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Ready for your trip to Memel, South Africa?
According to Forbes Magazine, South Africa is one of the most desired bucket-list destinations in the world. 
We are proud to provide you with simply the best experience as you visit our ecological compound
Your trip can either be an "Ambassador Trip" or what we refer to as an "Open Trip", please find the difference below.
Ambassador Trips are designed for you with a dedicated Memel Ambassador who is positioned to be your trip leader(s). Most likely you were directed to this page by an Ambassador. Congratulations as they are a perfect fit to make your traveling experience one of the best ever.
Open Trips are for individuals or groups unaffiliated with any particular Ambassador. You can sign up on your own and we will assign a trip leader that will guide you through your experience.
Thomas Henninger
Service and Safari
Memel Ambassador
Thomas Henninger has always led people to be the best they can be. He was a winter mountaineering guide, a kayak instructor, and is now a kelp and oyster farmer providing seafood to restaurants in Portland from the local waters of the Gulf of Maine. Join Thomas for an unforgettable week in Memel, and learn how he has parlayed his involvement in our community to extraordinary benefit to his two sons
Trip Details
Date: Dec. 2nd - 9th, 2019 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (5 Seats Left)
iBenjamen
Returning Home to Give Back
Memel Ambassador
iBenjamen is a master of storytelling and digital marketing. He grew up in Nigeria, obtained his higher education in Johannesburg, and honed his business skills living in California the last 18 years. Join iBen on one of his return trips to Africa, and watch him weave magic as he motivates the local township population by offering business support and showing people hope, by explaining that he was once just like them
Trip Details
Date: Dec. 9th - 16th, 2019 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (3 Seats Left)
Open Trips
Nov. 18th - 25th
Nov. 25th - Dec. 2nd
Dec. 16th - Dec. 23rd

(7 days/6 nights)
7 days/6 nights
7 days/6 nights
$10,997 (SOLD OUT)
AVAILABLE
$5000 (SOLD OUT)
Shari Rossmann
Local Food & Social Justice
Memel Ambassador
Shari Rossmann comes from deep within the mainstream financial industry. Her father owned an investment bank in Manhattan and she earned an MBA degree from the University of Chicago. But, Shari threw those conservative roots aside in dramatic fashion. Her breakthrough business was the first healthy, local food restaurant in the Deep South - and she hired a staff composed of men and woman on parole from the local prison to run it. Join Shari in Memel and learn about succeeding in business (and building community) by playing your most progressive hand. Do you think you can "think outside the box"? Take a look at post-apartheid South Africa through the eyes of a true revolutionary. And eat great food! 

