African Travel, Inc. Honors Mandela Day with Exclusive Themed Itinerary

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Every year, African Travel, Inc. honors Madiba’s humanitarian legacy with an unforgettable themed itinerary venturing deep into the heart of Nelson Mandela’s South Africa.

In the Footsteps of Mandela

In the Footsteps of Mandela

This itinerary provides soulful insight into the strength and struggles of the ‘Rainbow Nation’ while also rejoicing in its transformation to the beautiful country it is today.

Every year, African Travel, Inc. honors Madiba’s humanitarian legacy with an unforgettable themed itinerary venturing deep into the heart of Nelson Mandela’s South Africa. “In the Footsteps of Mandela” is a stunning and provocative journey delving into the former South African president’s remarkable story and bringing it to life through a series of encounters with the people and places he influenced in his efforts to end apartheid.

“July 18 is a poignant celebration of Mandela’s birthday and his legacy, but we wanted to honor him further by allowing our guests to experience his world-changing journey firsthand,” said Sherwin Banda, president of African Travel, Inc. “This itinerary provides soulful insight into the strength and struggles of the ‘Rainbow Nation’ while also rejoicing in its transformation to the beautiful country it is today.”

Guests explore the “Fairest Cape” and the inspiring townships, whose abundance of hope and creative energy is guaranteed to leave a lasting impact. After visiting the “spaza” shops and “shebeen” bars, guests meet a traditional Xhosa healer (“sangoma”), learn about grassroots health care, and visit the homes of the emerging middle class. From the famed Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, guests take a ferry to Robben Island, the former incarceration site of Nelson Mandela – now a museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Guests then travel to Soweto, home to more than 3.4 million people and a host of inspirational leaders who fought for change. Visiting Freedom Square, the Hector Pieterson Memorial, Vilakazi Street (once home to Mandela and fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu), and the Apartheid Museum, guests receive an unfaltering look at the incredible journey from the dark days of segregation to the age of reconciliation.

The journey culminates in an authentic Big Five safari in Kapama Private Game Reserve, located close to Kruger National Park. Daily game drives allow plenty of opportunities to witness the area’s most coveted creatures as well as hippo, antelope, zebra, giraffe and a plethora of bird life. This exquisite reserve also allows plenty of time to reflect on the journey and relax in the wilderness with a sundowner and crackling fire.

“In the Footsteps of Mandela” is an eight-day exploration of Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Kruger Private Game Reserve. Prices start from $3,495 per person.

For more information and to book the safari of your dreams, contact your favorite Travel Professional, call African Travel, Inc. at (800) 421-8907, or visit http://www.africantravelinc.com. CST 2071444-20

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