Why wait for a gap year? Outposts Open Expeditions are for anyone under the age of 18. The 2020 Expedition to South Africa is now open for members to join the team.
22 July - 11 August 2020
From £2,900 plus flights
WHO CAN JOIN
Anyone under 18 (at the time of travel and no younger than 15) can join either individually, with friends or with a group from school.
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
It is an enriching journey which combines physical challenges with heart-warming cultural interaction. The itineraries include a mixture of trekking, safaris, conservation work, animal interactions and environmental awareness, history, culture, adventurous activities and community project work.
WHAT SKILLS WILL YOU LEARN?
We aim to develop important life-skills such as how to be better organised and more responsible, team working, leadership, communication and problem-solving as well as building confidence and self-esteem as part of the journey!
WHAT IS INCLUDED
All pre-expedition training, meals, transport (including international flights), accommodation, excursions, travel & medical insurance, Expedition Leader, National Park fees. The only extra money that will be needed is for souvenirs and any relevant vaccinations.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Outposts Ltd has provided overseas expeditions for young people since 1997 and has in-depth knowledge and experience of South Africa. We operate to the highest standards of quality and safety throughout; from time of booking your place through the two pre-expedition training sessions and onto the expedition itself.
INSURANCE AND CERTIFICATION
For your financial security and peace of mind, Outposts Ltd is a member of the Young Explorers Trust, conforms with British Standard Institute’s 8848, ATOL bonded and in the UK is licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service.
Our risk assessments and any certification are available on request.
- Environmental Awareness Course — game drives, bush walking trails and animal encounters
- Working on a community project - possibly in a school
- Visiting Kosi Bay World Heritage Site
- Cruise on Lake St Lucia at iSimangaliso Wetland Park also a World Heritage Site
- Elephant and cheetah interaction
Day 1 - Fly to South Africa
Day 2 - Land in Durban
Day 3 - Marine World
Day 4 - Working at a Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
Day 5 - 8 - Environmental Awareness Course
Day 9 & 10 - Bush trails
Day 11 - 15 - Community Project
Day 16 - Elephant Park
Day 17 - Lake St. Lucia - marine ecology and boat trip
Day 18 - Game drive
Day 19 - Elephant and cheetah interaction
Day 20 - Fly from Durban
Day 21 - Land London
The community and conservation projects we work with are on-going and not merely set up for the purpose of the expedition. Exact details are released nearer the time when we know
which areas are in most need and will benefit from additional help. The work the Expeditioners do will have a lasting impact on the local community.
The minimum number of students is 10. The maximum number of students per group is 20.
All our Expedition Leaders are first aid trained and certified. They all have previous expedition leading experience, having worked for Outposts for a number of years.
If you or anyone in your group has special educational needs, please do contact us so we can work together to ensure the expedition experience is as rewarding as possible.
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