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Africa is not just a trip.

Africa is a journey.

Where colors are brighter.

Sounds are felt, not heard.

Horizons begin to widen before your eyes.

And astonishment starts to seem normal.

And then you realize to feel africa is to know africa.

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Mediterra

nean Sea

Tunisia

Jordan

Morocco

Cairo

Algeria

Egypt

Libya

u.a.e.

Luxor

Aswan Abu Simbel

Western Sahara

Africa Niger

Mauritania

Senegal The Gambia Guinea-Bissau Guinea

Mali

Burkina Faso Benin

Côte Sierra Leone D’ivoire Liberia

Djibouti

Ethiopia

Chad Nigeria

Togo Ghana

Eritrea

Sudan

South Sudan

an Central Afric Republic Cameroon

inea Equatorial Gu Gabon Congo

Kenya

Uganda Democratic Republic of The Congo

Rwanda

Samburu Masai Mara

Somalia

Mt. Kenya

Nairobi Serengeti NP Mt. Kilimanjaro ter Ngorongoro Cra Zanzibar

Lake Victoria

Burundi

Tanzania

Lake Tanganyika

Ruaha NP Selous NP

Seychelles 

Lake Malawi

Angola

a NP South Luangw Lower Zambezi NP Lusaka Livingstone Victoria Falls Chobe NP Hwange National Park Okavango Delta

Zambia

Malawi

Mozambique

Zimbabwe

Skeleton Coast

Etosha NP

Namibia Windhoek

Botswana Gaborone

Madagascar

Kruger NP Madikwe NP

Swaziland Johannesburg

Lesotho

At l a n t i c Ocean

South Africa Cape Town

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Port Elizabeth

Durban

Indian Ocean

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Magical… Incredible... Inspirational… Life changing…

Africa We at African Travel invite you to experience this magnificent continent on an unmatched adventure, designed exclusively for you. Whether your focus is wildlife photography or cultural immersion, a family vacation or a thrill seeking expedition, our expert Safari Specialists will design a custom safari or adventure for you that suits your style and passions. Gather your camera gear and seek out the Big Five with your expert wildlife trackers. Escape to an idyllic island marine sanctuary in the Indian Ocean. Lace up your hiking boots to ascend the snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro. From Southern Africa’s Cape Peninsula and wondrous Victoria Falls to East Africa’s Ngorongoro Crater, Masai Mara and Serengeti game parks to Egypt’s Great Pyramids, your options are endless. Since we opened our doors in 1976, African Travel has sent over 100,000 adventurers and safari guests on their dream Africa experience. As recipients of a long list of awards recognizing us as “Best Tour Operator and Safari Outfitter,”

we are the longest established tour company in America that is focused exclusively on Africa. When we say, “We Know Africa,” we mean we live and breathe Africa. So come, invite your friends and family, and join African Travel for a transformational journey to Africa…and memories to last a lifetime. Call your Travel Agent to reserve your trip today.

Navigate to Your Journey

We Know Africa 6 Africa, Your Way 10 A Day on Safari 12 Investing in Africa 75 Hotels and Accommodations 78 Air Centre 82 Terms & Conditions 83 Popular Journeys in

Southern Africa

begin on page 14 The Ultimate Safari Wild Kingdoms of Southern Africa Southern Explorer In the Footsteps of Mandela Wild and Wondrous Family Adventure African Sensations The Last Refuge Extraordinary Experiences

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in Southern Africa

Safari and Seaside 44 Zambia - Leopards, Lions 45 and Tiger Fish Best of Namibia Wing Safari 46 Added+Adventures 47 in Southern Africa

Small Group Journeys in Southern Africa

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Popular Journeys in

East Africa and more

begin on page 50 The Best of Kenya and Tanzania In Search of The Great Migration Maasai to Mara The Pearl of Africa Royal Egyptian Kenya Explorer Extraordinary Experiences

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in East Africa & more

Egpyt, Exclusively Yours 68 Mountain Gorillas 69 in Rwanda Remote Tanzania 70 Southern Tanzania - 71 Selous & Ruaha Added+Adventures 72 in East Africa & more

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Maasai warriors performing


We Know Africa Nelson Mandela and Jane Goodall… Maasai warriors and Egyptologists… expert game trackers and dedicated conservationists… endangered species and The Big Five… Natural wonders and UNESCO World Heritage Sites… Open-topped safari vehicles and bush planes… five-star lodges and authentic tented camps… friendly families that will welcome you to dinner in their homes…

When we say we know Africa, we mean, We Know Africa, heart and soul.

Viewing the Victoria Falls

African Travel President Jim Holden, born in Zambia and educated in Zimbabwe and South Africa, leads the company’s dedication to providing the ultimate African experience — whatever your dream may be. He explains, “Africa is on everyone’s bucket list; take advantage of African Travel’s singular focus on Africa, and USA location, to plan your ‘once in a lifetime’ trip to Africa.”

Our Roots in Africa

Outstanding Service and Exceptional Value

The roots of African Travel go back four generations. As part of The Travel Corporation, a family-owned international travel group with more than 25 award-winning brands, we are the longest established travel company in the United States focused exclusively on Africa. Wilderness Safaris, Thompsons Africa and Red Carnation Hotels are our top-rated Africa based associate companies. Combining their remarkable team of local staff with an extensive fleet of vehicles and numerous hotels, camps and lodges, their services are unmatched on the African continent.

Along with the stability, financial resources and marketing reach of The Travel Corporation, our experience and long term relationships with the top safari lodges, hotels and transportation companies have earned African Travel a position of influence and negotiating power. Our longrunning track record and tens of thousands of past bookings mean we can absolutely deliver outstanding value and exceptional service — our guests are given the attention and accommodation that such buying power affords.

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We Know Africa... and We Know You’ll Love it

Awards & Accolades Awards and accolades from industry leaders and world travelers like you recognize the 36 years that African Travel has acted as trendsetter and standard bearer of travel to Africa. Here is just a sampling:

”Top Tour Operator and Safari Outfitter” Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards “Best Adventure Travel Company on Earth” National Geographic Adventure “Best Tour Operator, Africa ” Editors of TravelAge West “Tour of a Lifetime”

for African Travel’s Exclusively Yours, Egypt!

National Geographic Traveler “Best Tour Operator Africa” nominee Readers of Travel Weekly

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Hearts in Africa, Headquarters in the U.S.A

Your Safari Specialists – Living and Breathing Africa

With our hearts in Africa and our headquarters in the U.S.A., what differentiates African Travel from the African-based tour operator is our extensive knowledge and over three decades of experience in meeting the needs and desires of our unique guests who have their own travel style. We know the caliber of accommodations, service and value you expect.

Would you rather stay in luxurious lodges with infinity pools or in traditional tented camps overlooking the giraffes’ waterhole? Would you enjoy viewing wildlife while flightseeing with a bush pilot or safariing atop an elephant’s back? When is the best time to visit during the Great Migration? What are the best safaris for families? Whether you’re interested in hot air ballooning, wine tasting, volunteer opportunities, shopping or cultural do’s and don’ts, Safari Specialists are at your service with wide-ranging expertise to guide you and answer every question you have about your journey — and the choices are yours to make. While other companies may rely on third party operators to provide their Africa knowledge, African Travel has an outstanding team of Safari Specialists who have lived and traveled extensively

Dedicated Air Centre Our dedicated Air Centre provides the best rates on all the major carriers to Africa from the United States and Canada. Working together with America’s finest travel agencies, our Air Specialists are trained to plan and execute your journey to Africa, ensuring you get the most hassle-free, most comfortable and magical experience you desire.


Africa’s rich traditions

Elephant laager

throughout Africa. Having personally experienced your chosen African destination as well as participated in ongoing workshops to keep current, your Safari Specialist offers invaluable guidance to help you create your personal safari, custom fit to your travel style and budget. Starting from your home town, your African Travel team will take you every step of the way on your journey, ensuring seamless transport and logistics, providing an unforgettable experience capturing the spirit and authenticity of Africa. You decide when and how you want to travel. Once you’ve chosen the ideal elements of your vacation, your Safari Specialist will meticulously plan and make all arrangements required. Live your dream safari to Africa — contact your travel consultant or your African Travel Safari Specialist today.

The African Travel Advantage » Safari choices for all travelers at prices from moderate to premium offering both tailor-made itineraries and preplanned set departures. » Established in the USA for over 36 years with expert in-house knowledge on Africa. » Subsidiary of The Travel Corporation, a global travel company backed by a US $20 million consumer bond. » One-stop-shopping for all destinations and activities in Africa.

» In-house Air Centre offering speciallynegotiated coach and business class fares to all African gateway cities. » Concierge Care, 24/7 emergency assistance, provided by on-site offices in Africa and from USA headquarters. » Travel insurance plan included for every traveler providing coverage for accident and sickness medical expenses and emergency evacuation. Additional insurance coverage for trip interruption or cancellation available upon request.

» Comprehensive travel documents covering everything from a detailed itinerary, visas and passport requirements, necessary inoculations, temperature and rainfall charts, travel insurance pamphlets, check lists, maps, country information, to a multitude of African tips and advice. » Choice of Meet & Greet Services ranging from basic airport transfers to Airside Meet & Greet. » Loyalty Program 5% discount for repeat travelers.

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Feeding white rhinos

Africa, Your Way Picture yourself traveling in the path of the famed explorer Livingstone, boating down the Zambezi River, looking out for hippos and crocodiles, listening for the thunderous roar of the great Victoria Falls just beyond. Imagine looking out on the Great Migration as you float in a hot air balloon above the Serengeti Plains. Perhaps you envision yourself as an artful National Geographic photographer, zooming in on the matriarch elephant playing joyfully in the returning waters of the Okavango Delta. 10

Or maybe you’ve always wanted to see the actual “snows of Kilimanjaro” or the endangered “gorillas in the mist.” Whatever your dreams of Africa, think of this brochure as your idea book — a kaleidoscope of inspirational itineraries you can use to mix and match and create the perfect safari just for you. Consider the style and pace you wish to travel — luxuriously or quite comfortably, relaxed or adventurous, to well-traveled or remote destinations; and your special interests, be they wildlife, scenic

landscapes, history, culture or volunteering. To get you started, you’ll see we’ve grouped our itineraries into color-coded categories — Popular Journeys, Extraordinary Experiences and Added+Adventures. Review your favorites with your African Travel safari specialist who will help you create an unforgettable, even life-changing African journey, just for you. For those interested in the camaraderie of traveling in a group, we offer a selected number of small group departures to popular safari destinations.


Ways to Explore popular

Extraordinary

JourneyS

experiences

Favorite Safaris and Sojourns Start your wish list with a perusal of our Popular Journeys, expertly planned and accessible to a wide range of travelers. These journeys feature the continent’s world-renowned game parks such as East Africa’s Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater and Southern Africa’s Kruger National Park and Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta. They include “don’t miss” UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Victoria Falls and the Great Pyramids of Giza as well as cosmopolitan cities — Cape Town, Johannesburg, Cairo and Nairobi. Depending on your preferences, these safaris and journeys can be tailored to include a variety of four-and five-star lodges and authentic tented camps — each celebrated for delivering outstanding service and fine cuisine as well as for their expert game rangers and sightseeing guides.

Inspirational Adventures If you’re the traveler that would rather choose the road less taken or the soul seeker looking for a challenge as well as cultural enlightenment, you are sure to be inspired by our sample Extraordinary Experiences itineraries. Perhaps you’d like a more remote safari experience, where you spend your days on bushwalks in a private conservation reserve, focusing on photographing rhinos, birding and learning animal tracking with your expert game ranger. Or you want to get away to the giant desert dunes of remote Namibia and explore the ancient bushman’s rock art sites. Whatever your inspiration or preferred traveling style may be, your safari specialist can arrange all these extraordinary experiences and more.

Added +Adventures “Can’t Miss” Highlights and Getaways When discussing your dream vacation plans with your safari specialist, you may discover that there are some key highlights you wouldn’t want to miss during your journey to Africa. You may realize that you must see Victoria Falls, the world’s largest curtain of falling water, or that you must take time to truly immerse yourself in the Maasai culture with a short trek and some volunteer work. Perhaps you’d like to challenge yourself with a climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro…or simply unwind after your safari with a pristine island getaway in the Seychelles. Following both the Southern Africa and East Africa Extraordinary Experiences sections, check out our Added+Adventures — easily combinable with your primary itinerary and personally designed for you.

For Our Unique Travelers Family

Vacations

WILDLIFE

CULTURE

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Small Group

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FAMILY

ADVEN

LEISURE-PACED

Celebrating Milestones For your birthday, for your anniversary, for your wedding or just because… what better way to celebrate life’s milestones than gathering your children, your parents, your cousins and friends for a family safari vacation of a lifetime? Your African hosts welcome children wholeheartedly, enticing your family with plenty of incredible adventures for fun, learning and bonding. Hand feed baby elephants at a wildlife orphanage, play the drums with local children at their village, get face-time with cheetahs at a conservation center, secretly watch the elephants at their watering hole from a hidden hide or learn how to tell a cheetah’s tracks from a lion’s. The opportunities for magical experiences are endless. Within the following sample itineraries, look for the family icon for vacations particularly suited for families with children or the young-at-heart and be sure to ask your Safari Specialist for plenty more suggestions.

Journeys

Create Memories with Friends and Family For those looking to share camaraderie and fun with like-minded travelers, African Travel offers select small group departures to popular safari destinations in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. These safaris are offered on specific dates during popular travel periods with optimum wildlife and viewing in mind. Departing with a minimum of four and maximum of 12 guests, these programs operate much as a custom-designed tour where you’ll be greeted at the airport, enjoy top notch accommodations with expert local guides, and sometimes hosted by a dedicated guide who travels with the group for the duration of the tour. Enjoy the energy and dynamics of the group as you gather for sundowners and dinner and share each day’s adventures.

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Elephant right of way

Always an Extraordinary Day on Safari Every day on your safari, extraordinary experiences are sure to unfold. Witness thousands of wildebeest crossing the Mara River on their great migration. Marvel at the screeching chimpanzees in the canopy. Catch a rare glimpse of a Pel’s fishing owl flying overhead. Delight in Africa’s unmatched sensory and cerebral experience

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— the heady fragrance of the bush revitalized after a passing rain shower, the vast savannah panoramas where early man first emerged, mingling with the gracious villagers whose simple lifestyle belies their noble dignity and intriguing culture.

While each hour of your safari is certain to be unique, take a look at our journal for a sampling of just one extraordinary day.


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6-9am

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Mediterranean Sea

Tunisia

Morocco

Jordan Cairo

Algeria

Libya

Egypt Luxor

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Aswan

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Abu Simbel

Mauritania Mali Niger

Sudan Eritrea

Chad

gal Burkina Faso Guinea Côte D’ivoire

Leone Liberia

Southern

AfricA Djibouti

Benin

Nigeria

Ethiopia

Togo Ghana

Central African Republic

South Sudan

Cameroon

Equatorial Guinea

Gabon

Democratic Republic of The Congo

Congo

Rwanda

Samburu

Lake Victoria

Burundi

Somalia

Kenya

Uganda

Mt. Kenya Masai Mara Nairobi Serengeti NP

Mt. Kilimanjaro Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania

Lake Tanganyika

Seychelles

Ruaha NP

Climate

Selous NP

Botswana Botswana Namibia

Southern Africa Beckons You with its magnificent wildlife and stunning landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and charming villages, and a melting pot of friendly people welcoming you for a journey of a lifetime.

Angola

South Luangwa NP

Zambia Lusaka Livingstone Skeleton Coast

Victoria Falls Chobe NP Etosha NP

Namibia

Zimbabwe

Malawi

JAN

Mauritius

Madikwe NP

South Africa

MAY JUN

AUG

Johannesburg

Lesotho

JUL

Swaziland

At la n t i c Ocean

Madagascar MAR APR

Botswana Gaborone

FEB

Mozambique

Kruger NP Windhoek

Hi/Lo°F Rainfall

Hwange National Park

Okavango Delta

SEP Durban

Indian Ocean

OCT NOV DEC

Port Elizabeth

Southern Africa

Lake Malawi

Lower Zambezi NP

Cape Town

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Zanzibar

S. Africa (J’Burg) Hi/Lo°F Hi/Lo°F Hi/Lo°F Rainfall Rainfall Rainfall 88/65 8" 86/65 7" 84/60 5" 82/55 2" 79/48 1" 74/40 0" 74/41 0" 79/45 0" 86/53 1" 90/65 3" 90/65 5" 88/65 7"

82/64 3" 81/64 3" 79/62 3" 81/53 2" 73/50 0" 64/44 0" 63/44 0" 64/48 0" 77/66 0" 79/68 1" 81/60 1" 82/68 2"

78/58 12" 77/58 9" 75/55 9" 72/50 4" 72/50 4" 66/43 3" 62/38 1" 63/39 1" 73/48 2" 77/53 7" 77/55 10" 78/57 11"

S. Africa (C’ Town) Hi/Lo°F Rainfall

S. Africa Zambia Zimbabwe (Kruger Pk) Hi/Lo°F Hi/Lo°F Hi/Lo°F Rainfall Rainfall Rainfall

78/60 0.6" 79/60 0.7" 77/58 0.7" 72/53 2" 67/49 3" 65/41 4" 63/45 3" 64/46 3" 65/49 2" 70/52 1.5" 73/55 0.6" 76/58 0.7"

86/73 6.6" 86/73 4" 86/70 1.6" 81/63 1.4" 77/54 0.3" 75/46 0.1" 73/46 0.6" 79/52 0.6" 84/61 1" 84/64 2" 90/70 4.6" 86/72 4.5"

78/63 21" 79/63 17" 78/62 15" 79/59 3" 77/54 0" 73/50 0" 73/49 0" 77/53 0" 84/59 0" 88/64 3" 84/64 11" 80/63 17"

90/71 13" 90/71 9" 91/70 6" 91/67 1" 89/59 0.3" 83/55 0" 83/55 0" 87/58 0.3" 94/66 0" 100/73 0.6" 98/73 0.5" 94/72 11"


Traditional Ndebele dress

South Africa

Whether you’re seeking a Big Five safari experience, cosmopolitan cities, a rainbow nation of richly diverse cultures or “the cradle of mankind,” South Africa is like a world in one country — the ideal destination for those seeking variety in their journey to Africa. Delve into a melting pot of differing cultures and traditions when you touch down in South Africa’s vibrant cities and provinces. Explore beautiful Cape Town, the “Mother City,” with its iconic Table Mountain, picturesque winelands and “Fairest Cape” peninsula. In Johannesburg, the “City of Gold,” follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela and learn about the country’s complex colonial history and banned apartheid policies. From colorful Durban on the Indian Ocean, ascend the continent’s highest pass to meet the Sotho People in the Kingdom of Lesotho, or visit the province of the Zulu Nation, the only African tribe that defeated the British, and its Mkuze and Hluhluwe game reserves. With an abundance of activities and full range of lodging styles from five-star and boutique hotels to luxury tented camps, South Africa is an excellent choice for independent, self-drive or family travel. Wildlife enthusiasts will be pampered in world-class safari lodges and camps in Kruger National Park and the ultimate in luxury accommodations within the surrounding private game reserves. Join expert game trackers for magical game drives and bush walks, seeking out the Big Five and the wealth of unique and endangered wildlife indigenous to each reserve. Venture to the more remote Bushman’s Kloof to examine the ancient rock etchings of early man.

