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We know Africa.

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Because we are African. we know her soaring coastlines. her many vibrant people and cultures. her proud wildlife and glittering cities. and where she hides her most magical moments.

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Tunisia

Jordan Cairo

Algeria

Libya

Egypt Luxor Aswan

U.A.E.

Abu Simbel

Mali Sudan

AFRICA

Niger

Chad

Burkina Faso Benin Côte D’ivoire

Eritrea

Djibouti

Nigeria Ethiopia

Togo Ghana

Central African Republic

South Sudan

Cameroon

Uganda

Equatorial Guinea Gabon

Rwanda

Democratic Republic of The Congo

Congo

Lake Victoria

Samburu Masai Mara

Mt. Kenya Nairobi

Serengeti NP

Burundi Lake Tanganyika

Somalia

Kenya

Mt. Kilimanjaro Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania

Zanzibar

Seychelles

Ruaha NP Selous NP South Lake Luangwa Malawi NP

Angola

Malawi

Zambia

Lower Zambezi NP

Lusaka Livingstone Victoria Falls Skeleton Coast

Chobe NP Etosha NP

Namibia

Zimbabwe Hwange National Park

Okavango Delta

Mozambique Madagascar

Botswana

Mauritius

Kruger NP Windhoek

Gaborone Madikwe NP

Swaziland Johannesburg

South Africa

Lesotho

Cape Town Port Elizabeth

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As the saying goes,

a leopard never changes its spots. And like the majestic leopard, African Travel has consistently hand-crafted the most extraordinary safari vacations for over half a century, pursuing the most exquisite luxury lodges, remarkable experiences and authentic cultural encounters throughout the continent.

General Welcome to African Travel Terms & Conditions

We Know South Africa Southern Explorer In the Footsteps of Mandela South African Adventure African Romance South African Tapestry The Connoisseur’s Collection Marine and Wildlife Encounter Scenic Cape Town and Kruger

We Know Botswana The Last Refuge Best of Botswana

We Know Kenya Under Kenyan Skies World’s Greatest Show and Safari Kenya Panorama

We Know Tanzania Tantalizing Tanzania Tanzania Wildlife Safari

We Know Zimbabwe Beyond the Rainbow Wild Kingdoms of Southern Africa

We Know Zambia Leopards, Lions and Tiger Fish

We Know Namibia Namibia Desert Escape

We Know Rwanda Rwanda in the Mist

We Know Uganda Pearl of Africa

We Know Africa’s Islands Island Adventures

We Know Madagascar Magical Madagascar

We Know Egypt Egypt Exclusively Yours

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Proudly African.

Welcome to Our Family

African Travel, Inc. is the longest established travel company in the United States that focuses exclusively on Africa. With roots going back four generations, we are very proud to be a part of The Travel Corporation. Our familyowned parent company encompasses more than 25 award-winning niche brands, with over 40 offices and more than 10,000 team members on six continents. 6

Building on partnerships with our award-winning sister companies — Africabased Wilderness Safaris, Red Carnation Hotels and Thompsons Africa — our long term relationships with the top safari lodges, hotels and transportation companies have earned African Travel an enviable position of influence and negotiating power. Our long-running track record and tens of thousands of past bookings mean we can absolutely

deliver outstanding value and exceptional service — our guests are given superlative attention, accommodations and the best value that such buying power affords. Overseen by a passionate, involved board of directors and enjoying the company’s rock solid financial backing and negotiating advantages, African Travel and its sister companies are each dedicated to providing guests an unsurpassed, highly memorable travel experience.


The Tollman family on safari

African Travel President Sherwin Banda, born and raised in Cape Town, lives and breathes Africa — along with every member of the African Travel team. Whatever your dream safari may be, we are each dedicated to providing you the ultimate African experience. With our hearts in Africa and our headquarters in North America, we distinguish ourselves from Africa-based safari

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outfitters with our extensive knowledge of the continent’s most exciting destinations and our superlative accessibility to travel agents and their clients. There are so many choices to consider when planning your safari — from destinations and accommodations to your preferred style of travel. For the authentic African experience personalized for you, please give us a call and let us design your life‑changing journey today!

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A Family Affair

We at The Travel Corporation, African Travel’s parent company, have been creating enriching travel and hospitality experiences for over 100 years. As a fourth-generation, family owned business, we provide a rich tradition of expertise, delivering exceptional hospitality, 8

outstanding quality and superb value no matter which of our companies you choose to travel and stay with. Whether you choose to discover an insider experience with Trafalgar, set sail with Uniworld boutique river cruises, the world’s most luxurious river cruise line, stay in some

of the world’s best hotels with the Red Carnation Hotel collection or share the gift of travel with your children or grandchildren so they can try one of our amazing, fun youth brands – ​Contiki, Busabout, Haggis, or Shamrocker, we are confident that there is an option that fits your lifestyle.


Your Loyalty is Rewarded If you are a previous Travel Corporation guest, we would like to offer you a discount* or a special value-add on your next safari. Please let your safari specialist know that you are a previous guest at the time of booking your safari. For more information, visit africantravelinc.com/loyalty

* Based on select itineraries, restrictions apply.

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95% of rhinos have been wiped off the face of the earth in the past four decades.

The TreadRight Foundation African Travel Inc. in partnership with the TreadRight Foundation, encourages the sustainable development of tourism by supporting projects that benefit the environment, heritage and community. To date, the foundation has supported more than 35 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. Its priorities are set by a steering committee, including sustainability leaders like CĂŠline Cousteau and Costas Christ. 10

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#African TravelCares PROTECTING AFRICA

WILDAID

From protecting endangered rhinos and elephants to conserving ecosystems, we care deeply about the wildlife and local communities. As a founding member of The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organization established by parent company The Travel Corporation, we collaborate and contribute to help ensure that the communities and environments we visit remain vibrant for generations to come.

“When the Buying stops, the Killing Can Too.” That’s the compelling message delivered by TreadRight’s new partners at WildAid. We support their crucial mission to end the demand for illegal wildlife products. Its intensive initiatives focus on protecting elephants, rhinos, tigers, sharks, mantas and other marine life across the globe.

WILDERNESS FOUNDATION The Wilderness Foundation SA, another TreadRight program supported by African Travel, Inc. is dedicated to protecting South Africa’s endangered rhino. Its multipronged approach includes funding anti-poaching efforts and pressuring political leaders into combating the illegal trade in rhino horn. The foundation has helped fund the purchase of an aircraft used to track and catch poachers.

Visit AfricanTravelInc.com or contact our Safari Specialists for more details.

ME to WE: Supporting Local Communities We have partnered with ME to WE to offer guests the opportunity to contribute directly to sustainable development in Kenya. Complementing your safari experience with African Travel, Inc., this extension allows you to dive deeper into Kenya’s vibrant culture and landscape.

You will join ME to WE on an unforgettable, life-changing journey to the northern Maasai Mara where you will be immersed in a new culture, foster genuine connections and see the world through a new lens. You will visit a community partnered with the WE charity, a TreadRight-

supported organization, and connect with local families as you contribute to sustainable development projects such as helping to build a school or implementing a clean water system for the community. Leave more than a footprint behind: leave a positive impact! CALL 1-800-421-8907

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Advantages of Knowing Africa q Dedicated, experienced

team with Africa knowledge exceeding 200 years. Our team of experts is able to design extraordinary moments for travelers wanting to uncover the hidden gems of the continent. q Benefit of being local is at

the core of who we are. With operations in the United States and Southern Africa our team of professionals are able to offer 24/7 concierge care while on safari. q Always online to engage

travelers seeking to plan their ultimate safari. Our website provides visitors a glimpse of Africa through travel blogs, photography and rich video content and client reviews. 12

q Extensive choice of

travel style, activities, accommodation and sightseeing at all price points ranging from moderate to luxury. We are able to provide the highest levels of quality and service with every choice. q USTOA $1 Million

Travelers Assistance African Travel, Inc. shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with other affiliates of The Travel Corporation USA who are required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse the advance payments of African Travel, Inc. customers in the unlikely event of African Travel, Inc. cessation of business.

q One-stop-shopping offering

land and air arrangements for individual and group travel. Our long-term relationships with Africa’s top safari lodges, hotels, airlines and transportation companies have earned us the enviable position of influence and negotiating power. q Longest-established US

travel company that focuses exclusively on Africa. Our journey in Africa can be traced back more than 100 years – we are proud to be a part of The Travel Corporation; our familyowned parent company whose heritage of hospitality began in South Africa.

African Travel, Inc. is backed by a $20 Million consumer bond through its membership in The Travel Corporation (TTC), a family-owned international travel group with more than 40 offices worldwide. Reserve your African journey with African Travel for a host of advantages.

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Offering You Peace of Mind African Travel, Inc. Protection Plan Designed for African Travel Inc. safari vacations, insurance is offered for peace of mind so you can fully enjoy your adventures. Contact a plan adminsitrator with insurance questions or assistance at 1-844-260-7912.

Insurance Cost Priced at

Travel Protection

for trips under $4,000. . . . . . . . $289 per person $4,001 to $6,000. . . . . $379 per person $6,001 to $8,000. . . . . $489 per person $8,001 or greater. . . . $649 per person

SECTION I:

Travel Insurance Protection Underwritten by Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company*

The African Travel, Inc. Protection Plan PreExisting Condition Waiver The pre-existing condition exclusion is waived if plan payment is received within two days of the initial trip deposit or payment and you are not disabled from travel at the time you make your plan payment.

Reimbursements

SECTION II:

Trip Cancellation. . . . . . Up to Total Trip Cost Trip Interruption. . . . . . Up to Total Trip Cost Trip Delay Up to $1,000 ($150/day) Baggage Protection. . . Up to $2,500 Baggage Delay. . . . . . . . Up to $500 Medical Expenses. . . . . Up to $50,000 Emergency Evacuation/ Repatriation. . . . . . . . . . . Up to $100,000

Emergency Assistance Services: Provided by On Call International

If you have any Travel Protection Plan questions, or would like to request a copy of the plan description, please call our plan administrator, Aon Affinity, at 1-844-260-7912.

Note: Prices are subject to change without notice. * Section I Travel Insurance Benefits, Policy Number MZ0911141H0001A are underwritten by Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 (all states except as otherwise noted) Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000. In CA, HI, NE, PA, TN and TX Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5100 and TAHC5200. In IL, IN, KS, LA, OH, OR, VT, WA and WY Policy Forms TAHC5100IPS and TAHC5200IPS. Aon Affinity is the brand name for the brokerage and program administration operations of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. (TX 13695); (AR 100106022); in CA & MN, AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. (CA 0795465); in OK, AIS Affinity Insurance Services, Inc.; in CA, Aon Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. (CA 0G94493), Aon Direct Insurance Administrators and Berkely Insurance Agency and in NY, AIS Affinity Insurance Agency. Affinity Insurance Services is acting as a Managing General Agent as that term is defined in section 626.015(14) of the Florida Insurance Code. As an MGA we are acting on behalf of our carrier partner. 1530848

Photo, top: Dana Allen, Okavango Delta sundowner stop, Jao Camp.

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Africa, Your Way

Whatever your dreams of Africa, use this brochure as your inspiration— itineraries you can mix and match to create the perfect safari just for you. We’ve grouped our journeys into three different travel styles, TAILOR-MADE SAFARIS , SAFARI VACATION PACKAGES and CUSTOM GROUP SAFARIS . Share your choices with your Safari Specialist to personalize a life-changing African journey. zyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzyzy

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TAILOR-MADE SAFARIS

SAFARI VACATION PACKAGES

CUSTOM GROUP SAFARIS

Designed for You, by You

Extraordinary Adventures

Outstanding Value

Like the stripes on a zebra no two human fingerprints are the same. This is how we feel about our guests, which is why we strive to provide the continent’s most distinctive and unforgettable journeys to Africa. It is personal! For more than 40 years, African Travel has crafted guest expectations into meaningful Tailor-Made Safaris embracing their desires for the ultimate safari. It will take travelers years of living in a country to uncover the hidden gems they will experience on an African Travel itinerary. So when you hear us say “We Know Africa,” you can depend on the fact that we know the right Africa for you.

For the ultimate in value, our new Safari Vacation packages boast a multitude of possibilities for every budget and bucket list. Choose from set departure dates and enjoy the savings of small group travel. Some can be enhanced with additional day touring and many even include international airfare. Accommodations are the same fine caliber as our custom journeys. Sevento ten‑night vacations (all vacations can be extended for an independent stay), limited to no more than 12 people per departure and guaranteed with a minimum of two.

Custom Group Safaris are ideal for travelers looking to share camaraderie and fun with likeminded travelers. These journeys operate much like a tailor-made safari but are designed for individuals traveling as part of a group of 10 or more travelers. Included as part of the experience are airport welcome and transfers, fine accommodations and expert local guides. Choose from a variety of four- and- five-star lodges and authentic camps equipped with game drives, outstanding service and authentic hospitality.

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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Your Safari Specialists Know Africa Best Would you rather stay in luxury villas or traditional tented camps? When is the best time for experiencing the Great Migration? What are the best safaris for families? Whether you’re interested in hot air ballooning, wine tasting, shopping or cultural do’s and don’ts, African

Travel’s knowledgeable Safari Specialists are at your service to answer every question about your journey and offer expert recommendations. You choose your style of travel, the destinations you wish to explore, your dates and tastes, and your Safari Specialist will seamlessly

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execute all the arrangements. While others may rely on third party operators for their knowledge, African Travel’s outstanding team have lived and traveled extensively throughout Africa. Having personally experienced your African destination and regularly participated in workshops

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to stay current, your Safari Specialist provides you with invaluable guidance in creating your experience, custom fit to your style and budget. You can rest assured you will be well cared for throughout every step of your unforgettable journey, capturing the spirit and authenticity of Africa.

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Always an Extraordinary

Day on Safari Every day on your safari, extraordinary experiences are sure to unfold. A typical day on safari may be something like this:

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Early Morning

Mid Morning

Late Morning

Early Afternoon

The rosy dawn is the perfect time to embark on a morning game drive. After your expert ranger briefs you on the wildlife you can anticipate, grab your camera and binoculars, board your all-wheel-drive safari vehicle, and begin your search for the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Soon, you are capturing photos of a lifetime.

After all the excitement of watching the lioness hunt, you’re sure to have an appetite. Return to your lodge for a hearty breakfast. Dine al fresco and observe the elephants padding down to the nearby waterhole to drink.

