Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) is in crisis. HIV infection rates are estimated at over 25% and AIDS accounts for roughly 60% of the country’s deaths each year.
The people of Bulembu Ministries dream of providing homes and a brighter future to 2,000 orphans. With Mission Discovery teams working alongside them, they have begun renovating an abandoned mining town to create a self-sustaining community where these orphans will thrive. In addition to construction projects, your team will experience ministry through sports, school clubs and tutoring with Bulembu’s precious residents.
Adding to the adventure is a two-night stay at Hippo Hollow Lodge with a safari through the world-famous Kruger National Park. In route to our days off are stops along the way to enjoy the beauty of South Africa including an unforgettable tour at Sudwala Caves then lunch at the famous Harry’s Pancakes.
Daily Work Assignments:
All work projects involve restoring the town of Bulembu.
It can involve heavy to light construction and painting.
Work sites are chosen based on your abilities and strengths.
Yes. Our mission trip teams have tons of individual volunteers. We do, however, need to have at least 20 volunteers sign up for a trip to make it happen. If you sign up for a trip and we do not get enough volunteers, you will have the option to join another team or join a trip in the future. We will also issue a refund if you are not interested serving on another trip.
Teams are housed in group lodging facilities in Bulembu, Swaziland.
Fly into JNB. Beginning on the trip start date, all of your ground transportation is organized by Mission Discovery staff members.
Breakfast and dinner are prepared buffet style by the local staff. Lunches are sandwiches on the worksite.
SAMPLE WEEKLY SCHEDULE
** Arrive one or two days early and check in to one of our recommended hotels.
8:00 AM | Hotel Pickup 12:00 PM | Lunch 2:00 PM | Arrive in Bulembu 6:00 PM | Orientation 7:00 PM | Dinner 8:00 PM | Free Time 10:00 PM | In Rooms
6:00 AM | Wake Up 6:30 AM | Breakfast 7:45 AM | Devotional Thought 8:00 AM | Depart for Worksites 1:00 PM | Lunch 2:00 PM | Return to Worksites 5:00 PM | Work Day Ends 6:00 PM | Evening Program 7:00 PM | Dinner 8:00 PM | Free Time 10:00 PM | In Rooms
Day Off Schedule
6:00 AM | Pack Luggage 6:30 AM | Breakfast 7:30 AM | Depart for Kruger Park Safari 1:00 PM | Lunch 5:00 PM | Check in at Hippo Hollow Resort 6:00 PM | Dinner 8:00 PM | Swazi Traditional Show
DAY TWO 7:00 AM | Breakfast 8:00 AM | Depart for tours and shopping 4:00 PM | Return to Hippo Hollow 6:00 PM | Dinner
7:00 AM | Breakfast 9:45 AM | Depart Hippo Hollow 11:45 AM | Lunch 4:00 PM | Airport Drop Off
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUTESWATINITRIPS
It was an honor to serve with Mission Discovery again in Swaziland!!!
Cassie Z - Tennessee, 7/16/2018
My time in Bulembu with Mission Discovery was incredible! This was my second trip, and both years I have learned new things about the Lord’s character and his heart for his people. He is truly doing amazing things in Bulembu and it was such a privilege to be a part of this trip!