For travelers seeking spectacular holiday specials, travelers who book African Travel, Inc.’s Southern Explorer safari by December 31, 2019– for travel anytime in 2020– will receive $1000 per couple in savings.
The Southern Explorer adventure is one of African Travel, Inc.’s most popular safaris, 10 days from $9695 per person. Travelers experience the vibrant culture, scenic beauty and natural wonders of Southern Africa. Spectacular Cape Town and Kruger National Park are artfully combined with the majesty of Victoria Falls.
While in Cape Town, explore the
breathtaking scenery of the Cape of Good Hope and the surrounding winelands on
privately guided sightseeing tours. Stay at the luxurious
Cape Cadogan–a stately
double-storied Georgia and Victorian building dating back to the beginning of
the 19th century.
to the renowned Krugar Private Reserve and enjoy twice daily game drives in search of
Africa’s “Big Five” the leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo and the mighty lion.
Stay at the renowned Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, famed for its warmth, vibrancy and legendary
hospitality. Each of the spacious, air-conditioned thatched suites features
en-suite bathrooms with al-fresco glass-fronted indoor showers, affording
wonderful views of the bush.Huge
viewing decks are the ideal setting to relax while spotting game, birdwatching, or cooling off in the pools.
The next stop is Zimbabwe, where rainforests
surround the thundering Victoria Falls. Take a helicopter
flight, and be
awed by the sheer size and grandeur from above. A stay at The
Victoria Falls Hotel,popularly
known as “the grand old lady of The Falls,” takes guests back in time to the early 1900s. The
Edwardian-style hotel is surrounded by carefully tended tropical gardens, lily
ponds and century-old shade trees.
End the experience with the golden glow of
an African sunset meandering along the Zambezi River
on a sundowner dinner cruise (be ready with binoculars to zoom in on the
hippos cavorting in the river).
To book a safari, contact your local Travel Advisor, or African Travel,
Inc. at (800) 421-8907, or visit www.africantravelinc.com
Fla.– As World Rhino Day approaches, African Travel, Inc. encourages travelers to celebrate the
species and support the future of these critically endangered animals.
In honor of The
Travel Corporation’s (TTC) 100-year anniversary, African Travel, Inc., will donate
$100 per couple traveling on the Majestic South Africa itinerary in support of rhino
10-day journey begins in Cape Town, the stunning port city crowned by the
natural beauty of Table Mountain. Over four nights, guests will
enjoy 5-stary luxury at the Table Bay Hotel on the vibrant Victoria &
Alfred Waterfront and feast on African, Afrikaans and European flavors at the
hotel’s Camissa Brasserie. From its culinary scene, to its natural
beauty, the best of South Africa’s Mother City is revealed as guests explore
the majestic coastline of the Cape Peninsula, the crowd-pleasing penguins of
Boulders Beach, or the rich and charming winelands of Franschhoek, the gourmet
capital of the Cape.
A different kind of
beauty unfolds as guests fly to Port Elizabeth and transfer by road to Shamwari
Private Game Reserve. This premier safari lodge encompasses 61,000 acres
of vast, ever-changing vegetation and multitudes of different animal and bird
years of “conserving a vanishing way of life,” Shamwari Game Reserve has worked
to rehabilitate and consolidate their 25,000 hectares of land so that the flora
and fauna may flourish. The $100 per couple donation in their name will
go towards the building of the rhino boma at Shamwari. a haven to rehabilitate injured or
orphaned rhino until they are strong enough to be released back into the
can also visit the Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre which helps to
rehabilitate and care for sick, injured, abandoned or orphaned animals under
the care of their professional veterinary team. Once these animals have been nursed back
to health, they are released back into their natural habitat.
“We exist because
our goal in life is to make travel matter. It’s our responsibility to
protect some of the species most at risk from extinction in the places we
visit, and we are extremely passionate about rhino conservation” said Sherwin Banda, president,
African Travel, Inc. “At
Shamwari, this is something our guests will experience first-hand and we’re
proud that we’re able to support sustainable tourism through this effort.”
At Shamwari, guests
will enjoy twice-daily game drives and nature walks and stay three nights at
the cliffside Eagles Crag Lodge, which offers the ultimate in luxury, privacy
and spectacular scenery. Priced from $6,195 per person.
For a bird’s eye view of Shamwari and
African Travel, Inc.’s partnership and support of them, enjoy this video.
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Created as a joint initiative
between The Travel Corporation’s
(TTC) family of brands, the TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that
works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain for
generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported some 40 sustainable
tourism projects worldwide. To learn more about our past and current work
at TreadRight, visit us at TreadRight.org.
