Safari Service Expedition
Students aged 14 years or younger at the time of the GLA program will be required to travel as an unaccompanied minor.
Read about these specific airline policies here.
Fly into and out of Johannesburg, South Africa (O.R. Tambo International Airport; airport code: JNB)
Arrive between 05:00 (5am) and 18:00 (6pm) the day your program begins
Please note that you will commonly depart 1 day prior to arrive on your program start date.
Depart after 19:00 (7pm) on the day your program ends
HELPFUL HINT: GLA recommends not booking a flight via Hong Kong or with Cathay Pacific Airways due to the recent city-wide strikes that have in the past, caused flights to be cancelled.
The suggested route - usually the most direct, least number of stops, and always leaving from a US gateway airport. Often times, multiple students from the same program will be on this flight, simply because it is a popular route to take. We cannot guarantee that other students will be on this flight, but very often, there are. You do not have to take the suggested route, it is just one option. You may take any flight you wish that falls within the flight parameters above.
A note on South African Airways: GLA recommends that you DO NOT purchase a flight with South African Airlines. The airline has been amid financial troubles, heading toward liquidation & bankruptcy. (It is common for booked travel to remain non refundable if an airline goes bankrupt.) When researching flights to your GLA program, we implore you to look at alternate options.
Delta Airlines - Atlanta (ATL) to Johannesburg (JNB)
Delta Airlines - Johannesburg (JNB) to Atlanta (ATL)
Virgin Atlantic - New York City (JFK) to London (LHR) to Johannesburg (JNB)
Virgin Atlantic - Johannesburg (JNB) to London (LHR) to New York City (JFK)
Suggested Route for Unaccompanied Minors
Recommended Travel Agency Partner
If you are looking for some guidance in booking flights, GLA has partnered with StudentUniverse in order to simplify the process. Regardless of how you plan on booking your flights, we recommend you speak with our travel agency partner first to ensure that you are getting the best deal and that you are booking the correct itinerary per GLA requirements and airline policy.
ONLINE: Click Here ** If you are interested in a Delta, KLM or Air France flight, please call or email StudentUniverse.
HOURS: Monday to Friday 9:00 (9:00am) to 18:00 (6pm) EST **Closed on weekends.
SERVICE FEES: Online Bookings USD$7, Bookings made over the phone or via email USD$30