Cocktail hour in the Namib desert

Botswana

With conservation-oriented controlled development and a small population, Botwana’s stable government has ensured a small tourism footprint and a most profound safari experience. For a safari destination like no other, Botswana’s gem is the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta. Explore the waterways with your expert rangers via slow motorboats or being poled in a traditional mokoro (canoe) spotting hippos, crocodiles and a myriad of birds. Fly from camp to camp to take in the delta’s diverse eco systems — wet and marshy delta that then empties into a desert full of wildlife. North of the delta is Chobe National Park and the Chobe River, one of Africa’s most sought-after safari destinations, where the elephant reigns supreme.

Zimbabwe

After experiencing awesome Victoria Falls and its plentiful adventure activities, visitors to Zimbabwe have a wealth of safari opportunities. Take a short flight to diverse Hwange National Park, and discover its great herds of elephant and large population of endangered African wild dog. Or visit Mana Pools, the country’s second World Heritage Site, to walk and canoe in a game rich region filled with elephant, buffalo, hippo and crocodile. Head southeast to the secluded Malilangwe Reserve, a breeding sanctuary for the sable antelope and black rhino, and explore more than 100 of the ancient Bushman’s rock art sites.

Zambia

Beyond Victoria Falls and Livingstone, Zambia’s interior parks will delight those seeking a more off-the-beaten path safari experience. Explore three diverse ecosystems, each with its own distinctive wildlife and exclusive safari camps: the lush rivers and flood plains of Kafue; arid Luangwa where Africa’s first walking safaris were pioneered, and the Lower Zambezi National Park, a massive wildlife sanctuary opposite Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools Reserve.

Namibia

With the giant sand dunes in Sossusvlei, the expansive Namib desert, and the stark Skeleton Coast named for its countless shipwrecks, you might think you’ve landed in no man’s land when you touch down in Namibia. While sparsely populated, here you’ll find the ancient bushman, portrayed in The Gods Must Be Crazy, continuing their humble modern coexistence along with the solitary oryx and giant elephants of Etosha National Park. Namibia promises an outof-this-world safari adventure.

Mozambique

Mozambique, whose coastline extends from South Africa to Tanzania, is known for its pristine, less-traveled beach destinations along the Indian Ocean. Accessible mainly by flying, there are several small beach resorts offering fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving, and small safari camps with simple accommodations.

In the Know Victoria Falls, called Mosi-oa-Tunya or “the smoke that thunders” by the indigenous people, is recognized as the largest curtain of falling water in the world. Named for Queen Victoria by Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated on the Zambezi River between Zimbabwe and Zambia, stretching about 5,600 feet wide at full flood. Accessible to South Africa’s Kruger National Park, Botswana’s Okavango Delta and Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, safari travelers can easily access the falls by staying in either Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe or Livingstone, Zambia.

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The Ultimate Safari From the World Heritage

treasures of the “Fairest Cape” and Victoria Falls to the

unmatched wildlife viewing in the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park, this kaleidoscope of adventures delivers the ultimate safari experience. Southern Africa’s most luxurious award-winning accommodations and fine dining are paired with gold medal service — personal butlers and the most accomplished interpretive guides and trackers — ensuring that you travel in elegance and style every step of your journey. With short flights between your safari camps, you’ll travel at a leisurely pace with plenty of time to immerse yourself in the authentic African experience.

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Southern Africa |

popular Journeys EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES ADDED Adventures SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

Cheetah stretch


Southern Africa INCLUDING

South Africa | Zambia | Namibia | Botswana

ANGOLA

ZAMBIA Chobe River [2] Livingstone [2]

MALAWI MOZAMBIQUE

JOURNEY At a Glance Suggested Accommodations: »» 4 Nights Cape Town,

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

ZIMBABWE

»» 3 Nights Kruger Private Reserve,

Okavango Delta [3]

Singita: Ebony or Boulders Lodge

»» 2 Nights Livingstone,

Kruger Private Reserve [3]

BOTSWANA

The River Club

»» 2 Nights Chobe River Cruise, Zambezi Queen

»» 3 Nights Okavango Delta,

NAMIBIA

Vumbura Plains

»» 1 Night Johannesburg, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa

Johannesburg [1]

Memorable Highlights:

SWAZILAND

»» EXPLORE the striking scenery and prolific wildlife surrounding Botswana’s Chobe River from the deck of a luxury house boat.

»» DISCOVER the intriguing world of the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta, as you search for Big Five, hippos, crocodiles and a myriad of birds by canoe, motorboat and open safari vehicle.

LESOTHO

SOUTH AFRICA

»» EXPERIENCE the ‘real’ South Africa at a dinner party in the home of a Capetonian family. Arrive as strangers, leave as friends.

Cape Town [4]

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DAY 1 Arrive Cape Town, South Africa Upon arriving in Cape Town, South Africa’s “Mother City,” you’ll be warmly welcomed and whisked away to your luxurious hotel. The rest of your day is at your leisure to begin exploring one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

DAY 2 Cape Town Meet your personal driver and guide for the next two days and embark on a spectacular day of pristine ocean vistas and quaint villages as you explore “The Fairest Cape,” where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Drive along the exquisite coastline to the charming working harbor of Hout Bay. Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD)

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Photograph away as you pass rocky seascapes and spot zebra and baboon upon entering the Cape of Good Hope. Visit the endearing penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach before returning to Cape Town. (B)

DAY 3 Cape Town Today’s sojourn celebrates the beautiful winelands. Your private tour begins with a visit to the historical Taal Monument near Paarl where you’ll be swept away by the breathtaking views. Learn all about the region’s history and the process of winemaking when you stop for a cellar tour and tasting. Tuck into a café for lunch in charming Franschhoek, first settled by the French Huguenots fleeing persecution in Europe. Continue on for more wine tasting in the lively university town of Stellenbosch. (BL)

DAY 4 Cape Town Shop, explore or relax with a full day on your own. Don’t miss a ride on the cable car to the top of iconic Table Mountain for sweeping city and ocean views. Browse the bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and explore the colorful Malay Quarter. Tonight, enjoy authentic South African cuisine and gracious hospitality as you dine at the home of a Capetonian couple with their special guests who reveal their fascinating insights into the country’s culture and history. (BD)

DAY 5 Cape Town / Kruger Private Reserve Take flight for a thrilling safari to Singita Private Game Reserve in the heart of Big Five country near Kruger National Park. Your luxurious lodge is designed to reflect the epitome of elegant

prepared with fresh local ingredients, accompanied by superb South African wines.

comfort with a colonial feel. Meet your expert ranger for your first game drive and begin tracking and learning about the distinct behaviors of the Big Five as well as the wealth of endemic wildlife. As the sun sets, sip a cold sundowner as you take in the sweeping vistas of the bushveld and beyond. Savor a sumptuous dinner on the moonlit deck. (BLD)

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and relaxation before setting out on an evening game drive spotlighting the nocturnal animals as they come out to forage and hunt. (BLD)

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Enjoy early morning and afternoon game drives. Perhaps join a bushwalk to learn about the plants used to make traditional medicines or visit a neighboring village to meet the people and learn more about their proud culture. Tonight, savor fine dining beneath the grand canopy of the African skies. (BLD)

DAY 8 Kruger

Private Reserve / Livingstone, Zambia

After a final game drive, fly off to Livingstone. Your luxurious safari-style lodging overlooks the Zambezi River and is the ideal locale for discovering the spectacular Victoria Falls, the world’s largest curtain of falling water and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Start exploring when you board a small boat 18

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for a “sundowner” river cruise along the Zambezi River. Have your binoculars ready to zero in on the elephants coming down to drink as well as the lurking crocodiles, noisy hippos and a myriad of bird species. (BLD)

DAY 9 Livingstone Immerse yourself in the magnificence of Victoria Falls, hailed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Walk the misty rain forest trails along the various lookouts to soak up what the great missionary explorer David Livingstone described as “a scene so lovely that it must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.” Upon returning to your lodge, recline on your deck overlooking the river and be swept away by the sights and sounds — and magic — of Africa. (BLD)

DAY 10 Livingstone / Chobe River, Namibia Yet another incredible experience awaits as you embark on the Zambezi Queen for a superb houseboat getaway

into remote areas of the Chobe River. Settle into your beautiful suite and enjoy the views from your private balcony or try your hand at some catch-andrelease fishing. After a delicious gourmet dinner, ascend to the top deck’s telescope and view the twinkling Southern Cross accompanied by the nighttime sounds of the crickets chirping, the lions roaring and the tinkling bell frogs across the bush. (BLD)

DAY 11 Chobe River Cruise Meet your expert ranger for this morning’s game drive into Chobe National Park; or, board a tender boat to view the wildlife up close from the placid waterways. Float quietly past pods of hippo and massive crocodiles and count off the myriad species of birdlife. Return to your boat and cruise down the Chobe River, where you’ll visit the local village and mingle with the friendly residents. Later, dine on savory specialties beneath the shade of a riverside boma. (BLD)

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DAY 12 Chobe River /

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Leave your floating hotel and fly off to your next safari destination — the pristine wildlife oasis of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta. You’ll be treated to the ultimate luxury experience at your intimate camp, boasting plenty of game viewing and birding opportunities all year round. Meet your expert ranger for an afternoon orientation to the delta’s varying ecosystems, ranging from lush grasslands to dense mopane bushveld. Depending on the water levels, you’ll safari by open-top vehicles, by motorboat, or in a mokoro (canoe) poled by your ranger along the vast waterways. (BLD)


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As dawn breaks and the animals begin to stir, gather your camera gear and join your ranger to begin exploring the annually flooded grasslands surrounding your plains camp, and beyond into the drier plains. Listen for the trumpeting of a large herd of elephants passing through or the lion’s threatening roar as it guards its resident pride. Count the giraffes, impalas, sable antelopes, kudus, zebras, reedbuck, wildebeest and Cape buffalo, and spot the red lechwe, an antelope that inhabits the fringes of the delta. After the day cools down, venture out again to look for endangered wild dogs lazing with their pack, and any leopards, cheetah and African wildcat prowling the shadows. (BLD)

Venture by motorboat or canoe to explore the prolific waterways today, watching out for the bellowing hippos and lazing crocodiles. Bring your binoculars to zoom in on the Pel’s fishing owl, the wattled crane or chirping cisticola, among the exceptional bird life. Relax until your evening safari where your ranger will spotlight the nocturnal animals. After dinner, gather ‘round the campfire to share your favorite adventures with your safari companions and gaze upon the starlit vistas of the Okavango Delta floodplains. (BLD)

DAY 15

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Wild Kingdoms of Southern Africa This wildlife odyssey showcases some of the best destinations in Southern Africa along with the out-of-this world spectacle of Victoria Falls. Enjoy warm hospitality and personalized service in intimate accommodations and authentic bush camps. You’ll be swept into the heartbeat of Southern Africa by its scenic landscapes, varied wildlife and local people.

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DAY 1 Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa Welcome to the “City of Gold,” home to some of the world’s richest gold mines. You’ll be greeted at the airport and assisted with your transfer to your well-appointed airport hotel for a restful night’s sleep.

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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Fly to Victoria Falls and transfer by road to the land of the giants — Hwange National Park, known for its huge herds of elephants. You’ll have three days to explore Zimbabwe’s largest game Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD)

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reserve, extending from the northeastern end of the Kalahari Desert to the extensive forests, open grasslands and ancient fossil dunes in the south. Settle into your tented camp, a blend of old African charm and elegance, with breathtaking views of the savannah plains. The wide well-traveled elephant paths throughout your lodging grounds mean you won’t have to look far to spot the massive mammals. (BLD)

DAY 3 Hwange National Park Rise early to join your expert ranger for a game drive in an open-air safari vehicle and get up close to some of the 100 species of mammals. Catch the soft morning light for wonderful photographs of the grazing

buffalo and giraffe and the more uncommon gemsbok, roan antelope and white rhino. Tonight, revel in the glorious sunset and toast your adventures over a delicious dinner with wine. Perhaps, join a night game drive, spotlighting the nocturnal animals in action. (BLD)

DAY 4 Hwange National Park Begin the day with a game drive to explore the vleis, blanketed with seasonal wild flowers after the rains, and a haven for large herds of buffalo, zebra and elephant as its lush grasses dry out. After a leisurely lunch and refreshing dip in the pool, join a walking safari and tuck into various viewing hides to look out for kudu, sable antelope, zebra and wildebeest.

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Birdwatchers will revel in checking off how many of the park’s 400 species of birds they can spot. (BLD)

DAY 5 Hwange National Park / Victoria Falls After a leisurely breakfast, gather your gear for a short flight to stay at the spectacular Victoria Falls, hailed as one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World. Settle into your ideally situated lodging and explore the meticulously landscaped grounds, just a short distance to the phenomenal cascades. Experience the other-worldly grandeur above the falls as you board a small boat for a “sundowner” cruise along the Zambezi River. You’ll maneuver through multiple river inlets Visit www.AfricanTravelInc.com

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DID YOU KNOW leopard’s long white whiskers, which are stiff and sensitive, help it to feel its way through thick underbrush in the dark? It is also the most widespread of all of the big cats.

which the larger boats simply can’t reach — so be ready with your camera and binoculars to spot elephants, crocodile, hippos and a myriad of bird species. (BD)

DAY 6 Victoria Falls Look out for rainbows as you walk the misty rain forest trail along the Zimbabwean side of the falls. Marvel at the spray and thunderous noise of the millions of gallons of water tumbling over Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Rainbow Falls and swirling around the islets. Set out for the bush to experience yet another once-in-a-lifetime opportunity — an extraordinary safari aboard the back of a gentle elephant. (BD) 22

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DAY 7 Victoria Falls / Chobe National Park, Botswana Bid farewell to the astonishing waterfalls as you travel by road to your lodge on the edge of Chobe National Park in northern Botswana. Settle into your exclusive safari accommodations — the only lodging in this area — perched atop an escarpment overlooking the banks of the Chobe River with unparalleled views across the plains. Enjoy two days exploring the pristine wilderness of Chobe National Park, home to four out of five of the Big Five. (BLD)

DAY 8 Chobe National Park Awaken with birdsong and a steaming cup of coffee as you hop aboard a comfortable 4x4 safari vehicle with your professional ranger to seek out the hundreds of animals. Listen for the low growls of the lioness and her cubs. Take in the vistas of vast herds of Cape Buffalo. Watch for the leopard snoozing in the shadows. Later, lace up your hiking shoes for a guided bush walking adventure to learn more about animal tracking, plants and identifying insects. (BLD)

DAY 9 Chobe National Park Take to the Chobe River for a small boat cruise and gain

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DAY 10

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Relish your last morning awakening to the sounds of the bush. You’ll soon be on your way to the airport at Victoria Falls for your flight to Johannesburg and your onward destination. (B)


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Southern Explorer The highlights of Southern Africa — spectacular Cape Town and the country’s premiere wildlife haven, Kruger National Park — are artfully combined with the majesty of Victoria Falls. An excellent introduction to the vibrant cultural and natural wonders of the region. This safari adventure was designed to stand alone, or be combined with an array of companion itineraries throughout East and Southern Africa. Choose your own style of accommodations from some of our favorites and experience the level of comfort that suits you best.

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DAY 1 Arrive Cape Town, South Africa With a warm welcome upon your arrival in Cape Town, South Africa’s “Mother City,” you will be whisked away to your luxurious hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure to enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

DAY 2 Cape Town Spend a full day exploring the stunning southern tip of the Cape Peninsula. Drive past the sparkling beaches of Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno to Hout Bay, the heart of the local crayfish industry. As time permits, you may join an optional cruise to Seal Island. Keep your camera on hand to Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD)

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DAY 3 Cape Town Today’s sojourn explores the glorious winelands. Catch your breath with the view from the historical Taal Monument near Paarl. Learn more about the region’s history and the process of winemaking when you visit a renowned winery. After lunch on your own in exquisite Franschhoek, continue onto the impressive Huguenot Monument and the charming university town of Stellenbosch. Stop in at two more wineries for informative winetastings. Tonight, enjoy the hospitality and delicious cuisine that is synonymous with South Africa

as you are welcomed for dinner at the home of an influential Capetonian couple. (BD)

DAY 4 Cape Town / Kruger Private Reserve With a couple of short flights, you’ll be welcomed and on your way to your luxurious safari adventure within a private reserve bordering the famous Kruger National Park. Settle in and soak up the tranquility of the African bush before embarking on your late afternoon game drive. This superb sanctuary is home to zebra, giraffe, lion, elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo, wildebeest, warthog and hyena as well as the cheetah and the endangered wild dog. (BLD)

DAY 5

of the “Big Five,” lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino — from your private game lodge.

and hop aboard your open safari vehicle for a thrilling game drive. Photograph away as you spot the “Big Five” and other wildlife while traversing the prolific reserve. On your late afternoon drive, pause for a “sundowner” as the sun dips below the horizon. Share the day’s adventure with your safari companions over dinner. (BLD)

DAY 6

Kruger Private Reserve

With your skilled ranger, explore the rarer sights and wonders of the bush during your game viewing activities today. Perhaps take a guided walk through the bush or arrange for a candle-lit alfresco dinner as the Southern Cross begins to twinkle in the endless skies. (BLD)

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Reserve / Johannesburg

Set out early on your final safari in search of those hard-to-spot cheetahs and the Big Five. Return to camp for a hearty breakfast and relax until it’s time to transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival, you are transferred to your ideally located hotel for overnight. The rest of the day is at your leisure. (B)

DAY 8 Johannesburg /

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Fly off to the spectacular Victoria Falls, hailed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and settle into your distinguished lodging. Later this afternoon, you’ll experience the other-worldly grandeur above the falls as you board a small

boat for a “sundowner” cruise along the Zambezi River. As you maneuver through multiple river inlets which the larger boats simply can’t reach, be ready with your binoculars to zoom in on the elephants, crocodiles, hippos and a myriad of bird species. (B)

DAY 9 Victoria Falls Look out for rainbows as you walk the misty rain forest trail along the Zimbabwean side of the falls. Marvel at the thunderous noise of the millions of gallons of water swirling around the islets and tumbling over Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Rainbow Falls. Later, visit a local community for insights into the lives and customs of the resilient and ever friendly Zimbabweans. Tonight, you’re in for a unique cultural and dining experience at the “The

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DAY 10 Victoria Falls / Depart Transfer to the airport for your departure flight bound for Johannesburg and your connecting international flights. You may be leaving Africa behind but you’ll return home with fantastic photos and memories that will always live on in your heart. (B)


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In the Footsteps of Mandela Embark on a provocative journey of inspiration through the vibrant and culturally diverse “Rainbow Nation.” The fascinating history of Nelson Mandela’s South Africa is brought to life through a collection of soulful encounters with the people and places that he touched in his efforts to end apartheid. Round out your South Africa sojourn with a safari revealing the country’s natural beauty and wildlife — and a chance to collect a photographic gallery of the magnificent Big Five.

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»» EXPERIENCE the rhythms of Africa, while you learn to play the djembe drum.