GLENDALE, Calif.– African Travel, Inc., a leader in handcrafted safari vacations to Africa, is featuring eight spectacular new itineraries, several enhanced journeys that feature new hotels, experiences and activities, and one brand-new destination for 2019. Whether you want to see rare mountain gorillas and other wildlife, experience adrenaline adventures, immerse yourself in African culture, or taste local delicacies the 2019 brochure’s 31 journeys will lead you to the experience to match your tastes and desires.
“Our tailor-made itineraries are as unique as each traveler,” said Sherwin Banda, president of African Travel, Inc. “Our fantastic new brochure is truly a one-stop shop for every type of African adventure you’ve ever dreamed of – and even some you didn’t know existed. We make it easy to find the right Africa for your taste and style.”
African Travel’s new and updated trip offerings for 2019 include:
‘Southern Explorer,’ its most popular safari adventure, has been revamped and enhanced for 2019! This air-inclusive journey combines spectacular Cape Town and Kruger National Park with the majesty of Victoria Falls, one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders. Guests are treated to special new experiences such as private guided sightseeing in Cape Town and Victoria Falls, a dinner cruise on the Zambezi River, and a scenic helicopter flight over the falls. Travelers see the best of southern Africa’s vibrant culture, scenic beauty and natural wonders on this incredible journey. 12 days, from $10,795 pp, airfare included.
‘South Africa’s Natural Wonders’ offers the perfect blend of city, scenery, nature and wildlife. This new 10-day itinerary starts with private sightseeing in Cape Town and on the scenic Cape Peninsula, then takes guests to nearby Grootbos Private Nature Reserve for land-based outdoor activities and marine wildlife viewing. The trip’s final destination is the malaria-free Shamwari Private Game Reserve, the country’s largest privately-owned game reserve, where guests go on multiple Big Five game drives and learn about the reserve’s conservation programs. Cap off your stay with a lively dinner at Shamwari’s traditional boma. 12 days, from $9,495 pp.
The enhanced ‘Best of Botswana with Victoria Falls’ itinerary takes guests on a journey of discovery through Botswana’s vast, pristine wilderness, and ends with a stay at Zimbabwe’s legendary Victoria Falls. Guests discover the Okavango Delta’s maze of lagoons on a scenic helicopter flight, then explore its secret channels by traditional mokoro. Later they view the open grasslands and seasonal floodplains of the Moremi Game Reserve on 4×4 safari drives. In Victoria Falls guests explore the tropical rainforests, and take a sunset dinner cruise on the mighty Zambezi river. 11 days, from $9,395 pp, airfare included.
Zimbabwe has re-emerged as a top contender for tourism in the past year, with much to offer the safari enthusiast. The enhanced ‘Beyond the Rainbow’ itinerary includes several of the country’s most popular highlights, including the thundering Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park and Mana Pools National Park. Walking tours, game drives, canoeing and wildlife viewing from hides let guests experience exceptional wildlife, including huge herds of elephants and pods of bobbing hippos. Additionally, guests will enjoy lunch perched above the Batoka Gorge, where they can marvel at the thunderous sound of the falls and feel the mist while they dine. Days are capped off with unmatched stargazing and lively storytelling around the campfire at luxurious tented camps. 12 days, from $11,295 pp, airfare included.
The enhanced ‘Essence of Southern Africa’ itinerary now starts with a stay at the elegant Ellerman House, one of the hottest addresses in Cape Town. Set against the backdrop of Lion’s Head, Ellerman features terraced indigenous gardens, magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean, and an incomparable South African art collection. The trip continues to Botswana, where guests enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over the Okavango Delta, and see a staggering amount of wildlife at Selinda Reserve. Also new on the itinerary this year is a stay at the brand new Stanley & Livingstone Boutique hotel in Victoria Falls, where guests take a private guided tour of the falls, enjoy a sunset cruise on the luxurious 28-seat Zambezi Royal, and have a memorable dinner experience on the vintage Bushtracks Express train.11 days, from $15,995 pp.
The wildlife-focused ‘Delta, Rivers, and Falls’ visits both Botswana and Zambia, African Travel’s newest destination. Guests discover the beauty of the Zambezi River, the magnificent sunsets on the Chobe River, and the intricacies of the Okavango Delta, then end their journey with a magnificent safari at the famous Chief’s Island. Day and night game drives, river cruises, walking safaris and mokoro rides are all included as part of the experience. This journey features luxurious tented accommodation throughout, including tree houses lining the banks of the Zambezi River, a cottage with both indoor and outdoor showers, a classic tented camp, and elegant bush pavilions with private plunge pools. 9 days, from $6,995 pp.
