Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.
We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.
Hearty breakfasts and delicious, authentic, cuisine at local restaurants for lunches and dinners—with meals times tailored to maximize your experience.
Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.
Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.
We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!
24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.
Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.
Visit with the local students at a nearby school. As you participate in a joint activity, sharing stories and laughs, you'll gain an understanding of their daily lives and studies and have the opportunity to contrast what you learn and experience with your own lifestyle and educational system at home.
Ready to meet the Big 5? Students will ride in an open safari vehicle and take a guided tour of the Kruger National Park—one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos, as well as hundreds of other mammals make their home here. Your knowledgeable guide will interpret the bush and give you a detailed explanation of the animal's behavior as well as explain the unique landscape.
Students share some of the most impactful and rewarding moments of their educational tour experience, teachers share the level of quality and care they get from ACIS, and tour managers share a bit of the magic they witness as they facilitate learning and a love of new cultures for ACIS groups across the globe.
This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.
Depart from the USA.
Arrive in Johannesburg, meet your tour manager and transfer to Raptors Lodge in Hoedspruit. In the afternoon visit the Khamai Reptile Centre, dedicated to reptile conservation and education.
This morning a short walk brings you to a local school where you will have the opportunity to partake in
joint activities with the local students, pending school approval and availability. In the afternoon visit the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre to learn more about native animals, such as cheetahs, that may soon be extinct. Tonight enjoy a special South African BBQ dinner.
This morning stop for a
local school visit and tour around the campus, pending school approval and availability. Then journey to Kruger National Park, one of the top national parks in Africa. Meet local students from the Accorhoek and Bushback area who have not previously had the chance to visit the park and who will join you in sharing today's
safari experience. During your safari exploration, keep an eye out for the Big Five: lions, elephants, leopards, buffalos, and rhinos. Tonight will be spent at a traditional safari camp lodging, Satara Camp.
This morning you will enjoy a thrilling
game drive through Kruger National Park. Some of the animals you may spot include zebra, blue wildebeest, impala or giraffe, all while enjoying the scenic landscape within the park. Along the way, stop for a picnic lunch before returning to your camp.
game drive will take you to one of the park’s entrance gates and to a bird hide where you may see hippopotamus, waterbucks, crocodiles, impalas, a variety of birds and perhaps even some thirsty elephants. Return to your camp in time for dinner.
At the start of today's
game drive, visit the Elephant Hall of Fame at Letaba Rest Camp. The museum covers elephant evolution, biology, behavior, ecology and research. Continue on to beautiful Mopani Rest Camp, one of Kruger National Park’s best kept secrets. Be sure to take in the scenic views from the banks of the Pioneer Dam and visit the large, gnarled old baobab tree at the camp’s heart.
This morning journey through
Kruger National Park to vast wilderness area that’s home to The Outpost, bordered to the north by the Limpopo River and Zimbabwe and to the east by Crooks Corner and Mozambique. This beautiful setting allows many opportunities to get close to your natural surroundings.
Begin your final day of safari exploration in Kruger National Park with an early morning
game drive in open-air four-wheel-drive vehicles. After lunch venture out again for a final game drive. Then return to The Outpost in the early evening for a lovely farewell dinner.
Depart for the USA.
Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $300Add to Tour
Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $250Add to Tour