African Travel, Inc. Celebrates Africa's Most Devoted Mothers

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DELRAY BEACH, FL, May 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Every May, we celebrate our gratitude for the unfaltering love and care of an incredible group of women: our mothers. Sometimes solely responsible for the well-being and survival of their children, mothers devote themselves to caring for and raising their young - humans are a prime example of this, but equally devoted mothers also exist in the animal kingdom.

The medium-sized vervet monkeys, typically found in East and South Africa, make for spectacular mothers and fascinating game viewing. African Travel, Inc. offers an unforgettable sojourn through South Africa's Rainbow Nation, enjoying the splendors of Mother Nature and likely witnessing the protective vervet monkeys in action. Female vervets are very invested in the care of their young; infants are suckled for about four months, and the weaning process is often not completed until the vervet is at least one year old. Vervet monkeys develop close social bonds with their mothers and female siblings during infancy, and this relationship is thought to endure throughout their entire lives. Mothers are known to be extremely discerning when it comes to who can hold, groom and smell her baby - a sentiment most human mothers relate to.

"Surf, Nature and Colonial Splendor" explores the richly diverse cultural heritage, magnificent landscapes, and prolific wildlife of South Africa (like the always-entertaining vervet monkey). Begin your journey in Cape Town, Africa's "Mother City," while enjoying the luxurious accommodations of the award-winning Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. Catch a ride on a cable car to the top of Table Mountain and witness the stunning seascapes and animals at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Tour the beautiful winelands, dine in the home of a Capetonian couple, and journey through some of South Africa's least-explored countryside to the striking Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat and its dramatic history and scenery.

In Durban, drive a 4x4 up the highest road pass in Africa to relish the views and cuisine at the highest pub in Africa. Enjoy "sundowners" overlooking the ocean and relax in Umhlanga's prestigious five-star beachfront hotel, The Oyster Box, before setting out for the Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve. Here you are likely to spot the black, white and grizzled-grey vervet monkeys, as well as the "Big Five," cheetah, hippopotamus, mongoose, wildebeest and zebra - among many others. Your ranger will take you to the best viewing areas while providing facts and stories about the bush's inhabitants; your job is simply to take as many pictures as possible!

This year, celebrate Mother's Day by venturing into the heart of the wild and observing Mother Nature at her finest. Sometimes, the biggest surprise is not the differences between our worlds and species, but the irrefutable similarities.

For more information about these and other safaris, contact your favorite Travel Professional,
call African Travel, Inc. at (800) 421-8907, or visit www.africantravelinc.com.
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About African Travel, Inc.
African Travel, Inc. creates personalized African safaris and adventures for today's travelers seeking an experience of a lifetime. Established for more than 37 years, and with more than 100,000 past travelers, African Travel, Inc. knows all the different ways to safari and how to match each individual client to their own unique experience. We Know Africa.

African Travel, Inc. has won awards and distinction from multiple publications, including Travel + Leisure, Travel Weekly, and National Geographic. African Travel, Inc. is proud to be part of The Travel Corporation, and works closely with a network of highly-rated lodge operators in Africa including Wilderness Safaris and Thompsons Africa.

About USTOA

African Travel, Inc. shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of TravCorp USA, Inc. in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program. In addition, TravCorp Financial Services Limited provides a guarantee of $20 million in respect of all customers traveling with African Travel, Inc.

About The TreadRight Foundation
African Travel, Inc. is part of a joint initiative with The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation established by The Travel Corporation to encourage sustainable tourism within our own family of brands and in the places we visit. To date, TreadRight has donated more than US $2 million to sustainable tourism projects around the world. To find out more about our work with TreadRight visit: www.TreadRight.org.

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