South Africa Safari 2020 | David Rives Ministries

With David Rives

From $2,999 per person

December 27, 2020 – January 6, 2021

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David Rives


South Africa


Join David Rives on an inspiring educational family safari to South Africa where Christian families can explore the Bible on vacation!

This educational African family safari tour with David Rives Ministries is packed full of exciting adventure in exceptional lodges in South Africa. This creation tour allows you to get up close to some of the most amazing animals God has created, all while learning from our speakers as we dive deep into God’s Word!

David Rives will be the spiritual leader on this journey and will share his wisdom as you enjoy interacting with the South African wildlife and fellowshipping with other Christians. This trip offers unique experiences for grandparents, parents, and – of course – the kids! Grow together in some of the most inspiring reservations on earth! You’ll even camp in the Waterberg Savannah Biosphere Reserve, where you’ll enjoy teaching on Noah’s flood while you explore the incredible findings throughout South Africa.

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. We want to make it a special time for couples, families and those seeking safe Christian fellowship. For those traveling alone, we also match roommates!
We hope you can join us on this amazing adventure!


Creation tour 2017 map South African Family Safari


  • Wild Game Drives: Head out into the bush with private trackers on unique adventures!

  • Lion’s Walk: Walk alongside several majestic lions in their natural habitat!

  • Elephant Games: Play and personally interact with elephants in a unique game park!

  • Biblical Astronomy: Learn about the stars and the heavens from the narrative of Scripture!

  • Sunrise Balloon Ride: Venture up for a sunrise safari in a hot-air balloon!

  • Creation Teachers: Each trip is led by a world-renowned teacher of Biblical Creation!

  • Luxury Lodging: Rest comfortably in a variety of camps, lodges, or cottages!

  • Bible Study: Each element of your safari will be supported by in-depth Bible study!

  • Family Friendly: The perfect family vacation with activities for all ages of kids and teens!

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  • December 27-28
  • Depart home airports.
  • 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 a day.

Cheetah resting in the shade of a tree
  • December 29
  • Arrive in Johannesburg South Africa. Visit Pretoria, Cheetah Research Center. Arrive at the lodge.
  • 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, which is 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 an exceptional 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 toward 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

  • December 30
  • Free day at the lodge. Early morning wild-game feeding. Bush walks, safari, teachings.
  • You may sleep in this morning, if you wish, as you will 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 bushwalk or watch game managers feed some of the special safari animals nearby. After breakfast, we will have praise and worship as we fellowship together and 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, do some fishing, enjoy a 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

  • December 31
  • Sunrise, optional Lion’s walk, safari, teachings.
  • 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 are welcome to stay at our luxury lodge and enjoy a rest, learn to use a bow, fish, take an optional horseback safari, have a massage or partake in 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 watchful eye of the game managers and wardens of South Africa. Once concluded, we will go through the reserve for other animal viewing. We will then join our group for a welcoming brunch at a nearby resort. Afterwards, we will 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 recorded species, of which 102 are waterfowl. Depending on the birds’ migration, we may catch a beautiful migration taking 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 at 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
  • January 1
  • Game Drive & Photo Safari outing, scouting for the “Big Five.” Your choice of activities at lodge: Archery, games, fishing, hunting. Other optional activities include massage, horseback safari, hunting.
  • We will have lunch at the luxury, tented resort. After the 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
  • January 2
  • Mission field trip to visit 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 that God has given to us. BLD

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A young elephant covering their eyes with their trunk, playing hide and seek.
  • January 3
  • Morning time for activities at lodge: hunting, fishing, horseback safari, golf, spa or other activity of your choice. Bush tour and special African dinner with photo safari catching the animals in their natural environments and a culinary delight.
  • Enjoy your free time this morning 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 affords a commanding view: We experience the sun as it dips below the horizon and share the adventure with the fellow believers over 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
  • January 4
  • Waterberg Savannah Biosphere–a UNESCO Biosphere, elephant interaction in a private reserve.
  • 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
  • January 5
  • Drive into Soweto/Johannesburg to see home of Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, the Apartheid Museum. Farewell lunch. Flight home late tonight
  • 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 lunch together! BL

  • Breakfast, Dinner

  • January 6
  • Arrive back in home cities this morning.
  • Arrive back in home cities this morning.

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TBN host David Rives

David Rives

Speaker & TV Show Host, Creation in the 21st Century
Lewisburg Tennessee

“In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth…”

David’s documented field experience in astronomy, paleontology and archaeology has made him an in-demand speaker with expert knowledge and his powerful and inspirational delivery makes learning about Bible history and science fun and easy for audiences of all ages.

David’s weekly TV show “Creation in the 21st Century” airs to millions globally on TBN. He is a weekly news columnist on science and the Bible, and is author of the books “Wonders Without Number” and “Bible Knows Best.”

Whether he’s on a documentary shoot at the Grand Canyon, chasing solar eclipses in the Pacific Northwest, rappelling on the cliffs of Qumran, Israel, or digging up Dinosaurs and flood evidences in the field of paleontology, you will be on the edge of your seat learning of David’s latest adventure!

One of his favorite activities is to awe audiences with the incredible accounts of discovery, Biblical accuracy, and creation-based science, and show that each person is “wonderfully made” with purpose – a biological miracle from our Designer, not a product of random chance. David appeals to some of the largest Christian church audiences in the country, but also enjoys interacting and sharing the Gospel with those who might be skeptical. He leads discovery tours, keynotes at conferences, and has a rigid filming schedule for his TV show, video series, and more.

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