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July 13, 2024 – July 23, 2024

Our trips are run through the US charity (Heart for Africa) but are open to our Canadian friends!

What we'll be doing

Participants will spend the majority of their week on Project Canaan. You will kick off your experience with a complete tour of Project Canaan: our 2500-acre fully operational farm and children’s home. Each year additional buildings and initiatives are incorporated, and both return and new visitors get to experience an up-close look at the growth that has occurred. You will be hosted by our local managers at each location and get to hear some of their stories along the way.

We plan to host Camp Canaan with our older children. You will have the opportunity to serve a local homestead in our community to deliver food, clothing and spend time with family. One day will also be spent visiting one of our rural church partners. We will be in close communication with all travelers and give frequent updates as we adapt our itinerary, so you are well prepared, and well informed! 

Shopping & Local Travels

The Khutsala™ Artisan shop on Project Canaan will be open multiple times throughout the week, and you will be able to stock up on our beautiful Khutsala and Kufundza products.  Our jewelry, Christmas ornaments, charcuterie boards, and many other home items are all handmade on site, providing employment for our neighboring communities, which allows them to in turn provide for their families (sometimes up to 7 people in each household).  All profits are used to further our mission of self-sustainability and to provide care for our more than 390 children living on Project Canaan. These make great gifts or souvenirs, and each purchase truly makes an impact!

You will have one day “off property” where you will visit a local game drive and have a chance to do some shopping at a local market.  


Each participant will be encouraged to maintain a group mindset throughout your trip. We want to ensure that everyone has a great experience, and we make preparations based on what is best for the group. As Project Canaan grows, specifically our children’s campus, we must make modifications that are going to best serve those on and off the property, as well as provide consistency and structure for the schedules our staff has worked so diligently to put in place. We appreciate your understanding as we strive to improve your trip experience!

Travel Details & Trip Cost

All travelers must comply with international travel restrictions and with the operational requirements mandated by Project Canaan.

The trip cost will include the ground costs of $2,400 USD per person, travel insurance for all trip participants and the airline ticket cost if you are booking your ticket through Heart for Africa (Canada). Please contact our Trip Coordinator, for costs, here

If making your travel arrangements through Heart for Africa (Canada), you will depart Canada on July 13th and arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 14th. At the conclusion of the trip, you will depart South Africa July 22nd and arrive in Canada on July 23rd.

*Please note: The cost with airfare is based on our 20 seat (blocked seating) rate with the airlines. Volunteers must register with air and meet the $1,500 funding deadline by the determined date (March 15, 2024) in order to get the blocked seating rate. For registrations after this date, we will book individual tickets at the regular published fare at the time. If we do not have more than ten people sign up with airfare by the date determined we cannot keep our block and we will need to book individual tickets. The total trip cost may change according to airline rates at the time.

Self Bookers

If you are self-booking your airfare, choosing not to book through Heart for Africa (Canada), you will need to coordinate your arrival into Johannesburg, South Africa on the same day as the rest of the team and your departure from Johannesburg, South Africa back to North America no earlier than 8:00 pm on the same day as the rest of the team.  Please review your proposed flight itinerary with our Trip Coordinator  at prior to making your flight purchase. 

Please include in the “I’m traveling with:” field on the registration form any notes for Heart for Africa (Canada).

The ground costs of the trips include lodging, meals, supplies, ground transportation, administrative fees and airfare (if you have elected for Heart for Africa to arrange the air portion of your trip). Due to cost and exchange rate adjustments, any remaining funds will go toward general support of the mission.

*Please note that Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) does not permit issuance of official tax receipts for payments made toward service trips.

Steps to register

  1. Fill out the Trip Registration Form by clicking “SIGN ME UP!” below
  2. Once you have completed your registration, you will receive an email with links to:  
    • Complete a background check through Protect My Ministry (for everyone over 18 years of age)
    • Review and electronically sign the Trip Agreement
  3. Once your completed background check and signed Trip Agreement are received by Heart for Africa, we will send you information to create your personal funding page where you can make the required $250 deposit to secure your trip