Our experience, knowledge and enthusiasm for what we do makes us the ideal partner to work with when planning your next trip.
Operating since 2010, we have organised hundreds of field trips for schools, colleges and universities – offering a full support system to teachers and lecturers looking to plan an experience, whether travelling with students or not.
We take all of the hassle out of organising a field trip, providing a high level of support which includes:
Informative introductory presentation
We will come to your school or college, present your field trip to your students and gauge interest.
Stress-free collection of payment and paperwork
If you choose to proceed with booking your field trip, we organise all paperwork and process all payments so you don’t have to collect or chase any money from students.
We manage every student as an individual client, ensuring they make deposits, instalments (if requested) and balance payments all payable directly to us. We also have a reporting function for all the students within the group, so we can keep track on the group as a whole and report back to you every month.
24/7 support helpline
Whenever a student or teacher has a question, we are always on hand – at the end of the telephone or via email – to respond to any queries that may arise both before and during the programme.
Pre-departure information evening
We will host an evening for students to attend with their parents 6-8 weeks before their departure – offering a chance to ask any questions and providing further information surrounding the trip, their departure and arrival information in the UK, as well as what they can expect!
Airport meet and greet
In terms of the journey, we would ask that the group arrange their own transport to London Heathrow on the day of their departure. Here, a member of the Gap Africa team will meet the group and assist with check-in and any other requirements which the group may have – making sure they have all the documents they need to fly, before meeting them at the other end.
If there are any international-domestic transfers needed, they will be met by a member of the GAP team who will meet them at international arrivals and assist with transit to the domestic terminal, as well as any further requests. On arrival at their final destination airport, our preferred transfer company will meet the group at arrivals and transfer them to the project.
We are a fully bonded ATOL operator, which means we can organise all elements of the trip and provide full financial protection and peace of mind for everyone involved by using our ATOL Licence. The prices are inclusive of flights, transfers, accommodation, housekeeping/laundry, all meals and, of course, all the itinerary activities. We can also arrange some fantastic extra mural activities for the students over the weekends, which help add an extra element of adventure to the trip.
All of the relevant insurances are in place from ourselves and the reserve where we operate the group expedition. We also have individual risk assessments for all parts of the experience and if requested, can put together a combined risk assessment to encompass any additional activities such as weekend excursions that may be added on as part of the trip.
Individual travel insurance is not included in the cost. Should the college not have an overseas policy in place for the students, we can assist in putting this in place – whether it be through a group or individual policy, from our preferred insurer Endsleigh.
Any further information required can be obtained on request.
“This trip was amazing, and I loved every second of it. Thank you to everyone who made this possible and helped with every question and query to such a high standard!
I want to thank everyone involved in making this trip amazing! I would recommend Gap Africa Projects to everyone and anyone. It is such an amazing service and will defiantly use them again! Thank you, Lorna”
“My entire experience with Gap Africa Projects and the staff, activities and accommodation at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre was fantastic! There is not one thing I can think of that I did not enjoy. Right from the beginning of my journey I have been highly impressed by the support given by the staff from before I went right the way through to when I came home again. It was the best experience of my entire life and I cannot wait to go back one day. I would highly recommend this to anyone and cannot thank the staff and coordinators enough for their brilliant support.”
“I had the most amazing time and can definitely say that I have made lots of friends and learnt so much about the game reserve whilst seeing all the animals. The level of advice and help we received from Gap Africa was amazing and they sorted out all our transfers and B&B accommodation. I would definitely recommend them and Kariega Game Reserve.”
“How do you put into writing the Shamwari experience and put across to others how exciting and challenging the project is? The truth is, you can’t! No two days are the same and the feelings and emotions you have when face to face with an elephant, following a pride of lions on a night drive and being lucky enough to see a leopard is out of this world.
Whilst working hard and helping with the Shamwari conservation, you are rewarded with amazing sightings, sceneries and watching your own personal development. From darting Impala, to camping out under the stars, this South African experience is one that will stay with me forever.”
“I had a totally awesome time at Shamwari, I think it was even better than I was expecting! Even though I am hoping to become a cow vet after graduation I still found the work on the reserve extremely interesting and very relevant; such a great opportunity to experience a completely different way of life and path of vet work! I also really enjoyed everything else not specifically vet related that we did at Shamwari such as the talks on game capture and anti-poaching, the visit to the day care centre in Paterson, rifle shooting etc. I would thoroughly recommend the trip to anyone considering it.
Thank you so much for organising it all for us!”
“Georgina had a great time and as the weeks go on we are hearing more tales of her adventure, although the animals and the bungee jump will be a lot to live up to in her future adventures!
There are so many companies etc on the Internet that one can become a bit bemused by everything and your company has certainly proved to be a good one for her – so much better for her future career than simply just following a conservation project.
Thank you for your support and care for her welfare and enjoyment of the whole experience, I will certainly be recommending your company to others”