May 30 – June 3, 2023 | June 6 – June 10, 2023 


Registration and how to apply

Registration, Deposit, and Dates

May 30 – June 3, 2023 | June 6 – June 10, 2023

$14,675 double occupancy*
Shared suite. Choose this option if you’re willing to have a roommate, or if two of you are attending the STAR together. If you’re traveling singly and you select this option, we’ll pair you with a roommate.

$20,675 single occupancy*
Choose this option if you’d prefer your own room.

Either pay in full, or choose the 5-pay plan if you’d like to pay in bite-sized chunks of 5 monthly payments.


*Note: Air travel to and from your departure city to Johannesburg, Londolozi gratuities, any incidentals, and spa treatments are not included in the registration fee.

The application window for the 2023 African STARs will open in the Fall of 2022.

Space is limited to a maximum of 12 people per STAR, depending on occupancy requests.

There is a $500 deposit required to apply for African STAR. This, along with your fully completed application, is a demonstration of your commitment to joining us on the trip. Once we receive your deposit, you will automatically receive a link to the online application. Applications are due no later than October 25, 2022, but these trips often sell out prior to the close of the application window.

If accepted, your $500 deposit will be applied to the cost of the trip. If accepted and you decline the spot offered, your deposit will be forfeited. If you are not accepted, your deposit will be refunded promptly.


If the trip is cancelled by MBI or Londolozi due to COVID-19, we will offer a spot in a future trip or a full refund.

If you are prevented from traveling due to a COVID-19 regional or national lockdown or government banned non-essential travel, we will offer you a spot in a future trip or a full refund.

In the unfortunate event that your plans must change for any other reason, here is our “we-hope-you-don’t-need-it” cancellation policy:

If you cancel on or before January 31, 2023, you will be refunded the registration fee paid, less a $2,000 administration fee. If you cancel between February 1-28, 2023, 50% of the registration fee paid will be refunded. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after March 1, 2023.

No refund will be issued if you are unable to join the trip due to not fully complying with the testing or vaccination requirements to board a flight, enter the destination country, or as outlined in the acceptance letter. Londolozi’s travel protocols are continuously updated on their website.

We highly recommend having travel insurance with specific COVID-19 cancellation and curtailment provisions.

Join Martha in building a village like no other.

May 30 – June 3, 2023 | June 6 – June 10, 2023
Applications for the 2022 African STAR are currently closed
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