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Treasure the Newest UNESCO World Heritage Site with African Travel, Inc.

DELRAY BEACH, FL, Aug. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Okavango Delta in Botswana was recently recognized as the 1,000th UNESCO World Heritage Site - a coveted placement that provides strict conservation regulations. Qualifying sites are categorized as possessing exceptional cultural or natural significance to the heritage of humanity, and the preservation of each site is deemed the responsibility of the international community . With a multitude of itineraries that explore the Okavango Delta, African Travel, Inc. is proud to add this refuge to its impressive list of UNESCO-approved destinations, including Victoria Falls and the Ngorongoro Crater.

The Okavango Delta certainly earned its UNESCO nomination. This unique inland delta serves as an ecological oasis and shelters a huge variety of wildlife in the arid Kalahari Sand Basin, including Africa's largest elephant population, white and black rhinoceros, and more than 530,000 bird species. Ideally, this recognition will not only lead to the preservation of one of Africa's largest inland waterways, but will also benefit surrounding populations through the increase of sustainable tourism.

The entire country of Botswana is celebrated for its pristine, well-managed wildlife reserves and remote habitats. Experience the perfect combination of sophisticated and secluded lodging, expertly guided game viewing activities, and highly personalized service while intimately exploring the Okavango Delta on African Travel, Inc.'s "The Magic of Elephants" safari. Venture from Johannesburg to Botswana's Linyanti Reserve, which is regaled for its hearty elephant population, crystal waterways and diversity of water birds. Spend three days exploring the reserve on river boats, various game drives, and a visit to the underground hide. Guests are then invited to become part of the Abu elephant herd during three days in the Okavango Delta, observing the regal giants' daily lives and enjoying the unique vantage point provided by an elephant-back safari. Keep a keen eye ready for the graceful movements of the giraffe, impala, and buffalo and listen for the distinctive roars from the lions nearby.

"The Magic of Elephants" is the perfect way to celebrate and explore the newest UNESCO site. For a limited time, African Travel, Inc. is offering this eight-day safari as its Quarterly Special, with land arrangements starting from $7,495* per person and international air starting from $899**.

African Travel, Inc. takes care of the complicated - enjoy hassle-free bookings without the time-consuming research and scheduling challenges of planning a safari. From airfare to exchange rates, trust African Travel, Inc. to fulfill and exceed your wildest safari dreams.

*Standard African Travel, Inc. terms and conditions apply. Price is per person, based on double occupancy and includes land arrangements and tour flights only. All pricing and accommodations are subject to availability. This package includes seven breakfasts, six lunches, and six dinners. Offer Code ATP459.

**Fares include all government and airline imposed taxes and fees. Fares are valid for US departures from New York-JFK and Washington, D.C. Dulles-IAD with returns between the dates of 11/1/2014 - 11/30/2014. Fares expire 9/15/2014. Baggage and optional service fees may apply.

For more information and to book this dream safari, 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

Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation's family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit working to ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has donated more than USD 2.5 million to sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The Foundation's guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. Foundation priorities are set by the Steering Committee, which includes sustainability leaders like Céline Cousteau and Costas Christ.

TreadRight's past project partners include WWF, Conservation International and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society's inaugural "World Legacy Awards," WildAid and inspiring wildlife advocates like Terri Irwin.

To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at: TreadRight.org.

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