We’re hoping you’ve worked out already that a GBGA trip marries the concepts of spending your time, money and effort to do something good, and then enjoying the rest of your adventure traveling around the country you’ve got to know.
Each trip is usually around 2 weeks long, our travelers all meet in one destination, often the Capital of the country, and from there the trip breaks down into 2 sections. The social-good project, and the adventure travel. In a 14 day trip, this would normally break down to 3 or 4 days at our local project and 10 or 11 days traveling around the country.
The project vary depending on what our partner communities need. These have ranged from dormitories for their orphan kids, playgrounds for the primary school, new learning centres, to simply donating sporting goods and food rations to families in need. In terms of how YOU will be helping, expect to get your hands dirty! Painting, shoveling, minor building, and of course keeping the kids amused while the chaos ensues!
For most construction projects, we use your generous donations to hire local engineers, local labourers and local tradesmen to get the bulk of the expert work done, so when you guys arrive, we’re there to add the final touches, and give the project the TLC it wouldn’t otherwise get. Decorating, furnishing, finalising and opening the project.
For the travels, it’s time for a real adventure! We aim to see all the top spots in the country where we carry out our project, so expect epic sites, beautiful buildings, local food, maybe the odd night train here and there. It’s fun, it’s quite fast paced but of course you get some downtime too. There’s a reason why our volunteers come back time and time again, we hope you can come and see why that is!
This is adventure travel at it’s best. Give back, make an impact, and have the adventure of your life.
Why did you want to join GBGA?
I joined my first GBGA because I was looking for something different in Travel; I enjoy group travel and GBGA offered that plus the chance to go into a local community and make a real difference.
How would you describe your experience on the GBGA?
My first GBGA experience in India was incredible, it was a group of 13 like-minded people from 11 different countries that enjoyed all the sights, sounds and smells that India has to offer, ending with upgrading
What were some of the highlights?
Massive highlight of any GBGA is always the project; the interaction with the kids is always special. Other amazing highlights include The Taj Mahal, The Serengeti, NgoroNgoro Crater and the spectacular Zanzibar.
What would you say to other people thinking of donating to a GBGA project or joining a GBGA trip?
The money donated to any of the GBGA projects really does make a difference to the local communities. I have seen first-hand the difference it makes to the kids, teachers and surrounding community. If you’re looking for something different, rewarding and great fun then GBGA is for you.
Favourite picture from India and Tanzania and reason why?
“What better way to get to know new people that become friends for life than at the stunning Taj Mahal”
“Special end to another special day on GBGA”
“The stars of the project are always the incredible kids”
“The end of an incredible few days on Safari”
For starters, a lot. GiveBack GiveAway trips are for people that want to have a crazy adventure but also do something meaningful.
GiveBack GiveAway trips are all about high impact projects with a small group of people that assemble, construct and complete projects in a short amount of time. It’s hard to explain but watch what some of our travellers thought about it. After that we responsibly explore and enjoy the country to soak up every amazing experience it has to offer.
GiveBack we don’t enter areas for a quick photo op and move on. High impact, make a difference, and then off to explore the region. Boom.