African Travel Recent Press Releases

DATE : June 15, 2020

African Travel, Inc. Celebrates our Community Heroes in New Gratitude Campaign

June 15th, 2020, by Kristen Malaby

African Travel, Inc. Celebrates our Community Heroes in New Gratitude Campaign

A local hero and their nominating advisor will receive a life-changing trip to Africa

GLENDALE – June 15, 2020 – During June and July, African Travel, Inc.  is calling on travel advisors to help celebrate our local community heroes, by rewarding one amazing person and their guest with an 8-night private escape to South Africa and Botswana.

“It is amazing to witness how our world has changed since the beginning of this year, and we are all in this together as a travel family,” said Sherwin Banda, president of African Travel, Inc. “This summer we’re looking for our travel community to help us express our collective “gratitude” and shine a spotlight on the co-workers, friends, family, or local community members making a big impact on our lives this year.”

From now until June 30, advisors can nominate a person who they feel deserves recognition for going above and beyond in their community. African Travel wants advisors to share their stories, whether it’s about an essential worker on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic or a co-worker helping their community heal.

Advisors can nominate a hero by completing the online form here.  In no more than 500 words and an optional photo or video, advisors must explain how their hero has positively impacted the people, planet and wildlife in their local community, which reflects African Travel’s brand philosophy to TreadRight.

African Travel will shortlist the Top 10 heroes and host a poll July 13-23 for the travel community to choose the deserving hero. The hero and their guest will receive the ultimate 8-night escape to South Africa and Botswana*, experiencing Red Carnation’s Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, the new Xigera Safari Lodge, and Chobe Game Lodge.

The advisor who nominates the winning hero will receive a complimentary spot* on an African Travel educational to South Africa, Kenya or Tanzania.

“During this time, African Travel keeps coming back to what we are grateful for and for us that is our amazing travel advisor community and unsung heroes within our communities,” said Banda. “Travel Advisors care deeply about their clients and their community and African Travel, Inc. wants to reward an advisor and an unsung local hero who has shown kindness during this unprecedented time.”

“We can’t wait to express our gratitude in many ways this summer. I can’t wait to read all the stories and share them soon,” said Banda.

DATE : September 10, 2019

African Travel, Inc.’s 2020 Brochure Discovers the Magic of Africa to Help Make Travel Matter

BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 10, 2019 – African Travel, Inc., the leader in luxury safaris, has launched their new 2020 brochure, giving travelers more reasons to pursue their dreams of Africa. These handcrafted safari vacations are the culmination of more than 40 years of passion for creating spectacular, meaningful and life-changing safari experiences.

As the longest established luxury safari operator with exclusive focus on the African continent, African Travel, Inc. crafts unique and magical journeys to suit different travel styles and interests. While their

aim is always to match the right client with the right African destination, African Travel’s passion goes beyond safari.

“Travel is personal, and our goal is to make travel matter. We are deeply committed to sustainable travel, uplifting the local communities where we operate and visit, and supporting wildlife conservation efforts that allow animals to be appreciated and experienced without impacting their habitat,” said Cape Town-born Sherwin Banda, president of African Travel, Inc. “We’re able to do this because we know Africa and we have the local knowledge to provide five-star experiences while treading lightly upon the continent, all with the goal of delivering the trip of a lifetime.”

The 30 extraordinary journeys featured will inspire travelers and excite travel advisors focused on providing their clients with unforgettable experiences. As a special incentive for travelers who book any 2020 African Travel, Inc. brochure itinerary of 5 nights or more by December 31, 2019, they will receive a savings of $400 per couple.

Exciting, new highlights include:

Captivating Kenya, a 9-day safari adventure which combines two prime wildlife regions and invites travelers to participate in Kenya’s conservation success story. Guests will explore Kenya’s oldest national park in search of endangered black and white rhino, spend time at the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy with a behind the scenes experience at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, be immersed in the culture of the Samburu people, and discover the untamed beauty of the Maasai Mara and the pristine wilderness of the northern frontier. 9 days, from $12,895 pp.

An 11-day adventure in the “land of a thousand hills” is experienced in Discover Rwanda. Explore the open plains, woodlands and lakes and wildlife of Akagera National Park through game drives and boating trips before continuing safari to track wild chimpanzees in Nyungwe National Park and the mountain gorillas of Volcanoes National Park. Luxury accommodations at One & Only Nyungwe House and at One & Only Gorilla’s Nest provide a front row seat to Rwanda’s natural beauty, culture and wildlife. Learn what makes for the perfect cup of tea during a fascinating walk through a tea plantation, enjoy panoramic views of the rainforest from a scenic helicopter flight, and a tree planted in each guest’s name leaves a legacy in Rwanda. 11 days, from $22,595 pp.