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DAY 1 Arrive Cape Town, South Africa With a warm South African welcome upon your arrival, you’ll be on your way to your lovely hotel, just minutes from the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with the iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop. Relax or start exploring one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

DAY 2 Cape Town Immerse yourself in spectacular ocean vistas, quaint villages and wildlife on today’s full day exploration of “The Fairest Cape.” Pass by the glamorous homes and exquisite coastline of Millionaires Paradise and on to the charming working harbor

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD)

from Cape Malay to Timbuktu, while tall, graceful Mali Puppets captivate you during dinner.

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of Hout Bay. Keep your camera on hand to photograph the rocky seascapes and wildlife as you wind along the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive and explore the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Continue along the coastline to get up close to a colony of penguins at Boulders Beach. Drive through the naval port of Simon’s Town before returning to Cape Town for time on your own this evening. (B)

DAY 3 Cape Town Today’s eye-opening excursion offers profound insight into the people’s ongoing initiatives to gain self sufficiency as they struggle with the lingering effects of South Africa’s now defunct apartheid policies. Visit the “spaza” shops and “shebeen” bars, meet a traditional Xhosa

healer (“sangoma”), learn about grassroots health care, and view the homes of the emerging middle class. Return to the lively Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in time to board the ferry to Robben Island. The island, now a museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site, was where the former South African President Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 of his 27 years in prison. Tonight, enjoy an interactive djembe drumming session and experience a “taste safari” of African Cuisine from Cape Malay to Timbuktu. (BD)

DAY 4 Cape Town / Johannesburg Leave the “Mother City” for your flight north to Johannesburg, known affectionately as Jo’burg, or the “City of Gold.” Enjoy your

well-appointed hotel, located in a tranquil suburb within walking distance to shops, restaurants and entertainment. (B)

DAY 5 Johannesburg Delve deeper in South Africa’s turbulent past with a trip to Soweto, a sprawling multicultural metropolis of more than 3.5 million people on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Learn about the inspirational leaders who fought to end apartheid. Visit Freedom Square, the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Vilakazi Street, formerly home to both Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu — perhaps the only two Nobel Peace Prize winners who were once neighbors. Tuck into a lunch of African specialties before visiting the Apartheid

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DID YOU KNOW Nelson Mandela established South Africa’s first native South African law practice in 1952 focused on providing legal support and advice to people discriminated against by South Africa’s new separate development laws established in 1948?

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Museum for a deeper look at the humbling and ultimately inspiring journey from the dark days of segregation to Mandela’s release from prison and his policy of reconciliation and not revenge. (BL)

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For another slice of the authentic South Africa experience, take wing on a safari adventure in Karongwe Private Game Reserve near the Kruger National Park. Touch down and you’re just a short drive away to your lodging. After a warm welcome and delicious lunch,


In the Footsteps of Mandela Infamous Robben Island

Who’s watching who?

meet your game ranger and hop aboard an open vehicle for an afternoon game drive. Look out for the Big Five, as well as hippo, antelope, zebra and giraffe and an abundance of bird life. As the sky darkens, your tracker will spotlight the nocturnal species as they come out to hunt. Tonight, gather around a crackling fire and dine on a delicious variety of local and continental dishes within the outdoor boma. (BLD)

afternoon set off in search of the regal kudu, or the waterbuck with its distinctive white circle around the tail or the shy duiker. After an exhilarating day, join your companions for refreshing drinks and a hearty dinner served family-style. Spend your last evening, taking in the sounds of the wilderness and watching the Southern constellations illuminate the endless skies. (BLD)

DAY 7 Karongwe Private

Game Reserve / Depart

Game Reserve

Awaken with the soft light of sunrise when the animals are most lively. Join your ranger for a game drive or try a bushwalk to focus on smaller wildlife and plants. Return to your lodge for some leisure time at the pool or relax with a book. In the

Rates 8 days

OFFER CODE: PFM13

Land

ARRANGEMENTS 1/1/2013 to 3/31/2013*

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $995 SUPPLEMENT $3,795 SHARE

4/1/2013 to 4/30/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $855 SUPPLEMENT $3,655 SHARE

5/1/2013 to 8/31/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $815 SUPPLEMENT $3,565 SHARE

9/1/2013 to 9/30/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $855 SUPPLEMENT $3,655 SHARE

10/1/2013 to 10/31/2013

DAY 8 Karongwe Private After an early morning game drive and hearty breakfast, bid farewell to your new found safari friends as you transfer to the airport for your return flight to Johannesburg and your onward arrangements. (B)

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SINGLE TWIN/DBL $995 SUPPLEMENT $3,795 SHARE

11/1/2013 to 12/31/2013*

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,095 SUPPLEMENT $4,195 SHARE

Internal Air ARRANGEMENTS for Cape Town – Johannesburg – Kruger Park – Johannesburg

CLASS PP $865 ECONOMY

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Wild and Wondrous Family Adventure This sensationAL adventure

for families and the young-at-heart combines plenty

of face-time with protected wildlife and a thrilling safari with family-friendly accommodations, offering all the comforts of home. Get up close with cheetahs, experience “trunk-to-handshakes” with orphaned elephants, sit among the penguins on the Cape Peninsula and look out for whales spyhopping at Plettenberg Bay. Collect a gallery of wildlife photos — and a barrel of fun memories to last a lifetime.

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Fly out of Johannesburg

Suggested Accommodations: »» 3 Nights Cape Town,

More Quarters Apartment Hotel

»» 1 Night Oudtshoorn, La Plume Guest House

»» 3 Nights Plettenberg Bay, Hog Hollow Country Lodge

SOUTH AFRICA

»» 3 Nights Kariega Game Reserve, Kariega Main Lodge

Memorable Highlights:

»» EXPLORE malaria-free Kariega Game

Oudtshoorn [1]

Kariega Game Reserve [3]

Reserve on thrilling morning and evening game drives in search of the Big Five. Kayak and birdwatch along the river.

»» DISCOVER three kinds of whales and pods of leaping dolphin on an ecocruise on Plettenberg Bay.

»» EXPERIENCE close-up interactions with

George Cape Town [3]

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DAY 1 Arrive Cape Town, South Africa Touch down in Cape Town, South Africa’s beautiful “Mother City” with its iconic Table Mountain. You’ll be welcomed and on your way to your hotel — with all the comforts of home. Rest up before your adventure begins.

DAY 2 Cape Town Beyond the take-your-breathaway seascapes, look out for zebras, eland, ostriches and penguins on today’s exploration of the ‘Fairest Cape’ peninsula. “Awesome!” you’ll proclaim when you view the beaches of Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno as you travel with your private driver to lively Hout Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD)

monkeys, elephants and a myriad of birds protected in special sanctuaries. Learn how the world’s fastest land animals are being protected at the Cheetah Outreach.

»» ENJOY the warm hospitality of South

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Plettenberg Bay [3]

Port Elizabeth

Road transfer

Bay. Here, in the heart of the local crayfish industry, take an optional cruise out to Seal Island if you like. Get your binoculars ready to spot wildlife and more stunning coastal views at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve before stopping to tiptoe among the colony of penguins at Boulders Beach. See the naval port of Simon’s Town on your return to Cape Town. (B)

DAY 3 Cape Town Did you know that cheetahs can accelerate faster than a sports car? Or that there are only about 7,500 cheetahs left in the world? You’ll find out all about the world’s fastest land animal, plus get some close-up portrait shots, when you visit the Cheetah Outreach on your way to the Winelands. After a little history about the early

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South African settlers at the Taal Monument, you’re off to a wine cellar tour to learn all about winemaking. Do some exploring, strolling and shopping at the French-settled town of Franschhoek as well as at the lively university town of Stellenbosch. (B)

DAY 4 Cape Town / Oudtshoorn Fly to George and travel overland to your farm-style lodging at an authentic Victorian homestead outside Oudtshoorn, the “Ostrich Feather Capital of the World.” (B)

Africa with luxurious and family-friendly lodging throughout your stay.

tallest birds. Check out their gigantic nests and eggs and the plucking pens where their feathers are harvested and dyed to be sold for fashion and crafts. Then venture deep into the Cango Caves to examine their glistening stalactites and stalagmites. Emerge into the sunshine and travel on past the unspoiled golden beaches, lagoons and estuaries along the Garden Route, beyond the village of Plettenberg Bay to your welcoming cottage accommodations in the forest. (B)

DAY 5 Oudtshoorn /

DAY 6 Plettenberg Bay

On this morning’s visit to an ostrich farm, you’ll have to crane your neck to peer into the eyes of the world’s

Gather your camera gear for today’s close encounters with monkeys, birds and elephants. Start with a private tour of Monkeyland, a fenced forest

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Open top game drive

In the KNOW

sanctuary where 12 species of previously caged primates from across the world roam freely. Then, explore the neighboring Birds of Eden where miniature species of monkeys along with 180 different bird species from around the world share a sanctuary. Continue on to Knysna Elephant Park for a “trunk in hand” experience with the pachyderms; er, that means you can shake hands with their trunks, as well as pet and feed them. (B)

DAY 7

Plettenberg Bay

Thar she blows! All aboard for an ecological boat trip looking out for Bryde’s, Southern Right

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and Humpback whales or leaping pods of Bottlenose and the shy Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphins. The rest of your afternoon is up to you — laze around the pool, take a walk and just do as you please. (B)

DAY 8

Plettenberg Bay / Kariega Game Reserve

Just when you thought your adventure couldn’t get more exciting, the safari highlight of your family holiday begins. Venture deep into the bush for a three-night stay in a log chalet within the Kariega Game Reserve. Meet your expert ranger and set out for an afternoon game drive in

DID YOU KNOW very young, baby elephants don’t really know what to do with their trunks? They swing them to and fro and sometimes even step on them. They will even suck their trunk just as a baby would suck its thumb.

an open-sided safari vehicle. Keep your eyes peeled for the Big Five — elephant, lion, rhinoceros, buffalo and leopard, that is — and a multitude of other wildlife. Look out on the Kariega River Valley from your deck and gather with fellow safari travelers for dinner and sharing stories in the outdoor boma. (BLD)

out for hippos feeding along the riverbanks and do some birdwatching on a boat cruise down the river. Or paddle a kayak in a peaceful part of the river. Tonight, gather for sundowners or refreshments as you look out on the river; listen carefully to see how many different animal sounds you can identify. (BLD)

DAY 9 Kariega

Game Reserve

DAY 10 Kariega Game Reserve

Wake up to birdsong and set out for your morning game drive. This afternoon, look

Continue to build your wildlife photo gallery on today’s game drives. As twilight sets in,

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you may get lucky enough to witness a lioness hunting for dinner for her pride; or watch quietly as a family of hippo plods from the river for a night of grazing. As the nocturnal wildlife begins to emerge, return to the lodge for a sumptuous dinner. (BLD)

DAY 11

Kariega Game Reserve / Depart

Take in one last morning game drive before traveling to Port Elizabeth for your flight to Johannesburg where you’ll be assisted with your onward arrangements. (B)

Rates 11 days

OFFER CODE: PWF13

Adult Land

ARRANGEMENTS 1/1/2013 to 4/30/2013*

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $2,525 SUPPLEMENT $5,795 SHARE

5/1/2013 to 8/31/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,945 SUPPLEMENT $5,095 SHARE

9/1/2013 to 10/31/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $2,615 SUPPLEMENT $5,855 SHARE

11/1/2013 to 12/31/2013*

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $2,775 SUPPLEMENT $6,375 SHARE

Child Land ARRANGEMENTS 1/1/2013 to 12/31/2013*

$1,995

based on child under age 12 sharing in a triple room with 2 adults

Internal Air ARRANGEMENTS

for Cape Town - George, Port Elizabeth -

Johannesburg

$577

ECONOMY CLASS PP

*Surcharges apply Jan 01-10, Dec 20-31. Prices are a guideline. Visit our website for up-to-date pricing and seasonality. Please check with our Air Centre for special international airfares.

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African Sensations Indulge in this classic African safari through the heart of South Africa, Zambia, Botswana and Kenya, ideal for the active traveler who seeks a wide variety of unique destinations and adventures. Whether it’s the personal interaction with your hosts at a home hosted dinner in Cape Town or the spectacular helicopter flight over Victoria Falls or the thrill packed game drives in the Masai Mara, this African safari promises to be sensational!

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Livingstone [3]

»» 3 Nights Cape Town, Cape Grace

Chobe Nat’l Park

KENYA Masai Mara [3]

»» 3 Nights Livingstone,

ZIMBABWE

The Royal Livingstone Hotel

»» 1 Night Johannesburg, The Grayston Hotel

BOTSWANA

Nairobi [1]

MOZAMBIQUE

»» 1 Night Nairobi, Tribe »» 3 Nights Masai Mara, Mara Bushtops

Memorable Highlights:

»» EXPLORE the wildlife-rich plains of the Masai Mara - Kenya’s premier game reserve and home to all of the Big Five.

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Johannesburg [1]

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»» DISCOVER the breathtaking views of Cape Town from atop Table Mountain, visit a diamond cutting workshop and an endearing penguin colony as you tour at your own pace throughout the Cape Town region.

LESOTHO

»» EXPERIENCE a full day of activities in

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Botswana’s Chobe National Park, famous for its huge elephant population, including a morning river safari cruise, lunch at a local lodge and afternoon game drive.

Cape Town [3]

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DAY 1 Arrive Cape Town, South Africa Begin your sensational adventure with three days in sophisticated Cape Town, first established as a supply station for ships transporting spices from Asia to Europe and now known as South Africa’s “Mother City.” You’ll be warmly welcomed and transferred to your waterfront luxury hotel with the iconic Table Mountain as your backdrop. Your evening is at your leisure to enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

DAY 2 Cape Town Spend the day taking in spectacular ocean vistas, quaint villages and wildlife on today’s Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD)

Victoria Falls during a helicopter flightseeing excursion.

Road transfer

exploration of “The Fairest Cape,” the rugged tip of the Cape Peninsula. Drive by the glamorous Millionaires Paradise enroute to the charming working harbor of Hout Bay, where there may be time for a Seal Island cruise. Keep your camera on hand to photograph the rocky seascapes and wildlife as you wind along the coast and explore the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Sit among the endearing penguins at Boulder’s Beach and view the naval port of Simon’s Town before returning to Cape Town. (B)

DAY 3 Cape Town Begin your city tour with a ride on the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for sweeping views of Cape Town and the Atlantic Ocean. Continue on

to The Company’s Garden, the large public park laid out by founding father Jan van Riebeeck, and view the old Slave Lodge and the original shore line of 1652. Stop at the 17th-century Castle for the early history of Cape Town. Stroll through the colorful Malay Quarter and visit a diamond workshop to learn about “color, clarity and cut.” Tonight, enjoy true South African cuisine and hospitality as you dine with a Capetonian couple in their lovely home. (BD)

DAY 4 Cape Town / Livingstone, Zambia Take flight to Livingstone to experience Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Settle into your luxurious resort on the Zambezi River. Tonight, be swept away

by the romance of Africa as you soak up the views of the river from your lodge. (B)

DAY 5 Livingstone Grab your camera gear and bush attire for today’s day trip safari. Chobe National Park, Botswana is famous for its numerous elephant and prolific game. Begin with a wildlife-viewing cruise down the Chobe River where you’ll spot large flocks of birds, big pods of hippos and enormous crocodiles along the banks. Later, enjoy lunch on shore and hop aboard an open safari vehicle for an afternoon game drive into the park. Your expert ranger will track down huge herds of buffalo and elephant, zebra, wildebeest and impala as well as lion, hyena and leopard. (BL) Visit www.AfricanTravelInc.com

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DAY 6 Livingstone The views of magnificent Victoria Falls, the world’s largest curtain of falling water, are even more sensational when viewed from a short helicopter flight. Take in the huge Zambezi River as it spreads out and crashes down, squeezing down the zig-zag funnel of the gorges. Afterwards, join your guide to walk along the misty forest trails and selected vantage points for those priceless photos of the falls. This afternoon, board a river boat for a “sundowner” cruise up the Zambezi River. Enjoy libations in the exclusive Captain’s Cabin as you watch for game. (B)

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DAY 7 Livingstone / Johannesburg, South Africa Savor your last morning overlooking the Zambezi before flying off to Johannesburg and overnight at your well-appointed hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to relax and get ready for your flight to Kenya in the morning. (B)

DAY 8 Johannesburg / Nairobi, Kenya Touch down in Nairobi, the safari capital of East Africa. Settle into your luxury boutique hotel and spa. Relax poolside, enjoy afternoon tea and explore the “place of cool waters” as you please. (B)

DAY 9 Nairobi / Masai Mara Begin your safari with a short flight to the fabulous Masai Mara, Kenya’s premier game viewing destination. Your tented camp is just a short drive from the Mara River where more than a million wildebeest and zebra make their annual perilous migration. Meet your expert trackers and take off on an afternoon game drive across the conservancy’s tree-flecked grasslands, dotted with huge herds of plains game, large numbers of elephant and a wide variety of other birds and game. Return to your camp for “sundowners” and a sumptuous dinner prepared by your gracious Maasai hosts. (BLD)

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DAY 10 Masai Mara Awaken with the animals and a steaming cup of coffee as you join your morning game drive. Look out for the black-maned lion, leopards and cheetahs who may be still feasting on the night’s hunt. Explore the bends of the traversing Mara River where the dense population of hippos and crocodiles spread out in their favorite feeding grounds. Relax by the infinity pool after lunch until your evening game drive. Or, take a walking safari to learn more about plants and insects and tracking animals. Tonight, tip your head back and be mesmerized by the star-studded African skies and the mysterious calls of the nocturnal wildlife. (BLD)


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Rainbow over Victoria Falls

DAY 11 Masai Mara Choose from a variety of daytime wildlife viewing activities with your expert rangers. Perhaps arrange for an optional sunrise hot air balloon ride to spot wildlife from a bird’s-eye view. Enjoy your luxurious lodging — soak in the cool blue waters of the private camp pool and touch the infinity of the landscape. As the sun melts over the horizon, join your keen-eyed ranger for a game drive spotlighting the nocturnal animals, such as the lion, leopard, African hare, hyena and banded mongoose. For your farewell dinner, select from a choice of sumptuous dishes while the wildlife provides natural entertainment. (BLD)

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DAY 12

Masai Mara / Depart

Wrap up your safari with a final game drive and last unforgettable moments in the bush. Fly back to Nairobi where a dayroom has been reserved for your use. Explore, shop or relax until your evening transfer to the airport for your onward arrangements. (B)

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SINGLE TWIN/DBL $2,995 SUPPLEMENT $9,265 SHARE

4/1/2013 to 5/31/2013*

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $2,075 SUPPLEMENT $8,535 SHARE

6/1/2013 to 10/31/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $2,925 SUPPLEMENT $9,155 SHARE

11/1/2013 to 12/31/2013*

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $2,995 SUPPLEMENT $9,265 SHARE

Internal Air ARRANGEMENTS for Cape Town - Livingstone -

Johannesburg - Nairobi

CLASS PP $1,565 ECONOMY

*Surcharges apply Jan 01-04, Feb 1-8, May 29-31, Dec 20-31. Prices are a guideline. Visit our website for up-to-date pricing and seasonality. Please check with our Air Centre for special international airfares.

