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Walk in the Footsteps of Dr. Livingstone with African Travel, Inc.

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DELRAY BEACH, FL, May 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- African Travel, Inc.'s new Distinctive Safari Collection offers private behind-the-scenes access, exclusive presentations, and expert native hosts, all adding up to the once-in-a lifetime chance to explore a side of Africa very few get to know. On the exclusive The Spirit of Livingstone with Jim Holden, African Travel, Inc.'s President Jim Holden leads an extraordinary sojourn to his homeland. Jim is a third generation Zambian, and on no other safari can you get a personal tour from an expert whose grandfather helped establish the very country you will be visiting! And Jim is one of the most engaging and knowledgeable storytellers around. Only 16 guests will have the opportunity to join this 11-day fully escorted luxury safari journey from May 13 - 23, 2014.



Jim's Grandfather went to Zambia in 1904 with the company established by Cecil Rhodes, the British South Africa Company, to help open and administer what is today Zambia. One of the first tasks for Jim's Grandfather was to stamp out the last remnants of the slave trade where Zambian villagers were being taken to the island of Sao Tome and Principe, off the coast of Gabon, for onward shipment to the New World. Other family accomplishments include the establishment of some of the most magnificent wildlife areas of Zambia. One such area is the Luangwa National Park, in the north east of the country, famed for being the first park in Africa to offer walking safaris.



On this Distinctive Safari, relish the classic Roosevelt safari experience as you walk with your armed guide out into the pristine bush of the South Luangwa National Park. Visit Tribal Textiles in Mfuwe and meet the native artists who hand paint the multi-colored textiles, each unique design inspired by Zambian nature and wildlife. Follow in the footsteps of famous missionary explorer Dr. David Livingstone as you boat, walk, and join guided game drives to observe the plentiful wildlife along the Zambezi River. Conclude your once-in-a-lifetime presidential safari at stunning Victoria Falls, a UNESCO natural wonder and the world's largest curtain of falling water. Click here for the complete itinerary.



Only 16 guests will have the opportunity to join The Spirit of Livingstone with Jim Holden, so book soon! This 11-day fully escorted luxury safari journey from May 13 - 23, 2014 is priced from $12,395 per person, land only, based on double occupancy. An optional four-day pre-tour in beautiful Cape Town is also available, priced from $2,065 per person, land only, based on double occupancy.



For more information and to book this Distinctive Safari, 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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Terms and Conditions

Initial Deposit: $3,000 is required within 7 days of booking, along with African Travel Booking Form, passport copies and Release of Liability. Second Deposit: $3,000 is due by November 13, 2013. Final Payment: Remaining balance is due by February 13, 2014. All prices subject to change due to potential fuel surcharges, taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or its agencies and airport taxes. PLEASE NOTE: The order of travel days and accommodations are subject to change. Please consult a safari specialist for more information. Click here for General Terms & Conditions. CST 2071444-20



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 The TreadRight Foundation

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 www.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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