School Expeditions | Namibia - Nepal - South Africa | Outposts



What better way to develop life skills such as communication, budgeting and problem-solving than on a school expedition? Building confidence through adventurous activities, learning new skills such as teaching in a school or experiencing something out of the ordinary like going on safari.


Help re-wild this hidden gem in Southern Namibia as part of a long-term conservation project to re-introduce black rhino. Remove invasive species, build dams and water points. Biodiversity surveys and game counts on drives and treks. Set camera traps for the family of leopards. Wonder at the breath-taking desert sunsets and sunrises. Work on projects in the local village Warmbad.


Trek through the rainforest, sub-tropical lowlands, valleys, forests of bamboo, oak and rhododendron and windswept desert plateaux and rice paddies. Explore Kathmandu, marvel at the architecture and experience diverse cultures, religions and castes. Visit the Chitwan Jungle and Asian Elephant Breeding Centre. Work in a school and interact with the children to improve their English.

South Africa

Go on safari in search of the 'Big Five': lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard. Learn about animals, reptiles, spiders and snakes up close. Walking trails and animal tracking. Visit iSimangaliso Wetland Park, home to hippos and crocodiles and the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve. Step into a different world by undertaking voluntary work in local communities.

Expeditions for students with special educational needs

The opportunity to have a gap year has almost become a rite of passage for many, but it seems to us that there aren’t the same opportunities for those with special educational needs.

As a result, we have developed this 2-week expedition to South Africa specifically for students with learning difficulties.


Specialised itinerary

Focus on aspects of your curriculum or special interests such as sports tours, photography, animal or veterinary studies, adventure activities, coaching and leadership, geology, geography, history or tourism.

Choice of dates

Choice of dates and duration of the expedition or trip. Expeditions can take place in or out of school term-time.

Benefits to students

The opportunity to earn 16 UCAS points, CV and personal statement enhancement for potential employers and further education, developing transferable life skills and the chance to experience another culture.


We run training sessions either at your school on at our HQ in Somerset to help bond the team and learn more about life on expedition.

Community projects

We are partnered with a variety of community projects so that your students can undertake voluntary work and community service.

Free staff place

There is a free place for one member of school staff for every ten students.

Book direct

Bookings made directly with Outposts. A choice of payment plans can be made available to parents.

Quality and safety

Outposts Expeditions operate to the highest standards of quality and safety.


Get in touch and we will run through all the options for your school expedition.

“I am proud to say the team has done it – our young people have achieved what many people would call impossible.”

– Teacher, ELLEN TINKHAM SCHOOL (special school Exeter)