DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Nov. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This Thanksgiving season, African Travel, Inc. invites travelers to give back to the African communities they visit. The safari outfitter, which was recently ranked one of Travel + Leisure's "World's Best," provides numerous opportunities for guests to invest in Africa's future by donating their time, expertise, and physical labor to a variety of projects. In addition to existing projects in Cape Town and Livingstone, African Travel's newest voluntourism opportunity is dedicated to building much-needed desks for schoolchildren in Tanzania.
In many classrooms, as many as three or four children are forced to share a desk designed for one. African Travel guests interested in volunteering can choose to spend an additional night at Gibbs Farm on the deluxe nine-day "Tantalizing Tanzania" itinerary and devote a morning to sawing, hammering and sanding desks. Once the construction is complete, volunteers deliver them to a local school and get to know the schoolchildren by playing soccer, Frisbee, or coloring with them. Schools are also in dire need of general supplies such as chalk, colored pencils, crayons, flash cards, and sports and outdoor equipment like jump ropes and balls. Donation of these items is greatly appreciated.
The remainder of the itinerary is an intimate exploration of East Africa. Guests enjoy twice-daily game drives in Tarangire National Park, where the grassy acacia woodlands and gigantic baobabs silhouetted against the sky make for spectacular vistas. The Ngorongoro Crater is also on the agenda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to one of the densest concentrations of game in Africa. African Travel guests also explore the endless Serengeti plains, searching for the huge herds of migrating wildebeest and zebra (and the predators that stalk them).
"Tantalizing Tanzania" is a nine-day deluxe safari exploring Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park. Prices start from $8,085 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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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.
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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.
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