Mantis-Education-logo-150x150Eco Africa Experience is a division of Mantis Education, part of the world-renowned Mantis Collection. Mantis recognises that education is an important facet of the growth and ultimate success of the world’s youth. This, combined with the incredible involvement that Mantis has in conservation, was the perfect platform for the establishment of Eco Africa Experience, where the integration of education, conservation, community and sustainability is key to developing projects that make a real difference.

Eco Africa Experience specializes in the development, management and marketing of conservation and community student/youth programmes in Southern Africa. The division is headed by Taryn Ingram-Gillson, based from the Mantis Head Office in Port Elizabeth.

In line with the Mantis slogan of “Unearthing the Exceptional” – our Eco Africa Experience projects are certainly exceptional, in their achievements, locations  and proximity to popular natural wonders and attractions.

Eco Africa Experience takes pride in our projects being truly authentic, ethical, safe and supervised by experts in their fields.

If you or your company are interested in including the important dimension of educational travel in your portfolio, then Eco Africa Experience is the perfect choice in partner to assist you in establishing a professional programme that is a viable business unit, that will also achieve further positive exposure to your overall product.

Eco Africa Experience will assist with:

  • Feasibility studies for new conservation education programmes
  • Developing the programme/s
  • Establishing professional partnerships
  • Marketing and securing contracts (through established relationships globally)
  • Sourcing great staff who are passionate and qualified
  • Staff training and development
  • Financial services – establishing realistic budget, forecast
  • Continual managerial, logistic, marketing and academic support


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