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Africa Family Safari Tour in 2020 with Answers in Genesis

With Buddy and Kay Davis

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June 12-22, 2020

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Tour Leader(s):

Buddy and Kay Davis

Location:

Africa Safari & Creation, South Africa

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ITINERARY
TOUR SCHOLAR(S)
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OVERVIEW

TOUR OVERVIEW:

On this educational African family safari tour with Answers in Genesis, you will enjoy exciting safaris and top-quality lodging. This creation safari allows you to get up close to some of the most amazing creatures in God’s creation, while learning from God’s Word through our amazing teachers! Buddy Davis will be the spiritual leader on this journey and will share his wisdom as we enjoy interacting with the South African wildlife and getting to know each other as Christians. This trip offers special experiences for parents, grandparents, and the kids! Enjoy time together in some of the most unique places on earth by joining our family African safari tour in June of 2020!

Our camp is located in the Waterberg Savannah Biosphere Reserve. Here we will enjoy a teaching on Noah’s flood as we explore the findings seen throughout South Africa and talk of the evidence to support the passages. Accommodation choices range from authentic safari tents to grass roofed chalets. Our tents, chalets, cottages and lodges have private fully equipped bathrooms, and bedrooms with their own views and unique attributes. See below for a brief description and book early to secure your room! We want to make it a special time for couples, families and those seeking safe Christian fellowship. Singles – we also match roommates!

TOUR MAP:

Creation tour 2017 map South African Family Safari

INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR:

  • Unique game drives with private trackers

  • Creation based teaching (back to Genesis) and Christ centered family atmosphere

  • Private visit of the Waterberg Savannah Biosphere Reserve with unique activities

  • Personal interaction with elephants in a unique game park

  • Special optional “Lion’s walk” where you will be able to walk with these majestic animals

  • Astronomy and Biblical heavens teachings in the evenings

  • Biblical application while learning of the design of animals, insects and the heavens

  • Youth and child age appropriate site visits

  • All tips and beverages included.

  • All meals

  • On day 7, you can choose to work in tandem with Blessman Ministries. Dr. Blessman and his family have water projects and children’s health projects all over South Africa! He has invited us to join them in their work one day.

  • All transportation and transfers, along with top end 4WD safari vehicles on game drives

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ITINERARY

MAIN ITINERARY

  • Jun 12-13
  • Flights Depart
  • Depart your home airport today. We have special prices and schedules this evening that originate in Washington, DC (Dulles airport). There is a four to seven hour layover at London airport as well as a change of time, which creates the loss of date.

Cheetah resting in the shade of a tree
  • Jun 14
  • Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cheetah Center
  • Arrive in Johannesburg at 8:05AM this morning. If you would like to arrange your own airfare, arriving as close to or before this schedule is best. After clearing customs, we will meet our guide and driver to begin our creation journey safari. We will drive approximately an hour to Pretoria – The capital of South Africa. Pretoria is a vision of purple, thanks to its plethora of blossoming trees that gave the South African metropolis its nickname: Jacaranda City. The buildings of Pretoria reflect diverse architectural styles and influences, creating a unique urban landscape. We will start off with a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with some of God’s most majestic cats while visiting the Cheetah Research and Breeding Centre. Afterwards, we will depart Pretoria and drive towards the Mokopane region, rich in creation evidence. We will arrive at our safari lodge and get settled into our African accommodations, where we will enjoy a dinner overlooking the Bush. BLD

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Jun 15
  • First encounters with the bush
  • Sleep in this morning (if you wish) and have some free time to explore the lodge and camp. Our early birds can enjoy a pre-breakfast cup of coffee and take in a sunrise bush walk or watch game managers do a feeding of some special safari animals nearby. After breakfast, we will have praise and worship as we fellowship together. Take part in one of our creation lessons titled “In the beginning”. After our lesson, try your hand at archery, test a bow, enjoy the pool, fishing, massage or some of the lodge’s other unique activities during your free time. Pre-dinner time together for fellowship. After dark, benefit from a lesson in astronomy and enjoy star gazing at its finest, as we uncover some of the mysteries of God’s creation of the sun, the moon, and the stars. BLD

