Delray Beach, FL, Feb. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Say his name and you immediately think of South Africa, civil rights, and what a difference one man can make. Nelson Mandela, now 94, is the inspiration for the new reality TV show "Being Mandela," which premiered on Sunday, February 11, the anniversary of his release from prison 23 years ago. One of the areas the show highlights is what life is like in South Africa today--a world very different from the one in which Mandela was imprisoned. Fortunately, travel to South Africa has also changed and African Travel, Inc. invites you to explore this new and vibrant world In The Footsteps of Mandela.
On this provocative journey of inspiration through the vibrant and culturally diverse "Rainbow Nation," the fascinating history of Nelson Mandela's South Africa is brought to life through a collection of soulful encounters with the people and places that he touched in his efforts to end apartheid. Round out your South Africa sojourn with a safari revealing the country's natural beauty and wildlife--and a chance to collect a photographic gallery of the magnificent Big Five.
The phrase "Rainbow Nation" was coined by Reverend Desmond Tutu and elaborated upon by President Nelson Mandela in his first month of office, when he proclaimed: "We have triumphed in the effort to implant hope in the breasts of the millions of our people. We enter into a covenant that we shall build the society in which all South Africans, both black and white, will be able to walk tall, without any fear in their hearts, assured of their inalienable right to human dignity--a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world."
Anyone with an interest in the history and culture of South Africa will find this trip absolutely fascinating. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to walk In The Footsteps of Mandela!
• Explore a township in the Cape Town area and gain insight into the daily life of the residents with visits to entrepreneurial shops, a local bar, and a traditional Xhosa healer.
• Discover the heritage and history of South Africa on a full schedule of excursions including a ferry ride to Robben Island, where Mandela was incarcerated for 18 of his 27 years in prison, and now a historical landmark.
• Experience the rhythms of Africa, while you learn to play the djembe drum.
• Enjoy a "taste safari" of African cuisine from cape Malay to Timbuktu, while tall, graceful Mali puppets captivate you during dinner.
For more information and to create your 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 over 36 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.
Whether experiencing the great migration in the Serengeti, tracking mountain gorillas in Parc National des Volcans in Rwanda, gliding silently along the Zambezi River viewing wildlife from a canoe, learning desert survival skills from a bushman in the Kalahari in Botswana or sipping champagne while watching the sun descend into the Atlantic from a private balcony in Cape Town, We Know Africa.
African Travel, Inc. won distinction as a Top Safari Outfitter in Travel + Leisure's 2012 World's Best Awards and was nominated by Travel Weekly in their Readers' Choice Awards as a Top Tour Operator and Safari Outfitter. National Geographic includes African Travel, Inc. in their list of "Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth," and African Travel, Inc. is listed as a Travel + Leisure Family Club Tour Partner. African Travel, Inc. is part of The Travel Corporation, which also includes in the USA: Trafalgar, Contiki, Brendan Vacations, Insight Vacations, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. In Africa, African Travel, Inc. is proud to have as its sister company, Thompsons Africa, with its extensive network of offices throughout the region. In addition to Thompsons Africa, African Travel, Inc. works closely with a network of highly rated lodge operators in Africa including Wilderness Safaris.
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