Ein kleiner Junge haelt mit einem Fernglas Ausschau nach Voegeln in der suedafrikanischen Steppe

Your trip at a glance


  • Discover South Africa together with your family
  • Live and learn together, in the midst of South Africa’s wild nature
  • Acquire valuable nature knowledge, instructed by experi­enced course leaders
  • Discover the fasci­nating wildlife on daily excur­sions into the bush
  • Spend the nights under Africa’s stunning night sky


Camp Karongwe
Vier Kinder stehen im Kreis um einen Guide, der ihnen das lokale Gestein waehrend einer Safari erklaert
Ein Guide erklaert zwei Kindern die bekanntesten Vogelarten Suedafrikas
Ein kleiner Junge haelt mit einem Fernglas Ausschau nach Voegeln in der suedafrikanischen Steppe
Ein Guide zeigt einer Familie auf einer Pirschwanderung in Suedafrika Insekten am Boden
Eine Gruppe von Teilnehmern einer Erlebnisreise durch Suedafrika sitzen in gemuetlicher Runde am Lagerfeuer

Family EcoQuest in Southern Africa

In this five-day EcoQuest course you discover South Africa’s breathtaking flora and fauna and experience an unforgettable outdoor adventure together with your family.

Ein Guide erklaert zwei Kindern die bekanntesten Vogelarten Suedafrikas

Arrival and orien­ta­tion in South Africa

You and your family arrive at the International Airport of Johannesburg (O. R. Tambo International Airport) from where you get picked up and brought to Camp Karongwe in the southwest of the Kruger National Park. Once you’ve arrived there, you can first of all ensconce yourself in your tents and get to know the camp as well as the other participants.

Ein Guide zeigt einer Familie auf einer Pirschwanderung in Suedafrika Insekten am Boden

Activ­i­ties during your family safari adventure

Your five-day safari trial course starts with acquiring important navigation skills and bush survival skills which are necessary to get along in the African bush. Equal to the education of a real Safari guide, you and your family learn the art of tracking and get introduced to the South African wildlife. In a way that is suitable for children, your guide teaches you a deeper understanding about the biodiversity, the ecological networks and the necessity to protect our nature while trying to let you experience unique wildlife-sightings. Evenings by the campfire and identifying stars are also some highlights of the course. Discover South Africa and experience an incredible outdoor adventure with your whole family!

Foto eines Kuppel-Zeltes mit zwei Einzelbetten mit afrikanischen Mustern

Accom­mo­da­tion as EcoQuest partic­i­pants in Africa

The participants spend the course in South African Camp Karongwe. Usually two participants share a tent in the camp. Children may sleep in the tent of their parents. Alternatively, the whole family can sleep in the open on the higher observation decks in the middle of the camp. The available sanitary facilities are used by all participants. In the communal area all participants have their meals together. There is generally no electricity in the camp. As needed, electricity can be produced with the help of a generator so that batteries can be recharged. Since the mobile reception is usually very bad, solar lamps and satellite telephones are used in the camp.

Fuenf Teilnehmer springen vor Freude ueber den Safari Trip im Abendlicht in die Luft

Leisure time during your family safari experi­ence

After you return to the camp you can use the evening hours for own activities. Read books, play games or relax around the campfire.

Learn what others say about their Natucate adventure.

Review Photos EcoQuest South Africa – Mario

Mario took part in our EcoQuest course in South Africa where he took lots of wonderful wildlife pictures. Take a look at some of his fantastic impressions:

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Review Photos EcoQuest Africa – Katharina

As a participant in our EcoQuest course, Katharina has experienced Africa's nature and wildlife from up close – and was able to take some wonderful wilderness pictures. Here you can find a selection:

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Review EcoQuest South Africa – Anny 1

“To hide out in the bushes while a dozen curious elephants walked past us was a really special experience.”

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Review EcoQuest South Africa – Anny

“The two weeks flew by and the day of our departure is approaching way too fast.”

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    1. Camp Karongwe

    The South African camp Karongwe is situated at the mostly dried out riverbed of the Karongwe River, in the middle of an area of about 9000 hectares, which will impress you by its biodiversity as well as its picturesque landscapes.

    Nearby you can find the breathtaking Kruger National Park, well-known as one of the largest protected areas in South Africa. Immerse yourself into the spectacular natural landscapes during daily game drives and bush walks, experience the biodiversity of the Karongwe Game Reserve up close and expand your knowledge of the region’s unique flora and fauna under the guidance of experienced field guides.

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Background of the Family EcoQuest in South Africa

Immersing the youngest ones into the African wilderness and explore and understand this unique environment as a family – you can experience this when joining our Family EcoQuest course in South Africa. The aims of the educational family safari are manifold:

By experiencing the untouched nature of Southern Africa from up close, children gain an awareness and appreciation of the natural environment that surrounds them and the inter-relatedness of all species. By teaching kids about wildlife, biodiversity and conservation, they develop a deeper connection to the environment and realise man's dependency on nature – important for setting the course for sustainable and environmentally aware living and acting.
Moreover, living and learning in the midst of untouched nature with complete absence of TV, cellphone and other technology will improve social interaction and skills for communal living.

Exploring and understanding the African wilderness together will surely bring you even closer as a family – a unique and life-enhancing experience for young and old.


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