South Africa: Exploring Culture & Healthcare Journey -Evette Wilson

      Johannesburg, South Africa

      Nanda Journeys
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      49 reviews
      Aug 14 - 25, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 20
      South Africa: Exploring Culture & Healthcare Journey -Evette Wilson
      Johannesburg, South Africa

      Nanda Journeys
      • Email address verified
      49 reviews

      Aug 14 - 25, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 20

      About this trip

      Join esteemed leader Dr. Evette Wilson, DNP, RN in South Africa to explore how nursing and other healthcare services are delivered in urban and rural communities. Meet with fellow practitioners while also exploring the rich culture and heritage of Johannesburg and Cape Town.

      Professional Highlights

      ✓ Meet with a representative from an organization like the Democratic Nursing Organization of South Africa or the South African Nursing Council. Learn not only about nursing in South Africa but also discuss their organization and the types of services they provide including nursing regulation.

      ✓ Interact with nurses, educators, and other allied healthcare professionals from a variety of

      facilities throughout your travels. Explore South Africa’s healthcare and nursing system to expand your professional perspectives of nursing participants by immersing in the diverse healthcare environment of South Africa. 

      ✓ Our goal is to instill a deep understanding and appreciation of the unique challenges and opportunities in the South African healthcare system, including a visit to Tapologo, a facility providing care to the poorest of the poor in the Bojanala region.

      ✓ Delve into the intricacies of healthcare provision, policy dynamics, and nursing roles in South

      Africa, enhancing your own practices back in the U.S.

      8-10 Continuing Education Units (CEU) credits will be sought for this journey through the Nevada State Board of Nursing.

      Cultural Highlights

      ✓ Embark on an exploration of the darkest years in South African history at the Apartheid Museum as well as a driving tour of the South Western Township (Soweto).

      ✓ Explore Pilanesberg Game Reserve, known for Big 5 game viewing in a malaria free environment and just a short 2-hour drive from Johannesburg.

      Accompanying guest program – Professional members and their guests are welcome. Alternate privately guided activities will be provided for accompanying guests.


      Why Nanda Journeys

      "Nanda journeys is very special. It gives you the opportunity to follow your passion while making a sustainable difference in the lives of people and places in areas of significant need. The experience not only provides significant opportunity for professional and cultural growth but it makes you a more culturally aware for professional work of all people at home. The logistics, the accommodations, the companionship with like minded colleagues makes the journeys more than an ordinary tour. It is a life changing experience. Can't wait to do it again sometime and somewhere soon."

      Dr. Dolores Battle

      Past president, ASHA and IALP
      Speech-Language, Pathology and Audio

      Read more about what people are saying about Nanda Journeys HERE

      What’s included

      • Airfare
        Roundtrip economy airfare from New York City area and domestic flights in South Africa
      • Hotel Accommodations
        4* Star locally owned hotels
      • Most Meals
        Breakfast daily, 6 Lunches and 6 Dinners as outlined in the daily itinerary
      • Professional Meetings
        12-18 hours of professional exchanges with your counterparts in host country
      • Entrance Fees
        All entrance fees and activities mentioned
      • National Guide
        Local South African (English speaking) guide to stay with you throughout the program
      • Local Guides
        Additional guest program guides who will provide specialized local knowledge throughout the journey
      • Private local transport
        Private motor coach and driver
      • 24/7 Travel Support
        Nanda Journeys team support before, during and after travel. 24/7 during travel.
      • Unique itinerary
        Nanda Journeys has designed this program exclusively with Dolores Battle and Kia Johnson
      • Some Tips
        Tips for restaurants, drivers, and guest program guides included

      What’s not included

      • Passport & Visas
        Passport application, renewal and visas are not included
      • Alcoholic Beverages
        Meals include soft drinks with alcoholic beverages being at your own personal expense
      • Meals
        Meals not mentioned in the program itinerary
      • Insurance
        Travel insurance is not included, but highly recommended. Nanda Journeys will provide recommendations
      • Tips
        Tips for national guide and hotel staff are not included. Suggested tipping $10-15 per day guide, $2-4 in room maid service.
      • Personal Items
        Any item purchased at the hotel or restaurant which is not mentioned in the daily itinerary

