Since Covid-19 pandemic and worldwide lockdowns with travel restrictions, All Africa Tours has been preparing for when the re-opening of borders happens to allow for safe educational travel once more. In South Africa, we see [...]
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On behalf of Itekeleng Primary School; School Management Team; SGB; Staff; Parents and Learners; First, we thank you for all your excellent organization throughout the tour. It was so smooth from day one to the last.
My son’s high school field study trip to South Africa through SES and All Africa tours was life changing for him. A tour with Julie is not simply sight-seeing— it is seeing the people, the landscape, and one’s humanity with new eyes.
Our school has only been open for two and a half year. This year we decided to have our first ever school tour, an exciting but nerve-wracking experience. Our tour took place from 22 September 2018 to 26 September 2018. We visited Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces of South Africa. Touring from the Panoramic Route, Blyde River Canyon to Hazyview and the famous Kruger National Park.
I have thought about our amazing trip to South Africa many times and have enjoyed telling anyone who will listen about the life-changing experience it was. I want to thank Julie for the incredible attention to detail she provided, which allowed the students and faculty on the trip to relax and really engage in the experience. You had everything worked out and accounted for (transportation, accommodations, food, fees, cash, gratuity, entrance fees, scheduling, potential safety hazards and the list goes on!!). Not having to worry about all those moving pieces was such a gift as we had our adventure on the other side of the world.
All Africa Tours is a family organization that is more than just a tour, it is an educational experience. Julie and Scott are incredibly knowledgeable of South African history and the diverse ecosystems that are within Kruger National Park. Our students left with a deeper understanding of the need for conservation and a hunger for more knowledge.
This was the best tour we have been on in our careers as teachers. Everything was organised so precisely and thoughtfully by All Africa Tours and we would love to do this tour again, even with our own family and friends. This was an uplifting experience that we will never forget.
Working with Julie and All Africa Tours has been such a positive experience. The itinerary was not only so diverse and captivating, but it was also something that Julie made clear from the beginning was flexible. She truly included us as stakeholders every step of the way, to ensure that our students had the best possible experience. Her attention to detail, her genuine caring for our children, and her sense of humour (along with fabulous stories) were so appreciated by each and every one of us.
From exploring the souks of Morocco to encountering an incredible array of wildlife on safari in Namibia or enjoying the white sand and turquoise waters of the Seychelles, Africa has something for everyone. Luckily, USA passport holders can travel to many African nations either without a visa, or in some cases can simply purchase a visa on arrival. However, the visa rules vary from country to country and can be complex.
In May 2016, I was lucky enough to travel to South Africa, making this trip my third unforgettable experience to this beautiful country. Each and every time it has been an amazing and unforgettable experience all thanks to Julie.