Junior Rangers

Once in a lifetime experience
Children will gain a great understanding of conservation and our precious ecosystems

Junior Ranger Camp – 2 nights

Junior Ranger Camp is two nights experience in the wild and children will receive a junior ranger T-shirt and cap as well as a wildlife module booklet.

During game drives and other activities, children will be taught how to identify mammals, birds, plant species and even stars. They will gain a great understanding of conservation and our precious ecosystems.

They will be quizzed on the content and will receive a certificate of completion.

This experience aims at:
1. Enriching young minds
2. Being a once in a lifetime experience
3. Teaching Conservation

Itinerary:

Day 01: Grahamstown – Kuzuko Lodge (Addo Elephant National Park)

09:15 – Depart Albany sports field and head towards Kuzuko Lodge via the R400.

11:15 – Arrival at Kuzuko, we set up camp at the foot of the Zuurberg mountain range. Safety briefing.

12:00 – Lunch

13:00 – Junior Rangers will be split in two groups of 4 and given their first task of assembling a Totem animal out of material found around the lodge.

16:00 – Team presentations on their totem animal

19:00 – Braai time

20:00 – Astronomy / Star Gazing.

Day 2: Kuzuko Lodge – Addo Elephant National Park – Kuzuko Lodge

05:30-06:30 – Wake up / Breakfast.

06:45 – Depart for Addo Elephant National Park.

During our trip to Addo we will cover workbook modules on:

  • History of Addo Elephant National Park
  • Plants and trees
  • Animal behaviour.

13:30 – Lunch.

14:30 – Depart Addo Elephant National Park.

15:30 – Arrival at Kuzuko Lodge.

16:00 – Power point presentation given by wildlife guide Luke Beckmann on the days modules.

17:30 – Short hike into the Zuurberg Mountains.

During our hike we will cover workbook modules on:

  • Khoi / San Rock Paintings.
  • Collecting water.
  • Basic biomes.
  • Spiders / Scorpions. (special light to find scorpions in the dark)

19:30 – Braai time

21:30 – Lalapanzi

 

Day 3: Kuzuko Lodge – Grahamstown

06:00 – Kuzuko Lodge Game drive (Searching for lions)

09:00 – Breakfast

10:00 – Power point presentation given by wildlife guide Luke Beckmann on the previous days module.

11:30 – Talk by Mr Gerhard De Lange on the lions of Kuzuko and harmful effects on lion cub petting.

12:30 – Snake presentation and demonstration my Chad Keates.

13:30 – Lunch

14:00 – Depart Kuzuko Lodge Educational Reserve

16:00 – Arrival in Grahamstown J

 

Please note that times may vary according to activities and this is an estimated guideline as to your peace of mind of knowing exactly what your children are up to at any given time.