      Available Packages

      Shared Room with flights
      only 1 left

      Pricing per person including airfare, shared room with twin or double bed. Please review Booking Terms & Conditions HERE

      ** Nanda Journeys will endeavor to assist persons requesting a roommate, however, a shared room cannot be guaranteed. Participants will be contacted to confirm space in a shared occupancy room approx. 90 days prior to travel. If we are unsuccessful in finding a suitable roommate, the enrollee will be invoiced the applicable single supplement **

      Single Room with flights
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      Pricing per person including airfare and single room. Please review Booking Terms & Conditions  HERE 

      Shared Room Land Only

      By selecting this option, you are electing to book your own flights.  Please review Booking Terms & Conditions  HERE  

      ** Nanda Journeys will endeavor to assist persons requesting a roommate; however, a shared room cannot be guaranteed. Participants will be contacted to confirm space in a shared occupancy room approx. 90 days prior to travel. If we are unsuccessful in finding a suitable roommate, the enrollee will be invoiced the applicable single supplement **

      Single Room Land Only

      By selecting this option you are electing to book your own flights.  Please review Booking Terms & Conditions  HERE  


      Available options

      Safari Extension Single
      Victoria Falls and Kruger National Park
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      only 2 left
      Pre Extension Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

      Details as provide in email - does not include overnight at Marriott hotel 1st night.

      Domestic Flight
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      Las Vegas Flight Supplement
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      Domestic Flight Supplement
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      Business Class Flight Supplement
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      Deposit: $0


      Day 1 - August 14, 2024
      Depart Newark/NYC for South Africa

      Depart early this evening and make your way to South Africa.

      With a dynamic fusion of African, European, and Asian influences, South Africa is a place of vibrant cultural diversity. Years after its emergence from apartheid, the nation has become a fascinating mix of history and modernity, of ancient traditions and new ideas.

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      Nanda Journeys
      49 reviews
      Nanda Journeys offers theme-focused trips to global destinations that speak to your interests, bringing together travelers with purpose and passion to explore the world in an meaningful way. We create travel programs for the diverse, adventurous explorer united in a desire: to not only experience a destination, but to truly experience a culture & connect with its people, visiting unexplored, off-the-beaten path destinations, that provide an opportunity to give back, and make a meaningful difference in the communities they visit.


