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.
We just had a fabulous and unforgettable 13 day trip planned and accompanied by Julie. She faced the challenge of planning a itinerary for 12 high school juniors and seniors (17 and 18 year olds) from the School of Environmental Studies in the US.
A massive “thank you” for organising an absolutely wonderful tour for the young ladies and staff of Luckley House School. I could not have asked for more both in terms of the organisation beforehand and the quality of leadership shown throughout. I sincerely hope students of the school will have the opportunity to tour South Africa with you again soon.
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.
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.
- Itekeleng Primary from Kuruman to Cape Town