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South Africa
26.2041° S, 28.0473° E
South Africa
9th-10th Grade17 days$5995*
June 11-June 27, 2019 Limited Inquire
June 28-July 14, 2019 Limited Inquire
July 15-July 31, 2019 Limited Inquire

This trip is a must for those with a heart for animals, a yearning for white sandy beaches, and a spirit for adventure. This expedition to South Africa and Mozambique has you getting up close and personal with wildlife! You’ll explore this country’s unique landscapes and cultural meccas, and experience the African wilderness and coastline through the eyes of its most passionate protectors. Your South African stay gives you a chance to experience a deep connection to local communities and to the wildlife that calls this place home. You’ll have the opportunity to gaze at elephants, track lions, surf warm waves, snorkel in the clear Mozambique waters, and serve some amazing communities and nature preserves. Africa is calling, and it is time to see the best that it has to offer!


  • Take multiple safaris and sleep out in the bush at a private game reserve.
  • Assist veterinarians on a unique conservation project working with animals in the wild.
  • Earn community service hours working with children of local communities.
  • Explore the magnificient megafauna and underwater world off the Mozambique coast.


Explore the wild Marataba Game Reserve looking for rhino, elephant, giraffe, zebra and lion. This safari will give you an authentic look into the lives of animals in their natural habitat, and the opportunity to participate in conservation efforts to protect the native species. Sleep on tent platforms in the African bush, and work with veterinarians on a special Rhino bio-data collection project.


Connect with the future of South Africa as you work with local children in the community. Here you’ll spend your days assisting with their most pressing projects. Work in the garden, paint a bedroom, or simply play soccer with the kids. Make lasting memories and impressions with these children, and savor your time with them. 

Coastal immersion

Tofo beach and the surrounding area in Mozambique offers amazing beaches, warm water, and ample opportunities to catch waves, explore the underwater world, and search for Dolphin pods, Manta Rays, and Whale Sharks!   

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Field Notes

Trip Guide

trip details

Cost $5995 *Internal Airfare Included
Length 17 days
Current Grades 9th-10th
Ages 15-16
Begins Johannesburg, South Africa
Ends Johannesburg, South Africa
Group Size 12

dates & availability

JUNE 11-JUNE 27, 2019 Limited Inquire
JUNE 28-JULY 14, 2019 Limited Inquire
JULY 15-JULY 31, 2019 Limited Inquire
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