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World Rhino Day 2018

September 20th, 2018, by African Travel

It’s estimated that at the beginning of the 20th century, there were 500,000 rhinos across Africa and Asia. Today, there are only 29,000 rhinos in the wild.

On this World Rhino Day, September 22, 2018, we celebrate all five species of rhino – the Black Rhino, White Rhino, Indian Rhino, Sumatran Rhino and the Javan Rhino. But three of the five rhino species are Critically Endangered, meaning they face a high chance of extinction.

At African Travel, Inc. we are passionate about protecting wildlife. That’s why we partner with the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organization created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands. At African Travel and TreadRight, our mission is clear, to have a positive impact on the people and communities we visit, to help protect wild and marine life, and to care for the planet we call home.

Here are a few ways we work with the TreadRight Foundation to protect rhinos to ensure their survival.

TreadRight Bat Hawk
The TreadRight Bat Hawk is a light aircraft used by the Wilderness Foundation – Africa to track and monitor rhinos in the Eastern Cape. This indispensable tool has been instrumental in safeguarding the region from the unrelenting poaching threat rhinos face on a daily basis.

Did you know 3 rhinos are poached for their horn every day on average across Africa?

Book African Travel’s South African Adventure
When guests book our South African Adventure safari vacation, a contribution is made in their name toward rhino conservation.

Turn Off Your GPS Location While on Safari 
Poachers are now using unsuspecting tourists to hunt their prey. We encourage all guest on safari to turn off geotagging on their phones when they are taking photos of wildlife. Guests will likely post photos of animals to social media sites, not realizing that embedded within the post or the photo is a geotag containing the GPS location of the photo or poster. This allows poachers to track animals of value. Click here to learn how you can turn off geotagging on your phone. 


To see us in action, watch this video of the African Travel team micro-chipping a rhino at Shamwari Game Reserve last year. 

Giving back to a world that has given us so much is an intention at the heart of The Travel Corporation. Learn how we make travel matter. 

Introducing our new 2019 brochure...

September 6th, 2018, by African Travel

We're excited to unveil our new 2019 brochure! Like the spots on a leopard, no two travelers’ dreams are the same. Our goal for 2019 is to be your dream maker. Whether you want to see rare mountain gorillas and other wildlife, experience adrenalin adventures, immerse themselves in African culture, or taste local delicacies – or all of the above – we can make your dreams of Africa come true. 

Request a brochure here

African Travel Presents Africa Awaits


World Elephant Day 2018

August 8th, 2018, by African Travel

Did You Know…

As of 2018, there are still more African elephants being killed for ivory than are being born? In honor of World Elephant Day this Sunday, August 12th, we’re sharing our top seven facts about elephants to help prevent the extinction of these beautiful mammals.

  1. The African elephant weighs 22, 000 pounds
    In one day, an adult elephant can consume up to 300 pounds of food. As the largest land animals, elephants roam great distances for large quantities of food to sustain their massive bodies.
  2. An elephant’s trunk has more than 40, 000 different muscles
    An elephant’s trunk is like a long nose that they use for smelling, drinking, breathing, trumpeting and for grabbing things.
  3. After a death, elephant family members show signs of grief
    Research on elephants who experience a death within their family have shown that they have a respect for their dead. Years later, elephants have been observed re-visiting the site where one of their herd or family has died 
  4. Elephant’s use their very large ears to radiate excess heat away from their body
  5. Elephants don’t sweat so they flap their large ears back and forth to create a light breeze that can speed up the cooling process.


  6. Elephants can live to be 70 years old
    Many elephants aren’t living this long because of the illegal ivory trade that has elephants poached for their tusks
  7. Elephants purr like cats to communicate
    Elephants communicate in a variety of ways, but one of the most interesting ways they communicate is by producing rumbles so low that humans can’t hear them. 

  8. Elephants are social creatures
    Elephants are known to protect and comfort each other, “babysit” calves and help each other when one needs assistance moving. They are also known to sometimes “hug” each other by wrapping their trunks together.




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