Relax and do as you please. Your personal butler and safari lodge staff are at your service, taking care of your every possible need. Dip in the refreshing infinity pool, join a guided bushwalk to learn the secrets of tracking, or simply lounge in your hammock, taking in the sounds and scents of the bush.

A sumptuous lunch of local specialties and international favorites awaits you. Your worldclass chef pairs organic produce with gourmet recipes. Afterwards, perhaps, stroll the lush grounds of your luxurious lodge.


Mid Afternoon

Late Afternoon

Early Evening

The Evening

Late Evening

As the animals retreat to the shade, spend a leisurely afternoon of pampering with a rejuvenating spa treatment, or explore the local community. Visit a children’s school and the local village, or drop in at a wildlife conservation center to learn how its programs protect the animals, as well as create jobs and benefit the people.

Now that the day has cooled, rejoin your ranger for a game drive to photograph the wildlife in action. Seek out the stately eland as it forages among the grasses, video the young elephant calves tucked among their mothers’ legs, and search the shadows as your tracker scouts the leopard emerging from its siesta.

Listen to the elephants’ trumpeting echoes across the savannah as you linger at a panoramic viewpoint sipping sundowners – the safari tradition of serving wine or cocktails as the sun sets. On your drive back to camp, observe in wonder as your ranger spotlights the nocturnal civets and pre-historic looking anteaters just beginning to stir.

In the lantern-lit dining room of your lodge, savor a delicious dinner of Pan-African cuisine and culinary creations to tempt every palate. Raise your glass of South Africa’s finest wine and toast your day’s adventures.

With a snifter of fine brandy, gather around the campfire and wrap up your evening with storytelling and stargazing. Sink into your luxurious pillows and cool sheets for a rejuvenating night’s sleep. Your dreams are sure to be sweet.

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South Africa


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South Africa has it all! Whether you’re seeking a Big Five safari experience, cosmopolitan cities, a rainbow nation of richly diverse cultures or spectacular scenery. South Africa is like a world in one country – the ideal destination for those looking for variety in their journey to Africa. Cape Town, voted “Most Beautiful City in the World” by various top media, is a “must see” for first-timers to South Africa with its iconic Table Mountain, sweeping ocean views and gastronomic delights. A quick flight from Johannesburg, Kruger Private Game Reserves boasts some of the most luxurious safari lodging. Guests are known to have spotted “The Big Five” in one

Lion Sands Game Reserve, Chalkley Treehouse

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morning in South Africa’s most famous reserve. Bursting with wildlife, easily accessible and malaria-free, several South Africa game parks rank top for family safaris. Check out the Eastern Cape Game Reserves, Marataba Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve, or Pilanesberg National Park. With an abundance of adventure and cultural activities, magnificent landscapes, a food, wine and art scene which has gained international recognition and a full range of accommodation styles, South Africa is an excellent choice. Convenient access and a great value make it the perfect destination for those looking for a quick getaway too.

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Southern Explorer

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Lion


10 Days

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$5,795*

Our Hidden Gems

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This adventure is one of our most popular safaris. Experience the vibrant culture, scenic beauty and natural wonders of Southern Africa. Spectacular Cape Town and Kruger National Park are artfully combined with the majesty of Victoria Falls.

african travel’s added benefits

Kings Camp

VIP airport meet and greet Meet the playful penguins at Boulders Beach Explore the rainforests surrounding Victoria Falls Big Five game viewing

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

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Victoria Falls

Johannesburg

Kruger Private Reserve

South Africa

Drive past the sparkling beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton. Wind your way along legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive to the rocky seascapes of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Continue along the coast to the delightful penguin colony at Boulders Beach. (B) Vineyard Hotel (Deluxe), The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa (Luxury)

Day 3 Cape Town

Cape Town

Day 1Arrive Cape Town,

South Africa

With a warm welcome upon your arrival in Cape Town, South Africa’s “Mother City,” you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of your

day is at leisure to enjoy one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world. Vineyard Hotel (Deluxe), The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa (Luxury)

Day 2Cape Town

Spend your day exploring the stunning Cape Peninsula.

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD).

Today’s sojourn explores the nearby winelands. Learn all about the process of winemaking, from grape to goblet. Revel in the scenery – like the breathtaking views of the Paarl Valley and the picturesque little village of Franschhoek, the gourmet capital of the Cape. Take a stroll through

historic Stellenbosch with its Cape Dutch architecture, absorbing the quaintness of this lovely university town. (B) Vineyard Hotel (Deluxe), The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa (Luxury)

Day 4 Cape Town / Kruger Private Reserve With a couple of short flights, you’ll be on your way to your 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 an abundance of wildlife so keep your eyes peeled. (BLD) Kings Camp (Deluxe), Lion Sands Tinga Lodge (Luxury)

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Day 5Kruger Private Reserve Just as the wildlife awaken, meet your expert safari ranger and hop aboard your open safari vehicle for a thrilling game drive. Photograph away as you spot the Big Five and other wildlife, found on the reserve. On your late afternoon drive, pause for a sundowner as the sun dips below the horizon. (BLD) Kings Camp (Deluxe), Lion Sands Tinga Lodge (Luxury)

Day 6Kruger 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

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Southern Explorer

Leopard at Lion Sands

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

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candle-lit alfresco dinner as the Southern Cross begins to twinkle. (BLD) Kings Camp (Deluxe), Lion Sands Tinga Lodge (Luxury)

Day 7Kruger Private Reserve / Johannesburg Set out on your final game drive in search of those hard-to-spot cheetahs. Head back to camp for a hearty breakfast and relax until it’s time to transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On

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arrival, you are transported to your hotel. (B) Sandton Sun (Deluxe), 54 on Bath (Luxury)

Day 8Johannesburg /

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Fly to spectacular Victoria Falls, hailed as one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders, and settle into your lodge. Later this afternoon, you’ll experience the grandeur above the falls as you sail upstream on a sunset cruise. As the

sun sets, be ready with your binoculars to zoom in on the hippos cavorting in the river. Look out for the elephants as they make their way to the riverbank for their last drink, before settling down for the night. (BD) The Victoria Falls Hotel (Deluxe), Victoria Falls River Lodge (Luxury)

Day 9Victoria Falls

Keep an eye out for rainbows as you walk the misty rainforest trails of Victoria Falls. Marvel at the

thunderous noise as millions of gallons of water swirl around the islets and tumble over Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Rainbow Falls. (BD) The Victoria Falls Hotel (Deluxe), Victoria Falls River Lodge (Luxury)

Day 10Victoria Falls /

Depart

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight bound for Johannesburg and your connecting arrangements. You may be leaving Africa

behind, but you’ll return home with memories that will last forever. (B) *LAND ONLY All prices in USD per person based on double occupancy. Valid for May and June 2017. For other months please consult our website at www. africantravelinc.com INTERNAL AIR Arrangements $1,135 Economy class per person for Cape Town – Johannesburg – Kruger – Johannesburg – Victoria Falls – Johannesburg

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD).


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In the Footsteps of Mandela

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South Africa’s icon, Nelson Mandela


8 Days

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This fascinating journey brings to life Nelson Mandela’s South Africa through a collection of soulful encounters with the people and places that he touched in his efforts to end apartheid. Round out your stay with a wildlife safari revealing the country’s natural beauty.

african travel’s added benefits

Table Mountain and Robben Island

An inspirational township visit Tour Robben Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Feel Africa underfoot on a guided bush walk

Giraffe

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Johannesburg

Kruger Private Reserve

South Africa

Cape Town

Day 1 Arrive Cape

Town, South Africa

With a warm South African welcome you’ll be transferred to your hotel in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Relax or start exploring one of the world’s most beautiful cities. The Portswood Hotel

Day 2 Cape Town

Today’s Cape Peninsula sightseeing will immerse you in spectacular ocean vistas, quaint villages and wildlife. Keep your camera

on hand to photograph the scenic coastline as you wind along the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive and explore the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. View the penguins at Boulders Beach and return by way of the naval port of Simon’s Town. (B) The Portswood Hotel

Day 3 Cape Town

An eye-opening township excursion offers profound insight into South Africa’s abundance of hope and

creative energy. Meet the people empowering their local communities through grassroots development programs. Spend some time with the seniors at an old age home, visit urban gardens and education centers and learn about their literacy workshops. Be inspired by classical dance programs or learn the traditional gumboots dance. This afternoon, continue to Robben Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dinner this evening offers a vibrant and authentic African experience. (BD) The Portswood Hotel

Day 4 Cape Town / Johannesburg Leave the “Mother City” for your flight north to Johannesburg. Visit the award winning museum at Liliesleaf, once a secret nerve center of the liberation

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD). Photo, left: © EyeUbiquitous/Photoshot

movement. Learn about the journey to democracy and the inspirational leaders who fought to end apartheid. (B) DaVinci Hotel and Suites

Day 5 Johannesburg

Delve deeper into South Africa’s past with a trip to the community of Soweto. Stops include the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Regina Mundi Church. Visit the Apartheid Museum for a better understanding of the road from segregation to reconciliation. (B) DaVinci Hotel and Suites

Day 6 Johannesburg / Kruger Private Reserve Your journey continues as you fly off to your safari adventure. After a short road transfer you will find yourself in a wildlife haven. Meet your ranger and hop aboard an open vehicle for an afternoon game drive. Look

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out for the Big Five and an abundance of bird life. (BLD) Kapama River Lodge

Day 7 Kruger Private Reserve This morning join your ranger for a game drive, or try a bushwalk. Return to your lodge for some leisure time. This afternoon, set off on another drive. (BLD) Kapama River Lodge

Day 8 Kruger Private Reserve / Depart After an early morning game drive and substantial 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) *LAND ONLY All prices in USD per person based on double occupancy. Valid for April – May 2017. For other months please consult our website at www.africantravelinc.com INTERNAL AIR Arrangements $670 Economy class per person for Cape Town – Johannesburg – Kruger – Johannesburg

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South African Adventure

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Elephants


9 Days

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$6,595*

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Spectacular Cape Town followed by incomparable wildlife viewing beckons on this safari, exploring two different regions of the iconic Kruger National Park.

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VIP airport meet and greet Visit Table Mountain, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature Big Five game viewing

Malay Quarter, Bo Kaap, Cape Town

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

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Thornybush Nature Reserve Kruger Private Reserve Johannesburg

South Africa

Day 4Cape Town

Relish your last leisurely day in Cape Town. Walk down Kloof and Long streets and explore the buzzing bistros, boutiques and cafes in the area. (B) Victoria & Alfred Hotel

Day 5Cape Town / Thornybush Nature Reserve

Cape Town

Day 1 Arrive Cape

Town, South Africa

You will be warmly welcomed and whisked away to your hotel, ideally located on the lively Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Victoria & Alfred Hotel

Day 2 Cape Town

Begin the day with spectacular vistas of the city on a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain. Sense the depth of history as you drive past the castle, City Hall and the old Slave Lodge. Stroll

through the cobblestoned Malay Quarter and browse Greenmarket Square. (B) Victoria & Alfred Hotel

Day 3 Cape Town

Spend today discovering the rugged Cape Peninsula, passing beautiful beaches along the way. Look out for wildlife in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and view the engaging penguin colony at Boulders Beach. (B) Victoria & Alfred Hotel

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD).

Fly to your safari lodge in the Thornybush Nature Reserve. After settling into your home for the next two nights, unpack your camera and venture into the bush for your first open vehicle game drive. Situated within 14 000 hectares of pristine wilderness, the Thornybush Nature Reserve is a true escape. (BLD) Thornybush The River Lodge

Day 6Thornybush Nature Reserve Twice daily game drives provide plenty of

opportunities to see the Big Five and a plethora of intriguing creatures. Your professional ranger and tracker team provide an incomparable personal and interpretive experience of the African wilderness. Pause for a sundowner on your late afternoon drive and let the majestic vistas fill you with a sense of peace. (BLD) Thornybush The River Lodge

Day 7Thornybush

Nature Reserve / Kruger Private Reserve Rise early when the animals are most lively for this morning’s game drive. Return to camp for breakfast and then transfer to your next lodge. Settle in before embarking on your late afternoon game drive. This superb sanctuary is home to an abundance of wildlife so keep your eyes peeled. (BLD)

Day 8Kruger Private Reserve Soak up the tranquility of your surroundings. Guided walks are another way to explore the rarer sights and wonders of the bush, often missed when in a vehicle. Tonight, savor fine dining beneath the grand canopy of the African sky. (BLD) Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Day 9 Kruger Private Game Reserve / Depart Enjoy a final game drive before embarking on a flight to Johannesburg for your onward arrangements. (BLD) *LAND ONLY All prices in USD per person based on double occupancy. Valid for May and June 2017. For other months please consult our website at www.africantravelinc.com INTERNAL AIR Arrangements $510 Economy class per person for Cape Town – Johannesburg – Kruger – Johannesburg

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African Romance

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Azura Benguerra Island


12 Days

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$10,695*

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Africa embraces you… start in stunning Cape Town, followed by a luxurious safari on a private Kruger area reserve and finally fall in love at your Eden-like beach retreat in Mozambique.

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Simbambili Game Lodge

Seasonal farm to fork lunch at Babel Restaurant Romantic candlelit dinner while on safari One hour full body massage in Mozambique

Zebras

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Vilanculos Kruger Private Reserve

Johannesburg

Bazaruto Archipelago

South Africa Cape Town

Day 1Arrive Cape

Town, South Africa

Your romantic journey begins in the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Taj Cape Town

Day 2 Cape Town

Soak up the lively blend of history and culture as you sightsee in the “Mother City.” Stroll through the Malay Quarter; visit the top of Table Mountain; browse Greenmarket Square and enjoy a leisurely lunch. (BL) Taj Cape Town

Day 3Cape Town

Be swept away on a full day guided tour of the stunning seascapes of “The Fairest Cape.” View the pristine beaches of Camps Bay and hug the cliffs along

legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive on your way to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Linger over lunch and view a colony of penguins at beautiful Boulders Beach. (BL) Taj Cape Town

Day 4Cape Town

Leave behind the lively city and venture into the Winelands. Taste your way through the old town of Stellenbosch on a guided walk. Sample classic Cape cuisine at family-owned specialty shops: artisanal breads, locally grown teas; biltong and droëwors (cured meats) and sweet treats like koeksisters and Amarula mousse. Enjoy lunch and winetasting this afternoon. (BL) Taj Cape Town

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD).

