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Safari Newsletter Dated June 19, 2017

Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

At AfricaSafari.com we offer a huge selection of safaris, making it easy to find just the experience you're looking for. We represent 15 outstanding safari operators in eastern and southern Africa. In order of increasing price and quality, their safaris are rated as budget, first class or deluxe.

In this newsletter, you'll find a brief description of each of the safari operators we represent. Click any company name for a list of available safaris, then click any safari name for departure dates, rates and day-by-day itinerary details.

Abercrombie & Kent -- Founded in 1962 as a safari operator in Kenya, Abercrombie & Kent is recognized as a leader in deluxe African travel. A&K guests stay in small, private lodges, elegant tented accommodations and even mobile camps that are set up as close as possible to prime game-viewing areas. A&K safaris are offered throughout south and east Africa and include a few family-themed trips.

Adventures by Disney -- Adventures by Disney operates one family-friendly safari in South Africa. The trip is packed with game drives, excursions and activities that children, teens, parents and grandparents can enjoy. Occasionally separate activities are organized for "Junior Adventurers" -- for example, young travelers make their own pizzas and watch a Disney movie while parents enjoy a quiet meal and evening to themselves. Due to the nature of the itinerary, the minimum age allowed is 6 years old, and the suggested age is 8 years or older.

African Travel -- African Travel has operated on the continent since 1976 and has itineraries in all the major safari regions. It offers individual departures, where you can start your trip on any day and travel independently, and small-group safaris for four to 12 travelers.

Alexander+Roberts -- Alexander+Roberts offers a solid selection of well-planned, in-depth safaris in south and east Africa that explore the continent's diverse landscapes and cosmopolitan centers. Daily departures are available for many of them. Itineraries range in length from four to 23 days, and group sizes are kept to no more than 16 guests.

AmaWaterways -- AmaWaterways, a company best known for its river cruises in Europe and Southeast Asia, offers four-night cruises on the Chobe River in Botswana combined with land touring, game park drives in eastern or southern Africa and visits to spectacular Victoria Falls. Some departures incorporate a three-night ride on the luxury Rovos Rail. On board the 28-passenger MS Zambezi Queen, enjoy gourmet dining, excellent service and staterooms with private balconies.

Collette -- Founded in 1918, Collette is among the oldest and most respected tour operators in the United States. The company's itineraries offer a diverse mix of experiences. In addition to game drives in world-famous wildlife parks, you might also visit a giraffe sanctuary, a local school or wine-growing region or be treated to a traditional dinner.

CroisiEurope -- These itineraries of nine and 12 days include a cruise of the Chobe and Zambezi rivers, stays in lodges and hotels and visits to Victoria Falls and Namibia's Impalila Island. Guests join game drives in jeeps or board small craft for water safaris. The three-night cruise portion of the trip takes place on the brand-new, 16-passenger African Dream, an intimate ship with a restaurant, lounge with bar and sundeck.

G Adventures -- G Adventures advocates low-impact, sustainable travel. Accommodations are selected according to this philosophy, and you could overnight at simple yet comfortable hotels, guest houses, lodges or cabins, or at campsites where travelers participate in the preparation of meals and other camp duties. Group sizes average 10 people per trip. G Adventures offers many itineraries in the top safari countries.

Gate 1 Travel -- Gate 1 is known for its competitively priced safaris that provide tremendous value while also delivering an extraordinary experience. The company operates safaris in South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Namibia. Among the offerings are Discovery Tours, which are small-group departures limited to 22 travelers or fewer.

Globus -- Founded in 1928, Globus has been a leader in escorted travel for generations. The company's itineraries take in Africa's top safari destinations, like Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, as well as sites of historical interest, such as the Apartheid Museum and Nelson Mandela's home in Johannesburg. The four-wheel-drive vehicles used on game drives carry a maximum of six passengers, so everyone gets plenty of opportunities for unobstructed wildlife viewing.

Intrepid Travel -- Intrepid focuses on the cultures and traditions of destinations in east and south Africa, making use of locally owned restaurants and lodgings. It is committed to the principles of sustainable travel. You can learn about the culture and customs of Botswana's Kalahari Bushmen or set up camp on a cattle ranch in South Africa. On average there are 10 guests per departure.

Monograms -- Daily, year-round departures ensure maximum flexibility for those choosing a Monograms safari. Travelers are in private vehicles with only members of their own party, along with a driver/guide who can help you spot wildlife. In cities visited during non-safari portions of the trip, guests can rely on the help of a local host for advice on restaurants and attractions.

Natural Habitat Adventures -- This operator is the travel partner of the World Wildlife Fund and draws on that organization's resources and expertise to create itineraries and train its tour guides. Dedicated to conservation and sustainable tourism, the company's offerings include photo safaris led by naturalists who also are photography pros. Natural Habitat keeps groups small, usually averaging seven travelers in Africa. It utilizes private wildlife reserves and remote, distinctive lodges and camps that are located where wildlife viewing is best.

SITA -- Founded in 1933, SITA specializes in travel to exotic destinations, and its trips to Africa are among the company's most popular itineraries. The maximum number of participants for any SITA tour in Africa is 15. The company has numerous safari options in south and east Africa.

Tauck -- Deluxe tour company Tauck utilizes well-appointed tented camps and the finest hotels and lodges on its safaris. The company has partnered with BBC Earth for itineraries in east and south Africa that give guests the technology to experience natural wonders in a unique way; for example, use night-vision goggles and thermal imaging to observe nocturnal life in game parks.



Top 10 Africa vacations

1) Kenya Highlights, 8 days with SITA Tours. Begins and ends in Nairobi. Starting at $2,925. Departures from July 3 through December 25, 2017.

2) Botswana Highlights, 9 days with Intrepid Travel. Begins and ends in Victoria Falls. Starting at $2,290. Departures from July 5, 2017 through December 5, 2018.

3) Spectacular South Africa, 14 days with Collette. Begins in Sandton and ends in Cape Town. Save $300 to $500 per couple. Starting at $2,699. Departs August 10, 2017, January 18 and March 8, 2018.

4) Tanzania Deluxe Safari, 7 days with SITA Tours. Begins and ends in Arusha. Starting at $3,300. Departures from July 6 through December 28, 2017.

5) Rwanda and Uganda Gorilla Discovery (National Geographic Journey), 9 days with G Adventures. Begins in Kigali and ends in Entebbe. Starting at $5,049. Departures from July 15, 2017 through December 26, 2020.

6) Kenya Panorama, 10 days with African Travel. Begins and ends in Addis Ababa. Reduced airfare from select gateways is included. Starting at $5,625. Departures from July 11 through December 5, 2017.

7) East Africa Private Safari, 11 days with Monograms Travel. Begins in Nairobi and ends in Arusha. Save 10%. Starting at $5,579. Daily departures from August 20 through December 31, 2017.

8) Southern Africa: Travel to the Ends of the Earth, 9 days with CroisiEurope. Begins in Johannesburg and ends in Victoria Falls. Save $800 per couple. Starting at $6,319. Departures from January 5 through December 19, 2018.

9) South Africa: An Elegant Adventure, 12 days with Tauck. Begins in Cape Town and ends in Johannesburg. Starting at $7,990. Departures from January 12 through December 14, 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. Departs October 4, 11 & 18 and November 15, 2017.

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Sincerely,

Alan Fox
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