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Safari Newsletter Dated May 15, 2017

Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

In today's newsletter, I'd like to tell you about -- and show you -- some of the top sights of our African safaris. Click the links below to view photos of the continent's diverse wildlife and natural wonders.

Most safari guests travel to Africa with hopes of photographing the Big Five -- lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants and rhinos, which roam the game parks throughout the eastern and southern parts of the continent. But the biggest spectacle is the Great Migration, the annual journey of some 2 million wildebeest and zebras through Tanzania and Kenya. Click here for a description of the animals' route and to see safari itineraries that are timed to take advantage of the best viewing opportunities.

Endangered mountain gorillas are the star attraction in Rwanda and Uganda. You'll trek through thick forest with a guide to locate family groups of these majestic creatures, then spend time observing them. Click here for gorilla treks in Rwanda and Uganda.

Africa is home to some of the world's most photogenic landscapes. Nineteenth-century explorer David Livingstone was the first European to see the splendid Victoria Falls, which lie at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The cascades measure nearly a mile wide and plummet 360 feet into the gorges below, sending up a spray that can be seen for miles. The local Kololo people call it "The Smoke That Thunders." Click here for safaris that include an excursion to Victoria Falls.

Another soaring sight: Mount Kilimanjaro in northeast Tanzania. At 19,400 feet, it's the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. You can choose an itinerary that climbs to the summit or make arrangements to ascend partway up before or after your safari -- either way, a high level of physical fitness is required. Click here for itineraries that visit Kilimanjaro.

Namibia is home to the starkly beautiful, orange-red sand dunes of Sossusvlei, the tallest in the world. They are most photogenic in the early morning and late afternoon, when light and shadow shift across their surfaces. Click here for safaris that spend time at Sossusvlei.

Many South Africa safaris spend time in Cape Town, where you can ride the tram to the top of Table Mountain for sweeping views of the city and sea. The Cape's Mediterranean-like climate and rich soil have helped make South Africa a major wine producer, and some itineraries include visits to the vineyards of towns like Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Click here to see South Africa itineraries that visit Cape Town. Click here for trips that go to Stellenbosch, and here for trips that visit Franschhoek.

A few trips spend time on the "spice island" of Zanzibar, 22 miles off the coast of mainland Tanzania. Here you can explore historic Stone Town, lounge on the beach, snorkel, dive or tour plantations where cinnamon, vanilla and cloves grow. Click here for itineraries that include a stay in Zanzibar.

Top 10 Africa vacations

1) 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 June 4 through December 17, 2017.

2) Kenya Wildlife Safari, 8 days with Intrepid Travel. Begins and ends in Nairobi. Starting at $1,110. Departures from July 1, 2017 through December 22, 2018.

3) Wonders of Namibia (National Geographic Journey), 10 days with G Adventures. Begins and ends in Windhoek. Starting at $2,499. Departures from June 12, 2017 through December 24, 2018.

4) Jewels of Africa, 11 days with Monograms. Begins in Nairobi and ends in Cape Town. Save 10%. Starting at $3,599. Departures from June 4 through December 31, 2017.

5) Magnificent South Africa, 10 days with African Travel. Begins and ends in Johannesburg. Reduced airfare from select gateways is included. Starting at $3,795. Departures from May 31 through December 3, 2017.

6) Uganda Wildlife Safari, 8 days with SITA Tours. Begins and ends in Entebbe. Starting at $5,275. Departures from June 16 through December 22, 2017.

7) South African Adventure (For Families), 13 days with Trafalgar. Begins in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town. Starting at $5,725. Departs June 18, 2017.

8) Tanzania Wildlife Safari, 14 days with African Travel. Begins and ends in Addis Ababa. Reduced airfare from select gateways is included. Starting at $7,995. Departures from June 5 through December 18, 2017.

9) Kenya & Tanzania: A Classic Safari (BBC Earth Journey), 13 days with Tauck. Begins in Arusha and ends in Nairobi. Receive one pre- or post-tour hotel night. Starting at $8,665. Departures from January 20 through December 22, 2018.

10) Botswana Safari in Style, 10 days with Abercrombie & Kent. Begins and ends in Johannesburg. Save $2,000 per couple. Starting at $8,995. Departures from June 10 through November 15, 2017.

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Alan Fox
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