Day 5Cape Town / Kruger Private Reserve Fly off to your lodge in a private game reserve in the renowned Kruger National Park, which has earned its reputation as one of the country’s finest bush experiences. This afternoon depart on your first game drive in the company of an experienced ranger. The game viewing activity extends into a thrilling night drive in search of the nocturnal animals out on their nightly prowls. (BLD) Simbambili Game Lodge

Day 6Kruger Private Reserve Twice daily game drives throughout the reserve, accompanied by expert rangers and trackers, provide plenty of opportunities to witness wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for the Big Five – the most iconic of the African animals. (BLD) Simbambili Game Lodge

Day 7Kruger Private Reserve Explore the rarer sights and wonders of the bush,

perhaps take a guided walk. Tonight enjoy dinner under the stars. (BLD) Simbambili Game Lodge

Day 8Kruger Private Reserve / Vilanculos, Mozambique / Bazaruto Archipelago Greet the dawn for one final game drive before flying off to Mozambique. Your beach home is set in a protected marine conservation area, with pristine beaches and unspoiled coral reefs. (BLD) Azura Benguerra Island

Day 9Bazaruto Archipelago The days are yours to fill as you please. Treat yourselves to a soothing couple’s massage, sip champagne on a secluded beach, while gentle waves cool your feet, or experience the intimacy of a candlelit dinner-for-two. (BLD) Azura Benguerra Island

gateway to an underwater wonderland. Specialist activities like reef snorkeling, scuba diving, and deep sea fishing are just some of the options to explore the archipelago. (BLD) Azura Benguerra Island

Day 11Bazaruto Archipelago Another day in paradise to soak up the sun and enjoy your surroundings. (BLD) Azura Benguerra Island

Day 12Bazaruto Archipelago / Depart Bid farewell to Africa, taking with you a lifetime of loving memories. Fly back to Johannesburg and your onward international flight home. (B) *LAND ONLY All prices in USD per person based on double occupancy. Valid for April – July, September 2017. For other months please consult our website at www.africantravelinc.com INTERNAL AIR Arrangements $1,255 Economy class per person for Cape Town – Kruger – Vilanculos – Johannesburg

Day 10Bazaruto Archipelago The Bazaruto Archipelago has earned its reputation as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean.” Surrounded by premier diving sites, it is a

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South African Tapestry

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Madikwe Safari Lodge


11 Days

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$7,495*

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Touching upon both coasts, this journey through South Africa explores a rich tapestry of landscapes, from rugged seascapes, centuries old vineyards, 10,000 year old rock art sites to pristine wildlife reserves.

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The Oyster Box

Dinner at Azure Restaurant Private dining experience at Kadoro Curry buffet dinner at The Oyster Box

Bushmans Kloof

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Madikwe Game Reserve Johannesburg Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve

South Africa

Durban

Cape Town

Day 1Arrive Cape

Town, South Africa

Upon your arrival in Cape Town, South Africa’s “Mother City,” you will be warmly welcomed and whisked away to your luxurious hotel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Day 2Cape Town

Begin a day of spectacular vistas with a ride on the cable car to the top of Table Mountain. Continue to the rugged Cape Peninsula, passing beautiful beaches along the way. Look out for wildlife in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and view the engaging penguin colony at Boulders Beach.

Tonight, delight your taste buds with a delicious meal at Azure Restaurant. (BD) The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Day 3Cape Town

Spend today discovering the beautiful winelands, a treat for the eyes and palette. Visit world-renowned wine farms and learn all about the process of winemaking, from grape to goblet. Revel in the breathtaking scenery, stroll through quaint towns and picturesque villages. (B) The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Day 4Cape Town /

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve

Leave Cape Town behind as you journey through the countryside to the striking Bushmans Kloof Wilderness

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD).

Reserve. Encompassing over 130 rock art sites, the area provides a rich history of the San people. Join your guide on an enlightening walk to view these ancient Bushman paintings or set out for an evening game drive and a chance to spot the rare aardwolf. (BLD) Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

Day 5Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve Reconnect with the earth as you immerse yourself in the dramatic scenery. Roam the wide-open spaces, swim in the crystal clear pools, or simply replenish your spirit at the spa. (BLD) Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

Kick off your shoes and enjoy an idyllic day at the beach. Take an optional tour through the green hills of the Midlands Meander, one of the largest arts and crafts routes in the country. (B) The Oyster Box

Day 8Durban / Madikwe Game Reserve With a couple of short flights, you’ll be on your way to your safari adventure in Madikwe Game Reserve. Settle in and soak up the tranquility of the African bush before embarking on your late afternoon game drive. The rich red soil, open savannas and rugged hills make a spectacular backdrop. (BLD) Madikwe Safari Lodge

Day 6Bushmans

Day 9Madikwe Game Reserve

Kloof Wilderness Reserve / Durban

After a final morning in the wilderness, return to Cape Town and fly off to Durban. Sink into luxury at your prestigious beachfront hotel overlooking the Indian Ocean. (B) The Oyster Box

Day 7Durban

Rise early when the animals are most lively for this morning’s game drive. Return to your camp for lunch and relaxation before setting out on an evening game drive spotlighting the nocturnal animals as they

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come out to forage and hunt, with some luck, you may spot a pangolin. (BLD) Madikwe Safari Lodge

Day 10Madikwe Game Reserve Guided walks are another way to explore the rarer sights and wonders of the bush, often missed when in a vehicle. Tonight, savor fine dining beneath the grand canopy of the African sky. (BLD) Madikwe Safari Lodge

Day 11Madikwe Game Reserve / Depart Greet the dawn on one final game drive. After a hearty breakfast, travel by air to Johannesburg for your international departure flight. (B) *LAND ONLY All prices in USD per person based on double occupancy. Valid for May – August 2017. For other months please consult our website at www.africantravelinc.com INTERNAL AIR Arrangements $450 Economy class per person for Cape Town – Durban – Johannesburg

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The Connoisseur’s Collection

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Singita Boulders Lodge


14 Days

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$19,995*

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From the World Heritage treasures of the “Fairest Cape” and Victoria Falls to the unmatched wildlife viewing in the Okavango Delta and the exclusive Singita Sabi Sand, this collection of adventures delivers the ultimate connoisseur’s safari experience.

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Privately guided Cape Town sightseeing Archery and Mountain Biking Safari Private lunch or sundowner on a sand bar on the Zambezi River

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Kasane

Livingstone

Okavango Delta

Johannesburg

Singita Sabi Sand

South Africa Cape Town

Day 1Arrive Cape Town, South Africa Upon arriving in Cape Town, South Africa’s “Mother City,” you’ll be warmly welcomed and transferred to your luxurious hotel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The rest of the day is at your leisure to begin exploring one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Day 2Cape Town

Meet your personal driver and guide for the next two

wine-making when you hop aboard a 4x4 vehicle for a wine safari with an estate guide. Take a stroll through the gardens of one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms. Enjoy a farm-to-table lunch as you dine on crisp salads, handcrafted cheeses and freshly baked breads. (BL) The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

days and embark on a day of discovering the pristine coastline and quaint towns of “The Fairest Cape.” Keep your binoculars ready to spot wildlife in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Continue along the coastline to Boulders Beach and linger among the penguins. (BL) The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Day 3Cape Town

Today’s sojourn celebrates the beautiful winelands. Learn about the region’s history and the process of

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD).

Day 4Cape Town

Shop, explore or relax at your own leisure today. 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. (B) The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

After you settle in to your lodge, 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 wildlife that awaits. (BLD) Singita Boulders Lodge

Day 6Singita Sabi Sand

Rise early when the animals are most lively for this morning’s game drive. Be alert to capture panoramic shots of the abundance of wildlife across the reserve. Return to your camp for lunch and relax before setting out on an evening game drive. (BLD)

a neighboring village to meet the people and learn more about their culture and way of life. (BLD) Singita Boulders Lodge

Day 8Singita Sabi Sand / Livingstone, Zambia After a final game drive, fly off to Livingstone. Your safari-style lodging overlooks the Zambezi River and is the ideal locale for discovering the spectacular Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Start exploring when you board a small boat for a sundowner cruise along the Zambezi River. (BLD) Tongabezi Lodge

Singita Boulders Lodge

Day 7Singita Sabi Sand

Day 5Cape Town /

Singita Sabi Sand

Take flight for a thrilling safari to a private game reserve in the heart of Big Five country near Kruger National Park.

Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives. Perhaps join a bushwalk to learn about the plants used to make traditional medicines or visit

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The Connoisseur’s Collection

Vumbura Plains

Vumbura Plains

Vumbura Plains

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Day 9Livingstone

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Victoria Falls, the world’s largest curtain of falling water. Walk the misty rain forest trails along the various lookouts to soak up what has been described as “a scene so lovely that it must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.” Tonight, recline on your deck overlooking the river and be swept away by the sights, sounds and magic – of Africa. (BLD) Tongabezi Lodge

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destination – the pristine wildlife oasis of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. You’ll be treated to the ultimate safari 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. (BLD) Vumbura Plains

Day 11Okavango Delta

As dawn breaks and the animals begin to stir, gather your camera and join your ranger to begin exploring the annually flooded grasslands surrounding your

camp, and beyond into the drier plains. Listen for the trumpeting of a large herd of elephant passing through or the lion’s roar as it guards its pride. After the day cools down, venture out again to look for endangered wild dogs lazing with their pack, and leopards, cheetah and African wildcat prowling the shadows. (BLD) Vumbura Plains

Day 12Okavango Delta Venture by motorboat or canoe and explore the Delta’s secret channels and hidden lagoons. Bring your binoculars to zoom in on the exceptional bird life from Pel’s fishing owl, to the chirping cisticola.

Relax until your evening safari when your ranger will spotlight the nocturnal animals. After dinner, gather around the campfire to share your favorite adventures with your safari companions. (BLD) Vumbura Plains

Day 13Okavango Delta / Johannesburg, South Africa Wrap up your ultimate safari as you fly to Johannesburg via Maun. Enjoy the rest of the day as you please. (B)

Day 14Johannesburg /

Depart

Today is at leisure until the transfer to Johannesburg airport for your onward arrangements. (B) *LAND ONLY All prices in USD per person based on double occupancy. Valid for January 11 – March 31, 2017. For other months please consult our website at www.africantravelinc.com INTERNAL AIR Arrangements $1,020 Economy class per person for Cape Town – Kruger – Livingstone, Maun – Johannesburg

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

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Tongabezi Lodge

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Marine and Wildlife Encounter

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Seal colony


10 Days

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$5,545*

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Take in breathtaking views of Cape Town, then journey to the marine and wildlife kingdoms of Grootbos Nature Reserve and Shamwari Game Reserve.

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Cape Grace

Magical Milkwood forests and secret beaches Discover the Marine Five at Grootbos and the coveted safari Big Five at Shamwari Visit the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Rhino

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Day 4Cape Town /

South Africa

Fly out of Johannesburg

Shamwari Game Reserve

Cape Town

Port Elizabeth Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Day 1Arrive Cape

Town, South Africa

Welcome to Cape Town, South Africa’s beautiful “Mother City.” Cape Grace

Day 2Cape Town

Today’s tour begins in Kalk Bay, a fishing village lined with antique stores, arts and crafts shops and quirky boutiques. Take a short hike to explore the nearby Milkwood forests. Continue to Simon’s Town to search for a colony of penguins on a secret beach known

only to locals. Finish up with a gentle hike in the Cape Peninsula Reserve. (BL) Cape Grace

Day 3Cape Town

Relish a leisurely day in Cape Town. Soak up the lively blend of history and culture as you sightsee in the “Mother City.” Stroll through the Malay Quarter; visit the top of Table Mountain or venture into Stellenbosch and join a guided foodie walk. (B) Cape Grace

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD).

“Living the Futures Tour” or get your hands dirty with the “Future Trees” project. (BLD)

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Journey to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Worldrenowned for its natural beauty, this is the best land-based viewing area in the world for Southern Right whales. Offshore islands are home to penguins and seals. Explore white beaches, caves and the rich flora covered mountains. (BLD) Grootbos Garden Lodge

Day 5Grootbos Private

Nature Reserve

Accompanied by specialist guides, go on 4x4 flower safari drives, horseback riding, bird watching, cave tours, beach visits, walking trails and whale watching. (BLD) Grootbos Garden Lodge

Day 6Grootbos Private

Nature Reserve

Grootbos is committed to transforming communities and conserving the environment through the creation of sustainable livelihoods. Participate in the

Grootbos Garden Lodge

Day 7Grootbos Private Nature Reserve / Shamwari Game Reserve Venture deep into the bush to the malaria-free Shamwari Game Reserve. Meet your expert ranger and set out for an afternoon game drive, keeping your eyes peeled for the graceful leopard, the powerful rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and a multitude of other wildlife. (BLD) Sarili Lodge

Day 8Shamwari

Game Reserve

Wake up early with the chattering birds and grab your camera for this morning’s game drive. Your ranger will help you spot all kinds of wildlife from bush pigs to giraffes, honey badgers and zebras. This afternoon, look out for hippos submerging along the riverbank and watch for the African fish eagle searching for its dinner. (BLD)

Day 9Shamwari Game Reserve Shamwari Game Reserve is about conserving a vanishing way of life. Dedicated to nature conservation, Shamwari strives to educate and promote awareness. In between safari drives, visit the Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries. (BLD) Sarili Lodge

Day 10Shamwari Game Reserve / Depart Take in one last morning game drive before traveling to Port Elizabeth for your flight to Johannesburg and your onward arrangements. (B) *LAND ONLY All prices in USD per person based on double occupancy. Valid for June 2017. For other months please consult our website at www. africantravelinc.com INTERNAL AIR Arrangements $400 Economy class per person for Cape Town – Port Elizabeth – Johannesburg

Sarili Lodge

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Scenic Cape Town and Kruger

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Table Mountain, Cape Town


10 Days

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$5,275*

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This air-inclusive safari combines a leisurely stay in Cape Town, voted “one of the world’s most beautiful cities,” and a Big Five private reserve safari near Kruger National Park. It’s the perfect introduction to South Africa’s rich attractions.

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Thornybush Waterside Lodge

Helicopter flight over Cape Town’s scenic coastline Feel Africa underfoot on a guided bush walk Up close wildlife encounters in Thornybush Nature Reserve

Cape Baboon, Cape of Good Hope

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Thornybush Nature Reserve Fly in/out of Johannesburg

South Africa

a sojourn to the nearby Cape Winelands to sample gourmet fare or visit Robben Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site and place of incarceration of South Africa’s beloved Nelson Mandela. (B) The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Day 5Cape Town

Cape Town

Day 1Depart USA

Today you will begin your South Africa journey as you depart on South African Airways for Cape Town, via Johannesburg.

