African Safari Contest: Win a Family Safari in “Monkey See, Monkey Do” Competition from Africa Adventure Consultants

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Families looking to go on safari can submit a video of a family member imitating a favorite South African animal for a chance to win. The “Monkey See, Monkey Do – African Safari Contest” is sponsored by Africa Adventure Consultants, South African Tourism and South African Airways.

Making like an ostrich for the "Monkey See, Monkey Do - South Africa Safari Contest" (© Africa Adventure Consultants)

The “Monkey See, Monkey Do” grand prize is a 10-day family safari for four.

Kids monkeying around can win a South Africa safari in Africa Adventure Consultants’ new “Monkey See, Monkey Do – African Safari Contest” offered in cooperation with South African Tourism and South African Airways. Adults and teens enter to win the safari grand prize by submitting a brief video of themselves or a family member imitating a favorite animal they might see on safari in South Africa through January 31, 2013.

The Top 25 video entries selected by online voting will be available for viewing February 1-8, 2013, and a panel of judges will determine the grand prize winner based on most quality, creativity and humor. The grand prize safari winner will be announced on or about February 15, 2013.

Contestants must be 18 to enter or have reached the age of majority in their legal state of residence. Otherwise, they can enter with parental permission and a parental email address or Facebook account. Videos can be uploaded on Facebook or on the Monkey See, Monkey Do – African Safari Contest website, via YouTube or Vimeo. Full contest details and rules are available on the contest website.

Families can also learn about South Africa’s diverse wildlife and culture and win weekly prizes by entering the Monkey See, Monkey Do – African Safari Contest Quiz, where they answer the fun and family-friendly weekly questions to win African wildlife videos, books and games.

The “Monkey See, Monkey Do” grand prize is a 10-day family safari for four (two adults and two children <12) to South Africa and includes airfare from JFK or Washington Dulles on South African Airways, deluxe accommodations in lodges and hotels, and meals. The itinerary includes a stay at Cape Town’s Radison Blu Hotel Waterfront with family-friendly city tours, a Table Mountain cable car excursion, a visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium and a township visit with a local musicians drumming experience. Winners will then have two days at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve on the famous Garden Route including beach fun, treasure hunts and horseback rides, caving and nature hikes, and penguin viewing and whale watching (seasonal). Guests will finish at intimate Etali Safari Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve for multiple game drives and the chance to see favorite African wildlife such as lions, elephants and giraffes up close. Winners select the dates for their 2013 safari, available anytime except March 21 – April 8, July 1 – August 15 and December 15 – 30.

South Africa is a perfect family vacation destination with excellent family-friendly accommodations that accept children of all ages and across a wide range of budgets. Many hotels and lodges offer swimming pools as well as activities designed with families in mind. Families can swim with penguins, visit a monkey sanctuary, take a cable car up Table Mountain, ride ostriches, zipline, go on safari and more. Finally, South Africa offers plenty of malaria-free safaris for those who prefer not to take anti-malaria medication. For more ideas and information about South African family safaris, visit the South Africa Tourism website at http://www.southafrica.net.

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