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The Last Refuge PROMISING THE FINEST wildlife experiences in the whole of Africa, Botswana and its Okavango Delta are legendary with safari connoisseurs. Pristine and well-managed game reserves, along with secluded yet sophisticated camps, create a highly personalized and active game viewing adventure like no other. Capture a gallery of eye-popping photos of this scenic and wildlife-rich wonderland — and collect an album of memories to last a lifetime.

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Suggested Accommodations: DELUXE LUXURY »» 2 Nights »» 2 Nights Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Protea The Michelangelo Hotel Balalaika Sandton »» 2 Nights Okavango Delta, »» 2 Nights Okavango Delta, Pom Pom Xigera Camp »» 2 Nights »» 2 Nights Okavango Okavango Delta, Delta, Chitabe Lediba Banoka Bush Camp »» 2 Nights Linyanti, Savuti Camp »» 2 Nights Linyanti, Linyanti Bush Camp

Linyanti Reserve [2] ZIMBABWE

Maun NAMIBIA

Memorable Highlights:

»» EXPLORE the bush from the comfort of

BOTSWANA MOZAMBIQUE

luxuriously-appointed intimate camps whose ideal locations and gracious staff welcome you in comfort and authentic African style.

»» DISCOVER the varied terrain and wildlife of the immense Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta, by traditional mokoro canoes and open-sided safari vehicles at luxuriously appointed camps.

»» EXPERIENCE traditional African

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“sundowners” every evening, along with freshly prepared meals and culinary creations to tempt every palate.

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DAY 1 Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa Arrive in the “City of Gold” where you’ll be warmly welcomed and assisted with your transfer to your reserved luxury hotel. Relax and acclimate before tomorrow’s flight to Botswana and the start of your safari adventure.

DAY 2 Johannesburg /

Okavango Delta, Botswana

After touching down in Maun this morning, meet your bush pilot and get ready for some magnificent flightseeing as you approach the heart of Botswana’s pristine Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta. Your first luxuriously-appointed camp, Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD)

Road transfer

is tucked away in the Moremi Game Reserve area, overlooking the delta’s lush channels, with superb views of the seasonal floodplains. As the day cools, join your expert ranger to explore the wetlands aboard a mokoro, a traditional dug-out canoe. Poling quietly through the wetlands and water lilies, he’ll point out the abundant birdlife, including a host of waterbirds, kingfishers and raptors. Return to camp and dine beneath the stars in a traditional African boma. (BLD)

DAY 3 Okavango Delta Awaken to birdsong — or the call of the African Fish-Eagle — and soak up the sights and sounds of the bush. After a full breakfast, grab your binoculars and get back out on the channels with your ranger to resume your wildlife viewing

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and birding. Watch for the prized appearance of the Pel’s Fishing Owl as well as African skimmers, the Slaty Egret, the wattled crane or the malachite kingfisher. Depending on the season and the floods, set out for an afternoon game drive in search of the red lechwe, lions or spotted hyena. (BLD)

DAY 4 Okavango Delta Take wing to your next delta camp for a contrasting wildlife viewing experience. After lunch, meet your expert ranger for an afternoon game drive and orientation to the area’s varying landscapes ranging from savannah to floodplains, and its diverse flora and fauna. Returning to camp as dusk falls, you’ll have a chance to spot the shyer nocturnal animals including the genet, civet,

flights between camps - a chance to view game from high. (Flights between camps are included in land arrangements.)

serval, porcupine and, if you’re lucky, the rare aardwolf. (BLD)

DAY 5 Okavango Delta As dawn breaks and the animals begin to stir, set out for your morning game drive, immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of the bush. As your expert ranger explains, watch for the subtle familiar interaction of a herd of elephants and listen for the distinctive lion’s roar as it guards its territory. Zoom in on the curious buffalo peering right back at you, catch a cheetah playing with her cubs and marvel at the graceful movements of the kudu and impala. Whether maneuvering your safari vehicle to help you capture the best photographs or pointing out the rare African wild dog, your ranger’s knowledge and expertise are impeccable. (BLD) Visit www.AfricanTravelInc.com

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The Last Refuge DAY 9 Johannesburg / Depart

All aboard your bush plane to your next luxury camp in the Linyanti Reserve, best known for its large number of elephants as well as predators, and its clear waterways harboring hippo and a diverse variety of water birds. This afternoon, board a small boat for a wildlife cruise and look out for submerging hippos and varied wildlife coming down to drink along the river. Tonight, gather around the camp fire and listen as your ranger shares stories and legends of ancient Africa. (BLD)

DAY 7 Linyanti Reserve

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SINGLE TWIN/DBL $795 SUPPLEMENT $5,795 SHARE

4/1/2013 to 6/14/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,215 SUPPLEMENT $6,495 SHARE

6/15/2013 to 6/30/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,215 SUPPLEMENT $6,795 SHARE

7/1/2013 to 10/31/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,875 SUPPLEMENT $7,895 SHARE

11/1/2013 to 11/30/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,215 SUPPLEMENT $6,495 SHARE

12/1/2013 to 12/31/2013*

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $795 SUPPLEMENT $5,795 SHARE

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WILDLIFE ARRANGEMENTS 1/1/2013 to 3/31/2013*

$7,595

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$1,995

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SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

4/1/2013 to 6/14/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,995 SUPPLEMENT $8,195 SHARE

6/15/2013 to 10/31/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,995 SUPPLEMENT $10,985 SHARE

11/1/2013 to 12/31/2013*

TWIN/DBL $1,995 $8,195 SHARE

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Internal Air ARRANGEMENTS

for Johannesburg - Maun - Johannesburg CLASS PP $690 ECONOMY

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Enjoy your last morning on safari before flying back to Johannesburg via Maun where your evening is at leisure. Take a dip and recharge at your ideally situated hotel. (B)

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Awaken with birdsong and a steaming cup of coffee as you climb into an open safari vehicle and join your professional ranger for a game drive to photograph the abundant wildlife hunting, grazing and lazing. After sharing your adventures with your fellow safari friends over a delicious lunch, relax and unwind as the day cools and the animals retreat to the shade. Be ready for more action on a late afternoon game drive. Upon your return, rejuvenate with a refreshing sundowner before a gourmet dinner beneath the stars. (BLD)

Your day is free to explore and shop at your leisure until your transfer to the airport for your onward arrangements. (B)

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DAY 6 Okavango Delta / Linyanti Reserve

DID YOU KNOW that the word “boma” in Swahili, is a reeded enclosure to protect livestock? However, while on your safari, your boma will mean dinner by lanterns or firelight under the African stars in an enclosure.

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Experience Victoria Falls, the world’s largest curtain of falling water, plus choose an elephant safari or game drive. See page 49.

Revel in the beauty of cosmopolitan Cape Town and Wineland’s quaint villages and wineries. See page 47.

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6 days 5 nights

Victoria Falls

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Extraordinary experience

Indian Ocean haven

Safari and Seaside

Venture to exotic Mozambique for this unique combination of a traditional safari experience in Gorongosa National Park and an idyllic island getaway to the Bazaruto Archipelago. From your seasonal ecocamp, your guided bushwalks and game drives will reveal Gorongosa’s thriving wildlife and conservation strategies. Then, fly to the coast for three sea-loving days upon the tropical island of Bazaruto — experience the sparkling beaches and rainbow of marine life in the Indian Ocean’s renowned island sanctuary.

EXPERIENCE

South Africa + Mozambique

8 days

LAND + INTERNAL AIR from

$5,165 TO PERSON $5,565 PER

OFFER CODE: eSS13 Single supplement available. *Closed Jan 01 - Apr 30 & Dec 01-31, 2013

DAY 1 Arrive

Johannesburg, South Africa

Enjoy a restful evening in the “City of Gold.”

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DAYS 2-4 Gorongosa, Mozambique Touch down in world-renowned Gorongosa National Park and settle into your seasonal safari ecocamp. Join your expert ranger for daily game drives and bush walks exploring the wildlife rich floodplains. Learn the full story behind the park’s visionary restoration projects and its innovative “benefits beyond boundaries” program. (3B, 3L, 3D)

DAYS 5-7 Bazaruto

Archipelago

Fly to the coast for three sunsoaking days on Bazaruto Island, lazing and exploring the pristine marine sanctuary dubbed “Pearl of the Indian Ocean.” Your stylish hotel bungalow is just steps from the white sand beach. Don a snorkel and dive in to your next adventure — your days are at leisure to enjoy all the archipelago has to offer. (3B, 3L, 3D)

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DAY 8 Bazaruto Archipelago / Depart Fly back to Johannesburg. (B)

Suggested Accommodations: »» 1 Night Johannesburg,

Southern Sun Johannesburg Airport

»» 3 Nights Gorongosa National Park, Explorers Camp

»» 3 Nights Bazaruto Island, Pestana Bazaruto Lodge


Extraordinary experience

Canoe safari

EXPERIENCE

Zambia

8 days

land from

$5,485 TO PERSON $6,645 PER

OFFER CODE: ezl13 Single supplement available. *Closed Jan 01 - Mar 31 & Nov 16 - Dec 31, 2013

DAY 1 Arrive

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Zambia

Leopards, Lions and Tiger Fish

From Lusaka airport, meet your bush pilot and fly off to your well-appointed camp in South Luangwa National Park. (D)

DAYS 2-4

South Luangwa National Park

Join your expert ranger for daily morning and afternoon game activities in search of leopards and big game. Explore the oxbow lagoons of the Luangwa River and pass dambos bursting with hippos, crowned cranes and scurrying baboons. (3B,3L,3D)

DAYS 5-7 Lower

Zambezi National Park

Take flight to your next camp into the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park. Canoe and motorboat with your expert rangers to observe enormous herds of elephants along the edge of the Zambezi River, and watch for island-hopping buffaloes and waterbuck. Even non-fisherman will enjoy casting for the fighting fresh water Tiger Fish. (3B,3L,3D)

DAY 8

Zambezi National Park / Depart

Canoeing along the Lower Zambezi River past island-hopping buffalos, taking game drives among one of Africa’s densest concentrations of leopards and casting for fighting tiger fish are just a sampling of once-in-a lifetime adventures you’ll discover on this wing safari to Zambia’s untamed wilderness. Explore South Luangwa National Park, where walking safaris were pioneered, and Lower Zambezi National Park, a massive wildlife sanctuary adjacent to Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools Reserve.

Fly back to Lusaka for your international flight or onward arrangements. (B)

Suggested Accommodations:

»» 4 Nights South Luangwa, Luangwa River Camp

»» 3 Nights Lower Zambezi, Chongwe River Camp

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD)

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Extraordinary experience

Best of Namibia Wing Safari This wing safari to Namibia promises a one-of-a kind wilderness safari experience for seekers of the remote and profound. You’ll ride across the world’s highest dunes in Sossusvlei, flightsee above the stark Skeleton Coast and examine the world famous Twyfelfontein rock etchings. Encounter both the endangered black rhino and white rhino and observe the world’s largest elephants on game drives traversing the waterholes across arid Damaraland and the wildlife haven of Etosha National Park.

Desert expanse

EXPERIENCE

Namibia

8 days

land from

$6,545 TO PERSON $7,995 PER

OFFER CODE: ebn13 Single supplement available.

DAY 1 Arrive Windhoek, Namibia

Arrive in Windhoek where you’ll be transferred to your elegant hotel.

DAYS 2-3 Sossusvlei

Fly to the Kulala Wilderness Reserve and ride off with your expert ranger to explore Sossusvlei and its towering dunes. Safari aboard open 4x4 vehicles to the Tsauchab River and the “vlei,” taking in the desert wildlife. (2B,2L,2D)

DAYS 4-5 Damaraland

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elephant or track rhino with your expert rangers. Ponder the ancient bushman’s engravings at Twyfelfontein. (2B,2L,2D)

DAYS 6-7

Etosha National Park

Fly to Etosha National Park, the expansive white “place of dry water,” for game drives and walks in the Ongava Game Reserve. The park’s enormous elephants and the phenomenal birding are among the highlights. (2B,2L,2D)

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DAY 8 Etosha / Depart Fly back to Windhoek for your onward arrangements. (B)

Suggested Accommodations: »» 1 Night Windhoek,

Windhoek Country Club Resort

»» 2 Nights Sossusvlei, Little Kulala

»» 2 Nights Damaraland, Damaraland Camp

»» 2 Nights Etosha National Park, Ongava Lodge

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD)


Southern Africa

Added +Adventures

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Cape Town & Winelands The charm and beauty of Cape Town and her nearby picturesque winelands are evident from your first glimpses from across the harbor and atop Table Mountain. Spend a full day of private sightseeing on a journey across the Cape Peninsula to the Cape of Good Hope, past quaint seaside towns and colonial Cape Dutch estates; another day is dedicated to winetasting and exploring the wineland’s quaint villages and wine cellars.

Bushmans Retreat Renowned for its ancient gallery of Bushman rock art sites just a few hours’ drive from Cape Town, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat is the perfect oasis to reconnect with nature and restore. Choose from a variety of outdoor activities including nature drives, canoeing, fly-fishing and mountain biking.

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South Africa

4 days, 3 nights OFFER CODE: abr13

from

PERSON $1,485 TO $2,145 PER

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South Africa

6 days, 5 nights OFFER CODE: acwco13, acwol13, acwtl13

Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel with Oude Werf Hotel

PERSON $1,425 TO $1,775 PER

African Pride 15 On Orange Hotel with Le Quartier Francais

PERSON $1,815 TO $2,775 PER

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa with La Residence

PERSON $2,965 TO $3,645 PER

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Grootbos Nature Reserve Get away to Walker Bay and Grootbos Nature Reserve. Watch the whales, seals and penguins, explore tidal pools and stone-aged coastal caves, walk through milkwood forests, cage dive with the sharks and soak up the intricacies of the ecosystems with expert botanical guides.

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South Africa

4 days, 3 nights OFFER CODE: agn13

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PERSON $1,195 TO $2,455 PER

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The Palace at Sun City The Lost South Africa City is 3 days, 2 nights fun for OFFER CODE: ASC13 the whole PERSON $1,645 TO $1,825 PER family, *Surcharges apply Jan 01-05, Dec 20-31. Visit our website for up-to-date pricing a fantasy and seasonality. world with incredible jungles, cliff-tumbling gardens, sparkling waterfalls and swimming pools. Accommodations at the spectacular Palace including private transfers from/ to Johannesburg, breakfast daily and a wildlife viewing excursion in Pilanesberg National Park. Optional activities include golf, elephant back safaris, hot air ballooning and a world class spa.

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The Blue Train Experience South Africa five star 2 days, 1 nights OFFER CODE: ABT13 luxury first hand on From PERSON $1,685 TO $2,265 PER a 24 hour *Surcharges may apply during holidays. journey Visit our website for up-to-date pricing between and seasonality. Pretoria and Cape Town. Fit for presidents and royalty, experience the finest bed linens, marble tiles, and sumptuous meals complemented with the best South African wines makes this rail journey one not to miss.

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Victoria Falls Experience the extraordinary Victoria Falls, the world’s largest curtain of falling water, UNESCO World Heritage Site and center of adventure for explorers of all ages. Your stay includes a choice of accommodations, a walking tour of the falls, a river safari, airport transfers and a choice of a game drive or elephant back safari.

Add 4 days, 3 nights Zambia

OFFER CODE: AVFZs13, AVFRL13

Zambezi Sun

$795

TO

PERSON $895 PER

The Royal Livingstone Hotel

PERSON $1,255 TO $1,395 PER

Zimbabwe

OFFER CODE: Avfaz13, avfec13

A’Zambezi River Lodge

$715

TO

PERSON $825 PER

the Elephant Camp

PERSON $1,315 TO $1,315 PER

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Rovos Rail Journey through the heart of Africa on the most luxurious train in the world and recapture the romance of a bygone era. A variety of journeys are available from 1 day to 28 days in duration.

Multiple Journeys

1-28 days

OFFER CODE: ARR13

From

PERSON $1,865 TO $18,900 PER

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Canoe Adventure Canoeing past pods of hippo and herds of elephant, encountering wildlife on foot and bedding down on the river banks in your full service mobile tented camp ranks as one of the greatest adventures on the planet. Choose your adventure in either Zimbabwe’s Zambezi Valley or Botswana’s Selinda Spillway.

Botswana or Zimbabwe

4 days, 3 nights OFFER CODE: acas13, acam13

from

PERSON $1,448 TO $1,955 PER

*Closed Jan 01-Apr 30 & Nov 16-Dec 31, 2013. Pre and Post safari nights may be necessary at an additional cost. Visit our website for up-to-date pricing and seasonality.

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Kalahari Desert Playful meerkats, black-maned lions and a healthy cheetah population are among the most famous residents in The Central Kalahari Game Reserve, one of the world’s largest reserves. Activities include game drives with expert rangers, insightful nature walks with Bushman trackers and outof-this-world stargazing.

Botswana

4 days, 3 nights OFFER CODE: akd13

Kalahari Plains Camp

PERSON $2,615 TO $2,995 PER

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The matriarch leads the herd

Ceremonial head dress

Kenya

With its celebrity first ensconced with Teddy Roosevelt’s “African Game Trails,” Kenya has long been the top destination for safari seekers. Showcasing a wealth of wildlife and iconic lodging, its ecologically diverse game parks include the arid Samburu and Shaba Reserves, and the lush Masai Mara, encompassing the northern Serengeti plains where nearly two million wildebeest and herbivores make their way during the annual Great Migration. While guests can check off the Big Five throughout their exploration, each park has its own distinct wildlife and prolific birding. Those looking for a more exclusive safari experience can indulge in staying at luxurious ensuite tented camps and lodges within the private concessions. Beyond your expertly-guided game drives and bush walks, immerse yourself in the local culture — join a local family for dinner or take a bushwalk with the stately Maasai warriors. Wrap up your journey with a visit to Mombasa’s beaches.

Rwanda

Wildlife enthusiasts and conservationists are steadily increasing their treks to witness Rwanda’s endangered mountain gorillas. Rebuilding its tourism since its mass genocide in 1994, Rwanda and conservationists remind visitors that the best way to help save the gorillas is to come see them. Expert guides and conservationists lead you on treks through the rain forest to observe the uncannily human-acting animals in Parc National des Volcans. Spot some 13 other species of primates in Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Tanzania

Tanzania’s attractions are superlative — Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest free-standing caldera teeming with one of Africa’s densest concentrations of wildlife; Olduvai Gorge, renowned for the Leakey family’s profound discoveries of early man; and the Great Migration across the Serengeti plains, just to name a few. Building up its safari infrastructure some 50 years after Kenya, Tanzania delivers a less-traveled experience within its prolific game parks. For those seeking a truly wilderness experience, travel south to the immense and untouched Selous and Ruaha game preserves or visit Mahale Mountains National Park at Lake Tanganyika, home to the world’s largest population of chimpanzees. Easily combinable with Kenya, a Tanzania safari can wrap up with a beach getaway to the spice island of Zanzibar.

