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  • An iconic African antelope!

    Once you've seen this stunning antelope in the wild, you will never forget it... As a browser/grazer they eat leaves and grass, and as such can be found in the open and in the think bush, across southern Africa. It has been proven that the Nyala evolutionary line has remained separate for 5 million years, making them one of the oldest antelope. As one of the favourite prey species of lions, wild dogs, and leopards they must be very alert 100% of the time, day and night. Safety in numbers is therefor very important so Nyala are often seen in small herds, as well as hanging around with other antelope such as Impala, and quick often with baboons. Nyala have exceptional hearing, eyesight, and sense of smell so when they suspect a predator is in the area they will make a sound much like that of a dogs bark, to alert others in the herd. Males are twice the size of the females and sexually dimorphic, meaning they look very different to the female, with large double twisted horns, and striking patterns on their coats. Bulls will fight for dominance and the right to mate with the females. These fights can result in very serious injuries, and death. If you ever have the good luck to see one, stop, wait a while, and observe this wonderful animal going about it's daily business.

  • Coffee and Tea Recipes for the Great Outdoors

    So you’ve prepared kit, clothing, meals, locations, routes and you are good to go. Hold that thought, we are not done yet. It’s very important to enjoy your morning, evening and lunchtime rest periods and a good cuppa often does the trick! You don’t have to always put up with the usual drinks of water and sports drinks. Coffee or tea are not only comforting drinks but they can also give you that additional boost of nutrients and energy. Coffee has been scientifically proven to boost energy levels and keep our brains sharper through the help of caffeine. It is also rich in antioxidants. Tea, on the other hand, helps reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, boosts the immune system, and helps a lot in relaxation. Whether it is for breakfast, afternoon tea, or to cap off the night, here are a few coffee and tea recipes for you to try next. Turmeric Tea – this super-drink brings about several health benefits: reduces arthritis symptoms, boosts the immune system, anti-inflammatory, and helps manage irritable bowel movement. Makes 2-3 servings 1 tbsp. ground turmeric powder pinch of ground cardamom Pinch of cayenne Pinch of black pepper 1 tsp. honey ¼ cup of milk powder At home, mix your turmeric powder with milk powder and all remaining spices and sift properly. Put the mixture in a zip-top bag with the honey packed separately. Once you are ready for a drink, mix all your ingredients in a small pot with 2 cups of boiling water. Stir the mixture into boiling water until properly dissolved and pour. Cinnamon Spice Latte – aside from coffee’s health benefits, adding cinnamon spice to your favorite roast not only enhances its taste, and helps regulate your blood sugar. It is packed with fiber, calcium, manganese, iron, and vitamin K. Makes 1 serving ½ tsp. ground cinnamon Pinch of ground nutmeg 2 tbsp. powdered vanilla creamer 1 tbsp. dark brown sugar ¼ cup milk powder Prepack all ingredients in a zip-top bag, except for your cinnamon which should be packed separately. Boil your water, pour the mixture of nutmeg, creamer, sugar, milk powder on your favorite coffee brew and stir until dissolved. Dust cinnamon on top. Amazing! Chai Tea (an AWT favourite!) – known for its blend of delicious flavors and spicy aroma, Chai Tea is perfect for your outdoor experience as it helps alleviate body pains and aches. As it contains ginger, it also helps in reducing nausea. This makes 6 servings 3 tbsp. black tea leaves 10 whole cloves 1 tsp. dried lemongrass ½ tsp. ground ginger 5 cardamom pods 1 tsp. black pepper 2 cinnamon sticks broken into small pieces Before going out, grind all ingredients in a spice grinder or a blender, except for tea leaves. Once coarsely ground, add tea leaves and store them in a zip-top bag. Remember to pack a small leaf tea strainer (£2.50 from Amazon) for this recipe. When you are ready for your cuppa, using the strainer, put 1 tbsp. of tea mixture in 1 cup of water and bring to boil and serve afterward. Lush! Hot Cocoa – clearly not tea or coffee but hot chocolate is always perfect for outdoors, especially at night, so we couldn’t resist a recipe. Hot cocoa improves your mood through its taste, flavanols that also improve symptoms of depression. Also, hot cocoa contains antibacterial and immune-stimulating properties. Makes 6 servings ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder ½ cup powdered sugar 1 cup of milk powder 1 tsp. cornstarch ¼ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon Mix and sift all ingredients at home and store them in a zip-top bag. To prepare outdoors, stir 5 tbsp. of the cocoa mix into a small pot of boiling water and serve. Your next outdoor drink doesn’t always have to be bland. You can use these recipes to put some delicious flair into your drinks. We highly suggest that you try these at home first before packing them up for outdoors – this would help you decide which one is your best bet. We can’t blame you if you decide to pack all these recipes though. Not only are these tasty, but they are also guaranteed to be healthy. Try mixing other ingredients of your choice to add variety to your outdoor drinks list. A few slices of fruit on your tea or a pinch of your preferred spices on your coffee might just do the trick.

