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Flight Information & Entry Requirements

PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE YOUR FLIGHTS UNTIL YOUR PROGRAM HAS REACHED A MINIMUM OF PARTICIPANTS. ONCE YOUR TRIP REACHES ITS MINIMUM, YOU CAN SAFELY PURCHASE FLIGHTS AND FORWARD THE FLIGHT ITINERARY TO travel@discovercorps.com.

We have very specific arrival and departure times for your program. Please carefully read below and call us with any questions.

Fly into and out of Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Int’l Airport (airport code: JNB):

  • You can arrive anytime before 11:00 AM on the first day

  • You can depart on the last day of the trip anytime after 7:00 PM *If you are doing an extension, consult the guidelines below:

There is an internal domestic flight in South Africa between Nelspruit (NLP) - Johannesburg (JNB). This is booked by Discover Corps, there is typically a 1 bag / 20kg (44 lb) weight limit. Any extra luggage may incur fees. Please pack lightly if you can, there's laundry available for a nominal fee.

Cape Town Extension:

  • Fly into Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Int'l Airport on the first day of South Africa: Wildlife Conservation Expedition trip before 11:00 am

  • Fly out of Cape Town International Airport (CPT) anytime on the last day of the extension. The trip is finished after breakfast on the last day of the extension.

Discover Corps will book the one-way, domestic flight to Cape Town (CPT). This generally departs for Cape Town after 4:30 pm or 7:00 pm , the exact time is TBD.

**For the domestic flight on the extension, checked baggage is limited to 44lbs per person, and no single item may weigh more than 70 lbs. Carry-on baggage may not exceed 15 lbs.

Victoria Falls Extension:

  • Fly into Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Int'l Airport on the first day of the South Africa: Wildlife Conservation Expedition trip before 11:00 am

  • Fly out of Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) anytime on the last day of the extension. The trip ends after breakfast on the last day of the extension.

Discover Corps books your flight between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls. This flight leaves in the morning of Day 11. Example:

Day 10- Final day of the South Africa trip. Overnight in Johannesburg.

Day 11- Fly to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Day 12- Victoria Falls

Day 13- Victoria Falls

Day 14- Depart Victoria Falls Airport back to the U.S.

Early Arrival/Late Departure

Discover Corps recommends that you arrive a day prior to avoid any flight delays or cancellations. If you decide to arrive a day prior to the trip start date, you can book an early night at the hotel directly. If you arrive outside of the Discover Corps program, you are responsible for the transfer from the airport to the hotel. Please note, that there will be a ~5-hour drive on the first day of the trip to our accommodations.

Preferred Hotels nearest JNB Airport, all include free airport shuttle service:

If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please complete this form here with your arrangements.

Book Your Flights

Discover Corps' dedicated flight partner for all of our trips is the team at Wings Travel. Their team know all of the flight windows and details for each of the destinations that we work in. Please always make sure that your trip is guaranteed to run before booking any airfare!

To get a quote from Wings Travel, please see the details below:

  • Get a Quote by Phone: Call (346) 396-4538. Our representative, Joanne Crowley, is available 6am-5pm PST.

  • Get a quote by Email: Email our representative Joanne Crowley at Joanne.Crowley@wings.travel with the details below and she will be in touch with a quote.

  • Please have the following in hand when you are booking your flights:

    • Exact trip arrival and departure dates (including any extensions that you are taking)

    • Arrival and departure airports

    • Confirmation that your trip is guaranteed to run

COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Requirements


Please follow this link to view this destination’s COVID-19 Entry and Exit Requirements. Be sure to carefully read the COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements, including age minimums as they vary for each country. We highly recommend also checking with your airlines for their specific boarding requirements.


Per Discover Corps' Health & Safety Protocol, we require that all travelers provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR Test result taken within 72 hours of traveling.


  1. Get tested within 72 hours of departure (or sooner if the country requires).

  2. Provide Discover Corps with negative test results before departure

  3. Travel with negative results


Please always confirm with your Travel Specialist for current testing requirements prior to departure. Discover Corps (619) 758-3030