An enchanting new safari lodge, Xigera (“Kee-jera”), opening in June and set in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta will be exclusive to select itineraries and reinvent the very idea of what it means to experience the African bush. Xigera is the newest member in the portfolio of our sister brand, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection.

As an active partner and supporter of the not-for-profit TreadRight Foundation’s sustainability work and projects, African Travel is dedicated to protecting wildlife, reducing the environmental impact on the planet, and ensuring the communities visited remain vibrant for future generations. The 2020 brochure reflects the “people” pillar of this commitment, encouraging the cultures, traditions and arts of the communities they visit continue to thrive.

African Travel does this through their sponsorship of micro-enterprises, and community-based tourism initiatives that build positive futures for community members and their families—especially children. For each guest who books an itinerary in East Africa, a contribution is made towards a child’s education in Africa. South Africa booked itineraries support a Cape Town women’s sewing cooperative through African Travel, Inc.’s partnership with Sexy Socks. The colorful,

eco-friendly bamboo socks will be donated to children in need so they can wear them to school. Guests will also receive a pair.

Reducing environmental impact through travel is also essential to African Travel, Inc. They are committed and dedicated to eliminating all avoidable single-use plastics in their offices and out on the road by 2022. The company introduced their e-docs program in 2018, giving guests the option to receive travel documents digitally and have a tree planted in their name.

Click here to discover the full collection of African Travel, Inc.’s incredible 2020 adventures and learn how to guide travelers into the heart of Africa.

To book an exciting dream safari for your clients, contact African Travel, Inc. at (800) 421- 8907, or visit www.africantravelinc.com. CST 2071444-20

Follow African Travel, Inc. on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join the conversation using the hashtag #WeKnowAfrica

Terms and Conditions

*Savings of $200 per person is valid on new bookings only traveling between January 1-December 31, 2020 and made by December 31, 2019. Not combinable with any other offers. Prices quoted are in USD and are per person based on double occupancy accommodation unless otherwise stated. A 20% non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking in order to request services. Final payment is due 65 days prior to departure. To protect your investment, travel protection is available at an additional cost. CST #2071444-20

About African Travel, Inc. – “We Know Africa”

For more than 40 years, African Travel, Inc. has helped travelers discover the magic of the wild. “We Know Africa” because we create extraordinary and unforgettable five-star experiences for each guest’s individual needs. From relaxing in spectacular luxury to touching an ancient culture, your African dream awaits you. Our knowledgeable and dedicated experts, who have lived and traveled extensively throughout the continent, will open your eyes to a new and exciting world. Placing local offices in Africa and our headquarters in the U.S. has earned us an enviable position of influence that will leave you knowing Africa like we do. We’re committed to making travel matter by supporting the environment and the local communities we visit through our partnership with The TreadRight Foundation. As a proud member of The Travel Corporation (TTC), a family-owned company with more than 100 years of expertise in luxury travel, we ensure exceptional service every step of the journey. For more information and inspiration, visit www.AfricanTravelInc.com.

About The TreadRight Foundation

Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, the TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported some 40 sustainable tourism projects worldwide.

DATE : July 10, 2019

African Travel, Inc. Voted Top Safari Outfitter by Travel + Leisure

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 10, 2019 – African Travel, Inc. is honored to have been named No. 1 in “Top 10 Safari Outfitters” for Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2019.

“For 24 years, our readers have been voting in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. This annual franchise is a global collection of the top hotels, islands, cities, cruise lines, airlines, and more,” says Jacqueline Gifford, editor in chief, Travel + Leisure. “Brands and properties from all over the world—from Peru to Japan, India to Italy, and right here at home in the United States—are recognized by our audience because they deliver on exceptional experiences, rooted in a sense of place. I congratulate all of this year’s winners, who have worked so hard to be among the world’s best.”

Safari outfitters are rated on their staff and guides, itineraries and destinations, activities, accommodations, food, and overall value.

“On behalf of our entire team at African Travel, Inc., we’re honored to have been chosen as the top safari outfitter by T+L’s readers,” said Sherwin Banda, president of African Travel, Inc. “Africa is personal to us, it’s in our DNA. Whatever their dream of Africa may be, we are dedicated to designing the ultimate experience for our guests. This award reflects that promise.”