  • SAFETY FIRST

    See ACCREDITATIONS page Our ventures have always been of the very highest standard, and we are continually looking to improve those standards in order to ensure we are able to work closely with you to deliver the venture that suits the needs of your group. We are very proud of our safety record and the satisfaction of our clients. Africa Wild Trails has committed to an independent assessment of all operations. BS 8848 Corporate Compliance Africa Wild Trails is BS 8848 compliant: Following this assessment by the Adventure Activity Associates, we are very pleased to say that all Africa Wild Trails operations are BS 8848 compliant, meeting the high standards required by the British Standard for organised and managed ventures, fieldwork, expeditions and adventurous activities outside the UK. This award highlights our commitment to putting safety first in all aspects of our work. BS8848 2014 is published by BSI Standards Limited, under license from the British Standards Institution, and came into effect on 31st March 2014. The consumers guide to BS8848 2014 can be obtained here: https://www.bsigroup.com/LocalFiles/en-GB/consumer-guides/resources/BSI-Consumer-Brochure-Adventurous-Activities-UK-EN.pdf Expedition Providers Association (EPA) Africa Wild Trails is a full member of the EPA: The Expedition Providers Association is the only awarding body of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom’s Quality Badge (LOtC QB) for overseas expeditions. To be a full member represents, by independent inspection, proof of Quality and Safety across Africa Wild Trails operations. This differs and is justifiably more robust than all other LOtC QB accreditations. By choosing an EPA member for your venture, you can be confident that they have been assessed against BS 8848 and that full members hold the LOtC Quality Badge for overseas expeditions. Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge (LOtC QB) Africa Wild Trails holds the LOtC Quality Badge: The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) is the managing and overall awarding body for the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge, which recognises providers offering good quality learning outside the classroom and managing risk effectively and is a nationally recognised indicator of good quality educational provision. The LOtC Quality Badge is the only national award combining the essential elements of provision – learning and safety – into a trusted accreditation scheme for all types of learning outside the classroom provider. The Department for Education guidance on Health & Safety on educational visits recommends that schools look for the LOtC Quality Badge when choosing external providers of educational visits.

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  • International Group Travel | Africa Wild Trails

    GREATEST ADVENTURE AWT PLANS & DELIVERS THE VERY BEST & MOST INSPIRING INTERNATIONAL GROUP VENTURES , WILDLIFE CONSERVATION, COMMUNITY PROJECTS & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT MORE ABOUT AWT THE LIES AHEAD YOUTH GROUPS ADVENTURE AWAITS ADULT GROUPS DONT MISS OUT RESEARCH GROUPS TAKE SOME ACTION CHARITY GROUPS RAISE FUNDS ACCREDITATIONS The attention to detail, logistics, health & safety, risk management and connections ensures an experience you will never forget... TESTIMONIALS ACCREDITATION HIGH STANDARDS QUICK QUOTE NO PRESSURE CONSULTING LETS DO BETTER LOCATIONS WHERE NEXT? British Military History LEARN MORE 1 min An iconic African antelope! The Nyala, an iconic African species. Once you've seen this stunning antelope in the wild, you will never forget it... 3 min Coffee and Tea Recipes for the Great Outdoors So you’ve prepared kit, clothing, meals, locations, routes and you are good to go. Hold that thought, we are not done yet. It’s very... 2 min SAFETY FIRST See ACCREDITATIONS page Our ventures have always been of the very highest standard, and we are continually looking to improve those... 2 min The Best Trail Food and Snacks For Your Next Trip You have chosen your next trail destination, booked the necessary travel arrangements, and packed up your kit. All set? Not so fast...... 4 min The Cradle of Humankind Earth as we know it is approximately 4.6 billion years old. Billions of years worth of history that even to this day, scientists are... 2 min The Hippopotamus: 5 Facts that you may not know about this animal We’ve all heard about Hippopotamuses, also known as “Hippos”, the giants of the African river systems… But what do you really know about... Stay Updated Join our email list and get access to our news and recent adventures. Enter your email here Sign Up Thanks for submitting! Africa Wild Trails info@africawildtrails.com Company No: 07302270 VAT No: 244 1558 15 First Name Last Name Email Message Send Thanks for submitting!

