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World Elephant Day

August 12th, 2016, by Sherwin Banda

World Elephant Day 2016

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Aug. 9, 2016 – World Elephant Day falls on Aug. 12, a day dedicated to spreading awareness about the critical threats these creatures face and supporting organizations working to ensure their survival. African Travel, Inc. is proud to continue its legacy of supporting the defense and conservation of elephants and other wildlife through a variety of initiatives and partnerships.

“Africa is home to a diverse collection of wildlife, but nothing is more iconic than the Big Five, and elephants are truly one of the most magnificent creatures in existence,” said Sherwin Banda, president, African Travel, Inc. “As an organization, we are committed to improving the local communities where we operate and improving sustainability efforts across the entire African continent. ‘World Elephant Day’ is a special reminder that even the world’s biggest creatures need defending.”

As one of the founding members of The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organization established by parent company The Travel Corporation (TTC), African Travel is an active supporter of WildAidand TreadRight’s other projects. WildAid focuses on reducing the demand for endangered specieslike elephants by specifically targeting consumers with engaging public service announcements and education initiatives. The campaigns use sophisticated and compelling announcements to deliver the message: “When the buying stops, the killing can too.”

African Travel also understands many safari guests wish to show support for these causes throughvolunteer work. Safari Specialists can facilitate those who want to donate their time, expertise, and physical labor to a variety of projects in East and Southern Africa, including volunteering in the conservation field, working in a medical clinic, or helping to build a shelter or school. 

Due to African Travel’s conservation partners, guests support these initiatives simply by booking a safari. Rapid human encroachment and unprecedented levels of poaching are causing some experts to voice the concern of a not-too-distant-future elephant extinction, so guests are encouraged to witness these exquisite creatures now. African Travel’s “The Last Refuge” is a connoisseur’s safari adventure through Botswana, including the Okavango Delta (home to thriving populations of elephants) and the Kalahari Desert. 

“The Last Refuge” is a nine-day exploration of Johannesburg, Linyanti, Okavango Delta and Makgadikgadi Pans. Prices start from $8,825 per person.

African Travel, Inc.’s New Safari Takes Mothers to the Motherland

May 2nd, 2016, by Sherwin Banda

African Travel, Inc.’s New Safari Takes Mothers to the Motherland

Just in time for Mother’s Day, African Travel, Inc. is unveiling an all-new Safari Vacation Package designed to delight and indulge. The award-winning safari outfitter, who was recently voted one of Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best,” developed “Cape Town & Big Five Kruger Safari” to showcase the best of South Africa’s sights, sounds and flavors. As an added Mother’s Day bonus, guests will receive a safari hat and travel tote/backpack.

“Few experiences can compare to traveling with your family, and South Africa is at the top of nearly everyone’s bucket list,” said Sherwin Banda, president of African Travel, Inc. “We believe the best gift is the gift of travel, and we’ve created this package at an exceptional value so that the whole family can join and treat Mom to a journey she’ll never forget.”

This 10-day journey begins in Cape Town at The Commodore, a luxurious hotel located at the highest point of the historic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Four days at leisure allow families ample time to explore the city's grandeur, from iconic Table Mountain to the cobblestoned streets of the quaint and colorful Malay Quarter. The Cape Winelands, Cape Peninsula, Boulders Beach and Robben Island are ideal day trip ideas, as is spending the afternoon in Cape Town’s legendary shopping district. On the last evening in Cape Town, guests enjoy dinner at the Portswood Hotel’s Quarterdeck Restaurant, which specializes in traditional Cape Malay cooking.

Mthethomusa Game Reserve, adjacent to Kruger National Park, is the next stop on this itinerary, heralding a kaleidoscope of wildlife including South Africa’s coveted “Big Five.” Twice-daily game drives intimately introduce guests to the sights and sounds of the bush and expert rangers navigate the bush to provide the best possible experience and photo opportunities. Savory breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included and Mom is even treated to a complimentary 30-minute back, neck and shoulder massage at the lodge (as is everyone else).

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Celebrate National Volunteer Week with African Travel, Inc.

March 16th, 2016, by Sherwin Banda

Celebrate National Volunteer Week with African Travel, Inc.

~Guests support long-lasting initiatives while enjoying the safari of their dreams~

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., March xx, 2016 – African Travel, Inc. is supporting National Volunteer Week by providing numerous opportunities for guests to invest in Africa’s future. Travelers can donate their time, expertise and physical labor to a variety of projects in Cape Town, Livingstone, and Tanzania while enjoying African Travel’s award-winning collection, named one of Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best.”


“It’s our ultimate goal to provide our guests with the safari of their dreams while making a meaningful difference in the world,” said Sherwin Banda, president of African Travel. “We love the fact that our travelers want to give back to the communities they visit and leave their own legacy. We are heralding the age of voluntourism.”


National Volunteer Week 2016 will be held from April 10 through 17. African Travel guests can add voluntourism options to many of the existing brochure tours. One day is the most frequently requested addition, but travelers with more time can extend their opportunities.


African Travel also encourages the sustainable development of tourism by partnering with the TreadRight Foundation and supporting projects that benefit the environment, heritage and community of Africa. Other partners include The Amy Foundation, which contributes to community building programs in Cape Town, and WildAid, whose mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade by shutting down global consumption of wildlife products.


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