Trip Details
Date: Dec. 23rd - 30th, 2019 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (Available)
Ali Berlow
Author of The Food Activist Handbook
Memel Ambassador
Ali Berlow is one of New England's foremost experts on local economy and gourmet farm-to-table eating. She is an author and has her own radio show on Martha's Vineyard. Join Ali on a Service & Safari tour to Memel and dive deep with her into some of the larger questions of our times while you sample incredible food and recipes
Trip Details
Date: Dec. 30th - Jan. 6th, 2020 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (Available)
Hannes Roussouw
Photography in Africa
Memel Ambassador
Hannes Roussouw was a successful CPA, but dreamed of more. He dared to enter the field of photography and now makes his living outside in nature, 365 days a year, providing perfect bird and animal shots for the coffee table books of the world showcasing the amazing biodiversity of Africa. Join Hannes and learn practical photography skills you might never learn on your own 
Trip Details
Date: Jan. 6th - 13th, 2020 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (3 Seats Left)
Pieter Lombaard 
Video Editing & Making Movies in Africa
Memel Ambassador
Pieter Lombaard is a filmmaker in Johannesburg. He met his business partner, from Lesotho, in film school and formed Binary a vibrant film company specializing in feature films and television. Join Pieter and learn how to use Apple's Final Cut Pro - the finest video editing software on the planet, yet easy enough for amateurs to use to great advantage. Africa is both inspirational and a visual dream. Shoot a small film right on location in Memel. Learn from the best and change your life
Trip Details
Date: Jan. 13th - 20th, 2020 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (Available)
Ang Robinson
Thai Food, Fresh from the Garden
Memel Ambassador
Ang Robinson was born in Thailand, worked in refugee camps, then came to the United States. Originally employed at the Smithsonian, she now has her own cooking show on television, and leads a variety of trips. Join Ang in Memel for a week of cooking lessons and you and your family will never be the same
Trip Details
Date: Jan. 20th - 27th, 2020 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (5 Seats Left)
Nicole Pugliese
Transformational Energy Work 
Memel Ambassador
Nicole Pugliese is a Healing Practitioner and Transformational Life Coach. She provides healing and training for those seeking abundance, harmony and inspiration! Join Nicole for a week of Reiki, energy work, and transformation in Memel
Trip Details
Date: Jan. 27th - Feb. 3rd, 2020 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (3 Seats Left)
Cindy Spence
Honoring Single Moms
Memel Ambassador
Cindy Spence did the almost impossible - successfully raising kids as a single Mom in expensive Colorado. Her reward to herself was a 2017 trip to Memel. If you want to celebrate hard work and successes in your own life, join Cindy - a great woman and one of our most enthusiastic Ambassadors
Trip Details
Date: Feb. 3rd - 7th, 2020 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (Available)
Dr. Laura McGrew
Imagine Coexistence 
Memel Ambassador
Laura McGrew went to Cambodia as a nurse and joined the UN there, in what was then the largest UN humanitarian mission ever, as a Human Rights Officer. She has earned her Ph.D. in peacekeeping and reconciliation and worked across the globe for the past two decades. Join Laura in Memel and gain a unique perspective on health, community, and rebuilding society
Trip Details
Date: Feb. 10th - Feb. 17th, 2020 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (Available)
Robert Thompson
Pure Pickleball
Memel Ambassador
Robert Thompson made his mark on the business world in the field of Financial Services in the San Francisco Bay area. He now owns a company manufacturing pickleball equipment. Join Robert, and one of the professional pickleball players in his company, as they bring "the fastest growing sport in America" to South Africa
Trip Details
Date: Feb. 24th - Mar. 3rd, 2020 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (5 Seats Left)
Shane Sauvage
Afro-Parisian Fusion Cooking Classes
Memel Ambassador
Shane Sauvage is the chef/owner of La Pentola. With a restaurant in South Africa's capital city of Pretoria, and one dramatically overlooking the Indian Ocean in Hermanus, Shane is an undisputed leader in South African cuisine. He specializes in what he calls Afro/Parisian fusion and has authored a number of cookbooks. Join Shane in Memel. Stroll with a genius thru our organic gardens, and find the fruits of those walks on your plate that night. Daily lessons. Change the way you look at combining food
Trip Details
Date: Mar. 10th - 17th, 2020 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (4 Seats Left)
David Jones
Building Playgrounds
Memel Ambassador
David Jones has been building playgrounds in Haiti for many years. He has degrees in sports and recreation, and is on the faculty of the University of Maine. Join David as he turns his attention for the first time to Africa. Don't miss this chance to see pure joy on the faces of children in Memel and Zamani
Trip Details
Date: Mar. 17th - 24th, 2020 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (Available)
The Three Amigos of Advertising 
Michael, Paul & William
Memel Ambassadors
BUILD YOUR BRAND and BUILD YOUR BUSINESS. Sometimes we have an offering so huge it takes our breath away. The Amigos' firm, BBDO, had 289 offices in 80 countries. Together this trio of creatives spanned project management, writing copy, and the actual filming of television ads. They are recently retired and focused on making the world a better place. Want the best but don't have hundreds of thousands of dollars for fees? Join these "3 Amigos" in Memel. Change your business and your life forever. 
Trip Details
Date: Mar. 24th - 31st, 2020 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $10,997 (SOLD OUT)
Open Trip
Mar. 31st - Apr. 7th