Day 2Johannesburg /

Cape Town

After a warm welcome, you will be whisked away to The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa. Relax and settle in to your stunning ocean side location. The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Day 3Cape Town

Widely regarded as one of the world’s best cities to explore, Cape Town offers visitors an eclectic mix of natural majesties and man-made masterpieces. Bring a camera and spend the day sightseeing. (B) The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Day 4Cape Town

Cape Town grants easy access to a multitude of exciting excursions; activities are limited only by the imagination. Take

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD).

Adventures await around every corner, from cavorting with the Boulder’s Beach penguins to descending into the shark-infested Atlantic in a reinforced cage. (B) The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Day 6Cape Town / Thornybush Nature Reserve After a short flight you will be transferred to a private lodge in the Thornybush Nature Reserve, which has earned its reputation as one of the country’s finest wildlife experiences. After lunch, it’s time for a game drive. In the company of an

experienced game ranger, the game viewing activity extends into a thrilling night drive in search of nocturnal animals in action. (BLD)

bush or pamper yourself at the Amani African Spa. Tonight enjoy dinner under the stars. (BLD)

Thornybush Waterside Lodge

Day 9Thornybush Nature Reserve / Depart

Day 7Thornybush

Nature Reserve

Twice daily game drives throughout the reserve, accompanied by expert rangers and trackers, provide plenty of opportunities to witness wildlife. As part of the greater Kruger area, the Big Five – the most iconic of the African animals – are residents of Thornybush, along with a remarkable array of fauna and flora. (BLD) Thornybush Waterside Lodge

Day 8Thornybush

Nature Reserve

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Thornybush Waterside Lodge

Take one last early morning game drive and keep a lookout for any animals that may have eluded you so far. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before continuing to Johannesburg. Once you have landed in Johannesburg, connect to your ongoing arrangements. (B)

Day 10Arrive USA

Arrive home with a lifetime of memories!

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Botswana


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Botswana delivers an unmatched safari experience, from the thriving waterways of the Okavango Delta, to the Kalahari Desert’s ancient baobabs and meerkats, topped off by the Chobe National Park, where the elephant reigns supreme. It offers stunning landscapes, along with magnificent sunsets and amazing stargazing. Botswana is considered by many to be the benchmark when it comes to sustainable ecotourism practice in Africa. The government’s proactive low volume tourism restrictions make it one of the most exclusive safari choices. The Okavango, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to several endangered species, such as cheetah, rhinoceros, African wild dog and lion. These can be viewed on walks and day and night game drives in open safari vehicles. For fantastic birding, explore its endless waterways with your expert rangers by slow motorboat or being poled in a traditional mokoro (canoe). Look out for hippos, crocodiles and malachite kingfishers. Moremi Game Reserve which includes Chief’s Island boasts one of the

Jao Reserve

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richest and most diverse ecosystems in all of Africa. Arguably one of the best big game viewing areas, the reserve is known for its predators and plains animals, elephant and buffalo. The wild and secluded Linyanti is famous for its huge concentrations of elephant in the dry season and big game year round. The Savute Channel which periodically floods and then dries up is one of the area’s great mysteries. The Kalahari Desert region offers a unique contrasting experience. Here you will find incredible desert adapted-wildlife including black-maned lion, brown hyena and honey badgers. Far from any light pollution, this is one of the best places to enjoy clear and endless starry skies. The Makgadikgadi pans, once a huge prehistoric lake is littered with stone tools and artifacts. Get up close to the curious meerkat or spend a morning with the Bushmen. During the wet season, the desert comes to life. Witness the last surviving zebra and wildebeest migration in Southern Africa, closely followed by lion, cheetah and other predators.

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The Last Refuge

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Herd of elephant


9 Days

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Botswana serves up a pristine wilderness adventure in comfortable and secluded tented camps. From the thriving elephants and hippos of the Okavango Delta to the Kalahari’s meerkats and desert adapted wildlife, this is Africa at its best.

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Kadizora Camp

Traditional mokoro canoe trip through the Okavango Delta Up close meerkat interaction experience

Meerkats of the Makgadikgadi

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Linyati Reserve Okavango Delta Maun

Makgadikgadi Pans

Botswana

Arrive in Johannesburg where you’ll be warmly welcomed and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Peermont D’oreale Grande (Deluxe), InterContinental OR Tambo (Luxury)

Day 2Johannesburg /

Linyanti, Botswana

Meet your bush pilot and take flight to your first camp in an area known for its large number of elephants, predators and diverse

Pel’s fishing-owl, red lechwe or spotted hyena. (BLD)

a sundowner as you dine on Pan-African cuisine. (BLD)

Kadizora Camp (Deluxe), Jao Camp (Luxury)

Camp Kalahari (Deluxe), Jack’s Camp (Luxury)

Linyanti Bush Camp (Deluxe), DumaTau Camp (Luxury)

Day 6Okavango Delta

Day 4Linyanti / Okavango Delta

South Africa Day 1Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa

a late afternoon game drive. Upon your return, enjoy a refreshing sundowner before a starlit dinner. (BLD)

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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. (BLD) Linyanti Bush Camp (Deluxe), DumaTau Camp (Luxury)

Day 3Linyanti

Awake with the animals as you climb into an open safari vehicle for a game drive to photograph the abundant wildlife, as they hunt, graze and simply laze. After lunch, be ready for more action on

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD). Photo, previous page: Dana Allen, Jao Camp. Photo, top right: Jack’s Camp

Get ready for some incredible aerial views as you fly over the pristine Okavango Delta. Join your 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 and perhaps a tiny reed frog. (BLD) Kadizora Camp (Deluxe), Jao Camp (Luxury)

Day 5Okavango Delta

Grab your binoculars and get back out on the channels with your ranger to resume your wildlife viewing. Watch for the prized appearance of the

Day 8Makgadikgadi

Set out for your morning game drive. Watch for the subtle interaction of a herd of elephant and listen for the distinctive lion’s roar. Zoom in on the curious buffalo or catch a glimpse of a cheetah grooming her cubs. (BLD)

As the sun rises, watch the pixie-faced meerkats emerging from their burrows and take a walk with the Kalahari bushman. After dinner, head out into the middle of nowhere for a 360-degree view of the stars. (BLD)

Kadizora Camp (Deluxe), Jao Camp (Luxury)

Camp Kalahari (Deluxe), Jack’s Camp (Luxury)

Day 7Okavango Delta / Makgadikgadi Pans

Day 9Makgadikgadi Pans / Depart

Take flight to your camp deep in the Kalahari Desert and the boundless lunar landscape of Makgadikgadi. You’re sure to see many unique desert species. Perhaps you’ll spot the rare brown hyena or bat-eared fox during game drives and walks near your camp. Enjoy

Relax and enjoy this special place before flying back to Johannesburg via Maun for your onward arrangements. (B)

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*LAND and TOUR FLIGHTS All prices in USD per person based on double occupancy. Valid for January – March 31, 2017. For other months please consult our website at www.africantravelinc. com INTERNAL AIR Arrangements $510 Economy class per person for Johannesburg – Maun – Johannesburg

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Best of Botswana

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Swimming lion


9 Days

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Discover the beauty and vastness of Botswana’s pristine wilderness. Explore the open grasslands and seasonal floodplains of the Moremi Game Reserve on 4x4 safari drives, and the Okavango Delta’s secret lagoons and channels by traditional mokoro. Then fly to Victoria Falls for a view of “the smoke that thunders.”

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Mokoro trip in the Okavango Delta

Traditional mokoro canoe trip through the Okavango Delta Explore the rainforests surrounding Victoria Falls

Bush breakfast in the Moremi Game Reserve

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Victoria Falls

Okavango Maun Delta

Moremi Game Reserve

Botswana

Camp Moremi

South Africa Day 1Arrive

Johannesburg, South Africa Arrive in the “City of Gold” where you’ll be warmly welcomed and assisted to your airport hotel. Relax before tomorrow’s flight to Botswana and the start of your safari. Peermont D’oreale Grande

Day 2Johannesburg /

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Get ready for some magnificent aerial viewing

the leopard stretched out lazily in a tree or the pride of lions camouflaged in the long grass. Return to camp for dinner and recount the day’s adventure around the glowing fire. (BLD)

Fly in /out of Johannesburg

as you approach the pristine Moremi Game Reserve, one of Africa’s finest wildlife reserves. Your safari tents are set on a raised deck, at the edge of the Xakanaxa Lagoon in an area well known for its spectacular game viewing. (BLD) Camp Moremi

Day 3Moremi

Experienced rangers will introduce you to a world of wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives. Keep your eyes peeled for

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD).

Day 4Moremi

Wake with the animals as Moremi beckons with another game filled day. Roam the surrounding channels by motorboat. Glide though the waterways in search of the majestic fish eagle and vivid malachite kingfisher. (BLD)

wetlands aboard a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe. Poling quietly through the wetlands and water lilies, he’ll point out the host of water birds, kingfishers and raptors. Tonight fall asleep to the tinkling of the bell frogs. (BLD) Camp Okavango

Day 6Okavango Delta

Grab your binoculars and explore the maze of lagoons and meandering channels. For those wanting to get a little closer to nature, guided bush walks are conducted on nearby islands. (BLD)

Camp Moremi

Camp Okavango

Day 5Moremi Game

Day 7Okavango Delta /

Reserve / Okavango Delta

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Take flight to the famous Okavango Delta. Your luxurious safari camp overlooks the delta’s lush channels, with superb views of the seasonal floodplains. In the cool of the day, join your ranger to explore the

Yet another incredible experience awaits you as you fly to Victoria Falls. Settle into your lodge overlooking the Zambezi National Park. (B)

Day 8Victoria Falls

Look out for rainbows as you walk the misty rain forest trail. Later this afternoon board your sundowner cruise, and sail on the Zambezi River. Sit back, relax and have your camera ready to capture the evening’s golden moments. (B) Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Day 9Victoria Falls /

Depart

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight bound for Johannesburg and your connecting arrangements. (B) *LAND and TOUR FLIGHTS All prices in USD per person based on double occupancy. Valid for January – March 2017. For other months please consult our website at www. africantravelinc.com INTERNAL AIR Arrangements $585 Economy class per person for Johannesburg – Maun, Victoria Falls – Johannesburg

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

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Kenya


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Kenya has long been a top destination for safari seekers. Showcasing a wealth of wildlife, each ecologically diverse national park has its own allure. The private ranches and conservancies further expand the amount of land Kenya has dedicated to wildlife conservation and are often partnerships between the local Maasai landowners and private safari camps. The result is a destination that delivers meaningful and enriching cultural experiences, as well as exclusive and spectacular wildlife viewing. Kenya’s many iconic geological features, include Mount Kenya, the second highest peak in Africa, and the Great Rift Valley, whose rivers, lakes and valleys provide homes for the region’s wildlife. The Maasai Mara is the most popular and renowned safari destination in Kenya, where huge herds of wildebeest travel across the plains during the annual Great Migration. This is one of the greatest spectacles in the natural world, making it the perfect “Out of Africa” experience. Taking a hot air balloon flight over the Mara is a bucket-list adventure that should not be missed. Kenya’s lakes are a bird lover’s paradise. Lake Nakuru is best Wildebeests

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known for the massive flocks of flamingos that fringe its shores. The region is also a sanctuary for rhinos and leopards. Discover the beauty of Amboseli, famous for its dramatic views of the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro and its large tusked elephants. Lauded for its groundbreaking rhino rehabilitation efforts, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is one of our absolute favorite places to visit. It offers an unforgettable combination of unspoiled beauty, superb game viewing and responsible tourism. Horse, camel and walking safaris are a few of the activities on offer at Lewa which provide a more intimate perspective of this region. The arid Samburu is another northern gem stretching along the Ewaso Nyiro River. It is home to elephants, large predators such as lion, as well as the rare northern specialist species, Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx. Eastern Kenya is bordered by the warm Indian Ocean and white, sandy beaches. Rich with aquatic life, it makes the perfect place to end an exciting safari and enjoy a bit of rest and relaxation.

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Under Kenyan Skies

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Samburu girl, Loisba Tented Camp


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This Kenyan journey focuses on prime wildlife regions and presents an unparalleled opportunity to delve deeper into the culture of the Maasai and Samburu tribes while exploring their homeland.

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Elephants

Adopt and visit an orphaned elephant Sleepout in starbeds

Serian – The Nest

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DAY 4Loisaba Conservancy

Loisaba Conservancy

Kenya Fly in /out of Nairobi

Maasai Mara

Day 1Arrive

Nairobi, Kenya Jambo na Karibu! Welcome to Nairobi, or the “place of cool waters” in the Maasai language. After a warm welcome, you’ll be driven to your ideally located hotel. (D) House of Waine

Day 2Nairobi /

Loisaba Conservancy Your safari takes off with a flight to Loisaba Conservancy in Northern Laikipia. 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. Be sure to watch for the endangered Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe. (BLD) Loisaba Tented Camp

Day 3Loisaba

Conservancy

Loisaba is made for adventure. Explore the open plains on early morning or late afternoon game drives. Trek through the bush with camels, mountain bike down the escarpment, or go horseback-riding. For a different perspective, join Loisaba’s anti-poaching team and learn about their day-to-day training and activities. (BLD) Loisaba Tented Camp

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD).

Immerse yourself in the wilderness and observe the wealth of wildlife at a leisurely pace. A guided walk with your traditional Samburu guide is a wonderful way to learn about the flora, fauna, culture and history of the area. Spend an afternoon at a Samburu village. Tonight, sleep under the stars, with the night sky as your ceiling and the hills in the distance, your walls. (BLD) Loisaba Tented Camp – Kiboko Starbed

the ancestral home to the Maasai people. Gather for a communal dinner with your fellow travelers and share the day’s adventures. (BLD) Serian The Original

DAY 6Maasai 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. (BLD) Serian The Original

DAY 5Loisaba Conservancy / Maasai Mara

DAY 7Maasai Mara

Set off for the magical Maasai Mara, flying past Mt. Kenya, the Laikipia Escarpment and the Great Rift Valley. After a warm welcome at your tented camp, embark on a game drive with your ranger. With the greatest and most diverse concentration of wildlife remaining in Africa today, the Mara is

Observe the Mara’s cycle of life slowly unfold. Perhaps spend the morning tracking rhino on foot, or sit quietly for hours observing a day in the life of a pride of Mara lions. There is no better way to fall asleep than being serenaded by the sounds of nature while you gaze up at the starry skies of Africa. Whether it is adventure or romance

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you are after, The Nest treehouse offers a remote wilderness experience. (BLD) Serian – The Nest

DAY 8Maasai Mara /

Depart

Soak up your last morning on safari before returning to Nairobi. This afternoon, visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and its pioneering Orphan’s Project for a visit with your foster elephant. Overseen by Dame Daphne Sheldrick, the organization works in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and offers hope for any orphaned elephant fortunate enough to be found alive. Transfer to the airport for your onward arrangements. (BL) *LAND and TOUR FLIGHTS All prices in USD per person based on double occupancy. Valid for March 16 – May 31, 2017. For other months please consult our website at www.africantravelinc.com

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World’s Greatest Show and Safari

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Amboseli National Park


12 Days

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This safari captures the very best of Kenya and Tanzania and the most likely route for observing the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra as they cross the great plains of East Africa.