  • About | Africa Wild Trails

    AFRICA WILD TRAILS International Group Venture Experts Our core work is the planning and delivery of diverse, challenging, and inspiring international ventures, expeditions, wildlife conservation field studies, research, and community engagement projects. ​ Bush hiking, river kayaking , mountain hiking, mountain biking, adventure sports, and fundraising events are all delivered with an underlying ethos of nature conservation and personal challenge. "Conservation is just a conversation, if we take no action" Dr Ian Player The ethos of these two great men , who were giants in the world of conservation, are one of the key reasons I started Africa Wild Trails. Ian and Magqubu (amongst very many other things) enabled people to meaningfully enter wilderness areas and understand why these immersive experiences in nature are so beneficial for our personal development. We must never lose sight of this, and continue to provide these opportunities for those who wish to come and raise the dust with us in these faraway places. Angus Founded by Angus Wingfield in 2009 , Africa Wild Trails has remained a small and focused operation, complying with the highest British standards for international ventures, expeditions and research. AWT has delivered for many groups from as few as 8, to as many as 90 participants. These include schools, ACF & CCF cadets, charities, national events, and other youth groups, as well as adult groups, and bespoke safaris. ​ Our ventures are delivered in locations where the experience is exceptional and memorable, where nature and communities benefit from our visits, where adventure is different, exciting, and safe, and where we have found the most inspiring, positive, and professional guides in the world. ​ SAFETY RECORD An exceptional safety record is something that everyone who works with AWT is very proud of. AWT has been assessed against, and is compliant with, the very highest British standards for international ventures, expeditions, and research. Risk management is at the very heart of every venture, and all our guides, instructors, drivers, and leaders have the experience, knowledge, and qualifications to enable us to deliver every component as safely as is possible. ACCREDITATIONS

  • Battlefields | Africa Wild Trails

    Battles of KwaZulu Natal Anglo-Zulu War 11 January – 4 July 1879 Battle of Isandlwana | 22 January 1879 Battle of Rorke's Drift | 22-23 January 1879 Battle of Intombi River | 12 March 1879 Battle of Hlobane | 28 March 1879 Battle of Kambula | 29 March 1879 Battle of Gingindlovu | 2 April 1879 Battle of Eshowe Siege | 22 Jan. – 3 April 1879 Battle of Ulundi | 4 July 1879 First Boer War 16 Dec. 1880 – 23 March 1881 Battle of Bronkhorstspruit | 20 December 1880 Battle of Laing's Nek | 28 January 1881 Battle of | 12 February 1881 Battle of Majuba | 27 February 1881 Second Boer War 11 October 1899 – 31 May 1902 Kimberley Siege | 14 Oct 1899 – 15 Feb 1900 Battle of Ladysmith | 30 October 1899 Battle of Colenso | 15 December 1899 Battle of Spion Kop | 23–24 January 1900 Battle of the Tugela Heights | 14–27 Feb 1900 Mafeking Siege | October 1899 to May 1900 “ 08:05 - Staff Officer Sir, a report has just come in saying the Zulus are advancing in force toward the left front of camp ” Lt Col Pulleine | Isandlwana | 22nd January 1879 The Battle of Isandlwana The Battle of Rorke's Drift The Zulu Trail Developed by AWT and our in-country partners, the objective of The Zulu Trail Expedition is to travel to the rich and diverse biospheres and remote areas of the KwaZulu Natal Province on the eastern seaboard of South Africa: ​ Complete our challenging 5 day, 100km, Zulu Trail following what we believe is an ancient route from the old Zulu iron smelting sites on the Tugela River to the Anglo-Zulu War battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. ​ Hike the Fugitives Trail from Isandlwana battlefield to the Buffalo River, following the route British soldiers took that fateful day in 1879. KwaZulu Natal Battlefield Sites KwaZulu Natal is peppered with battlefield sites from the Anglo-Zulu & Boer Wars. ​ AWT as put together various itineraries for your group to experience the locations, as well as the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of British, Boer, and Zulu soldiers. ​ You will visit the memorial locations from both sides of the wars, and hear the stories brought to life by our exceptional historians.

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