. For further information please go to

“Flights” are sold to you by us as an agent of Diversity Travel and are protected by their ATOL. When you buy an ATOL protected flight from us you will receive a confirmation invoice confirming your arrangements and your protection under Diversity’s Air travel Organisers Licence number 9566. In the unlikely event of their insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking in relation to the flight. For further information visit the ATOL website at

Earlier Event: 28 September
Moldova KACW Trip Oct 2019
Later Event: 15 February
Uganda Trip Feb 2020