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Walking Safari in Amboseli Picnic lunch in Lake Manyara National Park Scenic flight between parks

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Lewa

Kenya Maasai Mara

Nairobi

Tanzania Serengeti Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day 1Arrive Nairobi, Kenya Jambo na Karibu! With a warm Swahili welcome, you’ll be transferred to your boutique hotel. Spend the rest of your day as you please. House of Waine

Amboseli Arusha

Day 2Nairobi / Amboseli

Your safari takes off with a flight to Amboseli National Park. Upon checking into your tented camp, meet your expert ranger for an afternoon game drive. Capture photos of some of Africa’s largest elephants with the snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro as the backdrop. Cap off your day with

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD).

traditional sundowners as you marvel at views of Africa’s highest mountain in the twilight. (BLD) Tortilis Camp

Day 3Amboseli

Rise with the animals for your game drive – you may catch up with the big cats, full after their nights hunt. Watch for wildebeest, zebra, impala and warthogs, and see how many of the 300 species of birds you can spot. (BLD) Tortilis Camp

Day 4Amboseli / Lewa

Wildlife Conservancy

Fly north to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy on Mt. Kenya’s slopes. Meet your ranger 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 Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe. Tonight, raise your glass to the views of Mt. Kenya. (BLD) Lewa Safari Camp

Day 5Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Immerse yourself in this wilderness. Take a closer

look at the smaller animals on a nature walk. Observe a well-frequented water hole and watch the wildlife as they drink in a designated pecking order. Visit a local Samburu community or learn about Lewa’s many conservation projects. In the evening, gather around a cozy log fire and share your day’s adventures. (BLD) Lewa Safari Camp

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AFTER DAY 5 Depending on the month of travel choose between the following:

The Maasai Mara OPTION

Best July through November

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or

The Serengeti OPTION

Best December through June

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The Maasai Mara

Giraffes

OPTION

Best July through November

Day 7Maasai Mara

Day 6Lewa Wildlife Conservancy / Maasai Mara The adventure continues as you take flight to the Maasai Mara, Kenya’s premier game reserve. Your traditional safari camp is located along the Sand River, where over a million wildebeest and zebra make their migration crossing every year. With your camera ready, meet your ranger and take off on a game drive across the reserve’s grasslands. You’ll be amazed by the herds of plains game, and wide variety of wildlife. (BLD) Sand River Masai Mara

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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 river where hippos and crocodiles spread out in their favorite feeding grounds. (BLD) Sand River Masai Mara

Day 8Maasai 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. After dinner, gather around

the campfire and share your favorite memories of the day with your safari companions. (BLD) Sand River Masai Mara

Day 9Maasai 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 coffee plantation. Relax and explore as you please. (BLD) Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 10Arusha /

Ngorongoro Crater Explore magical Lake Manyara, with seasonal pink-hued flamingos

and some 400 species of birds lining its shore. Your ranger will seek out the park’s fabled tree-climbing Manyara lions and blue monkeys to round out your photo gallery. Continue on to your beautiful lodge near the Ngorongoro Crater. (BLD) The Manor at Ngorongoro

Day 11Ngorongoro

Crater

Descend some 2,000 feet to explore Ngorongoro’s sprawling crater floor. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this unique biosphere is home to numerous herds of elephant, large prides

of lion, leaping gazelles and countless zebras and wildebeest. Watch the amusing antics at the hippo pool. (BLD) The Manor at Ngorongoro

Day 12Ngorongoro /

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) *LAND and TOUR FLIGHTS All prices in USD per person based on double occupancy. Valid for April and May 2017. For other months please consult our website at www.africantravelinc.com


The Serengeti

Ngorongoro Crater

OPTION

Best December through June

Day 6Lewa Wildlife Conservancy / 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 and explore as you please. (BLD) Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 7Arusha / Ngorongoro Crater Explore magical Lake Manyara, with seasonal pink-hued flamingos and some 400 species of birds lining its shore.

Your ranger will seek out the park’s fabled tree-climbing Manyara lions and blue monkeys to round out your photo gallery. Continue on to your beautiful lodge near the Ngorongoro Crater. (BLD) The Manor at Ngorongoro

Day 8

Ngorongoro Crater Descend some 2,000 feet to explore Ngorongoro’s sprawling crater floor. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this unique biosphere 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. (BLD) The Manor at Ngorongoro

Day 9Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti Continue on to the great Serengeti, the “endless plains” in the Maasai language, where more than two million wildebeest, half a million Thomson’s gazelle and a quartermillion zebra gather for their annual migration. (BLD) Serengeti Migration Camp or Serengeti Pioneer Camp

Day 10Serengeti

Depart early 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 herds of wildebeest grazing alongside zebras and gazelles. Relax at camp before setting out for your afternoon game drive. (BLD) Serengeti Migration Camp or Serengeti Pioneer Camp

Day 11Serengeti

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

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with the animals roaming around at night, your immersion in the wildlife is like living a dream for even the most experienced of travelers. (BLD) Serengeti Migration Camp or Serengeti Pioneer Camp

Day 12Serengeti /

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)

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Kenya Panorama

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Lions, Maasai Mara


10 Days

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Our Hidden Gems

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Join this classic overland safari visiting Kenya’s most popular game parks and private conservancies, rich in wildlife, magnificent scenery and captivating culture.

Seasonal flamingos at Lake Nakuru

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Birdwalk with naturalist guide Bush breakfast on the Mara River VIP meet and greet in the Nairobi Airport

Thomson’s Falls

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Ol Pejeta Conservancy Lake Elmenteita

Kenya Fly in /out of Nairobi

Maasai Mara

best conservation havens. Ol Pejeta is a refuge to several endangered species, including the few remaining northern white rhino in the world. You’ll also have the chance to visit Sweetwaters Chimp Sanctuary, established to rehabilitate animals rescued from the black market. (BLD) Sweetwaters Serena Camp

Day 1Depart

Day 3Nairobi /

Washington DC

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Today you will begin your Kenya journey as you depart on Ethiopian Airlines for Nairobi, via Addis Ababa.

Begin your journey to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, one of East Africa’s largest rhino sanctuaries. Arrive in time for lunch and enjoy sweeping views of the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya. Meet your ranger for an afternoon game drive into the reserve and be ready to photograph a wealth of wildlife. (BLD)

Day 2Arrive Nairobi, Kenya Jambo na Karibu! After a warm welcome, you’ll be transported to your lovely, centrally-located hotel. Relax and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Nairobi Serena Hotel

Sweetwaters Serena Camp

Day 4Ol Pejeta

Conservancy

Today enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in one of Kenya’s

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD).

Day 5Ol Pejeta Conservancy / Lake Elmenteita

Nakuru, renowned for its birding. The shallow alkaline lake serves as the seasonal feeding ground for lesser and greater flamingo, and is home to many water birds. Your ranger will also seek out the bigger animals around the lake’s grasslands and rocky outcroppings, including waterbuck and baboons. (BLD)

Mara’s grasslands are frequented by huge herds of plains game; prides of lion, leopard and cheetah; herds of elephant and prolific birdlife year-round. Tonight, take in your last African sunset and join your fellow travelers in a toast to your unforgettable adventure. (BLD)

Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp

Day 9Maasai Mara / Depart

Day 7Lake Elmenteita /

With an early start, continue to Nyahururu still referred to as “Thomson’s Falls” for its stunning 237-foot-tall cascade. Travel to the Soysambu Conservancy and your luxury camp on the shores of Lake Elmenteita. Arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon at leisure. (BLD) Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp

Day 6Lake Elmenteita

After breakfast, you’ll meet your expert ranger and set out for a game drive along the shores of Lake

Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Enjoy an early breakfast before heading out for Maasailand and the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. After stopping for lunch, continue with an afternoon game drive in the park, arriving at your lodge just as the sun sets. Gather for dinner under a blanket of stars. (BLD) Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Day 8Maasai Mara

Game Reserve

Set out early for your morning game drive. The

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Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Enjoy breakfast before traveling back to Nairobi’s bustling city center. Arrive in the afternoon in time for lunch, and the transfer to the international airport for your departure flight. (BL)

Day 10Arrive Washington DC Arrive home with a lifetime of memories! *AIR-INCLUSIVE All prices in USD per person sharing, based on double occupancy, including international, fuel surcharges, government taxes, departure fees and September 11th Security Fee. Valid for April 4 and May 9, 2017. For all other months please consult our website at www.africantravelinc.com

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Tanzania


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Tanzania delivers an exceptional safari experience within its game parks and private reserves. The variety of scenery, activities and accommodation choice make it a destination with broad appeal. Here, wildebeest and other ungulates stampede across the Serengeti plains during their annual migration. The vast grasslands are home to ostrich, elephant and large predators such as, lion, hyena and cheetah. Permanent tented camps, mobile tented camps and comfortable lodges make the perfect resting place for travelers as they explore the region. Other must visit destinations in Tanzania’s northern circuit include Tarangire National Park where baobabs dwarf the herds of elephant that feed beneath them and the park’s permanent river serves as a lifeline for the Maasai people and local wildlife. Lake Manyara National Park boasts a diversity of habitats from its alkaline lake to dense forest. Another Tanzania highlight is to descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s largest unbroken calderas. For those looking for “the road less traveled,” a visit to

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the wild Katavi National Park, which is home to Tanzania’s largest population of crocodiles and hippos, gives definite bragging rights to the traveler. If primates are on your list, trek through the Mahale Mountains National Park in search of the endangered chimpanzees. This unique jungle location along the shore of Lake Tanganyika also offers kayak or dhow excursions and fishing. For those desiring a wild and rugged safari in an untouched land, Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve is the answer. One of Africa’s largest game reserves, it is known for boat trips on the Rufiji River, walking safaris and very few tourists. The people of Tanzania are warm and welcoming. Meet colorful Maasai warriors, hunt and gather with the Wahadzabe Bushmen and visit the Datoga who are semi-nomadic pastoralists. Immerse yourself in local life, barter at local markets or spend a morning with exuberant school children. Then wrap up your journey with a beach getaway to the spice island of Zanzibar. A combination of extraordinary architecture, palm fringed beaches and marine life make this the perfect way end to your East African safari.

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Tantalizing Tanzania

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Oliver’s Camp


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This safari captures the very best of Tanzania. You will explore the rugged landscape of Tarangire National Park, descend into the Ngorongoro Crater and roam the great plains of the Serengeti.

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Maasai healer explains herbal remedy

Cultural and community visits Bush breakfast in the Serengeti Scenic flights to and from the Serengeti

Rhino

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Day 3 Tarangire National Park Serengeti Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Tanzania Fly in/out of Arusha

Lake Manyara

Tarangire

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. Lake Duluti Lodge (Deluxe), Legendary Lodge (Luxury)

Day 2 Arusha / Tarangire National Park Begin your journey to Tarangire National Park, best known for its large elephant

population and the majestic baobab trees that dwarf the animals that feed beneath them. After settling into your safari lodge, grab your camera and meet your expert ranger to set out for a late afternoon game drive. Tonight, you will be immersed in the African safari experience as you dine beneath the stars. (BLD) Oliver’s Camp (Deluxe), Little Chem Chem (Luxury)

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD). Photo, top left: Gibb’s Farm

Join your expert 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 during the dry season, supports a great diversity of wildlife – elephants, giraffe, buffalo, lesser kudu, zebra, lion, leopard and cheetah. (BLD) Oliver’s Camp (Deluxe), Little Chem Chem (Luxury)

park and your ranger will diligently seek out the park’s tree-climbing lions, blue monkeys and countless wildlife photo opportunities. Continue on to your lodge for the next two nights, perfectly situated to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ngorongoro Crater. Tonight, enjoy dinner and the gracious East African hospitality at your lodge. (BLD) Gibb’s Farm (Deluxe), The Highlands (Luxury)

Day 5 Ngorongoro Crater

Day 4 Tarangire / Ngorongoro Set out early this morning for Lake Manyara. The seasonal flamingos lining its shore provide the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife – more than 400 species have been recorded here. Large herds of elephant roam the

Descend some 2,000 feet to explore the crater floor of this extinct, collapsed volcano. You’ll be in awe of the wildlife concentrated here. Zoom in on the elephants wandering along well-worn tracks. Listen for the roaring lion guarding its large pride. Gazelle quietly graze, surrounded by zebra

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and wildebeest, and you might spot the endangered rhino feeding down by the lake. Enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to your camp. (BLD) Gibb’s Farm (Deluxe), The Highlands (Luxury)

Day 6 Ngorongoro / Serengeti Ecosystem 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 Thomson’s gazelle and a quarter-million zebra gather for annual migrations, attracting large predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena. (BLD) Kimondo Camp (Deluxe), Singita Sabora Tented Camp (Luxury)

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Lions

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Day 7 Serengeti Ecosystem Depart early in the morning for your first game drive of the day. 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

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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 for your afternoon game drive. (BLD) Kimondo Camp (Deluxe), Singita Sabora Tented Camp (Luxury)

Day 8 Serengeti Ecosystem During morning and afternoon game viewing activities, your ranger continues to lead you to the locations 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 savanna. (BLD) Kimondo Camp (Deluxe), Singita Sabora Tented Camp (Luxury)

Day 9 Serengeti / Depart It’s time to 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) *LAND and TOUR FLIGHTS All prices in USD per person based on double occupancy. Valid for December 1 – 15, 2017. For other months please consult our website at www.africantravelinc.com

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Great migration, Serengeti National Park

Photo, above: Kimondo Camp

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Tanzania Wildlife Safari

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Seek out the Big Five on game drives within Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park. Along the way, interact with Maasai herdsmen, mingle with villagers at a local market and join the nomadic Hadzabe hunters as they gather food.

