Example of School Itinerary

The attached itinerary outlines a ‘normal’ week-long stay with us – we have found that a trip of this duration is preferable so as to be able to fully-immerse the children in the natural environment for a suitable period of time. We offer a well-rounded holistic wilderness adventure, with conservation education and the wilderness experience being at the core.

Dedicated game-viewers are available for each group, but we endeavour to spend a suitable amount of time on foot so as to really be a part of the natural environment. If there are several groups from the same school, they will be afforded opportunities to meet up in camps and spend time together for meals on occasion.

  • School Staff Members – 1 per group
  • Children – 6 to 10 per group (max of 6 groups per trip)
Day 1

Camp – Serolo Tented Camp

  • Arrival at Tuli Wilderness
  •  Lunch
  •  An introduction to the area and the activities of the next week is given
  • Orientation game drive and introduction to the ‘general game’ animal species
  • Dinner
Day 2

Camp – Serolo Tented Camp

  • Breakfast
  • Depart on foot to explore the Limpopo River floodplain and learn about riverine systems and birds
  • Lunch
  • Carry out some practical exercises that teach about animal ‘comfort zones’
  • The afternoon is all about tracking – track and sign identification is our focus, learning how to differentiate spoor and ageing techniques
  • Dinner
  • A short night drive is undertaken to find and learn about nocturnal creatures
Day 3

Camp – Trails Camp

  • Breakfast
  • Pack up camp and move to the rustic Trails Camp, situated in the heart of the wilderness, looking out for animals on the way
  • Smaller and often-overlooked creatures&
  • Settle into Trails Camp
  •  Lunch
  • Walk to explain the intricacies of trailing and finding animals from their spoor
  • Mammal camouflage and defence mechanisms
  • Dinner around the campfire
  •  Astronomy
Day 4

Camp – Trails Camp

  •  Breakfast
  • Walk up Eagle Rock, where there are magnificent views over the area and hopefully get a glimpse into the life of the resident Verreaux’s (Black) Eagles
  • Lunch
  •  Introduction to wilderness survival techniques, including direction-finding, water- procurement and dealing with dangerous game
  •  Learn how to master the art of friction fire
  •  Dinner followed by a short night drive
Day 5

Camp – Molema Bush Camp

  • Breakfast
  • Pack up and set off on a search for elephants to learn about the behaviour of these fascinating large herbivores before arriving at Molema Bush Camp
  • Lunch
  • The roles and use of telemetry sets in research
  • Depart on a drive with a resident researcher to try and get a fix on any of the collared predators and learn how to record observation data and how the research data is used in mapping programs
  •  Dinner
Day 6

Camp – Mohave Bush Camp

  •  Breakfast
  • The morning is spent trailing animals, where we follow their tracks with the goal of finding them
  • Pack up and move to Mohave Bush Camp
  • Lunch
  • Skinning of an impala and lesson about its internal organs
  • This afternoon the group delves into the world of archaeology and geology
  • A late afternoon drive to admire the magnificent sunsets that Tuli has to offer
  • Bush dinner
Day 7
  • Final walk to see what can be found of interest and to reflect on the experiences of the past week
  • Hearty brunch
  • Depart from Tuli Wilderness with a packed lunch