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Witness Africa's Spooky "Ugly Five" with African Travel, Inc.

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Oct. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It's the makings of a Halloween nightmare: a kettle of vultures anxiously haunts the skies while a pack of hyenas predatorily analyzes the scene. Barrel-chested wildebeest warily graze near the warthogs as a Marabou stork hopes for some action. These are the ugliest animals in Africa, the distasteful "Ugly Five," but despite their lack of physical splendor they are beautiful in their own right as part of the richly diverse menagerie that makes Africa so unique.

Witness all members of the "Ugly Five" - as well the coveted "Big Five" and even the miniscule "Little Five" - on African Travel, Inc.'s spectacular "Southern Explorer" safari. This 10-day exploration of Southern Africa includes ample time in Cape Town, Kruger Private Reserve, Johannesburg and Victoria Falls for the perfect introduction to the region's vibrant cultural wonders and prolific wildlife.

Begin your adventure in Cape Town's "Mother City," exploring the stunning Cape Peninsula and the rocky seascapes of the Cape of Good Hope. Cruise to Seal Island and continue along the coastline to Boulders Beach, making friends with its endearing penguin colony. The glorious winelands of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch are easy on the eyes and tongue, and conclude the evening as a special guest in the home of a local Capetonian family for an authentic taste of Cape Town.

Venture on to Kruger National Park, South Africa's premiere game reserve. This wildlife haven is home to every member of the "Ugly Five," as well as thriving populations of zebra, giraffe, lion, elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo, cheetah, leopard, and the endangered wild dog. Skilled rangers lead twice-daily game drives and other game viewing activities include guided bush walks and traditional "sundowners" as the sun bids adieu to the African landscape.

Enjoy one day at leisure in Johannesburg before flying off to the thunderous Victoria Falls. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls is the largest curtain of falling water and its spectacular majesty makes the perfect finale to an unforgettable vacation. Enjoy a relaxed dinner cruise, keeping your eyes peeled for hippos and elephants hiding along the riverbank, and take a hike along the misty rainforest trail.

"Southern Explorer" is an 10-day expedition through Cape Town, Kruger National Park, Johannesburg and Victoria Falls. Prices start from $3,895 per person, based on double occupancy.

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 www.africantravelinc.com. CST 2071444-20

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About African Travel, Inc. - "We Know Africa"
African Travel, Inc. is a 39-year-old safari operator, with operations in Africa and the USA, offering customized and locally-hosted safaris to Africa at all price points. The company's focus is solely on planning and operating safaris in Africa. We have dedicated, experienced teams in Africa, Safari Specialists in the USA, an extensive transportation fleet, numerous hotels, camps and lodges throughout The Travel Corporation's Africa-based associate companies. Refer to www.AfricanTravelInc.com for a wide variety of ideas and safaris.

About USTOA

African Travel, Inc. shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of TravCorp USA, Inc. In addition, TravCorp Financial Services Limited provides a guarantee of $20 Million.

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 more than 35 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The foundation's guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities.

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," helping to combat wildlife crime with WildAid, and empowering individuals with the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise.

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

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