The Kingdom of Swaziland has the world’s highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate which has taken its toll on the population leaving many children orphaned or vulnerable. It also has an unemployment rate of about 30% which rises to over 50% among the youth. These factors combine leading to approximately 63% of the population living below the poverty line.
- Help entrepreneurs with basic marketing needs to make their business successful
- Gain useful field experience in a developing country
- Work alongside qualified professionals
- Explore a new culture unlike any other tourist!
What to Expect
DAY IN THE LIFE OF A INTERN
7:00 Wake up and have your breakfast on the deck!
7:30 Travel to your placement and get ready to begin your day
8:00 Participate in your chosen project
12:30 Time to either return to the Backpackers for lunch or to eat the packed lunch you made that morning!
14:00 Begin your afternoon’s work with a full stomach and enthusiasm
16:00 Return back to your accommodation and share your day’s adventures with other interns, maybe even a quick swim in the sea!
18:30 Enjoy a delicious evening meal and relax......
ITINERARY FOR YOUR EXPERIENCE
Day 1 Fly into OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg (for Swaziland placements) OR Cape Town International Airport (for Cape Town placements) where you will be met by All Out Africa staff members who will transfer you by road to your accommodation.
Day 2 The second day begins with an informative presentation that will brief you on all you need to know about the culture and country, how to effectively contribute during your intern experience.
Day 3 Day three will involve meeting the project and people you will be working with. All Out Africa staff will escort you to your placement to for a smooth start to the process and to help you settle in. The outcomes of the internship should also be discussed and agreed on this day, so you feel clear and focused about your placement.
Day 4 After your first partner meeting, it will be up to you to plan your week! Find out which days are best to meet with your partner, and which are best for you to work in the office to do some planning or research. Sometimes it may also be helpful to do some field research in the area. Weekends are free for you to relax or to see more of the scenery and activities!
- Comprehensive 24 hour, 7 day a week support from All Out Africa
- Intern projects specifically designed to enable you to make an active contribution during your stay
- Support of intern project coordinators who are experts in their fields which ensures the intern experience is valuable
- Comprehensive orientation to the country, its culture and your role as a intern upon arrival
- All food and accommodation throughout your stay
What's Not Included
- Local transport fares to your project or partner
- Medical/Travel Insurance
- All flights & Visas
Housing & Meals
Albatroz Lodge is in a perfect location, nestled at the top of the sand dunes overlooking the spectacular Tofo Bay. Accommodation is in chalets with a traditional thatched roof, and dorm style accommodation. The chalets have electricity and running, drinkable water, and feature open living areas and ample room to relax outside. The chalets sleep 4 and 12 people respectively, with each bedroom tted with bunk beds. Beds, mattresses, mosquito nets, sheets and pillows are provided. There are shared toilet and shower facilities, and communal living spaces in each chalet, and a swimming pool and relaxation area.
The accommodation is next door to the dive centre and All Out Africa of ce, and just a 30-second walk down to Tofo beach. It is also a very short walk to Tofo village, where there is a market, basic shops, a few restaurants and bars, and a number of beach activities available. The nearest town, Inhambane, is approximately one hour away on public transport.
Volunteers, interns and students receive 3 meals a day when joining an All Out Africa experience. These meals are provided at Albatroz Lodge in their restaurant overlooking the swimming pool.
Breakfast will include a selection from the following items: cereals, bread, fruit, yogurt, eggs and spreads. Lunch can include sandwiches, salads, omelette’s and pasta dishes. Dinner is a cooked meal and types of dishes served include pasta, local dishes and stew. Mozambique is a developing country and not all types of ingredients are readily available. Local cuisine is served to ensure freshness and enhances your cultural experience.
Vegetarians and most food allergies can be catered for. In order to fully support you during your experience, please advise us at time of booking if you have any food allergies or preferences, so we can cater for these in our meal plans. We will do our best but be prepared your food selection may not be as varied as other participants. If your food allergies/preference are quite restrictive, we may require you to pay an additional fee to allow us to cater for you.