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Jun 16
  • Optional Lion’s Walk
  • Rise and shine early this morning with coffee and get ready to be amazed! For those who are ready, come enjoy an incredibly rare opportunity with an optional adventure “walking with the lions”. What a way to start a safari! Those who prefer can stay at our luxury lodge and enjoy a rest, learn to use a bow, fishing, an optional horseback safari, massage or one of the many other amenities of our lodge.

    For those taking our unique opportunity to walk with lions and their young, we take a short drive in small groups. This exclusive program has been operated for years under the
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    watchful eye of the game managers and wardens of South Africa. Once done, we will go through the reserve for other animal viewing. We will then join our group for a welcoming brunch at a nearby resort. Drive through the Waterburg for a safari with a different terrain. On our return to the lodge we will discuss God’s creation of the birds as we continue our study in Genesis. Returning to our lodge, we will pass the Nylsvley Nature Reserve which is well known for its exceptional avifaunal diversity, with 370 species recorded, of which 102 are waterfowl. Depending on the birds migration, we may catch a beautiful migration take place.

    And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” – Genesis 1:22.

    During good rainy seasons the floodplain becomes a hive of activity, with the best estimate for water bird numbers being approximately 80,000. The system also plays an important role for frogs and fish, which gather in large numbers to breed when the plain becomes flooded. We will return to the lodge in the afternoon. Dinner together again with fellowship around the fire. BLD

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
White Rhino on African family safari
  • Jun 17
  • Family Safari Day, Big 5 Game Drive
  • We will have lunch at the luxury tented resort. After safari, we return to our lodge for a bush walk, volleyball, teachings and fellowship, or you can opt for a horseback riding safari, golf or an overnight ballooning adventure. (Horseback riding, golf, hunting, and massage mentioned are optional. Registration for these take place 3 months prior to our safari departure date.)

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The entrance of Entabeni Lodge as the sun is going down
  • Jun 18
  • Ministry Day at the local school
  • This day will greatly enrich your children’s minds as they come to appreciate some of the many things they can often take for granted. We will return to the lodge where the children will have the opportunity to enjoy the final lesson on creation, while adults can join in or enjoy some of the lodge activities alone. This evening we will join together by the fire for a time of worship as we celebrate all God has given to us. BLD

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
A young elephant covering their eyes with their trunk, playing hide and seek.
  • Jun 19
  • Safari, animal feeding, lodge activities and bush tour
  • This morning enjoy your free time with some of the lodge’s activities. Book a massage, grab a fishing pole, enjoy a morning or afternoon safari and then a grand lunch barbeque for fellowship and worship. Afterward, relax or take part in a fun sports game for all ages. For those of you in the outer camps, you will have opportunities to see the animals around you in the early mornings and evenings too. At night, our lodge sits with a commanding view: We experience the sun, as it dips below the horizon and share the adventure with the fellow believers over a fabulous, ‘African’ cuisine. Spend the evening reminiscing with the kids and sharing your favorite stories from the week around a raging fire under the stars. BLD

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Two children touching the side of a baby elephant while it lays down
  • Jun 20
  • Waterberg Savannah Biosphere, Interactive Elephant Encounter
  • Today we will visit a hands on interactive Elephant Reserve. You will have an opportunity to touch and feed these amazing, gentle animals. Study their eyes, their feet, their huge toenails and their love for their children. God is so good! Tonight we will enjoy one last night around the fire as we fellowship, worship and gaze upon the stars and God’s amazing creations above and around us. BLD

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
A group of children on a playground in Johannesburg
  • Jun 21
  • Soweto/Johannesburg
  • Enjoy a restful time this morning as we begin to say goodbye to our dear new friends! We drive through the city of Jo’burg late in the afternoon and see Freedom Square and pass the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Apartheid Museum. The flight departs at 8:00PM. Prior to the flight we will have a lovely farewell dinner together! BD