Like the stripes on a zebra, no two human fingerprints are the same. That’s why for more than 40 years, African Travel, Inc.’s goal has been to match the right Africa client with the right Africa destination. To focus on creating unforgettable and magical journeys to suit personal travel styles and interests through immersive cultural encounters across the continent. From the classic safari destinations of East and Southern Africa, to the long, dune-fringed beaches and turquoise waters of Madagascar, Mauritius and Mozambique, to the ancient civilizations of Egypt.

The celebration of this award coincides with the luxury tour operator’s 10-year anniversary with the TreadRight Foundation and the shared goal to #MakeTravelMatter. As an active partner and supporter of TreadRight, a not-for-profit that works to ensure the environment and communities visited remain vibrant for generations to come, African Travel’s mission is clear—to have a positive impact on the people, the planet, and wildlife. Sustainable tourism uplifts local communities and supports wildlife conservation in Africa. The company is committed to reinvesting in Africa to ensure the continent remains vibrant for future generations. A member of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), African Travel upholds many local projects, including:

  • Built on the foundations of forgiveness and reconciliation, The Amy Foundation, is a nonprofit organization offering programs to develop and empower youth ages 5 to 25 in the Cape Town area. Their mission is to provide a safe environment in challenged and vulnerable communities where they can help develop emotionally well-rounded children and youth who will make positive life choices. African Travel guests can spend the afternoon with the children in their after-school music program during The Amy Foundation Tour.
  • African Travel offers the opportunity to contribute directly to sustainable development in Kenya through an unforgettable experience with ME to WE: Supporting Local Communities. This impactful and culturally immersive trip in the Northern Maasai Mara visits a community partnered with WE Charity, a TreadRight- supported organization, where guests connect with local families and help build a school for the community.
  • The rhino boma at Shamwari Private Game Reserve is used as a haven to rehabilitate injured or orphaned rhino until they are strong enough to be released back into the wild. In 2017, the African Travel, Inc. team traveled to Shamwari to help build a boma. When guests book Majestic South Africa, the company will

donate $50 per couple, in their name, to go towards building a new rhino boma at the reserve.

In celebration of Nelson Mandela Day on July 18, African Travel has partnered with Sexy Socks, a charitable company whose mission is to provide every child in South Africa’s township schools with a pair of socks. Sherwin Banda, a native of South Africa, will be in Cape Town to celebrate the day with his family. “African Travel will donate over 2,000 pairs of socks on Mandela Day and we will deliver them to schools in the Capricorn region of Vrygrond,” said Banda. “Giving back is at the core of who we are,” he added.

These socks are eco-friendly, made with unique bamboo fibers and crafted by the local women in Cape Town. For every pair of Sexy Socks purchased by African Travel, Inc., a pair of socks is donated to a child in need.

To book an exciting dream safari for your clients, contact African Travel, Inc. at (800) 421- 8907, or visit www.africantravelinc.com. CST 2071444-20

Follow African Travel, Inc. on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join the conversation using the hashtag #WeKnowAfrica

About African Travel, Inc. – “We Know Africa”

For more than 40 years, African Travel, Inc. has helped travelers discover the magic of the wild. “We Know Africa” because we create extraordinary and unforgettable five-star experiences for each guest’s individual needs. From relaxing in spectacular luxury to touching an ancient culture, your African dream awaits you. Our knowledgeable and dedicated experts, who have lived and traveled extensively throughout the continent, will open your eyes to a new and exciting world. Placing local offices in Africa and our headquarters in the U.S. has earned us an enviable position of influence that will leave you knowing Africa like we do. We’re committed to making travel matter by supporting the environment and the local communities we visit through our partnership with The TreadRight Foundation. As a proud member of The Travel Corporation (TTC), a family-owned company with more than 100 years of expertise in luxury travel, we ensure exceptional service every step of the journey. For more information and inspiration, visit www.AfricanTravelInc.com.

About The TreadRight Foundation

Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, the TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported some 40 sustainable tourism projects worldwide.

DATE : February 5, 2019

Live the Dream on a Romantic Adventure in Africa with African Travel, Inc.

~ Make your travel dreams come true with personal itineraries and travel gift registries ~

Guests relax at Azura Benguerra Island in Mozambique

GLENDALE, Calif., February 5, 2019 – There’s nothing more magnificent than celebrating a special romantic occasion in Africa. Whether you’re planning a honeymoon, wedding or anniversary, you’ll experience the romantic trip of your dreams with African Travel, Inc. by touching an ancient culture and discovering the magic of the wild all while relaxing in spectacular luxury.

