25 Day Educational Tour

Minimum of 6 people per group

This tour will take place at locations in KwaZulu Natal.

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An Example Tour Itinerary:


(Tour activities are subject to change depending on season and animal activity.)


NIGHT 1:

 

  • Arrive at King Shaka Airport, Durban and transfer
  • Meet and greet/ transfer to 1st nights destination in Umgeni conservation area
  • Meet guides and discuss plans, eat, relax and camp orientation
  • Settle into camp. Enjoy your first night under an African sky…


DAYS 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7:


Nature Reserve Bush Camp

 

Camp Settle into bush camp, tented accommodation in stunning conservation area

 

Guides Meet guides in evening & discuss plan for the next 5/6 days

 

Areas of learning: Conservation – Environmental – Cultural – Survival

 

  • Field Studies -Grassland, river, tree & shrub ID, animal & bird ID
  • Filed study – Forest canopy study
  • Culture – Zulu culture study
  • Rehabilitation Centre – Animal & bird Rehabilitation Centre
  • Astronomy – Night navigation & constellation ID

 

*Extras – Fire arms training, anti-poaching programme, animal dissection Alien plant eradication, Anglo-Zulu War battle fields tour

 

DAYS 8, 9 & 10:

 

Mountain Base Camp

 

  • Areas of learning: Conservation – Environmental – Cultural – Hiking Skills
  • Field Study – Wildlife: Animal & bird ID & behavioural study
  • Culture – San Bushman culture & cave art research
  • Hiking – Mountain hiking & survival skills/ sleep out in mountain caves
  • Astronomy – Night navigation & constellation study

 

DAYS 11, 12, 13 & 14:

 

Tugela River Bush Camp

 

Areas of learning: Conservation – Culture – Community Interaction – Hiking – Adventure sports

 

  • Field Studies – Wildlife: Big Game ID & tracking skills (this is not a Big 5 area**)
  • Sleep out – Bush sleep out and survival skills
  • Community – Community football and netball programme
  • Adventure sports – Abseiling, kayaking, white water rafting, zip slide (& plenty of well deserved fun in the river)
  • Animal anatomy – Dissection and postmortem programme

 

DAYS 15, 16, 17 & 18:


Riverine Forest Bush Camp

 

Areas of learning: Culture – Community – Reptiles

 

  • HIV AIDS -Arts, crafts, tree & shrub planting programme with HIV positive patients
  • Zulu Culture – Zulu village, customs, superstitions, homestead, weapons & history
  • Reptile Course – Reptile course and hands on experience

 

DAYS 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23:


Wilderness Area Walking Trail

 

Areas of learning: Conservation – Environmental – Culture – History

 

Wilderness area – Highest level of conservation area

 

No roads or vehicles, buildings, or people other than trail guides and trackers

 

  • Field Study – Wildlife: Big 5: Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino identification and behaviour study
  • Field Studies – Grass, shrub and tree study
  • Zero impact – Take only pictures, leave only footprints
  • Guides – Highly training, expert game rangers & trackers leading the trail
  • Culture – This area is King Shaka’s (the most famous King of the Zulu) royal hunting grounds
  • Hiking – With heavy backpacks by day & make camp in the bush by night


DAY 24 & 25/ LAST DAY & NIGHT:


Riverine Forest Bush Camp

 

Prepare to go back home

 

Transfer to King Shaka Airport, Durban for midday and fly home!

 

 

* Guides will be with you during all of your activities, travelling, and shopping. They will also be on hand at your accommodation should you need them for any reason at all.


* Extras Can replace an activity or be an addition to the programme


** Big 5 Lion, Leopard, Rhino & Buffalo 

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