The most important factor for any trip is the financial cost. The very reason AYE was established was to offer an affordable alternative to the current options open to school kids which are extremely expensive. Using their connections in Southern Africa, the Wright family were able to pull together an alternative (some would argue, better) solution at a more favourable cost, around £2,500.
Fundraising will help to pay the initial cost of travelling to Botswana and Zambia which will include a 10 day stay at Home for AIDS Orphans charity.
Passports should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of arrival. Visa requirements vary from country to country. Visit here to check the Visa requirements of each country.
Essential health advice for Botswana and Zambia can be found on the NHS Scotland website
Young persons under the age of 18 are advised to visit here for essential travel advice.
Botswana and Zambia are safe countries with relatively low crime. Wild animals can be dangerous and any encounters should always be treated with great caution.
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