Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if we are not allowed to travel on our travel dates, due to COVID-19?
In the event that the program cannot proceed during the scheduled date due to South African or European regulations surrounding COVID-19, we will postpone the entire program to the next scheduled date. Your registration remains valid and you will be informed in writing about the new possible dates.
Or, if it only affects your country of origin and you are not allowed to travel to and from South Africa, we will move your registration to a later date at no extra cost. We do ask you to provide us with the relevant documentation about your country's rules and regulations concerning COVID-19 and traveling to South Africa on your registered dates.
What insurance do I need to participate in the program?
Since the program is a personal development program, in principle you do not need travel insurance. However, it is advisable to take out good insurance every time you travel abroad. We require all of our participants to provide and advise their current health insurance policy and to insure with international (travel) coverage.
Can I pay in installments?
Our mission and vision is to inspire and influence as many people as possible. Therefore, we are always open to discuss possible payment terms that meet your needs and enable you to change your life. Since we must pay our local partners in full before we arrive, the total investment amount must be paid at least 30 days before departure before you can participate in any of our WSP programs. Check the order form for your program to see the avilable payment terms, or contact us via the contact form.
Can my employer / company pay for my participation?
All WSP programs are personal development programs. Therefore, your employer or your accountant can book the costs as education / training costs. All our rates are exclusive of 21% VAT, according to local law. When registering and you want your employer or company to be billed, please fill out all company details in the form, including the correct company name and the company's registered VAT number via the order form.
Which vaccinations / malaria medication do I need?
Our programs often take place in remote wilderness areas where malaria can occur. We recommend that you make an appointment with your doctor or local 'GGD' after registration to get information about the various options for preventing malaria, so that you can make an informed choice for yourself.
As for vaccinations, currently (May 2021) there are no vaccinations required for Europeans to travel to South Africa. Take your flight into account; for example, if you have a transfer in a 'yellow fever' country (even if the transfer is only 1 hour), access in South Africa will only be granted if you can show that you have had a yellow fever vaccination. It is therefore also important to let yourself get well informed and to prepare yourself before you travel.
How are WSP programs different from a normal Safari?
At Worldwide Success Partners we do not organize a standard tourist safari trip for our participants (we are not a travel agent). There are plenty of those on offer. As a personal development training company and in line with our mission, we create a safe and intimate space in a wild environment for people to learn from nature and through conservation efforts. All programs include educational aspects in the form of daily lectures on various topics in nature and at least one conservation experience.
We also only use wilderness camps that are not fenced and are usually far from civilization. We rent our wilderness camp completely exclusive for our groups, so we will not encounter tourists or other guests in or around the camp for the duration of your stay.
Will I see the BIG 5?
We understand that traveling to South Africa and staying in a wilderness camp creates certain expectations regarding wildlife viewing. The main purpose of our programs is to learn from nature and reconnect with yourself. While we try to have wildlife encounters during our walks (via tracking) and Jeep drives, we can never guarantee that we will have any encounters or sightings. If your main reason for coming to South Africa is to check off your list of the big 5, we recommend booking a safari vacation instead of a Worldwide Success Partners program.
Do we have access to WiFi during our trip?
We do not have internet and telephone access during our stay at the Wilderness camp. We specifically choose not to facilitate Wi-Fi in our wilderness camps, as we want to offer you the best opportunity to reconnect with yourself and nature for a few days without any outside distractions. Of course the camp manager can connect to the outside world if necessary and loved ones can also reach us in case of (medical) emergencies.
What is the size of a group?
In order to create an environment that enables people to share experiences and learn together, and to guarantee quality, we choose to keep the groups small and intimate from minimum 6 to a maximum of 10 participants per each trip.
Which language is spoken?
As we are a company located in the Netherlands and Belgium, most participants will speak Dutch or English. Our preparation calls and joint sessions will therefore be conducted in English or Dutch, depending on the diversity of the group. The local team and our guides speak English. In connection with safety, it is therefore important that you understand basic English and above all are not afraid to ask questions if something is not clear.