Uganda

Once hailed by Winston Churchill as the “Pearl of Africa” for its prolific wildlife and lush beauty, Uganda has been steadily attracting travelers to view its shy mountain gorillas as an alternative to Rwanda since the early 2000’s. Trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to observe the gorillas, which are carefully habituated to humans — the gorillas are even known to come into your camp. Uganda’s other pearls include the centrally located Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls and Kibale Forest National Park, where you’ll find the most primates ever recorded in an African forest.

Seychelles

With its Coco-de-Mer palms, white sand beaches and world’s oldest tortoises, Seychelles is the epitome of the romantic and exclusive island getaway. An archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, its three main islands are Mahé, Praslin and La Digue — but our favorite escapes are Saint Anne and Desroches.

Jordan

The gem of Jordan is Petra, the ancient Nabataean caravan city and UNESCO World Heritage Site which celebrated the 200th anniversary of its European discovery in 2012. Carved into the rose-colored rock faces, the world-famous archeological site was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia.

Egypt

Evolving since its first democratic elections in 2012, Egypt’s tourism is expected to rebound while its allure as the ancient “cradle of civilization” remains inextinguishable. Just a sampling of the unmatched treasures designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites includes: Historic Cairo, The Great Pyramid of Cheops, the sole survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; Luxor, the ancient capitol of Thebes and its Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens; Abu Simbel, the High Dam at Aswan and the rebuilt temple of Philae. Your expert Egyptologists provide unending enlightenment on your private tours. Stay in five-star Cairo and Luxor hotels and cruise in four- and five-star elegance to view the intriguing sites along the Nile.

In the Know The Great Migration Pinpointing the exact time and place to best witness it can be challenging. The timing depends on the rains and when the animals begin to move toward the western Serengeti, Tanzania. It’s generally agreed that the best time to see the migration is between June and August to observe the wildebeest gathering to cross the Grumeti River, or later in Kenya’s Masai Mara August through at least October before they return to the Serengeti.

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The Best of Kenya & Tanzania Promising the very best wildlife viewing in Kenya and Tanzania, this safari is sure to wow the first-time traveler to Africa as well as the safari enthusiast planning a tenth wildlife pilgrimage. Roam the plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Masai Mara in Kenya, both teeming with wildlife. Marvel at the snow-capped Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the highest free standing extinct volcano in the world, originally in Kenya but given to the Kaiser by Queen Victoria as she already had Mt Kenya! Witness the contrasts between the arid Samburu in the north of Kenya, with its endemic wildlife different to that in the south, and the lush pastures of the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, the world’s largest caldera, with its full kaleidoscope of African wildlife happily living in the bowl of the crater.

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POPULAR JOURNEYS EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES

ADDED ADVENTURES SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

Family watches a pride of lions


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Kenya | Tanzania Start Here |

End Here | [ ] Number of nights at lodgings

Samburu [2] Samburu [2]

UGANDA

JOURNEY At a Glance Suggested Accommodations: Mara Option

KENYA KENYA

»» 1 Night Nairobi, House of Waine »» 2 Nights Amboseli, Satao Elerai »» 2 Nights Samburu,

Lake Victoria

Elephant Bedroom Camp

»» 3 Nights Masai Mara, Masai MasaiMara Mara[3[]3]

Governors’ Camp

Nairobi [1] Nairobi [1]

»» 1 Night Arusha, Arusha Coffee Lodge

»» 2 Nights Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Exploreans Ngorongoro Lodge

Serengeti Option

Serengeti [3] Serengeti [3]

»» 1 Night Nairobi,

Ngorongoro Conservation Ngorongoro [2] Area

Start |

End | [ ] Number of nights at lodgings |

»» 2 Nights Amboseli,

Amboseli [2]

Conservation Area [2]

Maswa Game Reserve TANZANIA Lake Manyara TANZANIA Lake Manyara

House of Waine

Amboseli [2]

Satao Elerai

»» 2 Nights Samburu,

Mt. Kilimanjaro Arusha Arusha [1]

Elephant Bedroom Camp

Kilimanjaro [1]

»» 1 Night Arusha, Arusha Coffee Lodge Map Scale

Road transfer

»» 2 Nights Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Exploreans Ngorongoro Lodge

»» 3 Nights Serengeti, Sayari Camp or Dunia Camp

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DAY 1

Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Jambo na Karibu! With a warm Swahili welcome upon your arrival, you’ll be transferred to your boutique hotel on the outskirts of Nairobi. Spend the rest of your day as you please.

DAY 2 Nairobi /

Amboseli

Your safari takes off with a flight to Amboseli National Park. Upon checking into your well-appointed tented camp, meet your expert ranger for an afternoon game drive. Capture panoramic photos of some of Africa’s largest elephants as they amble through the grasslands with the snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro as the backdrop. Cap off your day with traditional sundowners as you marvel at views of Africa’s

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD)

Memorable Highlights:

»» EXPLORE Ngorongoro Crater, hailed as one

highest mountain glowing in the twilight. (BLD)

DAY 3 Amboseli Rise with dawn’s early light for your game drive — you may catch up with the big cats, sated after their night’s hunts. Watch for wildebeest, zebra, impala and warthogs and see how many of the 300 species of birds you can spot. Tonight, your chef will tap into his garden to serve you with a fine dinner. Unwind and be mesmerized by the dazzling blanket of stars. (BLD)

DAY 4 Amboseli /

Samburu

Fly north to the Samburu National Reserve, an arid semidesert land sparsely populated by proud nomadic people. Arrive at your deluxe tented camp in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive in search of the Samburu Special Five, the

Grevy zebra, reticulated giraffe, the Somali ostrich, gerenuk and the beisa oryx. (BLD)

DAY 5 Samburu Start the day with an early morning game drive in the quiet serene wilderness. Perhaps you’ll come upon a cheetah snuggling with her cubs or a herd of gerenuk browsing in the foliage. Before your afternoon game drive, laze poolside and take in the views of wildlife lingering by the river. (BLD)

of the “Natural Wonders of the World,” and home to the densest concentration of game animals in Africa.

»» DISCOVER the beauty of Amboseli with its famous large tusked elephants and views of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro.

»» EXPERIENCE the thrill of tracking Africa’s Big Five and watching millions of wildebeest and zebras during their annual migration crossing the Mara River.

»» ENJOY aerial game viewing as you fly between locations maximizing your safari time each step of the way.

AFTER DAY 5 Choose Between the Serengeti Option or the Masai Mara Option Depending on the Time of Year. Mara Option

Serengeti Option

Best July through November

Best December through June

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The Best of Kenya & Tanzania Dinner by candlelight

Mara Option DAY 6

Samburu / Masai Mara

Your adventure continues as you take wing to the Masai Mara, Kenya’s premier game reserve. Located along the Mara River, your traditional safari camp is in the heart of where over a million wildebeest and zebra make their migration crossing every year. With your camera gear ready, meet your expert rangers and take off on a game drive across the reserve’s tree-flecked grasslands. You’ll be amazed by the huge herds of plains game, large herds of elephant and a wide variety of other animals and birds. Return to your camp in time for “sundowners” and dinner prepared by your gracious Maasai hosts. (BLD)

DAY 7 Masai Mara Awaken with the animals to join your morning game drive. Keep a look out for the black-maned lion, leopards and cheetahs returning from their night’s hunt. Explore the bends of the traversing Mara River where

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hippos and crocodiles spread out in their favorite feeding grounds. This afternoon, set out for a second game drive or take a bush walk to learn more about tracking animals. (BLD)

DAY 8 Masai Mara Spend the day with various game viewing activities. Greet the sunrise with an optional hot air balloon ride, or, visit a traditional Maasai homestead and learn more about their cattle-based culture. After dinner, gather around the campfire and share your favorite wildlife photos with your safari companions. (BLD)

DAY 9 Masai Mara /

Arusha, Tanzania

Cross the border with a flight to Arusha, where you’ll be met on arrival and transferred to your lodge, a peaceful retreat tucked within a large coffee plantation. Relax and explore as you please. (BD)

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DAY 10 Arusha /

Ngorongoro Crater

equatorial constellations as they illuminate the endless skies. (BLD)

Explore magical Lake Manyara, with its thousands of pink-hued flamingos lining its shore and some 400 species of birds. Your ranger will diligently seek out the park’s unusual tree-climbing Manyara lions and blue monkeys to round out your photo gallery. Continue on to your beautiful lodge near the Ngorongoro Crater, acclaimed as one of the Wonders of the Natural World.

Rates

(BLD)

MARA OPTION 12 days

DAY 11

Ngorongoro Crater Descend some 2,000 feet to explore Ngorongoro’s sprawling crater floor. Designated as one of the densest concentrations of game in Africa, the crater is home to numerous herds of elephants, large prides of lions, leaping gazelles, and countless zebras and wildebeest. Watch the amusing antics at the hippo pool as you enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to your lodge. After dinner, be awed by the

ADDED ADVENTURES SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

DAY 12 Arusha / Depart After a short flight to Arusha, you’ll enjoy lunch and a place to relax at a reserved hotel day room until transferring to the airport for your onward arrangements. (BL)

OFFER CODE: PKTM13

Land ARRANGEMENTS 1/1/2013 to 3/31/2013*

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,495 SUPPLEMENT $8,995 SHARE

4/1/2013 to 5/24/2013*

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $275 SUPPLEMENT $7,495 SHARE

5/25/2013 to 6/22/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,315 SUPPLEMENT $8,195 SHARE

6/23/2013 to 10/31/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,595 SUPPLEMENT $9,595 SHARE

11/1/2013 to 12/31/2013*

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,315 SUPPLEMENT $8,195 SHARE

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included in land arrangements *Surcharges apply Jan 01-06, Mar 29-Apr 01, Dec 15-31. Prices are a guideline. Visit our website for up-to-date pricing and seasonality. Please check with our Air Centre for special international airfares.


Ngorongoro Crater

Serengeti Option DAY 6 Samburu /

Arusha, Tanzania Cross the border with a flight to Arusha, where you’ll be met on arrival. Continue on to your lodge, a peaceful retreat tucked within a large coffee plantation. Relax as you please. (BD)

DAY 7 Arusha /

Ngorongoro Crater

Explore magical Lake Manyara, with thousands of pink-hued flamingos lining its shore and some 400 species of birds spotted here. Your ranger will diligently seek out the park’s unusual tree-climbing Manyara lions and blue monkeys to round out your photo gallery. Continue on to your beautiful lodge near the Ngorongoro Crater, acclaimed as one of the “Wonders of the Natural World.” (BLD)

DAY 8

Ngorongoro Crater

Descend some 2,000 feet to explore Ngorongoro’s sprawling crater floor. Designated as one of the densest concentrations

of game in Africa, the crater is home to numerous herds of elephants, large prides of lions, leaping gazelles and countless zebras and wildebeest. Watch the amusing antics at the hippo pool as you enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to your lodge. Tonight, stroll your landscaped hotel gardens and revel in the infinite stars sparkling in the skies. (BLD)

DAY 9 Ngorongoro

Crater / Serengeti

After a morning game drive and picnic lunch, visit Olduvai Gorge, site of the Leakey family’s archaeological excavations which unearthed fossils of man’s earliest known ancestors. Continue on to the great Serengeti, the “endless plains” in the Maasai language, where more than two million wildebeest, half a million Thompson’s gazelle and a quarter million zebra gather for their annual migration, attracting large predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena. Your intimate mobile tented

camp is ideally situated near the herds’ migration paths. (BLD)

DAY 10 Serengeti Depart during the early splendor of an African sunrise for your first game drive of the day. Collect a gallery of striking images as the morning unfolds: a lioness relaxing after her morning hunt, alert elephants guarding their young and ungainly herds of wildebeest grazing alongside zebra and gazelle. Relax at camp while the day cools down before setting out for your afternoon game drive. Tonight, gather to share stories and photos with your safari companions around a crackling campfire. (BLD)

DAY 11 Serengeti During morning and afternoon game viewing activities, your ranger continues to lead you to spectacular locations of outstanding natural beauty where you can observe the wildlife at your leisure. Back at camp with the animals roaming around at

night, your immersion in this kaleidoscope of wildlife is like living a dream for even the most experienced of travelers. (BLD)

DAY 12 Arusha / Depart After a morning game drive, fly back to Arusha to relax until your onward arrangements. (BL)

Rates

OFFER CODE: PKTS13

SERENGETI OPTION 12 days

Land ARRANGEMENTS 1/1/2013 to 2/28/2013*

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,995 SUPPLEMENT $10,395 SHARE

3/1/2013 to 3/31/2013*

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,695 SUPPLEMENT $9,695 SHARE

4/1/2013 to 5/31/2013*

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $895 SUPPLEMENT $8,995 SHARE

6/1/2013 to 6/30/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,695 SUPPLEMENT $9,695 SHARE

7/1/2013 to 10/31/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $2,095 SUPPLEMENT $10,995 SHARE

11/1/2013 to 12/31/2013*

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,695 SUPPLEMENT $9,695 SHARE

Internal Air

included in land arrangements *Surcharges apply Jan 01-06, Mar 29-Apr 01, Dec 15-31. Prices are a guideline. Visit our website for up-to-date pricing and seasonality. Please check with our Air Centre for special international airfares.

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In Search of The Great Migration This safari captures the very best of Tanzania and the most likely route for observing the Great Migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra across the great plains of East Africa. Whether or not you catch up to the massive migration, you will absolutely revel in all the wildlife viewing opportunities on the fabled plains of the Serengeti, around Lake Manyara, through Tarangire and on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater. Select from three levels of accommodation to suit your personal travel style.

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Lake Victoria

Serengeti [3]

»» EXPLORE the famed Serengeti plains, the greatest wildlife region of East Africa, in search of migratory herds of zebra and wildebeest and their territorial predators: lion, leopard and cheetah.

»» DISCOVER the smaller denizens of the bush on a thrilling walking safari, where you can learn the ancient skills of tracking and identifying spoor.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area [2]

»» EXPERIENCE the descent into the most Arusha [1]

Mt. Kilimanjaro

unique caldera in the world: Ngorongoro Crater, often called the Eden of Africa.

»» ENJOY wildlife viewing in Lake Manyara as renowned for its thousands of pink flamingoes coloring its shores as for its nimble blue monkeys and tree climbing lions.

Lake Manyara

TANZANIA

In the KNOW

Tarangire [2]

Map Scale Start |

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DAY 1

Arrive Arusha, Tanzania With a warm welcome upon your arrival, you’ll be transferred to your delightful accommodations in Arusha, northern Tanzania’s safari capital.

DAY 2

Arusha / Tarangire National Park

Begin your journey with a short city tour of Arusha, one of East Africa’s fastest growing cities. You will continue on to Tarangire National Park. Upon settling into your authentic safari lodging, gather your camera gear and meet your expert ranger to set out for a late afternoon game

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD)

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drive. Tonight, immerse yourself in the African safari experience as you look out upon the magnificent sunset vistas and dine beneath the stars. (BLD)

DAY 3

Tarangire National Park Join your expert safari ranger for morning and afternoon game viewing activities in the Tarangire / Manyara corridor. Tarangire National Park, with its river providing the only permanent water supply on Maasai land during the dry season, supports a great diversity of wildlife – up to 6,000 elephants, giraffe, buffalo, lesser kudu, zebra, lion, leopard and cheetah. Its grassy acacia woodlands and gigantic baobabs silhouetted against the sky make for spectacular vistas. (BLD)

DID YOU KNOW giraffes are around six feet tall at birth and grow rapidly — as much as one inch a day? After weaning, the mother moves the calf to areas with low branches so that it can learn to eat vegetation.

DAY 4

and the gracious East African hospitality at your lodge. (BLD)

Set out early this morning for Lake Manyara. The thousands of pink-hued flamingos lining its shore provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife — more than 400 species have been recorded here. Large herds of elephant roam the park and your ranger will diligently seek out the park’s unusual tree-climbing Manyara lions, blue monkeys and countless wildlife photo opportunities. Continue on to your lodging for the next two nights, perfectly situated to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ngorongoro Crater. Acclaimed as one of the “Wonders of the Natural World,” the crater is home to one of the densest concentrations of game in Africa. Tonight, enjoy dinner

DAY 5 Ngorongoro Crater

Tarangire National Park / Ngorongoro

Descend some 2,000 feet to explore the crater floor of this extinct, collapsed volcano. You’ll be in awe of the profusion of wildlife concentrated here. Zoom in on the elephants ambling along well-worn tracks. Listen for the roaring lion guarding its large pride. Gazelle quietly graze, surrounded by zebra and wildebeest, and you might spot the endangered rhino feeding down by the lake. Enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to your camp. Share the day’s magical moments with your safari companions as the sun sinks over the horizon. (BLD)

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DAY 6

Ngorongoro / Serengeti National Park Take a short flight and drive to the great Serengeti — “endless plains” in the Maasai language. While the exact timing is difficult to predict, here is where more than two million wildebeest, half a million Thompson’s gazelle and a quarter million zebra gather for annual migrations, attracting large predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena. With the park as your safari base, your next three days will be filled with morning and afternoon game viewing activities when the animals are most active. Your authentic lodging is ideally situated near the herds’ migration paths. (BLD)

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DAY 7

Serengeti Depart during the early morning splendor of an African sunrise for your first game drive of the day. Negotiating roads and tracks, your expert ranger transports you to a world of primal savagery combined with peaceful vistas. Collect a gallery of thrilling images as the morning unfolds: a lioness relaxing after her morning hunt; alert elephants carefully guarding their young as they traverse the bush; a startled warthog running with tail erect; ungainly herds of wildebeest grazing alongside zebra. Relax at camp until the day cools down and the animals become more active before setting out

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for your afternoon game drive or a guided walk. Before retiring, stretch out and listen to the sounds of the wilderness and watch the illumination of the infinite African skies. (BLD)

DAY 8 Serengeti During morning and afternoon game viewing activities, your ranger continues to lead you to stunning vistas and locations of outstanding natural beauty where you are able to observe the wildlife quietly and at your leisure. Watch the many species of game grazing in close proximity to your camp as the sun sets over the savannah. (BLD)

ADDED ADVENTURES SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

DAY 9 Arusha / Depart Celebrate the glorious sunrise and the sounds of the bush awakening as you savor your last morning in Tanzania. After a short flight to Arusha, you’ll enjoy lunch and a place to relax at a day room reserved for your use at a charming lodge. Later tonight, you are transferred to the airport for your onward arrangements. (BL)


East Africa & More

In Search of The Great Migration Cape buffalo drinking

In the KNOW

DID YOU KNOW during hot, dry times of year African buffalos congregate in huge herds that can number up to 1000 strong? They graze for up to 10 hours a day and need to drink regularly when the grasses become sparse and dessicated.