(7 days/6 nights)
CLOSED
Bryan Bowen
Architecture, Cohousing & Community
Memel Ambassador
Bryan Bowen is a child of the '60s from the deserts of New Mexico. Born to weld and to make art, Bryan attended Carnegie Mellon University and became an architect. Now a serious professional (and serious fly fisherman) based in Boulder, Bryan has designed mountain-top net-zero homes in Colorado, and cohousing communities across North America. He is one of the original founders of Memel.Global. Join Bryan and look at housing, opportunity, and social justice with a new eye. Whatever your background or talents, come and share his wonderful passion for helping people.
Trip Detail
Date: Apr. 7th - 14th, 2020 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (5 Seats Left)
Dr. Lorilee Schoenbeck
Natural Medicine
Memel Ambassador
Lorilee Schoenbeck is a naturopathic doctor in Burlington, Vermont. A celebrated author of a book on menopause, she lobbied 4 years to have those in the naturopath profession recognized by insurance companies as Primary Care Physicians. Join Lorilee in Memel to see her apply that same passion and energy to identifying, and preserving access to, indigenous plants for traditional medicine in Africa
Trip Details
Date: Apr. 14th - 21st, 2020 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (Available)
Beppe Gambetta,
Music: The International Language
Memel Ambassador
Beppe Gambetta is an Italian acoustic guitarist and singer. He is a composer, teacher, author and researcher of music and instruments. Join Beppe for a week of joy, listening to local African music and trying to share important skills back to these enthusiastic, talented, but unpolished musicians in the local township. Bring a guitar to leave behind!
Trip Detail
Date: Apr. 21st - 28th, 2020 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (Available)
Open Trips 
 Apr. 28th to May 5th
 May 5th to 12th
 May 12th to 19th
(7 days/6 nights)
7 days/6 nights
7 days/6 nights
Available
Available
CLOSED
John Ryan
Food, Housing, Community, Economy: The Big Picture
Memel Ambassador
John Ryan is one of the few people in the world to play a founding role in two cohousing communities. A high-school basketball star, he exchanged his dirty sneakers for the Ivy-League and graduated from Harvard. Join John, a gentle & thoughtful man, now a local foods and business expert in New England, on this Service and Safari trip to Memel and learn how it all fits together
Trip Details
Date: May 19th - 26th, 2020 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (Available)
Carl Eller
Football Hall of Fame -
Still Helping People
Memel Ambassador
Carl Eller is a Hall of Fame football player, but the local kids won't know that when you are with him helping out the youth of South Africa. He has a heart as big as his athletic skills, constantly giving back to society by helping former players, especially those with head injuries. His wife is a social worker in an American school who has helped people as far afield as Nicaragua. Join Carl and his wife, as fine a couple as America has to offer, as they spread joy and empathy to local people on their first trip to Africa
Trip Details
Date: May 26th - Jun. 2nd, 2020 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $10,997 (INVITATION ONLY)
Jack & Tanya McConnell
The Gift of Hearing
Memel Ambassador
Jack is a great guy and runs his own philanthropic organization. Nothing unusual about that, other than Jack is so young his Mom has to travel with him. Join Jack and Tanya to see firsthand how they, and our Memel team, are working with the Starkey Hearing Foundation to bring the "gift of hearing" to the hearing disabled of the world. And you can pitch in and help. Prepare to be truly inspired
Trip Details
Date: June 30th - July 7th, 2020 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (3 Seats Left)
Brad Minns
Joy & Happiness through Service & Love
Memel Ambassador
Brad Minns is an elite athlete and a powerful motivational speaker. He has represented the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is a National Spokesman for the Starkey Hearing Foundation. If spirituality is important to you, join Brad, who overcame deafness to reach the pinnacle of athletic success, and, more importantly, reached a place of Joy through connection with Jesus Christ. If you want to find true happiness through service & love, this might be the opportunity of a lifetime for you
Trip Details
Date: July 21st - 28th, 2020 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (4 Seats Left)
Ralph Sampson
NBA Hall of Fame
Where No One Knows the Celebrity - Profound Service
Memel Ambassador
Ralph Sampson is a Hall of Fame basketball player who dominated college ball and was the #1 pick in the NBA draft. He revolutionized the game by being the first center with ball-handling and shooting skills sufficient to play any position. Join Ralph as he builds on his historic personal success and shifts his attention to making the world a better place. Jump on to Ralph's team and come change the world
