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Explore Africa

Africa, my Africa!  The mysterious continent with lost and hidden treasures, laying in front of us like an adventure waiting to happen.

In this place corruption brews in governments, injustice flows through the rifles of child soldiers and poverty strikes the poorest of poor.

Yet beauty abounds in its sprawling jungles, mighty desert dunes and raging rivers; is evident in the eyes of the humble farmer, the joyful singing of the women and the innocent actions of the locals.

Come with us on a journey that explores the richness and sadness of a continent.
It’s time to Explore Africa!

Explore Africa is an experiential learning journey for individuals aiming to encounter God and join Him in what He is busy doing in Africa.  It is an opportunity for world changers to be exposed to different ways of thinking and living, seeing the crippling effects of poverty and disease and searching God’s heart for answers to these problems.

We will live God’s love in places where He is unknown. We will battle our own mindsets and prejudice. We will bow to our knees  n awe of who God is, begging for His Kingdom to be established in Africa. Then we will get our hands dirty and make our hearts vulnerable, giving who we are and dream to be; showing the lost that there is hope and a future in Christ Jesus.

We will put on our armor and walk to the front of the battle lines. We will fight with truth, prayer, love and justice. We will fight to set the captives free.

It will be hot, it will be dirty. It might be dangerous. We will get tired. Our hearts will break. We will be inspired. We will learn to love in spite of ourselves. We will discover God’s heart for the poor and lost.  We will see how small we really are. We will make a difference. We will seek to love and honour God. We will serve and love our fellow Africans. We will give ourselves in service and find ourselves in Christ.

Join us in a quest to Explore Africa; seeking to find God at work, sharing the Gospel of Jesus, making disciples, serving, learning.  Traveling through about 10 countries from different regions of Africa we will work with the long term working in the field and lift their hands. We will pray, teach, build houses, give food, clean hospitals, listens to stories and tell our own and serve in which ever way God asks.

The time is now! Africa is calling. This is your chance to make a difference.


• Through travelling we aim to deposit a life changing element in the leaders on the journey.
• Through learning to lead as Jesus did, by serving, we hope to become more like Him.
• Through gathering people in simple churches we hope to create a wave of transformation across the continent.
• Through seeing the needs of the people we hope to serve them as best as we could.

In partnership with the Leadership Experience and All Nations we believe we could rise to the above challenges.



Using every mode of transport available, the Explore Africa team will circumnavigate the African continent in eight months.  Starting in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, they will travel through more than 10 African nations ending back in Jeffreys Bay on the 27th of November.



Example of the 2009 Explore Africa route



Example of the 2010 Explore Africa route


Follow this link to see a possible Explore Africa itinerary:

Possible itinerary for Explore Africa 2017



Who can apply?
* Christians with a heart for the nations
* Eighteen years and older
* All nationalities are welcome
* Individuals as well as married couples
* Enter as an individual or as a team (5 to 6 people)
* A teachable and adventurous spirit is required.

When is the next journey?
Our next journey will start in 06 January 2017
Participants must be available from 06 January 2017 – 27 November 2017


(Successful applicants can request their very own copy of "We have come this far by Faith" - the official Global Challenge Expeditions Documentary)

*If the participant is under the age of 18 year when the travel commence, we will need an unabridged birth certificate, an affidavit from the parents giving permission for the minor to travel and certified copies of the parents' identity documents.

Costs involved:
We have sought to respond to the economic differences of our potential students through a sliding scale depending on average income levels of the nation you come from.  We have found this to be the fairest way to address economic differences.
We base our charges for GCEX Journeys on our budgeted expenses and by taking into consideration the national average Per Capita Income (PCI) of 208 countries.

These countries are assigned to one of three categories based on the PCI. They are:

Category A – Countries or territories with a PCI between US $0 - $10,000.
Category B – Countries or territories with a PCI of more than US $10,000

For a complete list of countries and the category they are assigned, please contact our office.

The sliding cost scale for participation in Explore Africa 2017 will be as follows:
Category A country of income - R 75 000 (ZAR, Brazil, etc.)
Category B country of income - R 94 000 (USA, UK, New Zealand, Australia, etc.)
Click here for currency converter.

*PCI categories will be allocated according to your country of income in the year prior to your participation.

NOTE: Costs may change without prior notice due to fluctuations in exchange rates. See terms and conditions

The above costs include:
All expenses for your entire journey, like: travel, flight tickets, food, lodging, ministry expenses and all other planned activities.

The above costs do not include:
Travel to and from the start and end of the journey,visas, travel insurance, communications, entry into unplanned sights, spending money, etc.

Global Challenge Expeditions encourages a lifestyle of simplicity and participants will have to be willing to, in every situation, choose the cheapest way of transport, accommodation, etc.

A more complete budget and financial guide will be available to successful candidates.

How do I apply and what happens there after?
* Step 1 - Complete the Quick App below
* Step 2 - Submit Application
* Step 3 - Give time for us to respond to your application

One of our staff members will assist and guide you through the rest of the application process.

Once you have been accepted into the selection process you will have to fill out a longer Second Application and also pay a non-refundable admin-fee of R200.

Successful candidates will receive an Official Members Guide with all the information needed to prepare you for an awesome adventure around the world.

We are currently accepting applications for our 2017 Explore Africa journey!


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Global Challenge Expeditions Trust
Registration Number: 066-651-NPO
Street Address: 11 Tulip Street, Jeffreys Bay, 6330, South Africa
Postal Address: PO Box 1064, Jeffreys Bay, 6330

Telephone: (+27)42 293 1511
Fax: (+27)42 293 2964

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