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Dates & Costs

2013 Projects

Kenya
One Tree, One Child, One Planet: 2nd September – 13th September 2013 ***TRIP FULL***

WWF Kenya: 23rd September – 3rd October 2013 ***ONLY TWO PLACES LEFT***

Project Price: £850
Local Payment: £100

Cameroon
Ape Action Africa: Film Chimpanzees and Gorillas: 13th October – 25th October 2013

Ape Action Africa: Primate Education and Outreach Project Video: 27th October – 8th November 2013

Ape Action Africa: Filming Football for Apes: 10th November – 22nd November 2013

Project Price: £950

You can spread the cost of the trip by paying in monthly instalments, and we can build a payment plan that suits you.

The total project price includes:

• Digital media training, support and guidance
• Access to production equipment (HD video cameras, laptops, etc)
• All transport from Day 1 to Day 12 of the project
• All accommodation costs (camping and hostels)
• Three meals per day on average and all clean drinking water
• Access to 3G internet (where available)
• Meet and learn from local and international conservation experts

We encourage fundraising, provide support with grant applications, and are always happy to talk to you about how to make this happen.

2014 Expeditions

Uganda: 6th June 2014 – 3rd July 2014
Kenya: 11th July 2014 – 7th August 2014
Expedition price: £1,500
Local payment: £450

The total expedition price includes:

• Digital media training, support and guidance
• Access to production equipment (HD video cameras, laptops, etc)
• All transport in Oasis Overland expedition vehicle.
• All accommodation costs (camping and hostels)
• Three vegetarian meals per day on average and all clean drinking water
• Access to 3G internet
• Generator for charging electrical equipment
• Camping, gas, firewood and cooking gear
• An overnight stay in a safari or game reserve, providing an opportunity to spot the Big Five (elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard). For Uganda volunteers, the local payment also includes tracking wild habituated chimpanzees.
• Visit landmarks such as Thomson Falls, the Great Rift Valley, Mount Kenya, the Source of the Nile, Lake Victoria, tropical rainforests, and many more (dependent on trip and country)
• Meet and learn from local and international conservation experts
• Experience diverse centres of culture and innovation – from bustling cities such as Nairobi and Kampala to remote villages like Bore and Bigodi

To apply to join an expedition please click here.

Where does your money go?

A not-for-profit programme, all volunteer contributions cover the cost of running the expedition.

Each volunteer’s contribution is collected together and used to fund the entirety of an expedition. You can see an estimated breakdown of costs in the pie chart below. Due to the nature of the expedition, over 60% of the contribution is used to cover your transport, food and accommodation in-country.

Pie chart showing the payment breakdown of a Great Primate Handshake expedition

Raising the necessary expedition funds

We understand that fundraising is often an essential factor in helping you meet the require expedition contribution. Over the past three years we have developed a range of practial fundraising documents and online fundraising tools to assist you. It is not uncommon for volunteers to raise over 50% of the expedition contribution through innovative fundraising activities and thorough research.

For more information please view our Introduction to Fundraising PDF document

Not Included:

• Flights, airport taxes and transfers
• Personal travel insurance
• Visas (check with us for latest costs)
• Drinks (other than water)
• Optional excursions (tbc)

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