Outposts - expedition destinations

Outposts - expedition destinations

South Africa

South Africa

  • Safaris, game viewing and walking trails: Safaris and walking trails in game reserves in the heart of Zululand, in search of the 'Big Five': lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard.
  • Environmental Awareness Course: Experience animals, reptiles, spiders and snakes up close. Learn about medicinal plants, animal tracking, spoors and anatomy. Visit Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, home to hippos and crocodiles.
  • Pongola River Camp: A unique river camp on the banks of the Pongola. Explore the river by canoe, try your hand at fly-fishing for the mighty tiger fish and enjoy the freedom and beauty of this unspoilt part of Africa.
  • Marine and coastal ecology at The Kosi Bay Nature Reserve: Tropical paradise of crystal clear blue water, giant sand dunes, mangrove swamps and sycamore fig forests. Home to hippos, crocs and many tropical fish. A chance to 'spear fish' in traditional fishing traps handed down from generation to generation, some nearly 1,000 years old.
  • Community project: a two-way cultural interaction which benefits local children, the community and the expeditioners as they step into a different world by undertaking voluntary work in local communities.
Nepal

Nepal

  • Trekking: walk through the rainforest, explore sub-tropical lowlands, valleys, forests of bamboo, oak and rhododendron, rivers, windswept desert plateaux and rice paddies.
  • Experience diverse cultures, religions and castes: climb stone staircases and stay in high mountain settlements, including Ghandruk, home to the Gurung people, many of whom serve in the Gurkha Regiment.
  • Visit the Chitwan Jungle and Asian Elephant Breeding Centre: elephant Safaris in search of the Asian rhino, leopard and the elusive Bengal tiger; canoe rides, jungle walks, talks and demonstrations.
  • Explore Kathmandu: a deeply spiritual and religious city of bustle and colour. Meet its people, learn about their beliefs, culture and customs; marvel at the architecture and beautiful temples; see traditional craftsmen at their work.
  • Cultural interaction: expeditioners will prepare and deliver lessons. They will interact with the children and improve their English; maintain and decorate classrooms. Outposts currently sponsors the education of 7 children.
Namibia

Namibia

  • Game: spotting game on drives and treks
  • Camera traps: setting camera traps for the family of leopards and possibly seeing them first hand
  • Stunning desert sunsets and sunrises
  • Projects: Working on conservation and community projects which will have a long term impact 
  • Experiencing camp life in a breath-taking mountainous, semi-desert wilderness
  • Earn 16 UCAS points (equivalent to a B at AS level) doing ASDAN CoPE Level 3 alongside the expedition.