Online Expeditions: African Edventure

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African Edventure Join the African Edventure on a 18,000-mile expedition through ten African countries to England. The trek—in a restored, 26-year-old, satellite-linked Series III Land Rover—takes students on adventures from the world's highest bungee jump, to illustrate gravity and acceleration, to climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro as a geography project.
The African Edventure is designed for schools as an interactive educational project. The Edventure integrates computers and the Internet with traditional teaching and provides a live resource with Expedition team members.
The African Edventure departed Pretoria, South Africa and will travel through Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique (unless they bypass Mozambique and go through Zambia), Malawi, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda, and into Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Sudan. They will leave Africa by boat across the Red Sea from Port Sudan into Saudi Arabia. From Saudi they will travel through Jordan, Syria, Turkey, and Greece, then boat to Italy, France, and the United Kingdom.
Time Line
The African Edventure team departed Pretoria, South Africa in October, 1999, on a six-month expedition through the heart of Africa.
  • Edventurers send digitized video and photos
  • twice-weekly Online Diary entries.
  • Edventure teammates Dennis and Aaron communicate with schools via discussion board, satellite phone, and laptop.
  • Online Diary entries indicate times of day the satellite phone is active.
How to Participate
  • Join the African Edventure.
  • Visit the "Ed Zone" for kids and adults, with links to Africa information, Ed Activities, Ed Events, Discussions, and Resources with downloadable lesson plans.
  • Check out Edventure highlights for approximate dates and countries for visits and Adventure Activities.
  • Follow the route map for the latest Online Diary entry.
Click to visit African Edventures

 Areas Covered

Game Parks, Reserves, and Wilderness
Geographical Areas and Land Forms
Points of Interest
Cities and Towns
Dawn of Humans
Conservation Biology
Challenges and Projects

Join the African Edventure on a 18,000-mile expedition through ten African countries to England.


Denis Wilson
Aaron S. Frick

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