We create life-changing wildlife and conservation experiences in the heart of the South African bushveld for students looking to adventure beyond the classroom and campus
Inspire. Educate. Empower.
an eco-educational travel company based in South Africa.
For over 24 years, we’ve been working closely with international and local schools, universities and colleges to develop and facilitate meaningful field trips, internships and volunteer projects that give young people a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife and conservation experience in
the South African bush. To date, we’ve hosted over 12 000 students.
Features and benefits of our field trips and internship programmes:
We take students deep into South Africa’s game reserves where they gain invaluable practical experience by working alongside our passionate and experienced team of local guides, conservationists and mentors.
Unique and bespoke itineraries
Every field trip is customised to meet the needs of the school or university. Experiences include wildlife tracking, bush skills, wildlife rehabilitation and endangered species breeding.
Empower young minds and hearts
Through experiences such as these, young people begin to learn the most important lesson of all; the vital part they play in building and shaping a sustainable future for all.
Discover traditional cultures
Students meet and work together with local communities, where they learn about traditional culture, helping to broaden and enrich their understanding of the world.
Meaningful skills development
Our field trips help students develop important global citizen life skills such as leadership, responsibility, organisation, community, connection, resilience and empathy.
Globally-accredited Health and Safety protocols
We’ve been managing field trips for over 24 years and have developed a comprehensive Health and Safety protocol that is accredited by the British Standards' Institute.
For universities and higher education colleges:
Academic Wildlife, Conservation, Farming and Equine Field Trips
Youth Development, Wildlife, Conservation and Traditional Culture Field Trips
Conservation Insights - a weekly series of Continuous Professional Development webinars
Health and Safety First
African Insight Academy holds international health and safety accreditation from the British Standards’ Institute. We also adhere to the highest possible standard of liability insurance and hold a two-decade incident-free record.
Our recent testimonials
"We would not conceive of planning our South Africa programme with any other company. With African Insight there is everything one needs to create, and deliver, a first-rate experience/education-rich and a superbly managed field course."
"If ever I was taking students to South Africa in the future, or even a group of tourists, African Insight would be my first point of call."
"As a University College delivering the subjects of Animal Sciences and Wildlife Conservation at degree level, we have been taking students on an annual field trip from the UK to South Africa with African Insight for 21 years.
I can tell you without any hesitation that I would (and have on many occasions) recommended African Insight as an academic responsible field trip organisation.
Andrew and the team appoint guides carefully who have the knowledge, experience and communication skills (who can respond appropriately to the demands of the questions) to deliver information at the level required for the trip. The well-structured and risk assessed itineraries are designed mutually to ensure the trip meets the requirements of the courses students are participating on.”