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Elephant sighting on safari

Meet the Hadzabe Bushmen, Datoga and Maasai Visit Olduvai Gorge Traditional mobile camping in the Serengeti

Maramboi Tented Camp

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ritual of life. Mingle with villagers at the local markets and visit a school. Later this afternoon, you’ll arrive at your tented camp on the shore of Lake Eyasi. (BLD)

Serengeti National Park Ngorogoro Conservation Area Lake Eyasi

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Fly in/out of Arusha

Tarangire National Park

Day 1 Depart Washington DC Today you will begin your Tanzania journey as you depart on Ethiopian Airways for Nairobi, via Addis Ababa.

Day 2 Arrive Arusha, Tanzania Touch down at Kilimanjaro Airport where you’ll be transferred to your well-appointed hotel. Mount Meru Hotel

Day 3 Arusha / Tarangire National Park Depart with your naturalist guide to Tarangire where majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature

of the park. After settling into your tent, grab your camera and set out for your first game drive. (BLD) Maramboi Tented Camp

Day 4 Tarangire National Park The Tarangire River is the only permanent water supply in the area and supports the park’s great diversity of wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah, and elephant. (BLD) Maramboi Tented Camp

Day 5 Tarangire /

Lake Eyasi

After an early morning walk set out for Karatu and immerse yourself in the daily

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD).

Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp

Descend to the 100-squaremile floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, a unique biosphere which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. (BLD) Ngorongoro Farm House

Day 6 Lake Eyasi

Join a local guide and interpreter for an extraordinary cross-culture experience. Walk with the local Hadzabe Bushmen as they hunt using bows and arrows and gather tubers and roots. Meet the pastoral Datoga people, who have retained their unique cultural practices. (BLD) Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp

Day 9 Ngorongoro / Serengeti National Park Visit the “cradle of mankind,” the 31-mile-long Olduvai Gorge. Soon, you’ll be on your way to the Serengeti National Park, often called the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. Tonight, soak up the sounds of the bush from your tented camp. (BLD) Private Mobile Camp

Day 7 Lake Eyasi /

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Continue to the Ngorongoro Conservation area today. Tour the farm or take a hike to the Empakai and Olmoti Crater. This afternoon visit a Maasai village. (BLD) Ngorongoro Farm House

Day 8 Ngorongoro Crater

Day 10 Serengeti National Park Greet another African sunrise as you meet your ranger for a game drive to observe the wildlife at their most active. Perhaps you’ll catch up with the lioness returning from her hunt.

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After lunch and a siesta, grab your binoculars and set out for an afternoon drive. (BLD) Private Mobile Camp

Day 11 & 12 Serengeti

National Park

Spend two days exploring the park. Your ranger will lead you to locations of outstanding natural beauty where you can observe and photograph the wildlife quietly and at your leisure. (BLD) Private Mobile Camp

Day 13 Serengeti / Depart

After breakfast, fly to Arusha. Have lunch and relax in a dayroom until your transfer to Kilimanjaro for your onward arrangements. (BL)

Day 14 Arrive Washington DC Arrive home with a lifetime of memories! *AIR-INCLUSIVE All prices in USD per person sharing, based on double occupancy, including international and internal airfares, fuel surcharges, government taxes, departure fees and September 11th Security Fee. Valid for February 8 and 20, 2017. For all other months please consult our website at www.africantravelinc.com

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Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe has reemerged as a top contender with much to offer the safari enthusiast. Home to the “must see” Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world and the adventure capital of the region. It is known for its friendly people, game rich national parks with lots of opportunity for up close wildlife encounters, breathtaking sunrises over scenic landscapes and star studded night skies. Authentic bush camps blend Zimbabwean charm with knowledgeable guiding for an excellent overall experience. Stand in awe of Victoria Falls, known by the locals as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” or “the smoke that thunders.” It is recorded as the world’s largest curtain of falling water and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. White water rafting, canoeing, helicopter flights, shopping,

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community visits and river cruises are just a sampling of the activities on offer here. Hwange, Zimbabwe’s largest national park, is home to southern Africa’s great elephant, buffalo and sable herds. Explore the varied landscapes on 4x4 safari drives and walking safaris. Spend a lazy afternoon watching the animal antics from a secret hide or an adventurous night under the stars on an elevated platform. Mana Pools National Park, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, is synonymous with the Zambezi River, elephants, lions and remote wilderness. This is a photographer’s paradise. Explore this beautiful park with your expert rangers on walks, by boat, canoe and on 4x4 game drives. Matusadona National Park is a place

of remarkable beauty. Situated on the southern shores of Lake Kariba, the park provides a unique combination of pristine and rugged wilderness with the water frontage of Lake Kariba. For those looking for “the road less traveled,” a visit to the wild country of Gonarezhou National Park, meaning “Place of many Elephants,” and the adjacent Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve is a recommended addition. This remote and scenic region in southeastern Zimbabwe is a little known gem for those interested in conservation and community outreach. Zimbabwe’s third UNESCO World Heritage Site is Matobo National Park. These hills are of great spiritual and cultural significance to the local people.


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Beyond the magical rainbows of thundering Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe will enthrall you with its warm hospitality and excellent game viewing in pristine Hwange and Mana Pools National Parks.

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Walking safari in Hwange Canoe the Zambezi River VIP meet and greet in Johannesburg

Peermont D’oreale

Mana Pools National Park

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Day 1 Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa With a warm welcome upon your arrival, you’ll be assisted with your transfer to your well-appointed airport hotel. Peermont D’oreale Grande

Day 2 Johannesburg / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Fly to Victoria Falls and melt into the rhythm of Africa as you sip refreshing sundowners aboard a boat cruise on the Zambezi River. Look out for elephants as they make their way to the riverbank for their last drink, before settling down for the night. (BD) Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Day 3 Victoria Falls

Marvel at “the Smoke that Thunders” as you feel

the mist of the millions of gallons of water crashing through the channels of Victoria Falls. (BD) Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Day 4 Victoria Falls /

Hwange National Park Fly from the rainbows of Victoria Falls to the “land of the giants,” Hwange National Park. Known for its herds of elephant roaming the open grasslands and more than one hundred animal species, Hwange is Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve. (BLD)

buffalo. Just before the sun sets, head out with your ranger to observe the nocturnal animals – the lesser bush baby, spotted hyena and the lioness on the hunt. (BLD) Little Makalolo

Day 6 Hwange

Spend the morning in a log-pile hide and watch the parade of animals as they come down to quench their thirst at the waterhole. Sleep under the stars on a star bed for the ultimate wilderness experience. (BLD)

Little Makalolo

Little Makalolo

Day 5 Hwange

Day 7 Hwange

Kick off your day with a game drive to one of the many bustling pans, and photograph families of elephant, zebra and grazing

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD). Photo, top left: Dana Allen

National Park / Mana Pools National Park Follow the elephants and fly to the remote heart of the Zambezi River Valley

and Mana Pools National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (BLD) Ruckomechi Camp

Day 8 Mana Pools

Meet your captain and take to the river for a wildlife cruise down the Zambezi River. Looking for more adventure? Paddle your own canoe; your lead ranger will be sure to steer you clear of any hippos along the way. This evening, gather around the campfire with your hosts, and be regaled by Zimbabwe’s treasured tales. (BLD) Ruckomechi Camp

Day 9 Mana Pools

Savor another full day of game viewing. Perhaps take a guided walk with your knowledgeable ranger.

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Sit quietly in a hide and observe the ever-changing wildlife interactions. If you’re lucky, you may spot a western banded snakeeagle. Tonight, raise a glass to your adventures. (BLD) Ruckomechi Camp

Day 10 Mana Pools National Park / Depart Soak up the peace and calm of your last morning on safari. Transfer to your flight to Harare and your onward travel arrangements. (B) *LAND ONLY All prices in USD per person based on double occupancy. Valid for April and May 2017. For other months please consult our website at www.africantravelinc.com INTERNAL AIR Arrangements $620 Economy class per person for Johannesburg – Victoria Falls, Harare – Johannesburg

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Victoria Falls


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This wildlife odyssey showcases some of the best destinations in Southern Africa. Witness the parade of wildlife in Hwange, the outof-this-world spectacle of Victoria Falls and round out your adventure with the legendary Chobe National Park.

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Hwange National Park

VIP meet and greet in Johannesburg Birdwatching with specialist guide Charles Brightman Boat cruise on the Chobe River

Ngoma Safari Lodge

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Chobe National Park

Kasane

Day 4 Hwange

Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe Botswana Fly in/out of Johannesburg

Day 1 Arrive

Johannesburg, South Africa Welcome to the “City of Gold.” You’ll be greeted at the airport and assisted with your transfer to your well-appointed hotel. Peermont D’oreale Grande

Day 2 Johannesburg / Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe Arrive in the “land of the giants,” Hwange National Park, known for its herds of elephants. Settle into your tented camp, with breathtaking views of

Hwange National Park

Begin the day with a walking safari to explore the bush, a haven for large herds of buffalo, zebra and elephant. After lunch join a game drive or tuck into a viewing hide to look out for kudu, sable antelope, wildebeest and bird life. (BLD) Linkwasha Camp

the savanna plains. You won’t have to look far to spot the wildlife. (BD) Linkwasha Camp

Day 3 Hwange

Rise early to join your ranger for a game drive. Catch the soft morning light for wonderful photographs of the grazing buffalo, and the more uncommon gemsbok and roan antelope. Join a night game drive, spotlighting the nocturnal animals in action. (BLD) Linkwasha Camp

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD). Photo, top left: Mike Myers

Day 5 Hwange National Park / Victoria Falls After breakfast, gather your gear for a short flight to the spectacular Victoria Falls. Later this afternoon board your boat for a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River. Sit back, relax and enjoy. (B) Victoria Falls Safari Club

Day 6 Victoria Falls

Look out for rainbows as you walk the misty rain forest trail of the falls. Marvel at the spray and thunderous

noise of the water tumbling over Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Rainbow Falls. (BD) Victoria Falls Safari Club

Day 7 Victoria Falls / Chobe National Park, Botswana Bid farewell to the astonishing waterfalls as you travel to your lodge on the edge of Chobe National Park in northern Botswana. Settle into your safari accommodations and enjoy an afternoon activity in the park. (BLD) Ngoma Safari Lodge

Day 8 Chobe

Hop aboard your comfortable 4x4 safari vehicle with your professional ranger to seek out the animals. Listen for the low growls of the lioness and her cubs. Take in the vistas of vast herds of Cape buffalo. (BLD)

Day 9 Chobe

Take to the Chobe River for a boat cruise and gain another perspective on the area’s impressive wildlife. Chobe has the largest concentration of elephant in Botswana. Float quietly past numerous pods of hippo feeding along the banks and spy some truly massive crocodiles soaking up the sun. (BLD) Ngoma Safari Lodge

Day 10 Chobe/Depart

Enjoy your last morning in the bush. You’ll soon be on your way to the airport for a flight to Johannesburg and your onward destination. (B)

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Zambia

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Regarded as one of the last true wildernesses, Zambia is probably southern Africa’s best kept secret. Home to the mighty Victoria Falls, it is the country’s interior parks that will delight those seeking a more off-thebeaten path safari. The intimate camps offer a highly personalized safari bush experience that keeps guests coming back time and time again. The South Luangwa National Park is the place to experience the original walking 68

safari, a “heart thumping” way to get close to nature and feel her pulse. The Luangwa River and ox-bow lagoons are home to hippo and crocodiles and frequently visited by elephant, Thornicroft giraffe and buffalo. This park is one of the best in Africa to view leopards in their natural environment. Kafue National Park offers a remote and exclusive safari experience. Game drives on the Busanga Plains in search of lion, puku

and red lechwe can only be outdone by the option to take a hot air balloon air safari and float quietly above the same great wilderness. Another favorite is the Lower Zambezi National Park. Day and night game drives, walking safaris, canoe trips, river safaris, catch and release angling for tiger fish and time spent in photographic hides leave you wishing you had planned a longer stay.


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Canoeing along the Zambezi River past hippo, taking game drives among one of Africa’s densest concentrations of leopards and casting for fighting tiger fish are just a sampling of the once-in-a lifetime adventures you’ll discover on this flying safari to Zambia’s untamed wilderness.

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Chiawa Camp

Local village, school and textile company visit Fish, boat and canoe on the Zambezi River Get a different perspective of the bush on a guided walk

Mfuwe Game Drive

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Day 1 Arrive South Luangwa National Park, Zambia From Lusaka airport, fly off to Mfuwe where you’ll be met and driven to your well-appointed lodge in the South Luangwa National Park. Meet your safari guide for an orientation game drive into the park – a truly unspoiled wilderness area and one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in Africa. (D) Mfuwe Lodge

Day 2 South Luangwa

National Park

Enjoy a full day wildlife viewing and exploring the Luangwa Valley and the National Park. During morning and afternoon game drives with your knowledgeable guide, you’ll be struck by the

great numbers of buffalo, giraffe, zebra, impala and kudu roaming the plains and elephants, hippo and crocodile along the river banks. Tonight enjoy dinner in your peaceful surroundings. (BLD) Mfuwe Lodge

Day 3 South Luangwa National Park Leopards, lions and even wild dogs are among the predators you can spot as you continue your exploration of this wild area. Hop aboard your safari vehicle with your ranger to scout the oxbow lagoons in search of crowned cranes and scurrying baboons. After dinner, perhaps indulge in a luxurious massage. (BLD) Mfuwe Lodge

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Day 4 South Luangwa National Park This region is known for pioneering the walking safari. You can get a more intimate look at the smaller creatures on a guided bushwalk today. Return from your late afternoon game drive just as the nocturnal civets and genets begin to emerge. (BLD) Mfuwe Lodge

Day 5 South Luangwa

National Park / Lower Zambezi National Park

Take flight to your next camp in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park. This award-winning property is known for its expert guides and diverse range of activities, including game drives and walks, canoeing, boating and

catch and release angling. Spend the afternoon getting acquainted with your new surroundings and viewing wildlife from the deck overlooking the river. Watch elephants wandering through the grounds and impalas and kudus coming to drink. (BLD) Chiawa Camp

Day 6 Lower Zambezi National Park Gather your binoculars and meet your expert guide to experience a day of wildlife viewing while paddling a canoe or boating along the Zambezi River. In addition to bird watching, observe herds of elephant along the riverbanks and island-hopping buffalo and waterbuck. (BLD) Chiawa Camp

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Day 7 Lower Zambezi National Park Listen for the cry of the fish eagle as you continue your exploration of the pristine wilderness. Take a walking safari with an armed scout to quietly observe the wildlife and build your gallery of photos. After a delicious dinner, immerse yourself in the starlit skies and the peace of the bush. (BLD) Chiawa Camp

Day 8 Lower Zambezi National Park / Depart Rise early to fly back to Lusaka for your international flight or onward arrangements. (B) *LAND and TOUR FLIGHTS All prices in USD per person based on double occupancy. Valid for April 24 – May 31, 2017. For other months please consult our website at www.africantravelinc.com

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Namibia

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Namibia is a place of great contrasts, characterized by vast open spaces, endless horizons and dramatic desertscapes. The country’s rare plant species, magnificent wildlife, and incredible night skies offer some of the most mesmerizing scenery in the world. The Fish River Canyon in the south cuts an impressive 100 mile long gorge into an otherwise flat landscape, while the iconic red sand dunes of Sossusvlei tower more than 900 feet above the surrounding plains. With its shimmering salt pans, Etosha National Park

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is Namibia’s premier wildlife destination. Large herds of plains game concentrate around the waterholes in the dry season, while the summer rainfall welcomes abundant new life. In the north, the haunting and evocative, Skeleton Coast is known for its swirling mists and shipwreck strewn shorelines. The Kunene region with its stark plains and ancient valleys is one of the harshest environments on the planet. Here, the most reliable water source is the fog created by the cold Atlantic Ocean and warm air of the desert. Yet, this living

desert thrives with life in all its unique and varied forms, from the bizarre welwitschia plant and solitary oryx to the rare brown hyena and desert adapted rhino and elephant. For a truly off the beaten path experience, venture to the remote north, home to the statuesque Himba, one of the last true nomadic tribes on earth. Namibia’s hidden treasures are for those who appreciate an unspoiled and authentic experience.


