Expeditions, Safaris & Adventure Travel to Africa
Outposts have been running expeditions, safaris and adventure travel to Africa since 1998. We have established links with excellent providers and are always striving to upgrade our programmes whilst keeping them affordable for all participants.
Expeditions & trips can be an exciting blend of adventure travel, culture & history, treks and safaris, interaction with local people and voluntary or charity work. We have seen the wonderful and enriching results when these elements are combined, opening up people’s minds to a world of new experiences and giving them the opportunity to share them with like-minded people.
A treasure chest of unforgettable scenery, from lofty mountains to sun-baked deserts and dramatic coastlines washed by the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Its game viewing equals the best in Africa; where else can you find penguins, whales and elephants?
South Africa also has a vivid history. Apartheid ended in 1990 and the jailed ANC leader Nelson Mandela was released after 27 years of imprisonment. In the first democratic elections to be held in South Africa, Mandela became president in 1994. The story is told in the excellent museums in Johannesburg, by far the most vibrant of the country’s cities with a rich cultural heritage. Apartheid activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu named the newly integrated South Africa the ‘Rainbow Nation’. It is a fitting name for a country with 11 official languages and people of all colours, races and creeds, living in a vividly coloured and sculpted landscape.
From the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, a World Heritage Site, through to the tropical savannahs of Zululand where the "big five", elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard inhabit Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park, through to the brilliant coral reefs of the Indian Ocean that fringe the lakes and wetlands of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and running north to Kosi Bay. This culturally rich and diverse area offers safaris, bush walks, battlefield tours, riding, fishing, hiking, camping, birding, diving, snorkeling, climbing, abseiling, white water rafting and cultural opportunities.
For many of our expeditions we favour the province of KwaZulu-Natal because the landscape is so varied and cuts down the time spent travelling. This enables us to keep the costs as affordable as possible whilst maintaining the quality and content. However, South Africa is a huge country and there are expedition opportunities throughout.
The charity or community project phase of any expedition or trip often proves a life-changing and valuable experience for all those involved - offering a chance to interact with the local people.
Outposts has a number of carefully chosen and vetted charities, community projects and not-for-profit organisations which are in need of help and assistance at grass roots level. Projects can be chosen by expedition organisers, such as visits to link schools or charities where your group already has an association, or project work and visits can be recommended and arranged by Outposts depending on the area of the country you will be visiting and the type of projects with which you would most like to be involved.
Environmental Awareness Course. Professional game rangers teach bush crafts, animal behavior, spoor recognition, game conservancy management principles, anatomy, medicinal plants and their uses. Our Groups will be taken into close quarters with the sights, sounds and smells of South African bush, whilst being taught awareness and how to behave in the bush.
Battlefield tours. Guided tours of the famous battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War, Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana. Told by the best, these real stories, explained on the actual site give an amazing insight into the Zulu nation and how these battles made history, both in England and South Africa.
Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia and Botswana
Outposts Travel Africa
which specialises in 'Mild to Wild' expeditions, safaris and adventure travel for groups and families, for information on these countries.
or call us today on 01823 451959 to start planning your African adventure!