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Geography

 

Overview:
Travelling through Africa on one of our Educational Overland trips provide learners with an amazing opportunity for geography and outdoor awareness to take place. Identifying various rock formations, landscapes, mountains, deserts and water features are all part of the experience. Learners are exposed to amazing natural wonders and sightseeing features such as, the Fish River Canyon, the dunes of Sossusvlei, hot water springs of Ai Ais, the Spitzkoppe, the Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls to mention a few. The overland truck is able to go on terrains where standard vehicles can’t go. Therefore students are given the opportunity to get to remote locations where nature can be observed up close and personal.

Outcome:
Relevant geography education. Taking the classroom to a stimulating outdoor environment.

 
 

Culture

 

Overview:
While on overland trip through Africa, learners are exposed to a variety of cultures and people from different countries. Often learners get involved in community development projects of a specific area. It is arranged that they link up with a local school or community centre. Learners spend the day interacting with learners and teaching them a certain skill or just giving some of their time to bond with the group.
In Namibia a day is arranged where students spend a typical day with the indigenous people of Southern Africa namely the Bushmen who are part of the Khoisan group. Tasks such as gathering food, making jewellery and hunting equipment, dancing or making a fire are some of the activities the learners can enjoy with the Bushmen. This is a unique, eye opening experience.

Outcome:
Exposure and interaction with various cultures of Africa.

 
 

White Water Rafting

 

Overview:
While visiting Zimbabwe on the 21 Day African Explorer learners get the opportunity to experience the mighty Zambezi River. Here learners spend an adrenalin-filled day regarded by many as the world’s greatest white water rafting run. Feel the exhilaration and thrills of some of the biggest rapids in the world at their best. No previous experience is required and you don't need to be a proficient swimmer in order to take part in the trip.

While on the 19 Day Namibian tour learners can embark on a two or three day Orange River rafting experience from our Bundi base camp.

Outcome:
Learners experience an exhilarating adventure activity and learn the new skill of paddling.

 
 

Dune Boarding

 

Overview:
Duneboarding is an exhilarating board sport which is done while in Swakopmund, Namibia. It is a recreational activity that takes place on the sand dunes of the Namib dessert. The Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world, houses some of the largest sand dunes on this planet. There is no better way to experience these wonders in an environmentally friendly way, than to zoom down them head first on a traditional Swakopmund sand board.

There are 2 styles of sand boarding:

Lie down - For the lying down style you use a specially polished board to slide headfirst down a dune. Speeds of up to 80km/h can be reached.

Stand-up - For the standing-up style, you use standard snowboarding equipment and you 'surf' your way down the dunes.

Outcome:
Exposure to the magnificent Namib Desert with a fun outdoor activity.

 
 
 
 
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Food & Hygiene

 

Overview:
Learners are introduced to the basic food preparation and hygiene rules.  Preparing food in an outdoor camping environment and the use of fire for cooking is illustrated. Learners are encouraged to assist in the preparation of meals along the trip as well as clean up afterwards. Water purification and filtering is also illustrated.

Outcome:
Learning about food preparation and hygiene.

 

Fauna & Flora

 

Overview:
Travelling to various biospheres while on tour exposes learners to a wide range of varying plant species. Forestry as well as the identification of indigenous and alien plant species is done. Learners also actively take part in the removal and planting of trees. Trips to various botanical gardens and nature reserves in and around the areas being visited are arranged.

Outcome:
Learning about indigenous plant species of various biospheres in Africa.

 

Game & Tracking

 

Overview:
Of the many activities that the overland trip has on offer, probably the most popular activity is game viewing in the wildlife rich National Parks of Africa. Excursions to the Cedarburg Mountains, Sossusvlei Nature Reserve, The Caprivi Strip or Etosha National Park are outings which expose learners to a vast array of African wildlife. Viewing game from the overland truck offers learners the ability to see the animals from close and in their natural habitat. Tracking and identifying various animal prints is a learning experience that students enjoy.
Outcome:

Identifying African wildlife species and their tracks.

 

Sailing

 

Overview:
Sailing is both a fun recreation and serious sport. Regardless of the many differences in size and type, all sailboats work the same way to harness the wind for propulsion. Learners learn the basics of how sailboats work, common types of sailboats, and where people go to sail. Personal safety, rope work, sail handling and general duties are explained as an introduction. This activity is done on the Lagoon of Langebaan while on the West Coast Trek.

Outcome:
Mastering the basic skills and knowledge of sailing

 
 

Fossil Park

 

Overview:
While on the West Coast Trek, learners have the opportunity to visit the West Coast Fossil Park, close to Langebaan. The park is world-renowned for its exceptionally well-preserved fossil remains. Fossils of various animals can be viewed which inhabited the west coast area some 5 million years ago. Various educational programs can be attended here or just a day visit to the park enjoyed.
 
Outcome:
Learning about fossils of the West Coast Region.

 
 
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