Educational Trips

Take education out of the classroom by experiencing the African bush with us through our Environmental Education & Awareness Programs in KwaZulu Natal – South Africa.

Aimed at youth groups of all ages we offer fun, exciting and educational trips looking at the various aspects of conservation directly here in the field. Basic bush craft, reserve management, wildlife rehabilitation and community sports projects are amongst the many areas we cover.

Albizia Environmental Camp is a tented accommodation set on an 800 Hectare Wildlife Conservancy known as ‘Ukuwela’ which is home to various game species such as giraffe, Zebra and wildebeest. This ecosystem provides guides with the ideal platform to teach about all the facets of wildlife, conservation and the surrounding Zulu community.

What you will cover in your time with us

Guided walks
Learn the basic bush skills – tracks and signs, animals, trees and plants identifications and their part in the ecosystem explained.
Evenings are spent around the campfire as we enjoy the night skies and sounds of the wild African bush.

Game Drives
A full day safari into Hluhluwe iMfolozi game reserve – Africa oldest proclaimed park. Witness wildlife as its very best as you search for the aptly named ‘Big 5’ or come across more elusive species such as spotted Hyena, Wild dog or Cheetah.

Research
Learn how to track the movement and behaviour of wildlife subjects by using radio telemetry and GPS tracking, pitfall traps, small mammal surveys, trail camera surveys and much more.

Coastal ecology
From our base in Kosi Bay we explore the wonders of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park which is a World Heritage Site that includes a pristine marine sanctuary as well as many terrestrial conservation areas.
We explore the Northern part of the protected area known as the ‘Kosi mouth’ and learn about sustainable resource usage, rocky shores ecology and the various other aspects that make this a World heritage Site.

You can view a sample itinerary HERE

Activities we offer as part of the experience include:

We enjoy 2 hours on one of the largest estuarine systems in Africa learning about the ecosystems that support it. Expect to see animals such as Hippos, Crocodiles and the many bird species that make this one of the most diverse habitats on the planet.

St Lucia boat cruise

A hands-on educational experience learning the behaviour and ecology of African Elephants from a small family herd that live on a ‘Big 5’ reserve and a Cheetah rehabilitation facility. Learn their story and roles of their keepers who protect them day and night – perfect for those wishing to pursue a career within the wildlife industry.

Animal interactions

A talk on a vast range species of venomous and constrictor snakes found in Southern Africa, as well as spiders, scorpions and amphibians.
We’ll have a close, but safe, look at some species such as cobras and puff adders, with the opportunity to handle some of less dangerous ones.

Snake and creepy crawlies talk

An educational day out with some fun in this world class marine park with a guided tour to see how this facility functions. Go behind the scenes of the exhibits to witness the function of industrial marine equipment, research facilities and veterinary treatment rooms.
Finish the tour with a trip to the famous Dangerous Creatures exhibit housing some of the world’s most deadly reptiles.

uShaka Marine World

A day spent at CROW – the Centre for the Rehabilitation Of Wildlife in Durban. We get stuck in and help with the various projects, from rejuvenating enclosures in preparation for new patients to preparing lunch for the current in patients at the centre. Valuable and voluntary work experience for the next generation to make a difference.

Centre For The Rehabilitation Of Wildlife (CROW)

Situated in the heart of Zululand, we include various cultural programs ranging from tours through a Zulu village visiting rural homesteads, to conservation talks at local schools. Teaching sessions and home visits are fun and eye-opening as we immerse ourselves in the everyday lives of the people and communities we support.

Cultural Programs