Who wouldn’t want to celebrate a life milestone with a romantic picnic on the banks of the Zambezi River, sleeping under the stars on the enchanting Kenyan landscapes or listening to the echoes of lion roaring at an oasis camp ground in Botswana?

“Love is a celebration and Africa offers a plethora of romantic experiences that will surely create unforgettable memories,” says Sherwin Banda, president of African Travel, Inc. “Couples who

travel with us can relax because every part of their trip is planned, so they can enjoy quality time as they begin a new chapter together.”

African Travel, Inc. specializes in celebratory and romantic travel to all parts of Africa. With this, we create a travel gift registry with all the details of your plans and itinerary. The site can be shared with friends and integrated into their social media platforms. Contributors can simply call or email African Travel, Inc. with their gifts, which can also be posted on the site in weekly updates.

According to a recent article from Vox, gift registries are evolving into something that is more personal and representative of the couple, such as honeymoon or family vacation funds.

Allow your friends and family to give you the gift of love with your registry, so they can travel with you and book the finest hotel accommodations, fine-dining experiences and exceptional safaris. If you have already set-up another registry, you can add the link to your safari vacation itinerary and encourage your friends and family to contribute to help make your travel dreams come true.

Our handcrafted, personalized itineraries will give you the memories of a lifetime, such as a 12- day trip to South Africa where you can discover the magnificent wildlife, scenic ocean views, decadent wines and authentic South African food. Whether you are looking for a safari excursion with a large group, an intimate couples’ massage, or a luxury dinner overlooking the ocean, our travel experts can help you craft your memorable journey.

Your sample celebration journey could include a four-night stay at the 5-star, award-winning hotel, Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa in Cape Town, with luxurious spas, sight-seeing of mountain tops, exclusive wine tours and views of the pristine beaches of Camps Bay. On the following four days you can stay at the Simbambili Game Lodge in the renowned Kruger National Park and go on drives with expert rangers to see astounding wildlife, such as the Big Five, and possibly a leopard from the Sabi Sands, which has the highest concentration of leopard in the world.

You can spend your last four days in paradise while exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, with the options of reef snorkeling, scuba diving and deep-sea fishing. You’ll be lodging at the blissful Azura Benguerra Island, a protected marine conservation area with pristine beaches and unspoiled coral reefs, where you can soak up blissful vacation memories while lying in the sun on pearl white sand.

No matter how intimate or large your group is, we will work with you on land and air arrangements to ensure that every detail of your trip is taken care of, so your time can be spent enjoying your celebration. We are dedicated to giving you an incredible adventure with the ultimate African experience.

To start creating your travel gift registry, download this credit card document, sign and fax (818- 507-5802) or email (info@africantravelinc.com) back to African Travel, Inc.

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For more information or to book a trip, contact your favorite travel professional, call African Travel, Inc. at (800) 727-7207, or visit www.africantravelinc.com. CST 2071444-2

Follow African Travel, Inc. on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join the conversation using the hashtag #WeKnowAfrica

About African Travel, Inc. – “We Know Africa”
For more than 40 years, African Travel, Inc. has created luxury, tailor-made itineraries across the

continent. “We Know Africa” because our knowledgeable and dedicated experts have lived and traveled extensively throughout the continent. With local offices in Africa, and our headquarters in the U.S., we’ve earned an enviable position of influence to create extraordinary, unforgettable experiences for each guest’s individual needs. We’re committed to making travel matter by supporting the local communities and environment we visit through our partnership with The TreadRight Foundation. As a proud member of The Travel Corporation (TTC), a family-owned company with more than 100 years of expertise in luxury travel, ensures we deliver exceptional service every step of the journey. For more information and inspiration, visit www.AfricanTravelInc.com.

About USTOA

African Travel, Inc. shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of The Travel Corporation, Inc. In addition, The Travel Corporation Financial Services Limited provides a guarantee of $20 million.

About The TreadRight Foundation

Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported some 50 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The Foundation’s guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. Foundation priorities are set by the Steering Committee, which includes sustainability leaders Céline Cousteau and Costas Christ. Past project partners include WWF, Conservation International, WildAid, The Travel Foundation and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include supporting various women’s social enterprises through the Artisan Alliance, the recently announced Wildlife Conservation Society’s Big Cat fund, WE.org and inspiring nature advocates like Terri Irwin. To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at TreadRight.org

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