Zebra and baobab tree

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OFFER CODE: PGMC13, PGMD13, PGML13

FAMILY

Deluxe Land ARRANGEMENTS

Luxury Land ARRANGEMENTS

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,695 SUPPLEMENT $7,745 SHARE

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $2,385 SUPPLEMENT $7,995 SHARE

4/1/2013 to 5/31/2013

3/1/2013 to 3/31/2013*

6/1/2013 to 6/30/2013

4/1/2013 to 5/23/2013*

7/1/2013 to 10/31/2013

5/24/2013 to 10/31/2013

11/1/2013 to 12/31/2013*

11/1/2013 to 12/31/2013*

ENTURE ADV1/1/2013 to 3/31/2013*

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $985 SUPPLEMENT $6,195 SHARE

4/1/2013 to 5/31/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $985 SUPPLEMENT $5,795 SHARE

6/1/2013 to 10/31/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $985 SUPPLEMENT $6,195 SHARE

11/1/2013 to 12/31/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $985 SUPPLEMENT $5,995 SHARE

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Seasonal Closure SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,695 SUPPLEMENT $7,745 SHARE SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,995 SUPPLEMENT $7,895 SHARE SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,435 SUPPLEMENT $7,295 SHARE

Internal Air included in land arrangements

1/1/2013 to 2/28/2013*

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $2,095 SUPPLEMENT $7,395 SHARE SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,795 SUPPLEMENT $6,195 SHARE SINGLE TWIN/DBL $2,385 SUPPLEMENT $7,995 SHARE SINGLE TWIN/DBL $2,095 SUPPLEMENT $7,395 SHARE

*Surcharges applyJan 01-06, Mar 29-Apr 01, Dec 15-31. Prices are a guideline. Visit our website for up-to-date pricing and seasonality. Check with our Air Centre for special international airfares.

The Manor at Ngorongoro

4 days 3 nights

Luxury

»» 1 Night Arusha,

»» 1 Night Arusha,

»» 1 Night Arusha,

Olasiti Lodge »» 2 Nights Tarangire National Park, Maramboi Tented Camp »» 2 Nights Ngorongoro Area, Ngorongoro Farm House »» 3 Nights Serengeti National Park, Simiyu Mobile Camp

Shangazi House »» 2 Nights Tarangire National Park, Oliver’s Camp »» 2 Nights Ngorongoro Area, Gibb’s Farm »» 3 Nights Serengeti National Park, Olakira Camp

Tanzania

Tarangire Treetops

Deluxe

Suggested Accommodations:

Exotic Zanzibar The exotic island of Zanzibar is still a little-known gem where you’ll discover why it’s called the “Spice Island.” See page 74.

Classic

Suggested Accommodations:

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Suggested Accommodations: Arusha Coffee Lodge

»» 2 Nights Tarangire National Park, »» 2 Nights Ngorongoro Area, »» 3 Nights Serengeti National Park, Serengeti Migration Camp

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Maasai to Mara A Kenyan journey that focuses on three prime wildlife regions, this safari presents an unparalleled opportunity to delve deeper into the culture of the Maasai while exploring their homeland. Each adventure, walking the plains and foothills, following wildlife in your vehicle, stopping to inspect local medicinal plants or sharing Maasai lore, contributes a unique ingredient to this experience. Revealing profound insights and creating memories to last a lifetime, this safari makes an ideal choice for everyone.

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Kenya

JOURNEY At a Glance Suggested Accommodations:

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy [3]

UGANDA

»» 1 Night Nairobi, The Emakoko

KENYA

»» 2 Nights Amboseli, Tortilis Camp

»» 3 Nights Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Lewa Safari Camp

Lake Victoria

»» 3 Nights Masai Mara, Elephant Pepper Camp

Memorable Highlights:

»» EXPLORE three distinct wildlife regions:

Nairobi [1]

Amboseli, Lewa and the Masai Mara, while staying in nearby private conservancies.

»» DISCOVER the unique customs, colorful

Masai Mara [3]

adornments and evolving culture of the friendly Maasai during an authentic village visit.

»» EXPERIENCE a variety of daily activities: open vehicle day and night game drives, guided walks, cultural and archaeological visits.

»» ENJOY flights between bush safari

TANZANIA

destinations to maximize time spent viewing wildlife... and experience the thrill of game viewing from the air (flights are included with land arrangements).

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DAY 1

Arrive Nairobi, Kenya Jambo na Karibu! Welcome to Nairobi, or the “place of cool waters” in the Maasai language. Starting with this friendly greeting at the airport, you’ll be driven to your ideally located elegant inn neighboring Nairobi National Park. Spend the rest of your day at leisure.

DAY 2 Nairobi / Amboseli Your safari takes off with a flight to Amboseli National Park, at the foot of magnificent snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro. Upon checking into your luxurious tented camp just outside the park, drink in the views of the mighty peak revered by Hemingway. This Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD)

Road transfer

afternoon, join your expert ranger for a game drive in an open safari vehicle and look out for some of the biggest elephants in Africa. Keep your camera on hand to capture the herds of zebra, wildebeest and prolific birdlife. Wind down your first magical day on safari, sipping a “sundowner” overlooking the endless savannah. (BLD)

DAY 3 Amboseli Awaken with the sounds of birdsong for an early morning game drive, an ideal time for photographing Mt. Kilimanjaro and the shimmering mirages around the dry lake beds. Bird watchers will delight as they count off the many species of heron or spot the uncommon Pygmy Falcon among some 300 varieties of birds. Later, join an expert Maasai guide for a walk

outside the park and learn more about the ancient culture of his proud people. Tonight, select your dinner from an eclectic menu prepared by your chef and watch the wildlife traipse past the nearby waterhole as the stars come out. (BLD)

DAY 4 Amboseli / Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Fly off to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy on Mt. Kenya’s slopes, for a contrasting safari experience. Meet your expert ranger for a game drive and start exploring the conservancy’s diverse ecosystems. You’ll be delighted by the varied wildlife that can be spotted here — 70 different mammals and some 350 species of birds. Be sure to watch for the endangered (but plentiful here!) Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe.

Raise your glass to the views of Mt. Kenya as you dine. (BLD)

DAY 5 Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Spend the day viewing wildlife on game drives or insightful walks through the grasslands. You’ll learn more about The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, a former cattle ranch that was converted to the first not-forprofit conservation program in East Africa, including a rhino sanctuary where you can find over 50 black and nearly 50 white rhinos. Unwind poolside in the shade of the gardens, and after a fine dinner, watch the equatorial constellations reveal themselves before you tuck in for the night. (BLD)

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Maasai to Mara

In the KNOW

DID YOU KNOW Mt. Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain at 19,334 feet; Mt. Kenya is Africa’s second highest at 17,058 feet?

The snows of Kilimanjaro

DAY 6 Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

DAY 7 Lewa Wildlife Conservancy / Masai Mara

Sync up with the rhythms of the wilderness and observe the wildlife at a leisurely pace. Take a closer look at the smaller animals and insects on a nature walk. Duck into a hide beside a well-frequented water hole and watch the wildlife drink in designated pecking order. Perhaps climb onto a horse or even a camel (at an additional cost) for yet another perspective. On cool evenings, gather around the cozy log fire in the lounge and share your day’s adventures. (BLD)

Set off for the magical Masai Mara, flightseeing past Mt. Kenya, the Laikipia Escarpment and the Great Rift Valley. After a warm welcome at your seasonal tented camp, embark on a game drive with your professional ranger. With the greatest and most diverse concentration of wildlife remaining in Africa today, the park is the ancestral home to the Maasai people and to small clans of Ndorobo, the traditional hunter-gatherers of East Africa. Gather for a communal dinner with your fellow adventurers and share your day’s adventures around the inviting campfire.

DAY 8 Masai Mara

DAY 9 Masai Mara

Each day in the Mara will be dramatically different as you take game drives and bush walks with your expert rangers. Lions, leopards, cheetahs, large numbers of elephant and plains game, countless birds and smaller animals frequent the Mara’s tree flecked grasslands. Dense populations of hippo and crocodile gather along the Mara River. Return to your camp for sumptuous meals prepared from the freshest ingredients and the chance to share the day’s adventures. (BLD)

Observe the Mara’s cycle of life slowly unfold. Perhaps spend the morning tracking rhino on foot with an Ndorobo tracker, or sit quietly for hours observing a day in the life of a pride of Mara lions. Stretch out in your hammock and before the sun sets, join an extended game drive where your ranger will spotlight the nocturnal animals as they come out to forage. (BLD)

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DAY 10 Nairobi / Depart Soak up your last morning on safari. Fly to Nairobi where you will be driven to a lovely inn to relax until your transfer to the airport for your onward arrangements. (B)


Rates 10 days

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OFFER CODE: PMM13

Land ARRANGEMENTS 1/1/2013 to 3/31/2013*

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,895 SUPPLEMENT $7,995 SHARE

4/1/2013 to 5/31/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,185 SUPPLEMENT $6,895 SHARE

6/1/2013 to 6/30/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,895 SUPPLEMENT $7,995 SHARE

7/1/2013 to 9/30/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,435 SUPPLEMENT $9,195 SHARE

Add

Ngorongoro Crater

10/1/2013 to 12/31/2013*

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,895 SUPPLEMENT $7,995 SHARE

Tanzania

Internal Air

Experience the Ngorongoro Crater, home to one of the densest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. See page 72.

included in land arrangements *Surcharges apply Jan 01-07, Dec 21-31. Prices are a guideline. Visit our website for up-to-date pricing and seasonality. Please check with our Air Centre for special international airfares.

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Pearl of Africa Endangered mountain gorillas and intriguing chimpanzees are the star attractions in this adventurous safari to lush Uganda. Venture to the verdant Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to track and observe the habituated primates with your expert guides. Immerse yourself in the sheer magnificence of Uganda’s physical beauty — view its endless panoramas of emerald forests, jewel-like crater lakes and the striking Kyambura gorge from your intimate lodges.

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Our closest cousins


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Uganda | Rwanda Use this as a guide to create your own African journey 6

JOURNEY At a Glance Suggested Accommodations: »» 1 Night Kampala,

The Lake Victoria Serena Resort

»» 2 Nights Kibale Forest,

DAY 1 Arrive Kampala, Uganda Upon your airport arrival, you’ll be welcomed and transferred to your tranquil resort hotel in the green city of Kampala.

Kyaninga Lodge

»» 2 Nights Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kyambura Gorge Lodge

»» 2 Nights Bwindi Impenetrable Forest,

Red Colobus Monkey DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

Bwindi Safari Lodge Kibale Forest [2]

Kampala [1]

»» EXPLORE the Kazinga Channel aboard a small

DAY 2 Kampala /

Kibale Forest

Travel through Uganda’s crater lakes region to your idyllic lodge on the outskirts of Kibale Forest. The rest of your day is at leisure — relax poolside and soak up the surrounding views of Lake Kyaninga and the Mountains of the Moon — or start exploring. (BLD)

DAY 3 Kibale Forest Set out for the lush Kibale Forest National Park, where the star attractions are some 1,500 chimpanzees and 13 species of primates, the most ever recorded in an African forest. Wrap up your day with a visit to the Bigodi wetlands to spot the graceful swamp birds as well as learn about some of the community projects financed by tourism. (BLD)

DAY 4 Kibale Forest /

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Your safari continues through the grassy plains, volcanic craters and tropical forests of Queen Elizabeth National Park, boasting one of the highest biodiversity ratings in the world. Kick off your wildlife viewing with an afternoon game drive to seek out lions, elephants, antelopes and buffalo, among some 100 types of mammals and over 600 different bird species. Watch the sun set over Kyambura Gorge and the verdant savannah. (BLD) Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD)

Memorable Highlights:

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boat in search of pink backed pelicans, saddle billed storks, buffalo, Nile crocodile and hippo.

UGANDA

»» DISCOVER the forest dwelling indigenous pygmy tribes of Uganda.

»» EXPERIENCE the coveted hour with

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest [2]

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Lake Victoria

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DAY 5

Queen Elizabeth National Park Look out for the fast-moving chimpanzees as you join expert trackers for a walk in Kyambura Gorge. Later, board a small boat to cruise the Kazinga Channel and watch for pinkbacked pelicans, saddle-billed storks, Nile crocodiles and hippos coming down to eat and drink. At your lodge, gather for sundowners and watch wildlife on the savannah plains. (BLD)

DAY 6 Queen Elizabeth National Park / Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Journey southwest to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, renowned for its prized population of about 300 mountain gorillas. The magic begins with your stay at your stunning ecolodge — watch primates and birds right

Uganda’s rare and endangered mountain gorillas. Watch the family – its dominant male silverback leader and protector, their attentive mothers, and playful juveniles – move through their forest home.

»» ENJOY observing the animated chimpanzees as they traverse the tree canopy and forage on the forest floor.

Road transfer

from your deck overlooking the forest. During your stay, you have the chance to meet the local Batwa Pygmy people and learn more about their culture. (BLD)

DAY 7 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Don your hiking boots and rain gear and get ready to penetrate the “impenetrable forest.” Your expert guide will lead you along the steep jungle trails to meet the habituated gorilla families and learn about the ongoing conservation efforts to protect them. Observe the uncannily human-like primates quietly chew away at the foliage and tenderly groom and discipline their offspring. Tonight, gather around the fire to share your impressions of these gentle primates with your fellow adventurers. (BLD)

DAY 8 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest / Depart Bid farewell to your forest friends and travel to Kigali for your onward arrangements. (B)

Rates 8 days

OFFER CODE: ppa13

Land ARRANGEMENTS Land price includes 1 gorilla permit per person. 1/1/2013 to 3/31/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $775 SUPPLEMENT $6,295 SHARE

4/1/2013 to 5/31/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $775 SUPPLEMENT $5,995 SHARE

6/1/2013 to 12/31/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $775 SUPPLEMENT $6,295 SHARE

This safari operates with all ground transportation. Enhance your trip by adding internal flights. Request a quote from your safari specialist. Prices are a guideline. Visit our website for up-to-date pricing and seasonality. Check with our Air Centre for special international airfares.

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Royal Egyptian The Great Pyramids of Giza, Aswan’s Temple of Philae, the Valley of the Kings and King Tut’s tomb are just a sampling of the extraordinary World Heritage monuments to Egypt’s ancient royalty that you’ll explore on this exclusive journey. From Cairo to Aswan and throughout your luxurious four-night Nile cruise, you’ll be joined by expert Egyptologists, enlightening you about the mysteries of this ancient cradle of civilization.

Use this as a guide to create your own African journey 4

JOURNEY At a Glance Suggested Accommodations: »» 3 Nights Cairo, Marriott Cairo Hotel and Omar Khayyam Casino »» 4 Nights Nile River Cruise, River Tosca

Memorable Highlights: »» EXPLORE the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

»» DISCOVER historic Cairo and the Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum.

»» EXPERIENCE the High Dam in Aswan and sail on a felucca to a garden island.

»» ENJOY gourmet dining and cruising in luxury on your four-night Nile Cruise.

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DAY 1 Arrive

Cairo, Egypt

Upon your arrival, you’ll be welcomed and transferred to your luxurious hotel.

DAY 2 Cairo Your Egyptologist escorts you to the ancient capital of Memphis. Marvel at the giant Colossus of Ramses II. Visit The Step Pyramid at Sakkara and experience the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza. (BLD)

DAY 3-6 Cairo / Nile Cruise Fly off to visit the great temples at Karnak and Luxor and board your luxurious cruise ship for the next four nights. Accompanied by the ship’s expert Egyptologist, you’ll disembark daily to explore the Nile’s multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites — the Temple of Hathor; the New Kingdom capital of Thebes; the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens; and the temple of Kom Ombo. In Aswan,

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visit the High Dam and the ancient Philae Temple and sail aboard a traditional felucca. Return to your ship each afternoon and savor gourmet dinners and Egyptian entertainment. (4B,4L,4D) LIBYA

Continue This Journey... Mediterranean Sea ISRAEL

The Nile River SAUDI ARABIA

EGYPT

DAY 7 Aswan / Cairo This morning, disembark your ship and perhaps take an optional excursion to the temples at Abu Simbel. This afternoon, fly to Cairo and settle into your hotel. A magical sound and light show awaits you at the pyramids. (B)

DAY 8 Cairo / Depart Meet your Egyptologist for further exploration of historic Cairo, including the Citadel and the Egyptian Museum. Enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel. Later, transfer to the airport for tomorrow’s departure or , continue your adventure with the Kenya Explorer on the following page. (BD)

ADDED ADVENTURES SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

JORDAN

Cairo [2,1]

Luxor Nile Cruise [4] Aswan Red Sea

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SUDAN

Rates OFFER CODE pre13 8 days

INCLUDING

Egypt

Land ARRANGEMENTS 1/1/2013 to 4/30/2013*

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $945 SUPPLEMENT $3,145 SHARE

5/1/2013 to 9/30/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $945 SUPPLEMENT $3,095 SHARE

10/1/2013 to 12/31/2013*

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,095 SUPPLEMENT $3,485 SHARE

Internal Air ARRANGEMENTS for Cairo - Luxor, Aswan - Cairo CLASS Per person $370 ECONOMY

*Surcharges apply Jan 01 - 05, Mar 25 - Apr 06, Dec 20 - 31. Prices are a guideline. Visit our website for upto-date pricing and seasonality. Check with our Air Centre for special international airfares.

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD)


Kenya Explorer For the “Out of Africa” experience, immortalized by author Karen Blixen, this traditional safari captures the romance and adventure of Kenya. Game drives and bush walks in the magnificent Masai Mara Reserve and the misty forests of the Aberdare, face-to-face encounters with giraffes and chimpanzees in protected sanctuaries, and dining with a local family are but a few of the kaleidoscope of experiences sure to create photos — and memories to last forever.

...in Extraordinary Kenya

KENYA

Nairobi [2]

[ ] Nights at lodgings Road transfer

Rates OFFER CODE pke13 INCLUDING

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,595 SUPPLEMENT $5,395 SHARE

$4,995

$1,295

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

6/23/2013 to 9/30/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,995 SUPPLEMENT $5,995 SHARE

10/1/2013 to 10/31/2013

$5,395

SHARE TWIN/DBL

$1,595

Visit “Out of Africa’s” Karen Blixen Museum and the Giraffe Centre. Delight in Kenya’s warm hospitality when you dine with a Kenyan family in their home. (BD)

Aberdare National Park

Kenya

1/1/2013 to 3/31/2013*

SHARE TWIN/DBL

Nairobi

DAY 3 Nairobi /

Land ARRANGEMENTS 4/1/2013 to 6/22/2013

Upon your flight’s arrival, you’ll be welcomed and driven to your historic hotel.

DAY 2

Masai Mara [3]

9 days

Nairobi, Kenya

Mt. Kenya [2]

Aberdare [1]

Map Scale

DAY 1 Arrive

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

11/1/2013 to 11/22/2013

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,295 SUPPLEMENT $4,995 SHARE

11/23/2013 to 12/31/2013*

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $1,595 SUPPLEMENT $5,395 SHARE

*Surcharges apply Jan 01 - 05, Dec 20 - 31. Prices are a guideline. Visit our website for up-to-date pricing and seasonality. Check with our Air Centre for special international airfares.

