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School trips to Namibia

 

A Voyager school tour to Namibia promises adventure, education and the ultimate walk on the wide side with game drives, mountain climbs and the opportunity to bound down some of the biggest sand dunes in the world.

Adventures in an ‘arid Eden’

 

The Southern African country is one of the least densely populated country on the planet but for what it lacks in cityscapes and population, it makes up for with landscapes and interesting background. The country takes it name from the vast Namib desert which stretches along the Atlantic Ocean coastline. The Namib is possibly the oldest desert in the world and has some of the tallest and most stunning sand dunes you’ll ever see. Namibia’s historical background is reflected in the 13 ethnic groups that inhabit the country today – from the Nama and Bushmen (San), believed to be the original inhabitants, to the people of German and South African origin who colonised the country in the 19th century. 

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Windhoek, wildlife and wonders of nature

 

Visits to traditional villages and modern cities like Windhoek and Swakopmund will give your students a real insight into Namibia’s multi-cultural heritage. On this school tour there will be plenty of opportunities to check out Namibia’s progressive wildlife conservation programmes in action too. If you want to see endangered animals like the black rhino or wild dog in their natural environment then this is the place for you. On game drives through Etosha National Park, with one of our expert rangers, you are almost guaranteed to see all of the ‘Big 5’.  If it’s cheetahs you seek, then Namibia is home to one quarter of the world’s population and you’ll find plenty of them at the Africat Foundation within the Okonjima Nature Reserve. Being amongst the magnificent pink and orange sand dunes of the Namib, scenic walks around the Brandberg Mountains and taking in the turquoise waters of Lake Oshikoto can only add more magic to this spectacular school tour.

Adventure of a lifetime

 

We reckon that your Geography and General Studies students will fall in love with Namibia on one of our premium school tours. We can tailor the programme to the key stage they’re following but we’ll also add on those added extras, such as market visits and opportunities to try local food, that make all the difference. Voyager wants this to be the adventure and learning expedition of a lifetime so we go out of our way to incorporate the excursions and experiences you want. 

“This is a land of vast open spaces, incredible landscapes and rugged, beautiful mountains. There is rarely any phone signal, let alone 3G, and thus no email, Facebook, Twitter, or hassle from the office. I can’t remember the last time I – or indeed all of us – switched off so comprehensively. It was a holiday with more mental freedom than we are likely to find anywhere.” Tom Bradby, Telegraph Travel, 2015
“Then there is the big game. One of the great joys of Namibia is that you don’t have to spend a fortune going to a swanky private park to see it. Etosha, our first port of call, is arid in August and the other dry months of winter. This means you don’t have to chase after the animals because, if you park yourself at one of the many watering holes, they come to you. The first place we stopped at was full of elephants drinking, washing and fooling around. The excitement inside our car nearly blew the roof off.” Tom Bradby, Telegraph Travel, 2015
“Namibia is home to an array of wildlife, from ostriches and zebras roaming the gravel plains to penguins and seals chilling in the Atlantic currents. It was the first African country to incorporate protection of the environment into its constitution. With WWF’s help, the government has reinforced this conservation philosophy by empowering its communities with rights to manage and benefit from the country’s wildlife through communal conservancies.” The WWF (World Wildlife Organisation)

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