  • Breakfast, Dinner

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TOUR SCHOLAR(S)

Buddy Davis

Musical Artist, Answers in Genesis
Florence, Kentucky


Buddy Davis has a reputation across America as a Creation speaker, an adventurer and a Biblical singer/songwriter at Answers in Genesis. Sometimes referred to as the Dinosaur man, Buddy has been on multiple Dinosaur digs and is a Paleo-artist, sculpting life-sized dinosaurs for the Creation Museum. He is largely popular among children and has recorded over 20 CD’s, reaching as high as the top 10 in the national charts. His award-winning DVD’s for children are also well-known in the Christian community.

As a national speaker for AiG, Buddy’s talks are for the whole family and cover a wide range of topics. People from all across the nation attend AiG conferences where Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis founder, and the rest of the AiG team examine the fine-details of Creation. Buddy’s Creation messages are aimed at the lay audience. His easy-to-understand style and engaging presentations make him popular with listeners of all ages.

He is a known adventurer, exploring caves and alligator filled swamps, in addition to leading Creation workshops for kids at AiG conferences nation-wide and at the Creation Museum. When he is at the museum, Buddy does a concert every day.

Buddy is easily recognized in his explorer clothes and trademark hat. This image allows Buddy to connect with families in a special way, and the children always recognize him as the star of the Creation Adventure Team award-winning videos.

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PHOTOS & VIDEO

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All I can say is AMAZING…FANTASTIC…UNBELIEVABLE and STUNNING! Every family member said it was our best trip yet, and we have had lots and lots of fantastic trips in the past 20 years!

Sunshine & Fred S.

Living Passages also facilitates all Koinonia House’s unique tours. The staff is always friendly and handles the myriad of complex travel details associated with large groups in the most professional manner. I cannot overstate how pleased I am with the service and professionalism of this outstanding organization.

Chuck Missler

Koinonia House

I loved it!  It truly was the adventure of a lifetime.  My son had a wonderful experience, too.  Thank you for making the trip kid-friendly!

Loretta & Jacob S.

Everything was wonderful, and first class. Hotels and ship were top of the line. Our Greek Orthodox guide, Sayat was fantastic. So much knowledge and history and enthusiasm! Pastor Lutzer’s teachings were much enjoyed and enlightening. Rebecca is a sweetheart.

Anonymous

I enjoyed this tour so much, that I’d like to do it again sometime, maybe in the Spring season. PS…our group enjoyed each others’ company so much that we are having a reunion party coming up on Monday the 21st!

Monica H.

To see Biblical sites in which Paul ministered as well as see sites of some of the churches of Revelation was an opportunity of a lifetime. The Bible teaching was absolutely outstanding. Of course, being on a sailing ship was delightful as well. I highly recommend a Footsteps of Paul.

Irma H.

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OUR ASSURANCE:

1. Through the use of The Word, we trust that once…

Through the use of The Word, we trust that once you have returned from our Christian tours, you will have gained a deeper knowledge of the scriptures and the multiple layers of teaching and truths that are inside each.

Isaiah 55:11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

2. You can be assured an experience like our previous participants…

You can be assured an experience like our previous participants, who have gained an appreciation of how God uses everything for His glory and for the purpose of furthering knowledge and understanding. You will see this as you encounter the geology of the land, the geography where events actually occurred and the archaeology that may (or may not!) still exist. Furthermore, through the remaining people in the land, the practices still in place and demography that have endured.

Colossians 1:20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

3. Further, our assurance is received that through The Word…

Further, our assurance is received that through The Word; the teachings you will be exposed will solidify the truth which you and your family have been taught by seeing, touching and hearing the scriptures each day. We assert and firmly believe Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

4. You and your family will experience…

You and your family will experience the oneness of the body of Christ during our trip.