School Groups – Additional Info
For SADC school groups, flights from main centres will be organised to Lanseria airport. Land transfers from Lanseria (or within Johannesburg if arranged in advance) are approximately six hours to the Botswana border. The Botswana Team will collect participants from the border in their game-drive vehicles for the remaining journey to the camp. If you are located outside of a main centre, contact us to discuss travel arrangements.
For international groups, flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport are recommended, with a connecting domestic flight to Polokwane. Y4C is happy to assist with flight bookings if required. Land transfers from Polokwane to the Botswana border are approximately 2.5 hours.
A TYPICAL DAY
Your daily adventure will include about six hours of volunteer work, split between early morning and late afternoon activities (in order to avoid the midday heat). Lunch and early afternoons are spent at your leisure, reading, relaxing, playing games or having a siesta! For those enthusiasts who require less ‘down-time’, there are always activities to do around camp (like download camera trap data, identify spoor and photograph birds and insects for identikits). Late afternoons often end with a beautiful sunset on a rocky outcrop and if the weather permits, the night sky is enjoyed around a campfire.
All participants will require a passport that is valid for at least six months from date of entry. Anyone under the age of 18 requires an Unabridged Birth Certificate and Parent Consent Form. Y4C will provide assistance with the required documentation. Those with a foreign passport will also need to investigate visa requirements.
This will be provided at the time of booking to assist with the dilemma of what to bring. Clothes are climate dependent but the general rule is ‘keep it neutral’.
You will be working in the bush so it is best to blend in!
Special diets are catered for whenever possible. However, due to the remoteness of the location, some food substitutes may need to be brought from home, or a supplemental charge may be requested. This can be discussed further at booking.
A sample 10-day itinerary can be sent to you upon request. A typical programme will include a range of research and conservation projects that provide a comprehensive wilderness experience. It is important to note that the itinerary is flexible and can be adapted to a particular group’s interests and needs. For example, one particular school group may be interested in conducting research activities that can later be incorporated into a school project. The opportunities are endless and our conservation experts are more than happy to work together with you to build an unforgettable experience.
HEALTH & MEDICAL
While malaria is considered low risk in the Tuli Block, all participants are required to obtain their own medical advice in terms of malaria prophylaxis and vaccinations. All participants are also required to have medical insurance in the case of an emergency.
There is limited solar electricity at the camp with solar-powered lights and a charging station that can be used to charge camera batteries and other essentials. Electricity supply is 220v.