Volunteering and travelling with children


Dec 22nd, 2010, 01:42 PM
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Volunteering and travelling with children

My partner and I are planning a year out travelling with our sons aged 11,9 and 5. We plan to visit Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe (where I was brought up), starting in Sept / Oct 2011, and spending about 5 months in Africa before heading to SE Asia. Does anyone have any experience of travelling in these places with children this age? Any recommendations? With this being a long trip, we will need to watch our budget! We would also like to stay in some places for a longer period, volunteering either as a family or one adult, freeing the other to care for our children. Has anyone any experience of this? Any tips gratefully received! Thank you.
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Dec 24th, 2010, 04:14 AM
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many options do careful reasearch..

Buy/download read some good shoestring guides like Rough Guide.

for 5 months might pick 5 countries or so do a month in each.

Significant health and civil unrest risk in some of

your countries review

and your consular advisories for a heads up.

Trip insurance always wise

Lots of volunteerng ops but many scammers.

Do not pay big up front fees to "volunteer"

Careful research will yield better experience.

Happy Journey,
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