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We express our gratitude to the travel community and the local heroes making a difference.


This summer African Travel is focused on expressing gratitude. We are forever grateful for the travel community who touch our lives daily and all heroes who stand up to help others. We have much to be thankful for and want to recognize those who are making a difference in their local communities.  

We turned to our trusted partners, the travel advisor community and asked advisors this June to nominate a hero from their community who has made a positive difference during this unprecedented time.

We are very impressed with the submissions received. From caregivers and boy scout volunteers to firemen, there are many stories of friends, family and co-workers having a huge impact on our lives.

We are currently shortlisting the Top 10 Heroes and will publish a poll the week of July 13. Then you can choose who will be named the African Travel Community Hero.

African Travel will reward the hero and their guest with the ultimate 8-night private escape to Cape Town, South Africa and Botswana, where they can relax and disconnect at Chobe Game Lodge (or equivalent) and Red Carnation’s Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa and Xigera Safari Lodge.

The advisor who nominated our winning ‘hero’ will be rewarded with a complimentary spot on an African Travel educational trip to South Africa, Tanzania or Kenya.  


We could not make this dream come true without great partners to support these heroes. From extraordinary elephant viewing and thrilling land and water game drives to experiencing the best of Cape Town, the Community Hero will experience a five-star adventure with our following partners.

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa


This award-winning hotel featured in our South Africa Tapestry is poised above the Atlantic Ocean and nestled against the majestic Twelve Apostles mountain range is the ultimate retreat from the bustle of Cape Town. The sundowners from the Leopard Bar deck are infamous as well as the stunning food at the Azure Restaurant. You may not want to leave the private cinema, rock pool or infinity pool overlooking the ocean or award-winning spa to explore the nearby winelands, Cape Peninsula, city and Table Mountain. It’s the perfect way to start an African adventure.


Chobe Game Lodge


Start your Botswana adventure on the banks of the majestic Chobe River within the famous Chobe National Park. Botswana is the gold standard for sustainable ecotourism and this elegant safari lodge that is a popular add-on to our Botswana trips places you in the heart of Africa’s largest herds of elephant and buffalo that gather in the park. Views from the expansive viewing decks and boardwalks and the land and water safaris give a different perspective on the wildlife-rich area.

Xigera Safari Lodge


Featured in The Ultimate Botswana Luxury Safari, Xigera Safari Lodge is an enchanting safari lodge set to open later this year in the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Be prepared to step out of the ordinary into this ultimate bush experience which focuses on attention to detail and offers the ultimate in flexibility. The meticulously designed lodge floats above the water. The 105 exceptional staff attends to a maximum of 24 guest’s every need whether its floating in a glass bottom mokoro, a walk on the wild side, a helicopter flight over the delta, or a feet in the water sundowner


Standard terms:

  • Open to US and Canada residents only
  • Nominations must be received no later than 11:59PM PST, June 30, 2020
  • Top 10 honorees will be selected by the African Travel Executive team, completely at their discretion, and notified by July 8, 2020
  • The Top 10 honorees will be featured in an online poll with voting from July 13 at 6:00AM PST to July 23 at 11:59 PM PST
  • A winner will be selected based on the online votes by the public and the African Travel Executive team and notified by July 27, 2020
  • The Grand Prize winner will receive for themselves and (1) guest, economy intra-Africa flights, 2 nights at Chobe Game Lodge, 4 nights at Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa and 2-nights at Xigera Safari Lodge, including transfers, select sightseeing, safari lodge meals, local brand drinks and activities
  • The nominating advisor will receive (1) 2021 educational trip to Southern or East Africa includes 7 to 9 nights hotel and lodge accommodations, intra-Africa transfers and select safari and group experiences
  • Both the Grand Prize and Advisor Educational trip are not redeemable for cash and are not transferrable
  • If necessary, complimentary Grand Prize stay can be cancelled and rebooked on a new date by the end of 2021
  • Booking can be made at any time, subject to restrictions and availability
  • Grand Prize and Advisor Educational Trip International Airline tickets and additional land/hotel stays are available for additional charges; standard penalties apply to these additions
  • For complete contest terms & conditions, CLICK HERE


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