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Picture yourself traveling in the path of the famed explorer Livingstone, boating down the Zambezi River, looking out for hippos and crocodiles, listening for the thunderous roar of the great Victoria Falls just beyond. Imagine looking out on the Great Migration as you float in a hot air balloon above the Serengeti Plains. Perhaps you envision yourself as an artful National Geographic photographer, zooming in on the matriarch elephant playing joyfully in the returning waters of the Okavango Delta. Or maybe you’ve always wanted to see the actual “snows of Kilimanjaro” or the endangered “gorillas in the mist.” Whatever your dreams of Africa, think of this brochure as your idea book – a kaleidoscope of inspirational itineraries you can use to mix and match and create the perfect safari just for you. Consider the style and pace you wish to travel – luxuriously or quite comfortably, relaxed or adventurous, to well-traveled or remote destinations; and your special interests, be they wildlife, scenic landscapes, history, culture or volunteering. To get you started, you’ll see we’ve grouped our itineraries into color-coded categories – Popular Journeys, Extraordinary Experiences and Added+Adventures. Review your favorites with your African Travel safari specialist who will help you create an unforgettable, even life-changing African journey, just for you. For those interested in the camaraderie of traveling in a group, we offer a selected number of Small Group Journeys to popular safari destinations.
For your birthday, for your anniversary, for your wedding or just because… what better way to celebrate life’s milestones than gathering your children, your parents, your cousins and friends for a family safari vacation of a lifetime? Your African hosts welcome children wholeheartedly, enticing your family with plenty of incredible adventures for fun, learning and bonding. Hand feed baby elephants at a wildlife orphanage, play the drums with local children at their village, get face-time with cheetahs at a conservation center, secretly watch the elephants at their watering hole from a hidden hide or learn how to tell a cheetah’s tracks from a lion’s. The opportunities for magical experiences are endless.
Look for the family icon for vacations particularly suited for families with children or the young-at-heart and be sure to ask your Safari Specialist for plenty more suggestions. You may find the icon located only on specific accommodation levels on certain tours.