Education & Awareness
Experience and learn about 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 where we look at the various aspects of conservation here in the field. Furthermore, with professional facilitators we ensure the specific needs of every group is met. Offering basic bush craft, animal tracking and anti-poaching
From Biology to Animal Care students, school groups and D of E Gold Award Expeditions we can meet all your needs with our tailor-made programs
Albizia Environmental Camp is a tented camp set on an 800 Hectare Wildlife Conservancy with various game species and ecotypes. This allows the professional rangers and guides the ideal platform to teach about all the facets of wildlife and conservation
Everything is hands-on and fun.
What you will cover in your time with us
Where we enjoy some basic bush craft with your professional field guides we explore the various factors that make up an ecosystem. Animal identification, behaviour and tracking where you learn how the various species live together in the African bush. From the big mammals to the insects, reptiles, trees, birds and even the grasses. All explained on our interpretive bushwalks. At night we enjoy the night skies and the sounds of the wild African bush.
We get up close with Africa’s big game like Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Buffalo and with some luck an encounter with the rarer species like Wild Dog, Cheetah and Leopard. An amazing species diversity ensure a great experience with species like Giraffe, Kudu, Nyala, Warthog, Zebra and many more. All from the comfort of a safari vehicle with a professional guide to make the experience more memorable and educational.
Join our scientific research team in the field. Learn how to set up camera traps, pitfall traps and various other techniques used for research of endangered species and other projects we have on the go. Telemetry work where we track species like the Side Striped Jackal we released after rehabilitating them to the wild.
A talk on the various species of venomous and non-venomous snakes, spiders and scorpions we have in Southern Africa. We’ll have a close – but safe – look at some of the snakes like cobras and puff adders and get to touch some of the less dangerous species.
Being situated in the heart of Zululand we include various cultural programs ranging from a cultural tour through a Zulu village where we visit rural homesteads and do conservation talks at the various schools around us in the rural areas.
There are many projects that we are involved in like sports training days, helping upgrade some facilities in the poorer areas. Teaching sessions are always fun and just immersing ourselves in the everyday lives of the people and little children we encounter out that there.
From our base in Kosi Bay we explore the wonders of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. 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 and learn about sustainable resource usage, rocky shores ecology and the various other aspects that make this a World heritage Site.
Activities we offer as part of the experience include:
St Lucia boat cruise:
We enjoy 2 hours on the largest estuarine systems in Africa learning about the tidal system and the ecosystems that support it. Expect to see animals like Hippos, Crocodiles and the many bird species that make this one of the richest diversities of species on the planet.
An educational experience where the behaviour and ecolgy of African Elephants are explained and we get to meet Rambo and his family that live on the Zulu and Rhino Reserve.
uShaka Marine World:
An educational day out with some fun in this world class marine park. We go a guided tour and see how this facility functions. Behind the scenes and with a proper
look at the actual exhibits including the famous Dangerous Creators exhibit.
A day spent at CROW – the Centre for the Rehabilitation Of Wildlife in Durban. We get our hands dirty and help with the various projects they may need a hand with on the day.
Safeguarding standards in educational travels
As member of the STF (School Travel Forum) we are recognised for providing the highest quality experiences for student and youth travellers. Offering best in class health and safety management systems. Here the STF helps members to develop, implement and sustain. Membership of the STF is essential for all school and student travel organisers.
School trips to South Africa offer students the chance to experience and learn about different cultures and environments and a diverse array of flora and fauna. The wildlife has to be one of the main reasons for a visit to South Africa, and our hands-on conservation trip is ideal for a school biology trip. If it is personal development and challenge you are after, South Africa has excellent trekking and bush walking.
You can view a sample itinerary HERE and HERE
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