Minooka TAP is going to South Africa in 2015!!!
No country has a more compelling combination of history, culture and wildlife than South Africa. In Johannesburg, the painful years
under apartheid are gone but never forgotten. Game drives take you within shouting distance of elephants, lions, rhinos and more.
And Cape Town is a favorite destination for many, thanks to its cosmopolitan atmosphere and stunning scenery.
Minooka TAP is very excited to be venturing into the Southern Hemisphere for the first time ever and to the African continent for our second visit. We’ll start our adventure in the historic city of Johannesburg, visit a small African village, take the time to tour a South African school, and spend a few days on game drives in Kruger National Park where we’ll visit an elephant sanctuary and a baby lion rescue center.
The second half of the adventure will take us south to Cape Town where we’ll visit Robben Island prison – once the home to Nelson Mandella, take a cruise out to a penguin colony in the Indian Ocean, and get to know modern African life in the city.
Please be sure to visit the other sections of this website – TAP teachers, About Us, and FAQ – to answer any questions you may have about Minooka TAP. Students wishing to apply to be included on our 2015 adventure to South Africa should carefully read the directions on our TAPplication page and fill out the online application by November 29th, 2013.
The trip will be thirteen days in June of 2015, just a few weeks after 8th grade graduation.