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This flying safari promises a one-of-a-kind wilderness experience for seekers of the remote and profound. Marvel at the stark scenery, desolate coastlines endless ancient valleys and desert adapted wildlife.

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Hoanib Skeleton Coast

Scenic flight from Skeleton Coast to camp Track rhino with Save the Rhino Trust

Red sands in Namibia Desert

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Day 1 Arrive Windhoek, Namibia Touch down in Namibia’s capital and transfer to your hotel for a relaxing evening. Olive Grove Guesthouse

Day 2 Windhoek /

Skeleton Coast

Take flight to the remote Kaokoveld, an area with rugged landscapes, dotted with welwitschia plants and dry riverbeds that lead to seas of soft sand dunes and phenomenal oases. Despite the arid environs, this landscape is inhabited by incredible desert-adapted plant and animal life. One of the greatest concentrations of desert elephant can

be found, along with Hartmann’s zebra, oryx, giraffe, springbok, and even lion and brown hyena. (BLD) Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Day 3 Skeleton Coast

Depart on a full day overland excursion to the coast, taking in the wilderness and wildlife of the Hoanib riverbed and floodplain along the way. The coast is home to Cape fur seals, black-backed jackals and brown hyena. After lunch and weather permitting, a scenic flight back to camp, offers you phenomenal views of this dramatic landscape from the air. (BLD) Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

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Day 4 Skeleton Coast

Soak up the quiet solitude as the day dawns. Game drives showcase the magnitude of the landscape, while nature walks offer an exciting way to get an intimate perspective of the environment. For a fascinating adventure, take a day trip to one of the desert oases. (BLD) Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Day 5 Skeleton Coast / Damaraland Fly to Damaraland and the land of the rhinos as you travel to your next classic tented camp. This region is recognized

for having the largest free-roaming black rhino population in Africa. (BLD) Desert Rhino Camp

Day 6 Damaraland

Set off with your guide and explore this miraculous ecosystem marked for its minimalist beauty and wealth of arid-adapted wildlife. At the end of the day, relax on your deck and take in the vistas of the surrounding desert and mountains. (BLD) Desert Rhino Camp

Day 7 Damaraland

Continue your exploration of this rugged area. Join your guide for a nature walk

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and track the rhinos by foot. This evening, dine beneath the thatched roof of your outdoor boma and gather around the fire to share your day’s adventures. (BLD) Desert Rhino Camp

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Depart

Relish one last wondrous game drive before your departure. Arrive home with a lifetime of memories and a gallery of amazing images. (B) *LAND and TOUR FLIGHTS All prices in USD per person based on double occupancy. Valid for January 11 – March 31, 2017. For other months please consult our website at www.africantravelinc.com

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Rwanda

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Visiting Rwanda, “the land of a thousand hills,” is one of the great wildlife adventures on the planet. The welcoming people, rich landscapes and wildlife attractions make Rwanda an ideal addition to any African safari. Rwanda is mountainous, green and lush, and home to a variety of primates, more than 100 orchid and over 600 bird species – a paradise for bird watchers, conservationists and botanists alike. 72

The star attraction is the highly endangered mountain gorilla. An encounter with a silverback gorilla, and his family, can be a hair-raising experience and one you will likely never forget! Their human-like characteristics are fascinating and to observe them grooming, foraging and nesting is a privilege. The young juveniles are playful and mischievous. While the majority of tourism is focused on a visit to the Parc National des Volcans in

the north, the nearby Lake Kivu offers a great place to unwind after a trekking adventure. For those with a bit more time Nyunge National Park offers a pristine mountain rainforest which is home to habituated Chimpanzees and other primate species. It’s definitely time to put on your boots and visit Rwanda.


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Follow in the footsteps of late activist Dian Fossey and observe the “Gorillas in the Mist” on this extraordinary journey into Rwanda’s Virunga Mountains and Parc National des Volcans.

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Complimentary massage at Virunga Gorilla trekking permit

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Day 1 Arrive

Parc National Des Volcans, Rwanda After a warm Rwandan welcome and lunch in Kigali, you’ll be transferred to your eco lodge near Parc National des Volcans. (LD) Kigali Serena Hotel

Day 2 Parc National Des Volcans Meet your expert guide and spend a vigorous day trekking through the steep, often muddy forest

to observe a habituated gorilla group. While you may be lucky and catch up with the gorillas by mid-morning, sometimes tracking them down can take a full day, especially when it’s wet. Quietly observe them as they feed on the lush foliage and tend to each other with uncannily human-like mannerisms. Depending upon when you return, spend the rest of the afternoon exploring from your lodge. Meet

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the children at the nearby Mwiko School, gather at the crackling fire or retreat to your veranda and let the sights and sounds of the rainforest envelop you. (BLD) Virunga Lodge

Day 3 Parc National Des Volcans Today, do a second trek (pre-purchase of the gorilla permit is required at the time of booking) or choose from a variety of optional excursions on offer from

the lodge. Stroll through the forest to spot lively golden monkeys. Trek in the footsteps of the late activist Dian Fossey on a full-day hike to visit her gravesite and the remains of her Karisoke Research Center. Visit Lake Kivu, take a guided walk to Lake Bulera or visit the Imbabazi Orphanage and have tea or lunch with the staff and volunteers. (BLD) Virunga Lodge

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Day 4 Parc National Des Volcans / Depart Travel back to Kigali. If time permits, visit the market, the Franco-Rwandan cultural center and the Kigali Genocide Memorial until you transfer to the airport for your onward arrangements. (B) *LAND ONLY All prices in USD per person based on double occupancy. Valid for March – May and October 15 – December 15, 2017. For other months please consult our website at www.africantravelinc.com

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Uganda

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Often described as the “Pearl of Africa,” this lush land is celebrated for its primate population and fine scenery. Uganda has been attracting active adventure travelers to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to view the endangered mountain gorillas for many years. Tread softly and observe these fascinating mammals as they go about 74

their daily grooming and foraging rituals. Uganda’s other pearls include the Queen Elizabeth National Park which offers the complimentary traditional East Africa big game safari experience. This park is home to lion, elephant, hyena and the giant forest hog, to name just a few. An afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel is the perfect

way to end the day as the animals and birds come to the water. Kibale Forest National Park is another destination where you put on your hiking boots and set out in hopes of finding the chimpanzees. Murchison National Park’s main attraction is Murchison Falls, as well as the River Nile, with its resident hippo and crocodile population.


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Endangered mountain gorillas and intriguing chimpanzees are the star attractions in this adventurous safari to lush Uganda. Venture to the lush green Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to track and observe the habituated primates.

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Engage with lion researchers Gorilla trek permit Chimpanzee trek permit

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Day 1 Arrive Entebbe, Uganda Upon your airport arrival, you’ll be welcomed and transferred to your tranquil hotel in Entebbe. Protea Hotel Entebbe

Day 2 Entebbe /

Kibale Forest

Fly over 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 Rwenzori Mountains. (BLD) Ndali Lodge

Day 3 Kibale Forest

Set out to explore the lush Kibale Forest National Park, which is home to 13 primate species, of which the star attraction are the chimpanzees. Wrap up your day with a visit to the Bigodi wetlands to spot the graceful swamp birds. (BLD) Ndali Lodge

Day 4 Kibale Forest / Queen Elizabeth National Park Drive to 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 elephants, bushbuck and waterbuck.

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The Kasenyi plains are excellent for lion sightings and large herds of Ugandan kob. Watch the sun set over Kyambura Gorge. (BLD) Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Day 5 Queen Elizabeth National Park Head out with a lion researcher in search of lion prides in the national park to gather information and track their activities. Board a small boat to cruise the Kazinga Channel and watch for pink-backed pelicans, saddle-billed storks, and hippos. At your lodge, gather for sundowners and watch wildlife on the savanna plains. (BLD) Kyambura Gorge Lodge

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 eco-lodge. (BLD) Bwindi Lodge

Day 7 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Don your hiking boots and rain gear and get ready to conquer 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

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protect them. Tonight, gather around the fire to share your impressions of these gentle primates with fellow adventurers. (BLD) Bwindi Lodge

Day 8 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest / Depart Bid farewell to your forest friends and fly to Entebbe for your onward arrangements. (B) *LAND and TOUR FLIGHTS All prices in USD per person based on double occupancy. Valid for April, May and November 2017. For other months please consult our website at www.africantravelinc.com

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Africa’s Islands

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Island Adventures A picture is worth a thousand words… Shimmering waters and soft sandy beaches make an island stay the perfect way to extend your African adventure and soak in all that you have seen and experienced. Ask our safari specialists which destination is right for you.

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Visit this volcanic Indian Ocean island, surrounded by turquoise waters with palm-fringed beaches of white sand. Whether a romantic escape, a family holiday or a respite after the rigors of a long safari, Mauritius is a tropical haven.

Retreat to an island of great beauty with beaches of powder white sand that extend for miles. Azure seas crisscrossed by local dhows, bewitching coral reefs and rare tropical fish make this the ultimate destination for the ocean-lover.

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Iridescent waters and glistening beaches make the Seychelles an ideal post-safari retreat. Home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Seychelles promises adventure and breathtaking natural beauty in pristine surroundings.

Set off the coast of Tanzania, the exotic “Spice Island” of Zanzibar is still a little-known gem. Characterized by sandy beaches and fringed by coral reefs, Zanzibar is the perfect place to relax after an East Africa safari adventure.

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Madagascar

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Sometimes called “the eighth continent” for its biodiversity, Madagascar is home to 5% of all the world’s wildlife and vegetation, most of which is exclusive to the island. Madagascar’s unique flora and fauna is matched by epic landscapes of unbelievable diversity; just 200 miles can take you from desert to rainforest and everything in between. Antananarivo is the colorful capital with steep cobblestoned streets and beautiful colonial buildings. A journey through the interior of Madagascar takes you past terraced hillsides with fertile rice fields. Along the way, you’ll interact with the welcoming Malagasy going

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about daily life, working in the rice paddies, tending to their zebu cattle, riding ox wagons and walking along the dusty roads with their baskets balanced precariously on their heads. Composed of two parts, the Andasibe Mantadia National Park is one of the most popular parks. The Analamazaotra is home to approximately 11 species of lemurs. However, the real attraction is the Indri, the largest lemur, whose haunting wail can be heard emanating throughout the forest. Mantadia is a birdwatcher and botanist paradise with numerous waterfalls and wonderful landscapes. Madagascar’s sights are endless. Explore the

red iron oxide pinnacles of the Tsingy Rouge National Park and the Jurassic beauty of the desert canyon of Isalo National Park, where erosion has carved the sandstone into fantastic shapes. Discover dazzling beaches with some of the world’s best snorkeling and diving sites and watch the sun set in the Avenue of the Baobabs. Travel through Madagascar often comes with delayed flights, dirt roads and basic accommodation, but all of this adds to its allure and charm. It is a wonderful destination for outdoor lovers and those who relish adventure.


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Step into the magical world of Madagascar. This active adventure takes you in search of camouflaged chameleons, multiple species of the island’s signature lemurs, prized orchids and brilliantly-plumed birds.

