www.sunway-safaris.comSOWETO RESPONSIBLE TRAVELA must whilst in Johannesburg is a half day tour of SOWETO. The South Western Township was created during the apartheid era and now many people choose to live there - some 3-5 million people inhabit Soweto.Most of the population are middle income earners, living in small box shaped brick houses. Only 10% of the population live in poverty but in contrast Soweto also has the highest concentration of millionaires in the country.On the tour you will visit a shantytown.The shacks have electricity, there is running water and the council even collects rubbish once a week! You will talk to the locals and may be invited into their homes or schools. You will see Barragwanath Hospital (the largest in the world), the local market and the largest taxi rank in Africa. The Hector Pieterson Museum was established to pre-serve the history and the memory of all those who were involved in the Soweto uprising of 16 June 1976. Soweto has the only street in the world where two Nobel Peace Prize winners live. Nelson Mandela's house is now a Museum, but Desmund Tutu still lives here. Learn much more about the history and what it is really like to live in Soweto (past and present) from our guides.The tour can be booked on arrival in Johannesburg.Departs daily (except Sunday afternoon) @ 08:30 & 13:30Soweto tour ?60 per person Sunway's environmental policy applies to everyone travelling with us and allows us to experience the lands we are visiting but also have a positive influence on the communities and ultimately the natural environment of Southern Africa. Our tour leaders will help you with the implementation of these policies, many of which will seem like common sense.All of our tours feature at least one visit to a local community project such as: village visits, animal rehab projects, or employment of local guides. These local initiatives help to maintain local cultures and also sustain the ideals of wildlife conservation. As a Sunway traveller it gives you the chance to meet local people and see how tourism is benefiting Africa.Tourism, goodwill and conservation all work together and Sunway aims to provide the delicate balance at all times!EDUCATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:Sunway operates a number of tours each year for underprivileged children. We believe that they are Africa's future and that environmental education is important. We take groups of children to national parks offering them the chance to see the benefits of conservation, as well as prospects for their future employment in conservation or the tourism industry. Should you wish to contribute to these trips by donation or sponsorship please speak to your guide, or the Sunway office.
AIRPORT TRANSFERS & HOTELS34AIRPORT TRANSFER & PRE TOUR HOTELSCAPE TOWNSweet Orange Guest House1 Bellevue Road, Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa.Room en-suite (bed and breakfast)? 40 per person sharing ? 67 per single room MAUNCrocodile CampThamalakane River Road, Maun, Botswana.Chalet en-suite (bed and breakfast)? 62 per person sharing ? 90 per single room Audi CampThamalakane River Road, Maun, BotswanaPermanent tent, shared ablutions (bed and break-fast)? 25 per person sharing ? 37 single tentLIVINGSTONEWaterfront LodgeMosi oa Tunya Road, Livingstone, Zambia.Standard chalet en-suite (bed and breakfast)? 69 per person sharing ? 106 single room Adventure permanent tent, shared ablutions (bed only)? 22 per person sharing ? 32 per single tentPRE & POST TOUR ACCOMMODATIONUnless special arrangements have been made, these are the departure points for our tours. At the departure there will be a short meeting to discuss final arrangements of the tour and to inform you about the day's activities. Please bring your travel voucher and insurance policy. JOHANNESBURGRoad Lodge RivoniaCnr. Rivonia Road and 10th Avenue, Rivonia, Sandton, South Africa.Room en-suite (bed only)? 28 per person sharing? 57 per single room AIRPORT TRANSFERSSunway offers pre and post tour airport transfers at a cost of ? 30 per person per transfer.Please book these when you book your tour.OKAVANGO - SAVE OUR SAUSAGE TREES PROJECT: For hundreds of years, the local communities in and around Botswana's Okavango Delta have used the wood of the sausage tree (Kigelia Africana) to craft their traditional mekoro (dugout canoes). The knowledge and skill have been passed down from generation to generation and, up until recently, has been a sustainable practice. With increasing numbers of people visiting the Delta each year, more mekoro are needed and as a direct result, more and more sausage trees are being felled and the sausage tree is sadly disappearing from the region. A traditional wooden mokoro will have to be replaced every five years, thereby placing increased pressure on the dwindling sausage tree supply. Sunway Safaris has established a project to encourage polers in the local communities to buy replica fiberglass mekoro, which have a lifespan of approximately ten years, are more stable and are produced without any negative affect to the environment. Sponsorship for each fiberglass mokoro is needed, and if you would like to contribute, please speak to your guide or the Sunway office. We thank you for your support.