Geography Trips


Having spent 15 years working with local communities in sub-Saharan Africa, to address the environmental, climactic, societal and economic changes that the continent has seen, we are well placed to deliver an educational and experiential geography programme in South Africa, Zambia or Kenya.

A recent UN Report estimated that countries in Sub-Saharan Africa will need to spend $50bn every year for the next decade on adapting to climate change.  The report notes that Africa has been warming faster than the global average, although it is only responsible for 4% of worldwide carbon emissions.

Our Geography trips cover topics such as: 

  • Poverty – 40% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa live on less than $1.25 per day. 
  • Environmental Sustainability 
  • Ecosystems in Kruger Park
  • Human/Wildlife conflict 
  • Sustainable Farming 
  • The Impact of Climate change on Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Wildlife Poaching 
  • The impact of globalisation on communities in Sub-Saharan Africa 
  • The Impact of Tourism on South Africa 

Sites of Interest include: 

  • Blyde River Canyon, the world 3rd largest canyon. 
  • Cradle of Humankind, World Heritage Site 
  • Barberton, ‘The Gold Rush’ town 
  • Table Mountain

Our Geography Trips enable your students to look at these questions in more detail, while immersing themselves in on a life-enhancing African journey. 

African Impact is an award-winning responsible travel organization that has been offering service-learning programs volunteer programs, internships, and expeditions across Africa for over 15 years.  

What differentiates us from other providers is that we operate our projects full time and year-round. Our projects are developed alongside local communities to ensure the work we do is ethical, responsible, and relevant to the needs of their communities.  

Our teams live and work alongside these communities, which allows us to offer sustainable and transformative experiences that provide real value where it is most needed. 

All programmes come with worksheets, pre-trip student preparation and the ability to stay involved with the projects, post trip.






Day 1

Depart UK

Depart UK


Overnight Flight

Day 2

Arrive into Johannesburg

You will be met on arrival and transferred your accommodation

Settle in, orientation and welcome

Dinner at hotel

Day 3


Visit the apartheid museum in Johannesburg

Transfer to Cradle of Humankind, World Heritage site 

Return to hotel

Day 4


Transfer to Kruger Park, approx 6 hours

Arrive at Olifants River, Accommodation. Check in

Welcome and Orientation

Day 5

On Project

Outline project activities and goals

Survival activity – build a shelter!

Poaching Presentation

Day 6


Local community visit

Games night

Overnight Flight

Day 7

On Project

Research game drive

Game count

Game count

Day 8

On Project

Farmers of the future project. Meet farmers, growing their own food and visit the gardens

The impact of Globalisation on South Africa’s wildlife

Cultural night

Day 9

On Project

Set own camera traps

Physical conservation

Reviewing camera trap pictures

Day 10

On Project

Research game drive

The Impact of Climate Change on South Africa

Climate Change discussion

Day 11

On Project

The Impact of Tourism on South Africa

Sustainable Tourism

Review Session

Day 12

On Project

Panorama Route, full day excursion

Panorama Route, full day excursion

Farewell Dinner, Reflection and Awards

Day 13


Transfer to Johannesburg, 5 hours

Depart for UK

Overnight in flight

Day 14

Arrive Home

Arrive back in UK

Price Inclusions


  • Return airport transfers
  • Luxury private transport throughout
  • All Meals
  • Private group accommodation throughout
  • Experienced dedicated group leader
  • Management of project
  • Project materials
  • All activities and excursions as outlined in the itinerary
  • Security at accommodation
  • Pre departure information
  • 24/7 emergency support throughout
  • Single supplements for staff
  • Additional excursions
  • Visas
  • Covid testing (where necessary)