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Avenue of the Baobabs

Local market visit Special lunch in a fig tree Enjoy sundowners in a baobab grove and watch the sun set and the moon rise

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Day 1 Arrive Antananarivo, Madagascar

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Indri, the largest of lemurs. This is a great place for bird watching and special ones to look out for are the Velvet Asity and Nuthatch Vanga. Tonight, return to the reserve with your guide to witness the antics of the nocturnal species. (BLD)

Day 2 Antananarivo / Andasibe

Day 4 Andasibe

Tonga Soa! Bienvenue! Enjoy a fetching French-Malagasy welcome and your first night in “Tana,” Madagascar’s 500-year-old capital. (D)

Meet your guide and begin your journey past the rice fields and fruit stands to Andasibe, gateway to the Perinet Reserve. Check into your airy bungalow beneath the palms and enjoy the music of the rainforest. (BLD) Vakona Forest Lodge

Day 3 Andasibe

Head into the Perinet Reserve or, as the Malagasy call it, the Analamazaotra rainforest. As you walk with your guide, listen for the haunting wails of the

Vakona Forest Lodge

Spend a fascinating day exploring Mantadia National Park, a naturalist’s goldmine filled with seldom seen species of lemurs and reptiles. Grab your binoculars for the most rewarding bird watching; perhaps you’ll spot a Scaly Ground Roller or a Red Breasted Coua. (BLD) Vakona Forest Lodge

Day 5 Andasibe /

Antananarivo

Enjoy a leisurely morning, soaking up the brilliant colors and earthy scents of

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the surrounding rainforest. This afternoon, drive back to the capital and enjoy the evening at leisure. (BLD) Pavillon de l’Emyrne

Day 6 Antananarivo / Mandrare River Fly to Fort Dauphin where your guide awaits your arrival to transport you to the southern island’s arid, other-worldly terrain. Settle into your tent and enjoy the majestic views of the river and mountains beyond. After lunch, leave for a walk to the Sacred Ifotaka community forests dotted with the ancestral tombs of the local Antandroy Tribe, as well as an array of flora and fauna unique to the spiny forest. (BLD) Mandrare River Camp

Day 7 Mandrare River

Awaken to the call of the Coucal and the tantalizing aroma of baked croissants

before setting out for the Sacred Gallery forests. Your guided walk among the tamarind trees should reveal large groups of Ringtailed lemurs and dancing Verreaux’s sifakas. Later, enjoy sundowners as you watch the sun silhouetting the baobabs. This evening, perhaps the villagers will treat you to a traditional performance. (BLD) Mandrare River Camp

Day 8 Mandrare River

Immerse yourself in the tapestry of valley life as you spend the morning with your guide at the local marketplace, mingling with the Malagasy who have travelled from afar to buy and sell their wares. This afternoon depart for a night walk. At first, you’ll be searching for sifakas and sleeping white-foot sportive lemurs but once the sun has

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set, tread softly and watch as the nocturnal mouse lemur and chameleons begin to stir. (BLD) Mandrare River Camp

Day 9 Mandrare River / Antananarivo After breakfast, your driver will take you to the airport in Fort Dauphin for your flight to Antananarivo. Settle into your hotel and join your guide for an afternoon city tour. (BD) Pavillon de l’Emyrne

Day 10 Antananarivo /

Depart

Return to the airport for your international departure flight. (B) *LAND and INTERNAL AIR All prices in USD per person based on double occupancy. Valid for March 21 – June 20, November 21 – December 31, 2017. For other months please consult our website at www.africantravelinc.com

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Egypt

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Discover the ancient civilizations of Egypt, a world of wonder, where time is measured by dynasties, and distance by the setting sun. The always bustling city of Cairo is a juncture of four worlds: modern and ancient, Christian and Muslim. Explore the ancient world, the three Pyramids of Giza, the majestic Sphinx, the Citadel of Salah El 80

Din, the mosques, museums and bazaars. Sail the Nile, the world’s longest river, and discover the Valley of the Kings and Queens with the magnificent temples and tombs along the way. The grandeur and beauty of Ancient Egypt’s colossal monuments never fails to astonish. Additional impressive destinations include

Saint Catherine’s Monastery located at the foot of mystical and spiritual Mount Sinai, the sandy beaches and underwater paradise of Sharm El Sheikh and the capital of the Greco-Roman Empire, Alexandria. Once the “Pearl of the Mediterranean,” Alexandria is a fascinating mix of history and modernity.


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The mysterious world of Egypt’s pharaohs and pantheon of gods comes alive on this journey through “the cradle of ancient civilization.” Explore Cairo and the pyramids and cruise the Nile River, visiting the Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Aswan.

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Discover Egypt’s wonders with a private Egyptologist Abu Simbel by Air

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Day 1 Arrive Cairo, Egypt With a warm “Marhaban,” you are welcomed and transported to your luxurious hotel. Unwind from your travels and immerse yourself in the captivating vistas of the pyramids and the Nile.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence

Day 2 Cairo

Today’s tour starts with the Egyptian Museum, the country’s richest collection of antiquities, and its renowned mummy room. Explore bustling Cairo with visits to the Citadel, the Hanging Church and the Alabaster Mosque. Stroll through the labyrinth of alleys of the Khan El-Khalili bazaar. (BLD) Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence

Day 3 Cairo

Today’s sites include the ancient capital of Memphis, Alabaster Sphinx and the Colossus of Ramses II. Continue to Sakkara and its sprawling necropolis. Visit the Step Pyramid, the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza to view these engineering marvels. Wrap up your sightseeing at the Solar Boat Museum, site of Cheops’ huge funerary boat. (BL) Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence

Day 4 Cairo / Luxor

Fly to Luxor, site of ancient Egypt’s capital city of Thebes. This afternoon visit the temples at Abydos. (BL) Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa.

Day 5 Nile River Cruise

Board the elegant River Tosca. After lunch, explore the fascinating Karnak

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You can’t miss the colossal remains of the two statues of Pharaoh Amenohotep III. Tonight, don traditional Egyptian dress for a festive Galabeya party. (BLD)

Temple and its great Hypostyle Hall. Savor a leisurely afternoon as your ship travels north to Dendera. (BLD) River Tosca

Day 6 Nile River Cruise

Explore the wonderfullypreserved Temple of Hathor, the horned cow goddess of love. Return to your ship for lunch, then, cruise back to Luxor where you’ll disembark to view its magnificent temple. (BLD) River Tosca

Day 7 Nile River Cruise

Venture into the Valley of the Kings, which contains 63 tombs, including that of King Tutankhamun. (King Tut’s tomb at an additional cost.) Visit the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female ruler.

River Tosca

Day 8 Nile River Cruise

The dual Temple of Kom Ombo is dedicated to the falcon god Horus and the crocodile god Sobek. Cruise to Aswan and the High Dam built in 1960. Visit the granite quarries and see the Unfinished Obelisk. Explore the Philae Temple, which was dismantled and rebuilt on higher ground. Cap the afternoon with a sail on a traditional felucca. (BLD) River Tosca

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Day 9 Aswan / Abu Simbel / Depart Disembark your floating hotel and fly to Abu Simbel, site of the twin Temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari. This UNESCO-designated site was dismantled and rebuilt, saving the 3,500-year-old temples from the rising waters of Lake Nasser. Later, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Enjoy a day room and a farewell dinner, before your transfer to the airport. (BLD) Fairmont Heliopolis *LAND and INTERNAL AIR All prices in USD per person based on double occupancy. Valid for May – September 27, 2017. For other months please consult our website at www.africantravelinc.com

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OUR PRIDE IS SHOWING At South African Airways, we have been dedicated to making travel to Africa an enjoyable experience for over 80 years. From the moment you board, you will enjoy superb in-flight comfort and legendary South African warmth and hospitality that has earned us a 4-Star rating from Skytrax for 13 consecutive years. With daily nonstop service from New York and daily direct service from Washington, D.C. to Johannesburg with onward connections to over 75 destinations in Africa, we are proud to be Africa’s most awarded airline.


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 tour. By accepting final tour documents you accept all these terms and conditions.

How to Book

Contact your professional travel agent or African Travel, Inc. 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 non-refundable deposit equal to 20%* of your total tour cost is required to guarantee your reservation. If departure date is within 65 days, full payment is required to book your space. Final Payment: Full payment is due 65 days prior to departure. Important Note: The price for your air inclusive tour is subject to increase on your air portion, prior to the time you make full payment. However, the price is not subject to increase after full payment on your air portion has been made. We strongly suggest that you pay your full air portion as you deposit to avoid any increases. *Please note, deposit and final amount may vary by itinerary.

Cancellation Charges

a) 20% of total tour cost is forfeited for cancellation made 66 days or more before departure.** b) 50% of total tour cost is forfeited for cancellations made between 65 and 30 days before departure.** c) 100% of total tour 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. African Travel reserves the sole right to not accept a reservation or to cancel a reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received within the above specified periods. African Travel will not be responsible for lost land and air reservations. We recommend you obtain travel insurance. We make no representation or guarantee concerning reimbursement, scope of coverage, or other aspect of any travel insurance policy or claim.

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. If you are traveling solo and want to share a room, we can try to fulfill your request. African Travel, however, shall not be responsible or liable for any claims or issues arising out of the roommate pairing. 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 people. 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, motor coach 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. There may be seasonal closure of some attractions. Airline Baggage Limits: Airlines limit the number, size (dimensions) and weight of baggage. They may charge fees for checked baggage. The limits and fees and circumstances vary by airline, country, domestic or international flight, airplane size and type, and other factors, and they can change any time. You must check with the air carriers in your itinerary for current baggage restrictions and fees. On small chartered flights within Africa, additional luggage restrictions apply. Some 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 may be as low as 25 lbs., depending on aircraft type and destination. Client is responsible to arrange and pay to store excess baggage. Luggage and personal effects are at owner’s risk throughout travel. We are not responsible if your luggage is not permitted to be carried. Tour Planning: Tour planning, preparation, marketing and operational costs are included in the price. These prices are based on tariffs, taxes and exchange rates in effect at the time of printing. African Travel reserves the right to increase prices due to changes in tariffs, taxes or exchange rates. All prices are per person, quoted in US dollars and reflect the lowest price for departure dates between January 01 and December 31, 2017 Revisions To Itinerary: A fee of $100 will be charged for a revision to a confirmed itinerary. We do not assure that it will be possible to make your requested revision. 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, paid TV entertainment, meals not specified in the itinerary, medicines, personal and baggage insurance, and local airport taxes. These are examples of nonincluded 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 unless specifically included in tour price. 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. 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, charges or

levies imposed by any government or its agencies. No refund or credit will be provided on account of costs being reduced. The price does not cover costs and expenses, including your return home, if you leave the tour, whether by our choice, your own choice, due to illness, action by any government, or other reason. Refund Request: Application for refund 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 a tour, for any number of consecutive or non-consecutive days, or unused hotel accommodation. Many other kinds of circumstances are also not a basis for a refund. We recommend you obtain insurance covering various risks of interruption, illness, injury, loss of property and the like. Passport/Visa/Inoculation/Insurance: Passports are required for international travel. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your scheduled return date and should have sufficient blank pages for visas and immigration stamps. Visas are required for travel to many areas. Many countries also have immunization requirements. Some countries require foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. Requirements vary by country and can change. You should obtain up-to-date information from authorities of the countries involved. African Travel shall not be liable for delay or denial of entry due to inability to satisfy entry requirements or entry authority’s questioning or refusal to accept proof of entry requirements. Clients with Disabilities: African Travel welcomes clients with special needs or disabilities. Client must inform us in advance, as early as possible, of any physical, medical or other special need that requires 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. Children: We welcome children on our tours but an adult or guardian must always accompany and supervise the child(ren) and African Travel has the right, in its sole discretion, to exclude children from certain activities if it is not appropriate given the age of the children. Safety of Yourself and Others: Client must ensure you and those under your care 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 that cannot be eliminated by 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, dressing or toileting). A client who requires services of a personal nature (eating, dressing or toileting, as examples) should consider bringing a companion to provide the assistance and understand that other clients 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 client’s expense. African Travel is not responsible or liable for loss or cost incurred due to unavailability of medical services, inability to obtain or delay in obtaining medical services if available, medical services obtained, or level of care or services received. You must bring an adequate supply of your medication, if any, for the duration of The Tour. Some guided tours can include rough terrain, walking over unpaved or uneven pavement, steps, locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair, bumps, and other challenging conditions. 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. Smoking is generally not permitted on our tours except for approved smoking areas. Smoking is never allowed on coaches, vans, or safari vehicles. African Travel has the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your tour if your behavior or actions are so disruptive or negatively impacting the tour. If this happens, you are responsible for your travel costs home and no refund shall be given. Photography During Travel: We reserve the right to take photographs during the operation of the tour for promotional purposes and, by booking your tour, you consent to your images being used for this purpose. If you do not consent, you must inform us at the beginning of the tour. Limits Of Responsibility: African Travel, your travel agent, tour operators and subcontractors of services act only as agents for the supplier regarding your travel, whether by plane, car, motor coach, 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, and other events, 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, or in the chain of supply. All such injury, damage, loss, additional expense, accident, delay, schedule change or other irregularity will be at your risk and cost. Changes: When services and accommodations described in this brochure cannot be supplied or the itinerary is changed due to delays or other causes of any kind or nature beyond African Travel’s control, African Travel may seek to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries. There shall be no refund in these circumstances. African Travel reserves the right to make changes to the itinerary and/or cancel any tour, 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 client contract in use by airlines is 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:

Additional risks and dangers may arise including, but not limited to, hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas, hazards of 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, terrorist acts, and acts of national and local governments and unrest and acts of others against governments. These risks are not an exhaustive list but are examples of many kinds of risks. You are voluntarily participating in these activities with the knowledge that there are significant dangers involved, and you hereby agree to accept any and all risks. As lawful consideration for the agreement with African Travel to participate in such tours and activities you agree you will not make a claim against African Travel or its personnel or sue for bodily injury, emotional trauma, death, property loss or 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 tour. You release African Travel and its personnel 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, also including minors accompanying you. This agreement also binds your heirs, legal representatives and assigns. International Treaties: Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time clients are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international conventions which may apply to services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of the services. International conventions which apply may, depending on the circumstances, include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all the benefits of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to clients and luggage. We try to ensure accuracy of information at the time of printing. However error or change is possible. African Travel shall not be liable for printing, photographic or typographic errors or condition changes, or human errors or errors arising from unforeseen or other circumstances. These terms cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of African Travel. If any portion of this Agreement is unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. CHOICE OF LAW AND VENUE SELECTION Any litigation involving or relating to this contract, any brochure or any aspect of your tour shall 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. CALIFORNIA TRAVEL CONSUMER RESTITUTION FUND (TCRF): Clients who purchase from within California: This transaction is covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund (TCRF) if the client is located in California at the time of payment. Eligible clients may file a claim with TCRF if the client 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 client is the total amount paid on behalf of the client 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 formatters 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. Clients purchasing from outside of California: This transaction is not covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. THE USTOA $1 MILLION TRAVELERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: African Travel shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of TravCorp USA, Inc. who, as an Active Member of the USTOA, is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of African Travel customers in the unlikely event of African Travel’s bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by TravCorp USA, Inc. and shared among its affiliates may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by African Travel. More details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 345 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1801, New York, New York 10001, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com. FINANCIAL PROTECTION US$20MILLION— YOUR PEACE OF MIND GUARANTEE The traveling public has always been concerned about protection of advanced bookings. As an additional part of our commitment to providing our clients with peace of mind when choosing African Travel, Travcorp Financial Services Limited provides a guarantee of $20 million in respect of customers travelling with African Travel. In these terms and conditions, African Travel refers to African Travel (2003), Inc., a California corporation. ©2003-2016 African Travel (2003), Inc. African Travel is a registered seller of travel in California, Registration No. 2071444-20. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

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