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Safari Newsletter Dated September 22, 2015
Dear Vacations To Go Customer,
This week, I'll highlight five of our best-selling safaris in South
and tell you about some of the experiences and sights that
await travelers to this country.
First, here are the most popular South Africa itineraries. Click the
links for day-by-day details, departure dates and rates.
Classic South Africa
12 days with Gate 1 Travel
South African Sojourn
9 days with Monograms
South Africa: A World in One Country
14 days with SITA Tours
Botswana, South Africa & Zambia (BBC Earth Journey)
12 days with Tauck
Splendors of South Africa & Victoria Falls
12 days with Globus
Kruger National Park is featured on many South Africa safaris; it's
one of Africa's largest wildlife reserves
. It boasts an abundance
of animals, plant life and natural scenery, as well as archaeological
findings. The "Big Five" dwell here -- lions, elephants, buffalo,
leopards and rhinos -- as do cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, spotted hyenas
and much more. Currently, 147 mammal species can be counted in the
Kruger borders or encompasses several smaller, private wildlife-rich
havens, like the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, also home to the Big
, and Thornybush Private Game Reserve, beloved for its
500-plus bird species
The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve protects endangered black and
; look for elephants here as well. See pachyderms up
at Addo Elephant National Park. Founded in 1931 to shelter 11
area elephants, it now houses more than 600 of the gentle giants.
In the bustling city of Cape Town
, safari participants can
ride the cable car up Table Mountain
for magnificent views of the
city and the sea. Cape Town also is a gateway for excursions to Cape
Point Nature Reserve
-- a lookout for whales and dolphins -- and
Boulders Beach, where penguins dwell.
With a Mediterranean-like climate and rich soil, the Western Cape is
home to South Africa's wine-producing region
. On some safaris in
South Africa, guests visit wine estates amid the vineyards of
Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.
Many itineraries follow the famous Garden Route
to Knysna. Here,
you can visit an elephant sanctuary
or cruise to the
Featherbed Nature Reserve
. Accessible only by ferry, Featherbed
encompasses sandstone cliffs, sea caves and coastal forests; you might
spot the rare blue duiker here, one of the smallest antelope
During time in Johannesburg
, tour guests usually visit the
and the Soweto township
on the city's
outskirts. South Africa vacations also may highlight sites associated
with Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
You even can add a luxury, overnight rail trip
to your safari in
South Africa, aboard the Blue Train or the Rovos Rail.
South Africa safaris are offered throughout the year. Game-viewing in
northern preserves is best from May through August, when temperatures
are mild and animals gather at water sources. Peak travel in the
southern regions takes place during the months of October to March.
to see all safaris that visit South Africa, from the world's leading
safari operators, along with any available discounts and deals.
Top 10 Africa vacations
1) South African Sojourn with Botswana
13 days with Monograms.
Begins in Cape Town and ends in Johannesburg. Save $400 per
Starting at $4,469. Daily departures from January 3 through
December 25, 2016.
2) Culture & Wildlife of Uganda & Rwanda
10 days with G Adventures.
Begins in Kampala and ends in Kigali. Starting at $2,449. Departures
from January 9 through December 17, 2016.
3) Tanzania Deluxe Safari
7 days with SITA Tours.
Begins and ends in Arusha. Starting at $3,000. Departures from October
8 through December 24, 2015.
4) Gorillas, Chimps & Game Parks
16 days with Intrepid Travel.
Begins and ends in Nairobi. Starting at $3,450. Departures from
October 10, 2015 through December 24, 2016.
5) In the Footsteps of Mandela
8 days with African Travel.
Begins in Cape Town and ends in Johannesburg. Receive one free
post-hotel night in Johannesburg.
Starting at $3,995. Daily
departures from October 8 through December 31, 2015.
6) Classic Kenya: A Tented Camp Safari
11 days with Globus.
Begins and ends in Nairobi. Starting at $4,469. Departures from
January 16, 2016 through March 18, 2017.
7) Splendors of Africa
12 days with SITA Tours.
Begins in Cape Town and ends in Johannesburg. Starting at $5,800.
Departs October 5 & 26, November 9 & 30 and December 14, 2015.
8) Kenya & Tanzania Safari Experience
13 days with G Adventures.
Begins in Nairobi and ends in Arusha. Starting at $6,249. Departures
from January 4 through December 26, 2016.
9) Tanzania Safari in Style
8 days with Abercrombie & Kent.
Begins and ends in Arusha. Receive complimentary internal
Starting at $7,495. Departs January 28, February 25, March
17 and June 9, 2016.
10) Discover Africa
10 days with AmaWaterways.
Begins in Cape Town and ends in Johannesburg. Save $1,000 per
Starting at $8,499. Departures from April 8 through November
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