South Africa Safari 2023 | Christian Creation Vacations

With Living Passages & David Rives

From $3,399 per person

June 11-20, 2023

CALL: 888-771-8717

Speak with a travel professional today!

Tour Leaders:

Living Passages & David Rives


South Africa


Travel on an inspiring educational safari to South Africa where Christians can explore the Bible and the Genesis account of creation on vacation!

This educational South African safari tour in 2023 is packed full of exciting spiritual adventures. This creation tour allows you to get up close to some of the most amazing animals God has created while studying the Biblical account of creation.

Enjoy interacting with the South African wildlife and fellowship with other Christians. This trip offers unique experiences for grandparents, parents, and kids alike! Grow together in some of the most inspiring reservations on earth! Camp in the Waterberg Savannah Biosphere Reserve, where you’ll enjoy teaching about Noah’s flood while exploring incredible evidence throughout the landscape.

Accommodation Choices:

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!



  • 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.

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

  • Special optional Lion’s Walk: opportunity 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.

  • Unique menu of top-end activities for all ages during free time, or just indulge in massage and spa treatments, hunting (bow and firearm), fishing, archery, golf course, horseback riding, stargazing, swimming, bush walks, animal feeding, safari, swimming pool, and more!

  • Work in tandem with Blessman Ministries for a day. Dr. Blessman and his family have water projects and children’s health projects all over South Africa!

  • All Transportation and transfers, along with high-end 4WD safari vehicles on game drives.

  • Optional sunrise balooning safari with an overnight stay.

  • All meals included, as well as all tips and beverages.

Book Now

Or Call 1-888-771-8717 to Book


Plane Wing Golden Clouds Itinerary
  • June 10
  • Flights Depart
  • Depart your home airport today. We have special prices and schedules that originate in Washington, DC (Dulles Airport).

  • June 11
  • Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Arrive in Johannesburg in the afternoon. Transfer to your hotel and rest up before your adventure begins tomorrow!

safari thumbs 0007 michael aleo tb4usTZrhLw unsplash.jpg
  • June 12
  • Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cheetah Center
  • In the morning 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 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 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. [B/L/D]

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

safari thumbs 0008 nathan anderson eeyUpVqOti0 unsplash.jpg
  • June 13
  • First Encounters in the Wild
  • 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 bush-walk 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 entitled “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. [B/L/D]

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

safari thumbs 0006 james eades EyWp41EftT0 unsplash.jpg
  • June 14
  • The 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 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 Waterberg 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. [B/L/D]

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

safari thumbs 0003 iStock 139961540.jpg
  • June 15
  • Family Safari Day / Big 5 Game Drive
  • 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.) [B/L/D]

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

safari thumbs 0002 hu chen 60XLoOgwkfA unsplash.jpg
  • June 16
  • 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 that God has given to us. [B/L/D]

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

safari thumbs 0010 thumbnail 20190612 065548.jpg
  • June 17
  • Safari, Animal Feed, Lodge Activities, Bush Tour
  • 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. [B/L/D]

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

safari thumbs 0000 Elephant Encounter 13 Creation Safari 2019.psd
  • June 18
  • 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. [B/L/D]

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

safari thumbs 0001 eelco bohtlingk g 3l lUO82A unsplash.jpg
  • June 19
  • Depart Lodge for Johannesburg
  • This morning as we say goodbye to our dear new friends! Have a lovely farewell breakfast together and then begin the drive back to Johannesburg! Flights depart in the afternoon. [B/L]

  • Breakfast, Lunch

Christian Couple Holding Hands On Vacation
  • June 20
  • Arrive Back to Home Cities
  • June 20: Arrive Back to Home Cities

Book Now

Or Call 1-888-771-8717 to Book

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.

Book Now

Or Call 1-888-771-8717 to Book


Book Now

Or Call 1-888-771-8717 to Book