South Africa is known for its biodiversity and wildlife, which makes this country an incredible conservation and adventure destination. This raw natural gem is the home to over 230 mammal species, including the famous Big Five game animals and many other species. The Big Five is one of the main attractions to South Africa in terms of its wildlife. This group includes the African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Lion, Black Rhino, and Leopard. This combination of predator and terrestrial mammals makes for a once-in-a-lifetime sighting of some of the world’s most extraordinary species. You will experience the phenomenal sounds of the birds only found in South Africa and insects like no other place on Earth. These unique creatures can be found in their natural habitats, where you can study their behavior in the wild. The combination of the beauty of the landscape and wildlife makes South Africa a truly inspiring and exciting country to explore.
Expeditions and Excursions
Travel the world with Outdoor Leadership Institute on our wildlife safaris, small ship cruises, active adventures, family trips, diving and photography tours, corporate retreats and more.
Explore the Southern point of Africa. The place where you can rest beneath the stars next to a crackling campfire, and wake up to an endless array of adrenaline boosting activities.
New trip in planning for late 2020.
Conservation efforts strive to protect natural resources. Some conservation is accomplished by setting aside national parks and wildlife preserves, while other conservation works target specific threats to particular species. Read about our various Conservation Efforts below.
Save A Rhino
A catastrophe is taking place before our eyes. If we do not act our Rhinos are facing extinction within the next 15 to 20 years.