African Travel, Inc.’s Numerous Partnerships Celebrate “World Rhino Day” Every Day

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African Travel works directly with organizations such as Save the Rhino International and Rhino Force, both of which are working to conserve viable populations of critically endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia.

World Rhino Day

World Rhino Day

Travelers are invited to witness these exquisite creatures on African Travel’s “Marine and Wildlife Encounter,” a breathtaking venturing from Cape Town to the marine and wildlife kingdoms of Grootbos Nature Reserve and Shamwari Game Reserve.

African Travel, Inc. is proud to continue its legacy of supporting organizations that work to reverse and bring attention to the critical threats facing the world’s most endangered populations. African Travel works directly with organizations such as Save the Rhino International and Rhino Force, both of which are working to conserve viable populations of critically endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia.

“One of the primary draws to Africa is its iconic wildlife, and rampant wildlife crimes like rhino poaching threaten to wipe out entire species,” said Sherwin Banda, president of African Travel, Inc. “'World Rhino Day,' which falls on Sept. 22 this year, was established to spread awareness about the plight of the rhino and this is an attitude near and dear to our hearts. The principles of conservation and leadership guide all of our actions, from maintaining our regional offices to offering voluntourism opportunities to our guests. By emphasizing sustainability as a corporate culture and a primary priority, we hope to help protect the natural attractions that are unique to Africa – particularly the exotic wildlife that calls it home.”

As a founding member of The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organization established by parent company The Travel Corporation (TTC), African Travel is also an active supporter of leading wildlife organizations like the Wilderness Foundation – Africa, WildAid, and Wildlife SOS – India. TreadRight has also assisted with the purchase of a Bat Hawk aircraft used for anti-poaching operations and supporting general wildlife crime countermeasures. Additional efforts include funding the purchase of equipment for reservations with rhinos, intelligence and police support for specialized wildlife crime units, emergency helicopter responses for hot pursuit operations and vet deployments when rhinos are wounded.

African Travel also educates guests about social media responsibility while traveling. When tourists post photos of animals on safari to social media sites, poachers are able to pull embedded GPS geotag information from the photo or poster and track high-value animals like rhinos. African Travel guests are taught how to manually turn off geotagging in their phones as well as keep all posts private to further protect rhinos and other vulnerable wildlife.

Despite massive worldwide conservation efforts, rhino populations continue to plummet; 95% of the population has been wiped out in the past four decades and extinction is a grave possibility. Travelers are invited to witness these exquisite creatures on African Travel’s “Marine and Wildlife Encounter,” a breathtaking venturing from Cape Town to the marine and wildlife kingdoms of Grootbos Nature Reserve and Shamwari Game Reserve. Guests discover the beautiful Cape Peninsula on a series of active adventures, witness the Big Five in wildlife-rich Shamwari Game Reserve, and experience South Africa’s Marine Big Five: whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins.

Marine Wildlife Encounter” is a 10-day expedition through Cape Town, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, and Shamwari Game Reserve. Prices start from $5,545 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 africantravelinc.com. CST 2071444-20

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