Travel to the Aberdare National Park for an afternoon bush walk — you may get close to zebras, giraffes and even warthogs. This evening, watch for the wildlife’s nocturnal activity around the saltlick from your ark-style lodging. (BLD)

DAY 4 Aberdare

National Park / Mount Kenya

Retreat to the exclusive Mount Kenya Safari Club. Stroll the

manicured grounds and enjoy afternoon tea. (BLD)

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WILDLIFE

CULTURE

DAY 5 Mount Kenya Visit the local weavers in Nanyuki on your way to an afternoon safari at the private Sweetwaters Game Reserve. Visit the reserve’s chimpanzee sanctuary. (BLD)

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JOURNEY At a Glance Suggested Accommodations: »» 2 Nights Nairobi,

DAY 6-8 Mount Kenya /

Fairmont The Norfolk

Masai Mara

»» 1 Night Aberdare National Park,

Fly off to the Masai Mara — Kenya’s top game viewing destination and your luxurious tented camp by the Mara River. Join your drivernaturalists for twice-daily game drives and bushwalks to view the Mara’s diverse multitudes of wildlife — search for the Big Five including large numbers of elephant, and be awed by the huge herds of plains game. (3B,3L,3D)

»» 2 Nights Mount Kenya,

DAY 9 Nairobi / Depart Relish your last game drive before flying back to Nairobi. A dayroom is arranged for you until your transfer to the airport for your onward arrangements. (B)

LEISURE

The Ark Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

»» 3 Nights Masai Mara, Fairmont Mara Safari Club

Memorable Highlights: »» EXPLORE the Masai Mara Reserve on game drives in search of the Big Five, huge herds of plains game and a wealth of birding.

»» DISCOVER the pleasures of bushwalking and getting close to the wildlife in the Aberdare Forest.

»» EXPERIENCE face-time with the giraffes at Nairobi’s Giraffe Centre.

»» ENJOY Kenya’s warm hospitality as dinner guests of a local family.

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Extraordinary experience

Egypt,

Exclusively Yours The mysterious world of Egypt’s pharaohs and pantheon of gods comes alive with the ultimate in luxury, service and in-depth insight on this journey through “the cradle of ancient civilization.” Your private Egyptologist will be your personal escort throughout Cairo and the Great Pyramids, and as you sail up the Nile on your elegant cruise ship to visit the river’s great UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Karnak and Aswan.

EXPERIENCE

Egypt

9 days

land + Internal air from

$5,965 TO PERSON $7,365 PER

OFFER CODE: eey13 Single supplement available. *Surcharges apply Jan 01-05, Mar 25-Apr 06, Oct 01-31, Dec 20-31.

DAYS 1-3

Arrive Cairo, Egypt

Arrive in Cairo, and spend two days of private sightseeing with your own Egyptologist, including the pyramids at Giza, the Egyptian Museum and Old Cairo. (2B,2L,1D)

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DAY 4 Luxor

Fly to Luxor for a full day exploring the temples of Dendara and Abydos. (BL)

DAYS 5-8

Nile River Cruise

Cruise the Nile for the next four nights. Visit the Valley of the Kings, Deir el Bahari and the east bank sites at Luxor and Karnak. View the temples at Edfu and Kom Ombo. In Aswan,

visit the High Dam and the Philae Temple. (4B,4L,4D)

Suggested Accommodations:

DAY 9 Abu Simbel /

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence »» 1 Night Luxor, Hotel Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor »» 4 Nights Nile Cruise, River Tosca

Cairo / Depart

Take a short flight to visit the monuments at Abu Simbel before flying to Cairo; enjoy dinner before departing for your onward arrangements. (BLD)

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»» 3 Nights Cairo,


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EXPERIENCE

Rwanda

4 days

land from

$3,185 TO PERSON $3,535 PER

OFFER CODE: emg13 Single supplement available.

DAY 1

Arrive Kigali, Rwanda / Parc National Des Volcans Upon a warm Rwandan welcome and lunch in Kigali, you’ll be transferred to your ecolodge within Parc National Des Volcans. (LD)

DAYS 2-3

Parc National Des Volcans

Meet your expert guide to spend a day trekking through the steep muddy forest to observe the habituated gorilla families. During the rest of your stay, choose from a variety of excursions from your lodge: hike to the remains of the late activist Dian Fossey’s Karisoke Center and learn about her work, walk through the forest to view the golden monkeys, meet the children at the Imbabazi Orphanage, climb a volcano or explore Lake Kivu or Lake Bulera. (2B, 2L, 2D)

Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda Follow in the footsteps of late activist Dian Fossey and observe the shy “Gorillas in the Mist” on this extraordinary journey into Rwanda’s Virunga Mountains and Parc National Des Volcans. From your ecolodge, with panoramic views of the park’s lakes and volcanoes, trek with expert trackers to view the habituated mountain gorilla families, and opt for various hikes to view golden monkeys in the forest, climb a volcano or meet the children in the local community.

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD)

DAY 4

Kigali / Depart

Travel back to Kigali. Visit the market, the Franco-Rwandan cultural center or the genocide memorial until you transfer to the airport for your onward arrangements. (B)

Suggested Accommodations:

»» 3 Nights Parc National Des Volcans, Virunga Safari Lodge

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Extraordinary experience

EXPERIENCE

Tanzania

9 days

land from

PERSON $7,335 PER

OFFER CODE: ert13 Single supplement available. *Closed Feb 26 - May 14, 2013

DAY 1

Arrive Arusha, Tanzania Upon your arrival, you’ll be welcomed and driven to your lodging.

DAYS 2-5 Arusha /

Katavi National Park

Fly and drive to your en-suite tented camp in Katavi National Park, a huge remote wilderness teeming with wildlife. Join your expert ranger for daily game drives and walking safaris or opt for fly-tent camping. (4B, 4L, 4D)

DAYS 6-8

Katavi / Mahale Mountains National Park

Remote Tanzania WILDLIFE VIEWING in Katavi can be described as nothing short of awesome, especially the huge herds of buffalo and countless snorting hippo. At Mahale Mountain National Park, trek through the rainforest to encounter the world’s largest known population of chimpanzees and eight other primate species. Observe man’s closest relatives as they groom, wrestle and forage across the leafy floor; then return to your idyllic lodge to snorkel, fish and explore the crystal waters of Lake Tanganyika.

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Your adventure continues as you take flight, then sail on a dhow to your next camp in Mahale Mountains National Park overlooking Lake Tanganyika. Take a guided trek through the rain forests to see some of the last remaining wild chimpanzees in Africa as well as fish, snorkel, kayak and dip in the crystal clear lake. (3B, 3L, 3D)

DAY 9

Arusha / Depart

Fly back to Arusha Airport and relax until your onward flight. (BL)

Suggested Accommodations: »» 1 Night Arusha,

Arusha Coffee Lodge

»» 4 Nights Katavi National Park, Katuma Bush Lodge

»» 3 Nights Mahale Mountains National Park, Kungwe Beach Lodge


Extraordinary experience

EXPERIENCE

Tanzania

8 days

land from

$6,545 TO PERSON $8,495 PER

OFFER CODE: est13 Single supplement available. *Closed Mar 16 - Jun 1, 2013

DAY 1

Arrive Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania / Selous Game Reserve From Dar Es Salaam, fly to your safari camp within Selous Game Reserve. (D)

DAYS 2-4

Selous Game Reserve

With expert guided walks, game drives and boat safaris on the many waterways, explore the expansive Selous Game Reserve, home to some 60,000 elephants and over 100,000 buffalos. Boat down the Rufiji River, past some of Africa’s largest crocodile and hippo populations, and enjoy outstanding water birding. (3B, 3L, 3D)

DAYS 5-7

Selous / Ruaha National Park

Southern Tanzania Selous & Ruaha

for the more discerning safari lover looking for a pure wilderness experience, this journey to Southern Tanzania’s largely untouched parks delivers unmatched wildlife viewing and the untamed ambience of the Africa of generations ago. You’ll enjoy daily game drives, bush walks and river cruises with your expert rangers at prolific Selous Game Reserve, four times the size of the Serengeti, and rugged Ruaha National Park, named for the great Ruaha River that runs through it.

Fly to Ruaha National Park for another untouched wilderness experience. Named for the great Ruaha River, the immense park is truly a natural paradise. With daily expert-guided wildlife viewing, photograph a full gallery of big game, including lions and leopards. For the ultimate adventure, opt for fly-tent camping. (3B, 3L, 3D)

DAY 8

Dar Es Salaam / Depart

Fly back to Dar es Salaam for your onward arrangements. (B)

Suggested Accommodations:

»» 4 Nights Selous Game Reserve, Selous Safari Camp

»» 3 Nights Ruaha National Park, Jongomero Camp

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD)

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Extend your journey with these add-on experiences. Visit our website for more details and the latest Added+Adventures.

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Walking Wild Kenya

4 days, 3 NIGHTs OFFER CODE: aww13

from

PERSON $2,995 PER

*Surcharges apply Jan 01-03, Closed 01-Apr- 31 May & Nov

Stretch your legs and explore the most stunning Kenyan landscapes on a fully escorted and serviced walking safari, utilizing fly-tent camps. Camp under the stars nightly, learn tracking techniques, and gain insights into the Maasai culture as you search for the “Big Five.”

Culture of the Maasai Your sojourn in the Chyulu Hills at Campi ya Kanzi not only offers you Maasailed walking safaris and traditional game drives but the opportunity to help the Maasai preserve their wildlife and cultural heritage. Learn about their lifestyle, land and culture and give something back to Africa.

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Kenya

4 days, 3 NIGHTs OFFER CODE: acm13

from

PERSON $3,965 TO $4,395 PER

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Ngorongoro Crater Descend below the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest free standing caldera, to experience one of the densest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Your stay at Gibb’s Farm will also include game drives to view the nocturnal fauna at Lake Manyara and visits to the local market in Karatu and the local healer.

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Tanzania

4 days, 3 NIGHTs OFFER CODE: anc13

from

PERSON $2,595 TO $3,155 PER

*Surcharges apply Dec 16-31


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Kilimanjaro Climbs Challenge yourself on a trek to reach the 19,343-foot-high summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the world’s seven summits. Your camps are superbly outfitted and your professional guides, porters and cook will make sure you are taken care of, every step of the way. Choose the steeper 8-night Machame Route or the scenic 10-night Lemosho Route.

Tanzania

9-11 days

OFFER CODE: aKL13, aKM13

Machame climb from

$3,795

PER PERSON

Lemosho climb from

PERSON $4,845 PER

Equipment includes Trango 4 tents, sleeping bags and thermal liner, pillow, 3 inch foam mattress, mess tent with backed chairs, and wash tent with portable toilet.

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Secrets of Jordan Prized for its strategic location, Jordan has endured the presence of numerous civilizations and each has left its historical marks. Highlights of your stay include visiting the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum and Petra, the ancient “rose red city” carved into the cliffs.

Jordan

7 days, 6 NIGHTs OFFER CODE: ASJ13

from

PERSON $1,995 TO $2,135 PER

*For a detailed itinerary, please visit our website.

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Dubai, Past and Present United Arab Emirates

3 days, 2 NIGHTs OFFER CODE: ADP13

Park Hyatt Dubai

PERSON $745 TO $1,065 PER

Witness life in one of the fastest growing business centers in the world. Join a walking tour through the Spice and Gold Souk and visit the Al Fahidi Fort, now the Dubai Museum. Ride aboard an abra (water taxi) along Dubai Creek for a view of traditional wind-tower houses and gleaming modern architecture.

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Magical Mauritius Mauritius

5 days, 4 NIGHTs

OFFER CODE: AMMS13, AMMM13

SHANDRANI RESORT & SPA*

PERSON $1,415 TO $1,795 PER

MARADIVA VILLAS RESORT & SPA**

PERSON $1,695 TO $2,225 PER

*Surcharges apply Jan 01-03, Dec 24-31 with min 5 night stay **Surcharges apply Jan 01-08, Dec 20-31 Visit our website for up-to-date pricing and seasonality.

Visit this volcanic Indian Ocean island, surrounded by turquoise water, deepening to indigo blue, with palmcanopied beaches of white sand. Whether a romantic escape, a family escape or a respite from the rigors of a long safari, Mauritius is a tropical haven. Includes breakfast and dinner.

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Exotic Zanzibar Set off the coast of Tanzania opposite Dar es Salaam, the exotic island of Zanzibar is still a little-known gem. Your stay includes a choice of style and standard in accommodations, airport transfers, breakfast and dinner daily, and a halfday excursion around the “Spice Island.”

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Tanzania

4 days, 3 NIGHTs OFFER CODE: Aezm13, aezk13

Matemwe Retreat

PERSON $1,845 TO $2,245 PER

Kilindi zanzibar

PERSON $2,205 TO $2,955 PER

*Closed Apr 01-May 31, 2013 Visit our website for up-to-date pricing and seasonality.

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Garden of Eden Iridescent waters and glistening beaches make the Seychelles an ideal post-safari retreat. Visit multiple islands or escape to a secluded spot for your entire stay. Arrangements available in any number of days, as dictated by flight access and schedule.

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Seychelles

4-7 NIGHTs

OFFER CODE: AGEM13, AGEMD13

Maia Luxury Resort & Spa

PERSON $3,775 TO $5,135 PER

Maia Luxury Resort & Spa and Denis Private Island

PERSON $6,095 TO $7,725 PER

Visit our website for up-to-date pricing and seasonality.


Ubuntu circle

Investing in Africa’s Future Throughout its 36 years of promoting tourism to Africa, African Travel has supported numerous philanthropic programs, all the while creating jobs to alleviate poverty and helping preserve Africa’s wildlife, its key visitor attraction.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Amy Biehl Foundation Crucial to its ongoing investment in Africa’s future is the company’s support for The Amy Biehl Foundation, operating programs to empower youth living in the challenged and vulnerable communities within Cape Town since 1997. Started in memory of young Stanford University student, Amy Biehl, who was killed in an act of political mob violence in 1993, the Amy Biehl Foundation contributes to community building programs and projects to alleviate hiv/ aids, poverty, gangs, violence and crime. Now reaching 2,300 children weekly, the foundation teaches literacy, sports, the arts, peer education and essential life skills, helping keep youth off the streets and away from negative influences.

The TreadRight Foundation African Travel is part of a joint initiative by The Travel Corporation family of brands that collectively support the TreadRight Foundation, a not for profit that seeks to ensure the destinations we visit remain vibrant for future generations of travelers. To date, TreadRight has committed more than $1.5 million to sustainable tourism initiatives. To learn more about our initiatives please visit www.treadright.org.

Understanding that many safari guests want to offer personal support for these causes, African Travel President Jim Holden notes, “We invite all of you to visit one of the foundations’ many dynamic programs during your stay in South Africa.” African Travel safari specialists can also facilitate those who want to donate their time, expertise, or physical labor to a variety of projects in East and Southern Africa. As part of your personalized African journey, you may wish to spend a few days working in a medical clinic, teaching a class, help build a shelter or school or give a helping hand in an animal orphanage.

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Small Group JOURNEYS

South Africa Bush & Beach SOUTH AFRICA, MOZAMBIQUE, SWAZILAND

13 Days

OFFER CODE gbb13

Jan 5, 19; Feb 2, 23; Mar 2, 16

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $455 SUPPLEMENT $3,895 SHARE

Apr13; May11; Jun 8; Jul 6; Aug 3, 31; Sep 21

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $365 SUPPLEMENT $3,795 SHARE

Oct 5, 19

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $625 SUPPLEMENT $4,395 SHARE

nov 9, 23, 30

SINGLE TWIN/DBL $625 SUPPLEMENT $4,095 SHARE

Internal air additional $720 per person

From Southern Africa’s prolific wildlife parks to its remote beaches, this three-country adventure serves up a thrilling and authentic African experience like no other. Safari in South Africa’s Kruger National Park and iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, Zululand’s HluhluweImfolozi Park and Swaziland’s protected Malolotja Reserve; indulge in fun and sun at a remote beach resort in Mozambique. Wrap up your journey in Cape Town, the beautiful “Mother City” nestled beneath the iconic Table Mountain.

Great Zimbabwe Adventure Z IM BABW E

DETAILS

PERSON DOUBLE 11 Days $4,595 PER

DETAILS

Itinerary and Accommodations:

OFFER CODE ggz13

Itinerary and Accommodations:

»» 1 Night Johannesburg,

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch »» 2 Nights Kruger National Park, Rio Vista Lodge »» 2 Nights Mozambique, Tartaruga Maritima Luxury Tented Camp »» 2 Nights St. Lucia, Umkhumbi Lodge »» 2 Nights Swaziland, Hawane Lodge »» 3 Nights Cape Town, Protea Hotel President

Memorable Highlights:

»» EXPLORE Kruger National Park, seeking out the Big Five with your expert rangers.

»» Discover the white rhino in Zululand and view wildlife from platforms in the canopy in tiny Swaziland.

»» ENJOY your distinctive accommodations, each promising great service with all the amenities.

Starts Harare: Jan 6, 20; Feb 3, 17; Mar 3, 17, 31; Apr 14, 28; May 12, 26; Jun 9, 23; Jul 7, 21, Aug 4, 18; Sep 1, 15, 29; Oct 13, 27; Nov 10, 24; Dec 8. Call for availability and single supplement.

»» 1 Night Harare, Crowne Plaza

»» 2 Nights Nyanga, Troutbeck Hotel

From astonishing archaeological sites and extensive wildlife sanctuaries to magnificent Victoria Falls, this journey beautifully showcases Zimbabwe, the extraordinary land of the “Great Houses of Stone.” Look out for the Big Five as you safari in untamed Hwange National Park and immerse yourself in Zimbabwe’s warm hospitality as you explore its historic towns and villages. Carefully selected accommodations, transportation in top-range vehicles and the services of a highly qualified guide ensure that you travel in absolute comfort and style.

»» 1 Night Great Zimbabwe, Lodge at the Ancient City

»» 2 Nights Matopos, Holiday Inn Bulawayo

»» 2 Nights Hwange National Park, Davison’s Camp

»» 2 Nights Victoria Falls, The Kingdom Hotel

Memorable Highlights:

»» EXPLORE three spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites — the Matopo Hills, the ancient ruins of Great Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls.

»» DISCOVER the misty plains of Nyanga and Mount Nyangani, Zimbabwe’s highest mountain.

»» ENJOY thrilling game drives in wildlife-rich Hwange National Park.

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For those looking to share your African journey with like-minded travelers, check out these specially-selected small group departures running on specific dates with optimum wildlife viewing in mind. For detailed itineraries, visit AfricanTravelInc.com or call 800-421-8907 to check availability.

Kenya Kaleidoscope Kenya

from

Tanzania Wildlife Safari Tan z ania

8 Days $2,695 $3,295

DETAILS

PERSON DOUBLE 12 Days $5,395 PER

DETAILS

OFFER CODE gKK13

Itinerary and Accommodations:

OFFER CODE gtw13

Itinerary and Accommodations:

Sarova Stanley Hotel »» 2 Nights Shaba Game Reserve, Sarova Shaba Lodge »» 1 Night Mount Kenya, Serena Mountain Lodge »» 1 Night Lake Nakuru National Park, Sarova Lion Hill Lodge »» 2 Nights Masai Mara, Sarova Mara Game Camp

Call for availability and single supplement.

TO

Starts Nairobi every Tuesday. Call for availability, seasonality and single supplement.

Join this classic overland safari visiting a kaleidoscope of Kenya’s most popular game parks, rich in wildlife, magnificent scenery and captivating culture. Thrill to morning and afternoon game drives with expert trackers as you collect a gallery of photos of the Big Five and countless species of birds. Overlooking panoramic landscapes or wildlife waterholes, your comfortable lodges and traditional tented camps are ideally located in prime viewing areas. Enjoy traditional sundowners, delicious outdoor meals and plenty of stargazing beneath the African skies.

