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The Many Faces of Africa Keep Us
Glimpse into the many diverse possibilities!
SOJOURNERS' TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
Series: AFRICA HAS THE MAGIC TOUCH
WHEN IT COMES TO FAMILY TRAVEL
Captivated by the land, sky and
Families are able to appreciate the amazing moments of an African
Don Houser and his family visited southern Africa in June, taking in
the sights of Victoria Falls, the Chobe
National Park area, Ichobezi
Houseboat, and Johannesburg.
Terri Houser recounts:
"...we were headed toward the banks of the Chobe and as we approached
in our jeep, so did a herd of elephants. We were driving down the trail
when a mother elephant took a stance against our vehicle and wouldn't
let us pass. Our driver remained calm, and began to rev the
engine. She still wouldn't let us pass. This went on for a few
minutes, until she finally backed down. Our guide said that he
expected her to back down a bit sooner. Phew! We were able to go safely
on our way."
For an overview of Terri's
first experience in Africa with her
family, continue reading.
News: Lions May Cease to Exist Past
Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert recently
gave a presentation in Washington, DC where we heard them share the startling
predictions about the plight of Africa's
big cats. Their amazing career of filming and researching in Africa has spanned 25 years. Their mission
is the conservation and understanding of the large predators,
specifically, lions, cheetahs and leopards. At the presentation,
Dereck expressed great concern that it may be well before 2050 that we
will no longer see lions roaming in Africa.
It is hard to imagine such a reality-- we will be tracking this story
and will share more in upcoming newsletters and on our blog. Learn more
about the Jouberts and their work.
DEAL ON TRAVEL DEALS
We are always seeking out the best
values for our clients, whether it be for a $12,000 per person budget
or a $4,000 budget. So why don't we advertise more travel
incentives from suppliers looking to survive through this rocky
is, every time we design an itinerary for you we take into consideration
the value of each component and the various specials being
offered. Anytime it adds value to your experience, we will use
special offerings. In general, with demand being so high for the
select and intimate camps/lodges that we use, specials are limited and
typically based on traveling during "off season" and using
multiple properties by the same company. With the current
economic situation, some additional specials are on offer, primarily
based on long stays and traveling within limited travel periods.
Those who can travel on short notice, in the low and shoulder seasons
and are very flexible with their travel dates will benefit the most
from the current price offerings.
Rest assured that we are always seeking out value for money, are tuned
in to special offerings and will always take advantage of offerings
that will enhance your travel experience.
TRIPS IN THE
Where in the World Would You Like to Go?
While our specialty
is customizing itineraries for our clients, we do offer a few group
trips each year because they are always so interesting and such great
Where has Priscilla chosen to
celebrate her big upcoming birthday?
After scanning the globe, Priscilla has chosen to
hike, horseback ride and kickback in the unspoilt scenic beauty of South Africa's Wild
Coast and the spectacular
scenery of the majestic Drakensberg
She invites you to join in as we explore waterfalls, rural life, open
stretches of coastline, forested terrain, basalt peaks and wildlife
with a group of fun, like-minded adventurers. Set for January 31st,
2010. Extensions to safari camps and Cape Town. Limited
space so let us know
soon if you're interested in joining us!
Listen Up Ladies!
your gal pals for the ultimate all women's safari adventure. Take in
the variety of game viewing and accommodations this customized
itinerary has to offer-- from exploring the Okavango
Delta in mokoros, going on night drives in 4x4s to kicking back on the
deck of an all-inclusive houseboat. Date
set for May 9th-21st, 2010. View itinerary.
This will be
our third Giving Circle
trip to southern Africa to visit the
projects we support and get an insider's look into daily life and the
locals who make these organizations special. We will also mix in some
adventures in the African bush with safaris by land and boat.
Date is set for May 2010. Check out the 2009 itinerary. Details
for the 2010 trip will be available soon.
Act early to join in on this rare opportunity!
Global Sojourns Blog
Check out our new
blog and get
Follow Peter's Twitter as he travels the world, pick
up helpful tips and read travel tales. We will regularly feature client
photo favorites, product reviews, packing lists and anything else that
inspires us. Share in the conversation!
Are You A Member Yet?
The Global Sojourns' Giving
Circle is doing great work to help improve
the lives of children in sub-Saharan Africa.
Members make a direct, positive impact while learning about issues in
the region, connecting personally with the projects, and forming
community with other members.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the GSGC, please learn
more about our projects on our website. In mid-August,
follow along on the website as members blog from their travels visiting
grant-recipients in Cape Town
We are pleased to announce Global
Sojourns' nomination to be a part of National Geographic and Ashoka's
Changemakers competition to find the world's best Geotourism
Thanks to Changemakers for including us amongst leaders in the field of
Geotourism-- people dedicated to celebrating the distinct destinations
of the world by honoring culture, cherishing history and enhancing the
environment. Learn more and browse other
nominees making a difference.
Did you know?
is the only continent without an active volcano.
We hope you've enjoyed our
newsletter, Off The Beaten Path and that you
will share it with friends. May it provide you with travel
ideas, stories and tips that inform and inspire.
Sojourns customizes itineraries for individuals and small groups to Africa and around the globe. Through a
commitment to responsible tourism and relationships with local experts,
we provide you with trips that balance outdoor adventures with cultural
insights and authentic interactions with local people.
We are passionate about our work and providing you with fun,
meaningful and memorable travel experiences.