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African Travel, Inc. Announces Its Distinctive Safari Collection 2014

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DELRAY BEACH, FL, April 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Every trip to Africa is life changing, but a journey with African Travel, Inc.'s new Distinctive Safari Collection will open your eyes and heart in ways you never knew existed. With private behind-the-scenes access, exclusive presentations, and expert native hosts, you will gain insight into an Africa very few get to know. Discover African Travel, Inc.'s Distinctive Safari Collection for 2014 and experience Kenya, South Africa, or Zambia in a truly authentic and profound way that will change your world.

According to Jim Holden, President of African Travel, Inc.: "These African Travel safaris are indeed special in that what makes the difference between an exceptional safari experience and an okay one is a knowledgeable, well-connected guide. And that is exactly what these trips have--each unique safari is led by a knowledgeable and well-connected guide to take you behind the scenes and introduce you to people and places you wouldn't normally get to experience. These very special safaris are going to fill rapidly. Sign up now, so you won't be disappointed!"

African Travel, Inc. is offering three unforgettable Distinctive Safaris:

The Spirit of Livingstone with Jim Holden. Departs from Johannesburg, May 13, 2014.

African Travel, Inc. President Jim Holden, third-generation Zambian, leads an extraordinary sojourn to his homeland. Relish the classic Roosevelt safari experience as you walk with your armed guide out into the pristine bush of the South Luangwa National Park. Follow in the footsteps of missionary explorer Dr. David Livingstone as you boat, walk, and join guided game drives to observe the plentiful wildlife along the Zambezi River. Cap your presidential safari at Victoria Falls, so aptly described by Livingstone: "Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight." 11 days. Optional four-day pre-tour in beautiful Cape Town.

South Africa Behind the Scenes with Lloyd Camp. Begins in Cape Town, August 4, 2014.

Native South African cultural and wildlife expert Lloyd Camp invites you behind-the-scenes on this journey revealing the Rainbow Nation's inspirational leaders, its dedicated wildlife conservation efforts, and multi-faceted culture. Cook Malay cuisine with the Bo-Kaap and taste South Africa's fine wines in the verdant Winelands. Safari and photograph the Big Five in pristine game sanctuaries; then learn about Zululand's struggles to halt rhino poaching. Explore the townships where Nelson Mandela first struck out against apartheid, and meet the real South Africans, ever resilient as their nation evolves. 12 days.

Inspirational Kenya with Lynne Leakey. Begins in Nairobi, Kenya, August 26, 2014.

Join renowned conservationist Lynne Leakey on an inspirational safari delving into Kenya's wildlife conservation, culture, and arts . With your private visits to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Amboseli Elephant Research Project, and Masai Mara Lion Research, you'll meet the founders and researchers who are dedicating their lives to protecting the African elephants, rhinos, and lions. Get an insider's perspective on the ancient culture of the Maasai as the Chief personally welcomes you to his village. 12 days.

For more information and to book this Small Group Journey, 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.

African Travel, Inc. creates personalized African safaris and adventures for today's travelers seeking an experience of a lifetime. Established for over 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.

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.



About TreadRight

TreadRight is 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 USD 1.5 million to sustainable tourism projects worldwide, and encourages industry best practice by annually supporting the World Travel & Tourism Council's Tourism for Tomorrow awards. To learn more about the many projects TreadRight is funding please visit us at treadright.org.



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.

CONTACT: Arnelle Kendall Vice President of Public Relations The Travel Corporation USA 110 East Atlantic Avenue Suite 325 Delray Beach, FL 33444 Telephone: (561) 330-0850 Email: arnelle.kendall@travcorpusa.com

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