Kruger, South Africa.
Do you want to embark on the adventure of a lifetime?
Explore a new faraway place....?
For the first time ever, RCHK CAS students have the chance to travel outside of Asia and experience the most famous national park in the world! Come to Africa to Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa and undoubtably where the best all round wildlife and safari experience can be found. See the spectacular animals of the Big Five - lions, leopards, rhinoceroses, elephants, and buffalo - up close in their natural habitat.
Areas of the park were first protected by the government of the South African Republic in 1898, and it became South Africa's first national park in 1926. Kruger National Park has more species of large mammals than any other African game reserve (at 147 species), and this is an amazing opportunity to appreciate wildlife and nature in all its glory.
Our base for the week will be a safari camp which has won an award for its sustainable tourism and community programs linked to the camp, so it's a great model for us to learn about! Enjoy comfortable tented suite accommodation, with a swimming pool to cool off in and traditional South African meals served in a restaurant that overlooks a watering hole, or around a camp fire.
We will wake up before dawn, while we hear a lion’s roar in the distance or the whooping sound of hyenas near the camp. We will jump aboard our game drive vehicle with one of the experienced safari guides where the early morning holds the promise of spotting cats like lion, leopard and cheetah. In the afternoon we head to water holes where we’ll look for elephant, buffalo, rhino and hippo. Plenty of game such as giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and a wide variety of antelope can also be found and our guides will educate us on all the species we come across. These safari drives will be at different times each day and will be to a variety of places within the park, but we will be sure not to overcrowd the animals at any point. We'll also go out on bushwalks led by highly skilled rangers that allow for intimate, hands on experience of smaller creatures.
As well as going on safari, you'll experience the local culture and tradition in visiting a traditional village community and engaging in service projects through a local school and working with an NGO for the protection and conservation of the endangered Rhino. The demand for rhino horn is still huge in Asia, particularly in China and Vietnam, and you will get to meet the SanParks anti-rhino poaching task force operating in the greater Kruger Park and learn about what we can do as anti-poaching advocates.
Come a reconnect with nature on a truly amazing experience that you will never forget.
This trip has a set limit of a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 16.
Depending on students numbers this trip will cost from HK$23,000 - HK$24,000 inclusive of all flights, transport, food, safaris and other experiences.
Our partners for this camp is the International Schools Safari Camp organisation, whom we have a long established relationship of working with through our Bali trip.
Rhino poaching recent article: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-47258340