Trip Details
Date: July 28th - Aug. 4th, 2020 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (Available)
August 2020
Ambassador Trip
Aug. 4th to 11th
Ambassador Trip
Aug. 11th to 18th
(7 days/6 nights)
(7 days/6 nights)
Available
Available (Invitation Only)
October 2020
Open Trip 
Oct. 6th to13th
Open Trip 
Oct. 13th to 20th
(7 days/6 nights)
(7 days/6 nights)
Sold Out
Sold Out
$5000
Ambassador Trip
Oct. 20th to 27th
Ambassador Trip
Oct. 27th to Nov. 3rd
(7 days/6 nights)
(7 days/6 nights)
Available
Available
November 2019
Ambassador Trip
Nov. 3rd to 10th
Open Trip
Nov. 10t to 17th
(7 days/6 nights)
(7 days/6 nights)
Available
Available
Bryan Bowen
Architecture, Cohousing & Community
Memel Ambassadors
Bryan Bowen is a child of the '60s from the deserts of New Mexico. Born to weld and to make art, Bryan attended Carnegie Mellon University and became an architect. Now a serious professional (and serious fly fisherman) based in Boulder, Bryan has designed mountain-top net-zero homes in Colorado, and cohousing communities across North America. He is one of the original founders of Memel.Global. Join Bryan and look at housing, opportunity, and social justice with a new eye. Whatever your background or talents, come and share his wonderful passion for helping people.
Trip Details
Date: Nov. 17th - 24th, 2019 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (Available)
Shane Sauvage
Afro-Parisian Fusion Cooking Classes
Memel Ambassador
Shane Sauvage is the chef/owner of La Pentola. With a restaurant in South Africa's capital city of Pretoria, and one dramatically overlooking the Indian Ocean in Hermanus, Shane is an undisputed leader in South African cuisine. He specializes in what he calls Afro/Parisian fusion and has authored a number of cookbooks. Join Shane in Memel. Stroll with a genius thru our organic gardens, and find the fruits of those walks on your plate that night. Daily lessons. Change the way you look at combining food
Trip Detail
Date: Nov. 24th - Dec. 1st, 2019 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (7 Seats Left)
John Fedor-Cunningham, 
Symposium: Beyond Permaculture 
Memel Ambassador
John Fedor-Cunningham is a physicist and author. He wrote one of the very first books on permaculture for a general audience, Organic Gardening for the 21st Century. John is a pioneer of the internet, of "shareholder activism" and a part-time resident of Brazil. Join John for a symposium in Memel which might lead to a new breakthrough understanding of permaculture - moving past just design, and just agriculture, to include the flow of money and ideas, including businesses, investments, and philanthropy
John's Trip Details
Date: Dec. 1st to 24th - 8th, 2019 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (Available)
Thomas Henninger
Service and Safari
Memel Ambassador
Thomas Henninger has always led people to be the best they can be. He was a winter mountaineering guide, a kayak instructor, and is now a kelp and oyster farmer providing seafood to restaurants in Portland from the local waters of the Gulf of Maine. Join Thomas for an unforgettable week in Memel, and learn how he has parlayed his involvement in our community to extraordinary benefit to his two sons
Trip Detail
Date: Dec. 8th - 15th, 2019 (7 days/6 nights)
COST: $5000 (Available)
December 2019
Ambassador Trip
Dec. 15th to 22nd
Ambassador Trip
Dec. 22nd to 29th
(7 days/6 nights)
(7 days/6 nights)
CLOSED
INVITATION ONLY
Passport and Visa
Make sure you have an updated passport with you. Your passport must be valid for 60 days after your trip. We recommend that your passport be valid for at least 6 months after your trip. Please consult a US or South African Embassy with any more questions.

For US Citizens a visa is not required for stays of less than three months.
Make sure there is no damage to your passport. Conditions that may constitute damage requiring you to replace your passport include water damage, a significant tear, unofficial markings on the data page, missing or torn out visa pages, a hole punch, or other injuries.
Team Leaders Expectation 
Our trips are accompanied by experienced Trip Leaders and/or Memel Ambassadors.

The goal of the Trip Leader is to facilitate an awesome experience and help our travelers have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. 

You can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the South African places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social 
aspects.

For the best experience you can possibly have, we will provide detailed information about your upcoming trip.

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