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Safari Newsletter Dated November 14, 2016
Dear Vacations To Go Customer,
Safari operators have released their itineraries for next year, and
below I've listed 14 companies whose 2017 departures are now
on Vacations To Go's safari site,
. From budget to deluxe, this is the widest selection of safaris you'll
Just click any company name below for a list of departure dates and
prices. I've also provided information on some money-saving offers for
our customers from a few of these operators.
-- African Travel has operated on the continent for 40 years and has
itineraries in all the major safari regions. It offers individual and
small-group safaris as well as customized trips for groups of as few as
two people. I visited Botswana and Zambia with African Travel and highly
recommend the company.
-- Founded in 1928, Globus has been a leader in escorted travel for 88
years. The company's itineraries take in the most sought-after sights in
Africa's top safari destinations. The four-wheel-drive vehicles used on
game drives carry a maximum of six passengers, so everyone gets plenty
of opportunities for unobstructed wildlife
- Save 5%
off select safaris with Globus.
-- Trips to Africa are among the most popular itineraries for this
company, which was founded in 1933 and specializes in exotic
destinations. It offers numerous safari options. The maximum number of
participants for any SITA tour in Africa is 15. I traveled to Uganda and
Rwanda with SITA, on a trip that featured two treks to see endangered
mountain gorillas, and I can highly recommend this company.
Abercrombie & Kent
-- A&K was founded in 1962 as a safari operator in Kenya. On these
deluxe trips, guests stay in small, private lodges, elegant tented
accommodations and even mobile camps that are set up as close as
possible to prime game-viewing areas. A&K safaris are offered throughout
south and east Africa and include a few family-themed
-- Founded in 1918, Collette is among the oldest and most respected tour
operators in the United States. The company's itineraries offer a
diverse mix of experiences. In addition to taking game drives in
world-famous wildlife parks, you might visit a local school or explore
the winelands of South Africa.
Adventures by Disney
-- Adventures by Disney offers a family-friendly safari itinerary in
South Africa. The trip is packed with activities that children, teens,
parents and grandparents can enjoy. The minimum age allowed is 6 years
old, but the suggested age is 8 years or
-- G Adventures advocates low-impact, sustainable travel. Accommodations
are selected according to this philosophy -- simple yet comfortable
hotels, guest houses, lodges and cabins. Group sizes can reach up to 15
travelers, but the average is 10 guests per departure. G Adventures
offers many itineraries in the top safari
- Save 15% to 20%
off select G Adventures departures when you book by November 30.
-- Deluxe tour company Tauck utilizes well-appointed tented camps and
the finest hotels and lodges on its safaris. It partnered with BBC Earth
to create itineraries that give guests the technology to experience
natural wonders in a unique way; for example, use night-vision goggles
and thermal imaging to observe nocturnal life in the game parks.
Family-themed departures are available as well. My first, unforgettable
trip to Africa was a Tauck safari in Tanzania, and I highly recommend
Gate 1 Travel
-- Gate 1 is known for its competitively priced safaris that provide
terrific value while also delivering an exceptional experience. The
company operates safaris of seven to 22 days in Tanzania, Kenya,
Botswana, South Africa and Namibia, and several itineraries visit
stunning Victoria Falls, a nearly mile-wide curtain of water that
plummets 360 feet into gorges below.
-- Alexander+Roberts offers a nice selection of well-planned, in-depth
safaris that spend time in renowned game parks such as Tanzania's
Ngorongoro Crater, dubbed Africa's Eden, and Botswana's Chobe National
Park, home to a very large elephant population. Group sizes are limited
-- Intrepid focuses on the cultures and traditions of the destinations
visited in east and south Africa, making use of locally owned
restaurants and lodgings. It specializes in small-group, sustainable
travel that limits the physical impact on the destinations visited.
Groups are kept to 10 to 24 travelers; on average there are 10 guests
per Intrepid departure.
-- A Monograms safari provides maximum flexibility, with daily,
year-round departures and a choice of hotels, lodges and tented camps.
Travelers are in private vehicles with only members of their own party,
along with a driver/guide who can help you spot wildlife. In cities
visited during non-safari portions of the trip (like Cape Town and
Johannesburg), guests can rely on the help of a local host for advice on
Natural Habitat Adventures
- Save 10%
off select private safaris with Monograms when you book by November 30.
-- This operator is the travel partner of the World Wildlife Fund, and
it draws on that organization's resources and expertise to create
itineraries and train tour guides. Among the itineraries are photo
safaris led by naturalists who also are photography pros. Natural
Habitat keeps groups small, usually averaging eight or nine travelers.
It makes use of private wildlife reserves and distinctive lodges and
camps that are located where wildlife viewing is best.
-- These trips combine a four-night cruise on the Chobe River in
Botswana with land touring and game park drives in southern Africa.
There's also an option that adds three nights on the luxury Rovos Rail.
On board the 28-passenger MS Zambezi Queen, enjoy gourmet dining,
excellent service and staterooms with private
Top 10 Africa vacations
Botswana and Victoria Falls Adventure
8 days with G Adventures. Begins in Windhoek and ends in Livingstone.
Starting at $1,749. Departures from January 21 through December 23, 2017.
8 days with Intrepid Travel. Begins and ends in Nairobi. Starting at
$1,510. Departures from January 7 through December 30, 2017.
South Africa: A World in One Country
14 days with SITA Tours. Begins in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town.
Starting at $3,100. Departures from January 8 through December 17, 2017.
Tanzania: The Serengeti & Beyond
10 days with Globus. Begins and ends in Arusha. Save 5%.
at $3,879. Departures from January 11 through October 11, 2017.
13 Day Zimbabwe, Botswana & South Africa Adventure (Discovery Tour)
13 days with Gate 1 Travel. Begins in Johannesburg and ends in Cape
Town. Starting at $4,199. Departures from February 25 through November
Kilimanjaro & Serengeti Adventure
16 days with Intrepid Travel. Begins in Marangu and ends in Nairobi.
Starting at $4,585. Departures from January 7 through December 16, 2017.
East African Explorer
13 days with SITA Tours. Begins and ends in Nairobi. Starting at $5,145.
Departures from January 3 through December 28, 2017.
Rwanda and Uganda Gorilla Discovery (National Geographic Journey)
9 days with G Adventures. Begins in Kigali and ends in Entebbe. Starting
at $5,349. Departures from June 3, 2017 through December 29, 2018.
Kenya Safari in Style
10 days with Abercrombie & Kent. Begins and ends in Nairobi. Starting at
$6,995. Departures from January 12 through December 21, 2017.
Golden Trails of East Africa
17 days with AmaWaterways. Begins in Johannesburg and ends in Arusha.
Save $1,000 to $2,000 per couple.
Starting at $14,495. Departures
from March 12 through November 19, 2017.
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