‘Ultimate Tanzania and Rwanda’ has all the ingredients of a safari masterpiece: fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities on Tanzania’s Serengeti plains and in the private Grumeti Reserve, two gorilla treks in Rwanda, visits to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and even a ride above the plains in a hot air balloon! This bucket list journey also offers cultural and conservation experiences : guests visit a local food market in Kigali and cook with a chef, and help with reforestation activities in the Sabinyo Mountains. 13 days, from $22,475 pp.
The new ‘Deserts and Dunes of Namibia’ flying safari visits the wildlife sanctuary of Etosha, the iconic red dunes of Sossusvlei, and the ruggedly beautiful Skeleton Coast. It starts in the totally captivating Etosha Private Reserve, where the savanna stretches as far as the eye can see, and guests will rarely encounter another visitor. Early morning and late afternoon game drives reveal lions, giraffes, ostriches and hyenas, as well as the elusive black and white rhino. Next they’ll explore the shipwreck-strewn Skeleton Coast and see a seal colony, then stay overnight in the stylish new Shipwreck Lodge, which is literally built in the shape of a ship. Finally, they’ll marvel at the giant, fiery red dunes of Sossusvlei, and see the ancient fossilized acacia trees at Deadvlei salt pan. 10 days, from $12,695 pp.
‘Cape to Cairo’ is a new itinerary for luxury travelers who want to do it ALL in one trip, from the southern tip of Africa to the top of the continent. This comprehensive 16-day adventure includes the cosmopolitan sights of Cape Town, the grandeur of Victoria Falls and the mighty Zambezi River, endless game viewing opportunities in Kenya’s Maasai Mara, and the legendary pyramids of ancient Egypt. The itinerary is designed so that guests stay at each destination for three or four nights, allowing time to unpack and really soak up the highlights. Along the way guests also enjoy unique experiences like blending their own wine in the Cape, eating breakfast with giraffes in Nairobi, going hot air ballooning in the Maasai Mara, and taking a private tour of Cairo with an Egyptologist. 16 days, from $13,995 pp.
For more information or to book a 2019 safari trip, contact your travel professional, call African Travel, Inc. at (800) 727-7207, or visit www.africantravelinc.com.
African Travel is part of The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands. Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation ‘s (TTC) family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported some 50 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The Foundation’s guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. Foundation priorities are set by the Steering Committee, which includes sustainability leaders Céline Cousteau and Costas Christ. Past project partners include WWF, Conservation International, WildAid, The Travel Foundation and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include supporting various women’s social enterprises through the Artisan Alliance, the recently announced Wildlife Conservation Society’s Big Cat fund, WE.org and inspiring nature advocates like Terri Irwin. To learn more about past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at TreadRight.org.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – African Travel, Inc. is supporting National Volunteer Week by providing numerous opportunities for guests to invest in Africa’s future. Travelers can donate their time, expertise and physical labor to a variety of projects in Cape Town, Livingstone, and Tanzania while enjoying African Travel’s award-winning collection, named one of Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best.”
“It’s our ultimate goal to provide our guests with the safari of their dreams while making a meaningful difference in the world,” said Sherwin Banda, president of African Travel. “We love the fact that our travelers want to give back to the communities they visit and leave their own legacy. We are heralding the age of voluntourism.”
National Volunteer Week 2016 will be held from April 10 through 17. African Travel guests can add voluntourism options to many of the existing brochure tours. One day is the most frequently requested addition, but travelers with more time can extend their opportunities.
African Travel also encourages the sustainable development of tourism by partnering with the TreadRight Foundation and supporting projects that benefit the environment, heritage and community of Africa. Other partners include the Amy Biehl Foundation, which contributes to community building programs in Cape Town, and WildAid, whose mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade by shutting down global consumption of wildlife products.
African Travel, Inc. is a 40-year-old safari operator, with operations in Africa and the USA, offering customized and locally-hosted safaris to Africa at all price points. The company’s focus is solely on planning and operating safaris in Africa. We have dedicated, experienced teams in Africa, Safari Specialists in the USA, an extensive transportation fleet, numerous hotels, camps and lodges throughout The Travel Corporation‘s Africa-based associate companies. Refer to www.AfricanTravelInc.com for a wide variety of ideas and safaris.
Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit working to ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has more than 35 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The foundation’s guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities.
TreadRight’s past project partners include WWF, Conservation International and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society’s inaugural “World Legacy Awards,” helping to combat wildlife crime with WildAid, and empowering individuals with the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise.
To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, visit TreadRight.org.
For more information and to book the safari, contact your Travel Professional, call African Travel, Inc. at 800-421-8907, or visit www.africantravelinc.com.