Following the success of Marvel’s “Black Panther,” African Travel, Inc. is inviting travelers to have a “Black Panther-inspired” adventure through one of its itineraries that includes wildlife encounters, cultural tours, and visits to popular destinations like Cape Town.
Guests can choose from these African adventures:
Majestic South Africa
On the Majestic South Africa itinerary, guests will stay at Shamwari Game Reserve and learn about the conservation work being done by people like Dr. Johan Joubert, the reserve’s director of wildlife. Joubert is dedicated to ensuring that the reserve’s endangered rhinos stay safe and healthy.
Travelers will see the rhino boma, where injured and orphaned rhinos stay until they are strong enough to be released back into the wild, and learn about Shamwari’s anti-poaching program, which includes micro-chipping rhinos and using a micro-light “Bat Hawk” aircraft for aerial surveillance. When guests book this trip, African Travel will make a contribution in the guests’ names toward construction of the reserve’s new rhino boma. This 10-day trip starts at $4,799 per person.
ME-to-WE Adventure to Kenya
Craig Kielburger is the co-founder of the social change organization ME to WE, which has worked to improve conditions in Kenya’s Maasai Mara for the last 20 years. African Travel partners with ME to WE to bring you the culturally immersive ME-to-WE Adventure to Kenya, where guests will participate in this work first hand.
Travelers will learn about daily life in a rural Kenyan village, work alongside Maasai and Kipsigi people to help build a village school, learn the art of traditional Maasai beading from local women, and visit a local market and a health center. Also included is a trip to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage, where guests will see the animals up close, and learn what is being done to protect them. This 4-day add-on itinerary starts at $2,195 per person.
Amy Foundation Tour
The country of Wakanda may be fictitious, but the language spoken by the characters in “Black Panther” is real: isiXhosa. Guests can hear its spoken all over South Africa’s Western Cape Province, which includes the city of Cape Town, one of African Travel’s most popular destinations.
In Cape Town, guests can can also see the work being done by The Amy Foundation to help local disadvantaged communities. On the Amy Foundation Tour travelers will spend an afternoon with children in an after-school music program, and you may even learn how to do the traditional “gumboots dance!” This 1-day excursion is priced at $90 per person.
Spend time with the Malagasy people in Madagascar on this itinerary. Travelers can experience the singing of the ancient Antandroy tribe as they fetch water from the majestic Mandrare River. Madagascar is also home to unexplored coral reefs, groves of baobab trees, and unique wildlife – 90 per cent of which is found nowhere else in the world. This 10-day itinerary starts at $5,495 per person.
For more information, visit africantravelinc.com.