Seriously Fun Safari School
Train like an actual safari guide in one of the most diverse parts of Kruger Park, not open for tourists.
"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
- Heather on her journey in Italy
A possible, beautiful itinerary for you
Somewhere in Kruger Park
You are travelling among the Nyala trees, their robust canopies sway gently in the afternoon sun. There are plenty of hippo, zebra and kudu about. It’s been a while since you last saw signs of civilisation. This area is quite remote, even for African standards. This is Kruger Park in its most scenic and diverse… and the adventure hasn’t even begun! You arrive at the camp, but barely have time to settle in: you are at once whisked on a game drive like none you’ve ever been on. It is meant to test your observational skills. The kids —of course— find it amusing and it comes naturally to them, true travellers in the making.
The Written Language of Animals
The day begins with drums around the fire. The morning activity teaches you how to read animal tracks and the signs that game leave in their wake. Learning from the experts gives you a completely new perspective, it’s like suddenly seeing the bush in high definition. After a hearty breakfast, some time in the classroom let’s you refine your tracking skills. But the real fun is in the afternoon activity: hide and seek! Teams have to find each other using only the signs of the bush. Read more
Finding Your Bearings
The day is spent learning basic navigation and orientation skills. There is no better way to learn this than by hands-on practice; and there is no place vaster and more potentially disorienting than Africa. You learn to use a compass, to read a map, and even to find your bearings using the stars.
The day’s focus is on dangerous animals and how to create encounters that are both rewarding and safe. The morning drive will get you really close to big animals and teach you how to read their behaviour and identify danger zones, how to approach them safely and how to plan a retreat. A midday lesson will introduce you to the finer points of planning a walking safari and in the afternoon, well… you will go on a walking safari!
A Gateway to Great Adventure
It’s your last game drive. Kruger Park looks strangely different, full of details and signs you would have overlooked before. The insights you have gained in the past days will enhance your enjoyment of nature and the memories will be precious for you and your loved ones.