»» 1 Night Nairobi,

Memorable Highlights:

»» EXPLORE the grand Masai Mara, a World Heritage Site and Kenya’s top wildlife destination.

»» Discover shimmering Lake Nakuru, lined with pink flamingos, pelicans and marabou storks.

»» ENJOY Samburu dancers and fantastic wildlife viewing in Shaba Game Reserve — Born Free Country.

Starts Arusha: Jan 1, 15, 29; Feb 12, 26; Mar 12; May 1, 21; Jun 4,18; Jul 2,16, Aug 6, 20; Sep 3, 17; Oct 1,15; Nov 5,19; Dec 3, 17.

»» 1 Night Arusha, Olasiti Lodge

»» 2 Nights Tarangire Get ready for an extraordinary journey and multicultural experience on this off-the-beaten path safari through Tanzania’s prolific game parks. Seek out the Big Five with expert rangers on game drives within Tarangire, the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Parks; hike near the Empakai Crater; and visit Olduvai Gorge, “the cradle of mankind.” Along the way, you’ll interact with the local Maasai people, mingle with villagers at the local markets and join the nomadic Wahadzabe hunters as they search for food.

National Park, Maramboi Tented Camp »» 2 Nights Lake Eyasi, Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp »» 2 Nights Ngorongoro Area, Ngorongoro Farm House »» 4 Nights Serengeti National Park, Private Mobile Camp

Memorable Highlights:

»» EXPLORE the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest free standing caldera.

»» Discover Serengeti National Park, the most likely place in Eastern Africa to see the annual Great Migration of wildebeest.

»» ENJOY a combination of ideally situated permanent and mobile tented camps and small lodges.

F o r A D e ta i l e d It i n e r a r y, P l e a s e Vi s i t A f r i c a n Tr av e l I n c . c o m *Similar accommodations may be substituted, depending on availability.

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Accommodations

African Pride 15 on Orange

Set in the elegant suburb of Gardens at the foot of Table Mountain, this 129-room hotel is known for its extraordinary guest services and bold decor. Indulge in its pool, spa and fine restaurant.

The Ark

Overlooking a waterhole and saltlick attracting a wealth of wildlife, this ark-like lodge has 60 comfortable “cabin-style” rooms. Nighttime observation is especially exciting; a buzzer rings in guest rooms when special animals are in sight! Newly refurbished!

Bushmans Kloof

In the heart of Rooibos country, this award-winning wilderness and wellness haven offers 16 rooms and suites with private terraces and sweeping views of the Cederberg Mountains. Enjoy organic gourmet cuisine and acclaimed wines.

Davinci Hotel and Suites

This artistic hotel with 166 elegantly decorated rooms and 54 luxury suites is centrally located and convenient to fashionable shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Take advantage of the infinity pool and world class spa.

Providing a distinctive guest experience, this new deluxe boutique hotel in Johannesburg’s upscale Rosebank suburb boasts 60 deluxe and 12 executive rooms, a fine restaurant and easy access to shopping and entertainment.

Gibb’s Farm

Surrounded by coffee plantations, this charming historical inn with 17 richly-appointed cottages provides an ideal sanctuary while on safari. Explore the meticulous gardens and farm; then indulge in an organic spa treatment.

Cape Town, South Africa

Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat Western Cape, South Africa

54 on Bath

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Aberdare National Park, Kenya

Johannesburg, South Africa

Ngorongoro Crater Highlands, Tanzania


These hotels, lodges and camps are a sampling of African Travel’s esteemed partners. Chosen for their prime location, exemplary service and excellent facilities, these accommodations represent the quality you can expect with African Travel.

The Hide Safari Camp

This superbly located camp has earned its reputation as a consummate safari destination, for both the exceptional wildlife experience and the hospitality it offers. From each of the 10 beautifully appointed tented suites, guests can view the wildlife gathering by the waterhole day or night from their private decks.

Kapama Karula

Retreat to “the place of peace,” a contemporary camp overlooking the perennial Klaserie River. Its 10 standard and superior suites and two secluded tents are tastefully furnished and luxuriously equipped with all the comforts of home.

Kariega Main Lodge

Experience a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in this superb lodge comprised of 21 log chalets with large private viewing decks. Seek abundant wildlife on walking safaris, boat cruises and game drives.

Kilindi Zanzibar

Snorkel, sail and luxuriate at the mesmerizing Kilindi Zanzibar featuring 15 eastern-styled domed villas on the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Dine alfresco along the long white sand beaches and rejuvenate in your own private plunge pool.

Kyambura Gorge Safari Lodge

The exclusive lodge with gorgeous canyon and savannah views boasts six luxuriouslyappointed chalets nestled into the hillside. It’s a perfect gateway to chimpanzee trekking, for which the gorge is famous.

Lewa Safari Camp

An award-winning camp in a wildlife rich conservancy offering spectacular views of Mt. Kenya and the surrounding area featuring lovely gardens, a swimming pool and 12 thatched-roof en suite tents with verandahs.

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Kariega Game Reserve, South Africa

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Photos: The Ark courtesy of The Ark; Davinci Hotel and Suites courtesy of Davinci Hotel and Suites; Gibb’s Farm courtesy of Gibb’s Farm; The Hide Safari Camp courtesy of The Hide Safari Camp

Kapama Private Reserve, South Africa

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya

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Lion Sands River Lodge

Rejuvenate at this welcoming lodge featuring 20 luxury thatched-roofed rooms. With your own private viewing deck overlooking the rambling Sabie River, you won’t have to go far to view the wildlife and drink in the grand landscapes.

Maia Luxury Resort & Spa

Pamper yourself with unsurpassed service at this luxurious island resort on a private peninsula overlooking secluded Anse Louis beach. Nestled amongst the award winning, lush tropical gardens are 30 spacious villas with uninterrupted ocean views.

Mara Bushtops

This solar-powered luxury camp provides the ultimate safari experience. Its hilltop location affords breathtaking views from the 13 spacious tents, each with its own private deck equipped with a telescope and hot tub.

Maramboi Tented Camp

With excellent wildlife viewing and birdwatching, stunning vistas of Manyara National Park and the Rift Valley, and a chance to mingle with the neighboring Maasai tribes, this splendid safari camp features 30 spacious tents and rooms, all with private verandahs.

Olakira Camp

Moving throughout the southern and northern Serengeti National Park depending on the migration patterns of the wildlife, this intimate fully-serviced mobile tented camp immerses you in the authentic African safari experience.

Oude Werf Hotel

In the heart of the Cape Winelands lies this historic 50-room Georgian style hotel. Sophistically outfitted with modern conveniences and a fine dining restaurant, this is an ideal base for exploring.

Sabi Sands Reserve, South Africa

Masai Mara, Kenya

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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Mahe, Seychelles

Manyara-Tarangire Corridor, Tanzania

Stellenbosch, South Africa


These hotels, lodges and camps are a sampling of African Travel’s esteemed partners. Chosen for their prime location, exemplary service and excellent facilities, these accommodations represent the quality you can expect with African Travel.

The Oyster Box Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Savuti Camp Linyanti, Botswana

Tribe

Nairobi, Kenya

Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s beachfront overlooking the Indian Ocean & the iconic lighthouse, The Oyster Box is the ultimate in colonial charm and style. Stay in one of 86 luxurious rooms and suites, choose one of our perfect venues for fine-dining, cocktails or a light meal or indulge yourself at The Spa.

The Royal Livingstone Hotel

On the shores of the Zambezi River, steps from the mighty Victoria Falls, this 5-star hotel offers 173 guest rooms with private verandahs, swimming pool and spa, and fine restaurants.

The seven raised en-suite tents making up this intimate camp face the Savute Channel with front row viewing to a myriad of aquatic life and abundant game. Enjoy a dip in the camp’s plunge pool between wildlife activities.

Tarangire Treetops

This magical treehouse lodge with 20 spacious suites perched high among the baobabs presents an unforgettable experience in the bush. View elephants roaming the plains from your private balcony and watch the wildlife at the waterhole while you dine.

This luxury hotel, convenient to shopping and recreation, presents a chic character in its 137 rooms and suites, restaurant and spa. Decorated with African art and furnishings, it’s a cultural experience ensconced in modern comfort.

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

The leading Spa Resort with 70 luxury rooms and suites is idyllically situated overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the wilderness trails of Table Mountain National Park. A perfect retreat for exploring the Cape Peninsula.

Photos: Lion Sands River Lodge courtesy of Lion Sands River Lodge; Olakira Camp courtesy of Asilia; Oude Werf: Peter Malbie; The Royal Livingstone Hotel courtesy of Sun International; Savuti Camp: Dana Allen; Tarangire Treetops courtesy of Elewana Collection

Livingstone, Zambia

Tarangire, Tanzania

Cape Town, South Africa

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General Terms & Conditions Please read the following terms and conditions. They limit our liability, limit the liability of air carriers, and state terms and conditions of your trip. By accepting final tour documents you accept all these terms and conditions.

How to Book

Contact your professional travel agent. Reservations: Should be made well in advance as lodges are limited in size, and some sell out. To assure your first choice of accommodation, early reservation is advised. Deposit: A deposit equal to 20% of your total trip cost is required to book your space. If departure date is within 65 days, full payment will be required to book your space. Final Payment: Full and final payment is due 65 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Conditions and Charges

a) 20% of total trip cost is forfeited for cancellation made 66 days or more before departure.* b) 50% of total trip cost is forfeited for cancellations made between 65 and 30 days before departure.* c) 100% of total trip cost is forfeited for cancellations made 29 or fewer days before departure. *Plus applicable third party charges. In some instances, lost and/or unused airline tickets are not refundable or replaceable. We recommend you obtain “trip cancellation” insurance.

Included in Tour Price

Accommodations: As specified in the itinerary, or similar, will be provided in hotels, lodges and camps, based on two persons sharing a room with private bath or shower. We may substitute hotels, camps, and lodges when we consider necessary or appropriate. Service charges and taxes are included for all accommodations. Single Accommodations: If available, are at additional cost, as indicated in the programs. For those traveling alone who want to share a room, we will try to fulfill your request. If a single room is utilized due to unavailability of a roommate, or roommate cancellation, the single room supplement will be charged. Please note our tours are based on a minimum of two passengers. Meals: are provided as specified in each program. (B)=Full American Breakfast, (L)=Table d’hote lunch, (D)=Table d’hote dinner. Transfers: between airports, rail stations, motorcoach terminals and hotels are provided, when specified. Transfers include up to two pieces of luggage per person. Airlines may be more restrictive as to luggage they allow and you are also subject to their restriction. Sightseeing: as specified in each itinerary. We try to use the most modern, comfortable transportation available in the locality, with English speaking drivers/guides. Airline Baggage Limits: Airlines limit the number, size (dimensions) and weight of baggage. These limits vary between airlines, countries, domestic or international flights, airplane size and type, and other factors, and their limits can change any time. You must check with the air carriers in your itinerary for current baggage restrictions. On small chartered flights within Africa, additional luggage restrictions apply. Details are stated in the tour documents. Baggage: On Wing Safari, you are permitted one soft-sided bag, weighing no more than the limit stated in your tour documents. The weight limit will be set at 44 lbs. or lower, and the limit may be as low as 25 lbs., depending on aircraft type and destination. Passenger is responsible to arrange and pay to store excess baggage. Luggage and personal effects are at owner’s risk throughout travel. Tour Planning: Tour planning, preparation, marketing and operational costs are included in the tour price. These prices are based on tariffs, taxes and rates of exchange in effect at the time of printing. African Travel reserves the right to increase tour prices due to changes in tariffs, taxes or exchange rates. Revisions To Itinerary: A fee of $100 will be charged for a revision to a confirmed itinerary. Late Booking Fee: A fee for additional communications and expedited mail costs will be charged when applicable.

Not Included in Tour Price

Land Only prices do not include airfares, costs to obtain passports, visas, inoculations, excess baggage charges, all items of a personal nature such as drinks, snacks, laundry, phone calls and cables, internet, meals not specified in the itinerary, medicines, personal and baggage insurance, local airport taxes and tips to waiters, hotel staff, game rangers and sightseeing drivers and guides. These are examples of non-included items, and are not an exhaustive list. Gratuities: Tips to tour guides, waiters, hotel staff, baggage handling and game rangers are not included and are at the tour participant’s discretion. Prices quoted are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies, exchange rates and other considerations at the date of printing this brochure or the date of the price quote. These and any other taxes and fees are subject to change until the time of purchase. All of these are subject to

change. For up-to-date pricing contact your travel agent. No surcharge regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to a LAND only price after the deposit is received. This excludes potential fuel surcharges, taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or its agencies and also airport taxes. No refund will be made if costs are reduced Refunds: Applications for refunds must be made in writing to African Travel within 30 days of tour termination. There is no refund for missed meals or services, absence from all or part of the tour, for any number of consecutive or non-consecutive days, or unused hotel accommodations. Visa/Inoculations: Visa and immunization requirements vary from country to country. Up-to-date information should be obtained from your local health department and consulate. Visas are required for most areas in the tour programs. You should obtain this information from your local consulates. Guests with Disabilities: African Travel welcomes guests with special needs or disabilities. Guest must inform us in advance, as early as possible, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodating. We will make reasonable modifications to our policies, practices and procedures when necessary, unless doing so will fundamentally alter the nature of the services. Guest must ensure you are medically and physically able to travel. African Travel may impose safety requirements. We may exclude from participating in travel or from any activity, an individual whose participation poses a direct threat to health or safety of others that cannot be eliminated by a reasonable modification of our policies, practices or procedures or by the provision of auxiliary aids and services. A decision to exclude an individual will be based on an individualized assessment based on reasonable judgment that relies on current medical evidence or the best available objective evidence to determine the nature, duration and severity of the risk, probability that potential injury will occur and whether reasonable modifications of policies, practices or procedures will lower the risk. African Travel does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as eating, toileting or dressing). A traveler who requires services of a personal nature (eating, toileting or dressing, as examples) should consider bringing a companion to provide the assistance and understand that other travelers and staff will not be available for such purpose. We do not employ or provide medical personnel. Any needed medical attention must be sought at a local facility, if available, at guest’s expense. African Travel is not responsible or liable for loss or cost incurred due to unavailability of medical services, or medical services obtained while on vacation, or level of care or services received. Some guided vacations can include rough terrain, walking over unpaved or uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. For various parts of the travel, arrangements are made with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers. They are independent entities which African Travel does not control. We cannot assure disability access or accommodations outside the United States. Limits of responsibility: African Travel, Glendale, California, USA, your travel agent, tour operators and subcontractors of services act only as agents for the supplier regarding your travel, whether by plane, car, motorcoach, ship, railroad or other transportation mode, and shall not be liable for injury, damage, loss, additional expense, accident, delay, schedule change or other irregularity. Any of these may occur, whether due to use of or defect in a vehicle, act of war, insurrection, civil uprising, military action, strike, weather, disaster, terrorist act, act of god, act of government, or other act or incident or occurrence or omission, in either the country of origin, destination, area of passage or elsewhere, or for other reason, or due to acts or default of any company or person involved in arranging the tour. All such injury, damage, loss, additional expense, accident, delay, schedule change or other irregularity will be at the risk and cost of the guest. Changes: african travel reserves the right to make adjustments to the itinerary and/or to cancel any tour prior to departure, and shall have no liability whatsoever from or relating to such adjustments or cancellation. African travel shall not be responsible for loss or damage to luggage, before, during or after the tour. Airline Contract: The passenger contract in use by airlines is the sole contract between the airline and the purchaser of the ticket. Airline prices are based on prices in effect prior to or at the time of printing this document or at the time of the price quote, inclusive of fuel surcharges and other airline, airport and related charges and taxes, and are subject to change without notice until the time of purchase.

Additional Risks During your participation in an African Travel tour, additional risks and dangers may arise including, but not limited to, hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas, travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft and other means of conveyance, forces of nature, political unrest, other unrest, hazardous local customs and practices, differing levels of sanitation, differing standards of safety, risks associated with water, food, plants, insects and differing animal regulation, accident or illness in areas lacking means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities, and acts of national and local governments. You are voluntarily participating in these activities with the knowledge that there are significant dangers involved, and hereby agree to accept any risks. As lawful consideration for the agreement with african travel to participate in such trips and activities you agree you will not make a claim against african travel or sue for bodily injury, emotional trauma, death, property damage or other loss, cost or expense, however caused, as a result of or related to your contracting for, traveling to or from, or in any and every other way participating in the safari tour. You release african travel and its employees from any and all claims, known or unknown, arising from contracting for, traveling to or from, and in any and every way participating in a tour. This release of liability and assumption of risk agreement is entered into on behalf of you and all members of your family and party, including minors accompanying you. This agreement also binds your heirs, legal representatives and assigns.

If any portion of this Agreement is unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. Any litigation involving this contract, any of our brochures or any aspect of your trip can be brought only in a court of competent jurisdiction in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, USA, and California law (applicable to relationships and acts and omissions occurring entirely within California and thus without regard for California’s principles of conflicts of law and/or principles for applying law of other states or nations) will apply to any and all such disputes. Passengers who purchase from within California: This transaction is covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund (TCRF) if the passenger is located in California at the time of payment. Eligible passengers may file a claim with TCRF if the passenger is owed a refund of more than $50 for transportation or travel services which the seller of travel failed to forward to a proper provider or such money was not refunded to you when required. The maximum amount which may be paid by the TCRF to any one passenger is the total amount paid on behalf of the passenger to the seller of travel, not to exceed $15,000. A claim must be submitted to the TCRF within 12 months after the scheduled completion date of the travel. A claim must include sufficient documentation to prove your claim and a $35 processing fee. Claimants must agree to waive their right to other civil remedies against a registered participating seller of travel for matters arising out of a sale for which you file a TCRF claim. You may request a claim form by writing to: Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation, P.O. Box 6001, Larkspur, CA 94977-6001; or by faxing a request to: (213) 897-8846. Passengers purchasing from outside of California: This transaction is not covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. This business is a participant in United States Tour Operator’s Association’s (USTOA) Consumer Protection Deposit Plan. You may make a claim to this Plan if you are owed a refund. The Plan covers losses for transportation or travel services that were not delivered or not refunded when required. A passenger may make a claim against the plan within 12 months from when the passenger learns of the loss. USTOA’s total liability for all possible consumer claims from this seller of travel’s customers is limited to $1,000,000. To obtain information on how to make a claim against the plan, the passenger should contact USTOA at 275 Madison Ave., Suite 2014, New York, NY 10016, or by email to information@ ustoa.com or by visiting their web site at www.ustoa.com. The maximum amount of any claim you, the passenger, can make against the plan is the total amount you have paid to date for this trip.

Financial Protection US $20Million Your Piece Of Mind Guarantee The traveling public has always been concerned about the protection of their advanced bookings. As an additional part of our commitment to providing customers with peace of mind in all dealings with African Travel, Travcorp Financial Services Limited provides a guarantee of $20 million in respect of all customers travelling with African Travel. In these terms and conditions, African Travel refers to African Travel (2003), Inc., a California corporation. © 2003-2012 African Travel (2003), Inc.

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