Sample Trip Outlines

Sample Southern Africa trip

Note: Dates are from previous trip, for illustration only.

Arrival: July 31

Johannesburg: July 31 – August 2

  • See the Apartheid Museum
  • Visit Soweto and Alexandra Townships
  • Market Street Theatre Complex and meet local women poets (Myesha)
  • Meet with Charlayne Hunter Gault re: her new book New News Out of Africa
  • Other meetings as they develop

Capetown: August 2 – August 8

  • Visit to District Six Museum
  • Robben Island visit (weather permitting)
  • Time with Treatment Action Campaign staff
  • Visit to Khyalisha, Guguletu, Mitchell’s Plain
  • Time with people organizing around housing issues
  • Visit to Parliament, St. George’s, Green Market Square

Namibia (Windhoek=capital): August 8 – August 13

  • Tour Windhoek, including the Parliament-if in session
  • Meet the Sister Namibia organization
  • Time with Labor Research and Resources Institute
  • Visit with Namibian labor leaders
  • Trip to Etosha National Park, game viewing
  • Secondary school visit

Johannesburg: August 13 – August 14

  • Overnight, then early morning bus ride to Maputo, Mozambique lunch in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province (South Africa)

Maputo: August 14 – August 19

  • Meeting with famous artist Malangatana; see Chissano sculpture museum
  • Visit Frelimo Museum
  • Free time & possible beach trip
  • Meet with people doing Health care work and visit Maputo Hospital
  • Meet with local Mozambican artisans

Return to Johannesburg: August 20

Return to the USA: August 21

Sample Cuba trip

Based on 2014 trip

FRI 6/13 Convene in Miami; Orientation.
SAT 6/14 Depart from Miami; Arrive in Havana; Lunch; Afternoon orientation program; Evening cultural event.
SUN 6/15 Visit Old Havana; Meet with churches who supported Cuba-Africa Solidarity (services available); Social event with a block involved in Angola liberation efforts.
MON 6/16 Morning lecture on history of Cuban involvement in Africa; afternoon meeting with Cuban veterans.
TUES 6/17 Visit to Centre Cultural Almacenes de San Jose, open-air market
WED 6/18 Travel to Oriente Province; Visit Isle of Pines school for Southern African students.
THUR 6/19 Visit former slave barracks and slave plantations.
FRI 6/20 Visit Literacy Museum; Meet with ICAP (Cuban Institute for Friendship with the People).
SAT 6/21 Open daytime schedule; Farewell party in evening.
SUN 6/22 Depart from Cuba.