      I recently had the pleasure of joining a professional group trip to South Africa hosted by Nanda Journeys - Dolores Battle and Kia Johnson, and it was the experience of a lifetime! From start to finish, every detail was meticulously planned and executed, making my journey smooth, educational, a professional development opportunity, and incredibly enjoyable. Our guides were nothing short of amazing. Their knowledge of South Africa's history, culture, education, health, and wildlife added immense value to the trip. They were always approachable and ready to answer any questions for the group, and their passion for the country was truly apparent. Most importantly, the accommodations met/exceeded my expectations. We stayed in a variety of high-quality hotels and lodges, each offering exceptional comfort, excellent service, and beautiful views. Nanda Journeys handled all logistics flawlessly. From airport transfers to day-to-day activities, everything was organized to perfection. Thank you for an incredible journey and planning details put into the trip. Appreciated.
      By C C for South Africa SLP & Audiology Journey- Dolores Battle and Kia Johnson on Jun 21, 2024
      Chimezie, thank you for your kind words. We had wonderful feedback from Kia and Dolores as well as from our local partners. It certainly sounds like it was a wonderful experience for you and the other participants. We are thrilled you decided to join this transformative journey, we are delighted to have you as part of our Nanda family and hope you will be able to join us again in the future. Nicola
      By Nanda Journeys on Jun 21, 2024
      This was a life changing trip. It was educational and recreational at the same time. Our tour guides were outstanding. Each day was filled with meaningful activities that were thoroughly enjoyable and memorable.
      By Brigitta W for South Africa SLP & Audiology Journey- Dolores Battle and Kia Johnson on Jun 17, 2024
      Brigitta, we are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time in South Africa. Thank you for your kind words and thank you for joining this wonderful delegation.
      By Nanda Journeys on Jun 17, 2024
      This was a bucket list once in a lifetime trip and even though it was my 7 th trip with Nanda, it seemed to encompass all that Nanda Journeys is about- unique opportunities to see the world through a different lens by immersing in local communities, giving back, fun and service. This particular trip was unique in that we did separate treks for chimpanzees and gorillas- words cannot describe the hour you are up close and personal with these magnificent creatures. The food, hotels, and yes, even the bumpy bus rides to the remote lodges were all part of the experience. The Ugandan team and staff at all hotels went above and beyond! I highly recommend this adventure and you don’t have to be in Olympic shape- the porters were a huge help.
      By Maura M for UGANDA - Gorilla & Chimpanzee Safari and Community Immersion on Jun 13, 2024
      Maura, our wonderful Nanda advocate and dear friend. We are so happy to have been a part of this bucket list journey for you! Thank you for your kind words and for being a true global citizen and ambassador. I so enjoyed journeying with you and look forward to the next time. Nicola
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      By Nanda Journeys on Jan 26, 2024
      This was my first time using Nanda Journeys to lead a global team. I have led teams with other companies but wanted to try a new company. Nanda Journeys did not disappoint. From the moment I embarked on Nanda Journeys’ cultural and healthcare-focused trip to India, I knew I was in for an extraordinary experience, but nothing could have prepared me for the profound impact this journey would have on me. Nanda Journeys curated a masterful itinerary that seamlessly blended educational enrichment with cultural immersion. As a healthcare professional, the opportunity to learn about India's healthcare system firsthand was invaluable. We visited local clinics and major hospitals, interacting with Indian healthcare professionals who shared insights into their challenges and innovations. This exchange wasn't just informative; it was deeply inspiring, offering a fresh perspective on healthcare delivery. But this journey was more than just a professional learning experience. Nanda Journeys ensured that we were steeped in the rich immersion of Indian culture. We explored bustling markets and serene temples, savored the vibrant flavors of authentic Indian cuisine, and were mesmerized by traditional music and dance performances. The accommodations arranged by Nanda Journeys were top-notch, offering comfort and luxury after days filled with exploration and learning. Their guides were knowledgeable and passionate, not just about the sites we visited but about ensuring we had a meaningful and personal experience. One of the most striking aspects of this trip was the perfect balance between structure professional activities and tourist exploration activities. Whether it was a visit to the Taj Mahal, a rickshaw ride through the lively streets of Delhi, or a reflective moment at the Keoladeo National Park and Bird sanctuary, each day was a blend of awe, learning, and personal growth. What sets Nanda Journeys apart is their commitment to creating connections. We didn't just observe; we engaged. We met with local families, shared meals, and exchanged stories. These moments of genuine connection were heartwarming and underscored the universal aspects of humanity, transcending borders and cultures. My journey to India with Nanda Journeys was more than just a trip; it was a life-altering experience. It broadened my horizons, challenged my perspectives, and left me with a deeper understanding of both the Indian culture and its healthcare system. I returned home not just with memories and knowledge, but with a renewed passion for my profession and a profound appreciation for the beauty and complexity of India. Nanda Journeys didn't just promise an educational tour; they delivered an unforgettable expedition into the heart of India.
      By Evette W for Culture and Healthcare in India with Dr. Evette Wilson on Jan 11, 2024
      Evette, it was an honor and a privilege to collaborate with you on this journey. Your commitment to further yours, and your delegates leadership and cultural understanding is beyond compare. Working alongside someone so passionate and dedicated is such a pleasure and we know this is the first of many journeys we will collaborate on. Thank you for your kind words which we will of course pass along to the amazing team in India. We are so excited for your August journey to South Africa! Nicola
      By Nanda Journeys on Jan 12, 2024
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