SON SAFARIS INC
Rating: 5 stars 20 20 reviews 446
224 Cavalier Rd c/o Son Safaris Athens GA 30606 USA
Conservation of animals. Improve the lives of local people in both body and spirit.
Direct beneficiaries per year:
Anti poaching teams, 2 children homes, water filters for 2 townships, donated 500 Bibles to local pastors in South Africa, 25 people took short term trips
Geographic areas served:
South Africa and USA
Short term trips to game reserves in South Africa to do conservation projects and assist in local children homes.
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Fledge Fiamingo of Son Safaris is a master and South Africa was incredible. This was my first international mission trip (first time on a plane, actually). I could not have imagined going with a better leader. Not once on this trip did I, or any of my teammates, feel unsafe or unclear of our expectations. Being neglected, or misinformed just isn’t part of the equation with Son Safaris. We worked hard, but all of this work was for beautiful, Christ-centered purposes. Our work included conservation projects at our reserve camp, visiting children's homes to spend time with the kids, and building a home for a children's home staff member. There's plenty of manual labor, but there's work for everybody of all skill levels and interests. Equally part of the trip, as the Safari in Son Safaris suggests, was taking game drives on the reserve, observing so much of the wonder God has created and animals I did not even know existed. As a college student who has had very little mission experience, I had a great feeling about traveling with Fledge from the beginning, and that was not in vain. His ability to keep us encouraged and informed is second to none. I gained perspective on this trip that will guide me for the rest of my life. Seeing God’s love halfway around the world in the faces of people in heart breaking conditions will change you. If you, or a child are considering international missions, do yourself a favor and give Son Safaris a serious look.
I have traveled to Africa with Fledge through Son Safaris not once but twice to serve the people there. Both trips were unique, uplifting, and as safe as any mission trip that I have been on! I have been on multiple mission trips besides these with several different mission organizations and Son Safaris by far ranks at the top of my list! Son Safaris is a very professional mission organization that allows you to experience local culture, work to conserve the environment, and most importantly share the love of Christ with the local people.
I will use no other organization than Son Safaris as my avenue to serve in South Africa. I will definitely be returning with Son Safaris in the near future. As a Resident Director for Johnson University I plan to encourage my students to serve in South Africa with me through this great mission of Son Safaris. I also have children of my own and hope that the opportunity will present itself for us as a family to serve through Son Safaris.
She came back a different person.
I have known Fledge for over 10 years. His work with Son Safaris changes lives. I know because my daughter recently traveled to South Africa with a team of college students. She came back a different person. For parents who may be hesitant to allow their kids to go to South Africa with Fledge, you have nothing to worry about. Fledge's experience, leadership skills, and common sense is exemplary. I would not allow my daughter to go on the trip if I did not have complete confidence in Fledge. My prayer each day she was gone was that God would use her and the team to reach others. That is exactly what happened. It was inspiring to see how God work in raising the funds to go to South Africa, and in using Gracie and the rest of the team as they served the people there.
I have heard Fledge several times, and I always learn from his lessons. I am a huddle leader for Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Apalachee High School, and Fledge brought his message during a special event for us. The students were engaged in his lesson and loved his presentation of God creating the animals and His way of creating each of us. I have witnessed him speak to young children, teens and adults- he always adapts his lesson based on the age of the audience. Fledge is amazing!
Tonya Crowe - Apalachee High FCA
A one-of-a-kind, unashamedly God-sized mission. I can't say enough about Fledge & Son Safaris. What a blessing and a pleasure to know this man and His dream first-hand. Don't pass up the opportunity to have Fledge come speak at one of your events, camps, retreats, etc.
Darrell Asche - Youth Minister Elberton Christian
We have used Fledge to speak to our Student Ministry on multiple occasions. He is entertaining, informative, and deeply challenging. Not only are his presentations incredible, but his commitment towards taking students deeper and getting to know them on a personal level go above and beyond the "call of duty." You can't go wrong with Fledge or Son Safaris!
Adam Scott - Youth Minister Antioch Christian
We have had Fledge come and speak twice at our Men's Wild Game Feast, we cannot say enough about his ability to hold the audiences attention, his passion for people, and most importantly his love for the Lord!
Kasey Kuyper-Senior Pastor Pleasant Hill Christian Church
Powerful and inspiring multi-media presentations that incorporate African safari ranger Fledge Fiamingo's fascinating experiences and extensive knowledge of wildlife make Son Safaris a must have program for your classroom at school, church, college, or really any group.
Fledge has been our Winter Retreat speaker twice for our college ministry at Penn State. No one does a better job of revealing God's truth through creation. Fledge's experience as a former Safari ranger and campus minister allow him to engage audiences of any level with his story telling and preaching. You'll be hard pressed to find a more passionate speaker for a retreat, week of camp, or conference!
The Outdoors Network International's relationship with Fledge Fiamingo at Son Safaris now spans several years. I have had the privilege of serving with him on a wounded veterans hunt in New Mexico as well as ministering with him in South Africa and Botswana. He has also been a keynote speaker for our organization on numerous occasions where he shares the correlation between creation and God’s word. Most recently he has served in the capacity of EmCee for several of our national events. His faith in God, contagious energy, and love for people welcomes listeners in as he shares stories from his South African heritage and days as a safari ranger. I would highly recommend him as a friend and fellow servant of Jesus Christ. His personality will connect with people from all walks of life and all age groups."