School Group Safaris

The African classroom is where learning comes to life. Enrich your curriculum with meaningful multisensory learning experiences or add a character building African adventure to your next summer holiday program.

Our school group programs are designed for learners between the ages of 14 to 17 years. The structure typically includes an authentic conservation exercise, cultural immersion in the form of a community outreach initiative and land or water based adventure activities. Although the general theme is African Safari, the adventure will by no means end there. Our groups visit on average 3 to 4 diverse regions per trip, maximizing their exposure to various biomes, cultures and area specific wildlife. Students will enjoy surfing and snorkeling from pristine beaches, scenic mountain hikes, truly wild game drives and bush walks, interaction with community children, traditional cooking lessons, star gazing and so much more! All component are facilitated by qualified and reputable experts in the field. We work closely with our long standing and credible suppliers to ensure the safety and enjoyment of each participant.

Our team of passionate youth travel experts are ready to assist with the planning of your school’s African adventure. Your needs and desired outcomes will be carefully considered to ensure we deliver an exceptional, life changing and truly unforgettable experience for your learners.

Travel Tips

For easier check-in book flights through your airline’s groups’ department
Consider and suggest a minimalist approach to packing. A good rucksack carry-on bag will ensure luggage is not misplaced in transit and save time and hassle on arrival
Pack adequate sun protection and warmer items of clothing for early morning and evening game drives. Stick to earthy and neutral colored clothing for your safari component. We will make a comprehensive packing list available to you at the time of booking
Why not offer your students a digital detox? Collect electronic devices and watches at the start of the program and allow them the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature and connect with themselves and one another
Encourage learners to work through mammal/ birding checklists and to journal daily
Opt for Malaria free reserves. Should this not be an option speak to your medical practitioner regarding the necessary precautions for your needs and specific to your area of travel
Bring along a durable water bottle, comfortable walking shoes, poncho, microfiber quick dry travel towel and a lightweight practical day back pack for walks and hikes. Binoculars and cameras are a must!


What they say... Client reviews

The Perfect Itinerary

I went to South Africa in December 2008 with three friends and truly had the trip of a lifetime.  The country is absolutely beautiful and there are so many amazing things to do from safari to whale watching to fine dining in Cape Town.  Southern Sky Adventures planned the perfect…

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Worry-Free Group Experience

Our fall trip to Africa included 11 wonderful and diverse individuals for four venues, over a two week period.   How can this many people enjoy themselves so much for this extended period of time?  The answer is Richard Pace!  You worked diligently to anticipate our every need, and continued to…

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Adventure of a Lifetime

I can’t recommend Richard Pace and Southern Sky adventures enough! He’s been travelling all over the continent of Africa for the last 12 years and specializes in an otherwise unknown and intimidating territory. I didn’t know what to expect from South Africa but my trip went off without a hitch…

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Best Travel Experience Ever

I relive that trip in my mind almost daily – it was the best travel experience I’ve ever had.  Thank you for all you did to make it perfect.  Your local knowledge of the people and places definitely were a plus – you couldn’t have picked more excellent guides, trackers…

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An Incredible Time

Southern Sky Adventures did a great job helping us to plan our trip to Africa.  They covered all of the details—everything from flights and accommodations to safari essentials to in-country cell phone service to restaurant and activity recommendations.  Richard even managed to make suggestions on how four women should not…

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Once-in-a-lifetime Safari

Thanks for helping us put together such an amazing girl’s trip to South Africa.  We couldn’t have asked for a more well-planned adventure.  Your guidance, itinerary recommendations, and hard work in arranging the details definitely helped to make this “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” a truly incredible experience for all.  Between the 4…

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A different view of South Africa

I had been looking forward to a trip to South Africa for many years, knowing how special it would be.  It was all that and more because of Richard Pace and Southern Sky Adventures.  His choice of accommodations, destinations and tours were perfect.  Everywhere we went was superb and each…

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