Africa Tour Operators Offers World Cup Package, Partners With Game ReserveMarch 19, 2009 By: Mackenzie Allison
In celebration of the 2010 World Cup, which will be held in South Africa in June, Cox & Kings—the tour operator with a portfolio of destinations that include Africa, the Indian Ocean, Asia and Pacific, India, Latin America, Arabia and Northern Africa—will be offering five five-night packages in Cape Town. Travel Agent earned about the package, as well as The Selous Project (a conservation project in Southern Tanzania), when representatives from the companies stopped by our offices.
World Cup Package
Each package includes five-night hotel accommodations in a premier luxury hotel, private airport transfers, two days private sightseeing in Cape Town or the Winelands. Soccer fans can also take advantage of several Cox & Kings World Cup 2010 VIP events, as well as access to FIFA World Cup 2010 match tickets, which are subject to availability.
The representative was quick to mention that, with a long-haul destination such as Africa, guests might be inclined to stay past the dates of the package, thus the company is offering optional extensions that can be added onto the packages.
Package dates include June 10 to June 15; June 17 to June 22; June 20 to June 25; June 29 to July 4; and July 2 to July 7. Prices are $2,515 per person, double occupancy. Visit
The Selous Project
During the visit, we also learned about one of Cox & Kings’ partners, The Selous Project—a conservation effort in Tanzania with the goal of sustaining the area, wildlife and providing its inhabitants with job opportunities. The objective for travelers, as told by Anton Turner of the project, is to understand the original meaning of a safari—to commune with nature. To achieve this, the Selous Game Reserve rests on 300,000 acres in Southern Tanzania (one hour southwest from Dar es Salaam by small plane)—a remote area where a maximum party of eight travelers are allowed at one time. Instead of fixed, concrete structures, guests sleep in tented camps, allowing them to hear their surroundings come alive at night. Guests also get to explore the surroundings full force, such as tracking an elephant by foot.
Although we were not given any specific names, we were told this experience is a big draw with celebrities who are seeking an extremely secluded experience.