Honor Mandela Day with African Travel, Inc.

Delray Beach, Florida, UNITED STATES

DELRAY BEACH, FL, July 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nelson Mandela's birthday was July 18th, and this day is now celebrated as Mandela Day - one special day each year meant to honor Madiba's humanitarian legacy. African Travel, Inc. invites guests to take their tribute even further this year by experiencing a stunning and provocative journey of inspiration through Nelson Mandela's South Africa.

"In the Footsteps of Mandela" is an unforgettable compilation of history, discovery and exploration that delves deep into the heart of the vibrantly diverse "Rainbow Nation." Mandela's fascinating story is unfolded and brought to life through a collection of soulful encounters with the people and places that he touched in his efforts to end apartheid.

Take a variety of eye-opening excursions and gain insight into the people's ongoing initiatives to gain self-sufficiency while struggling with the lingering effects of South Africa's now defunct apartheid policies. Visit the "spaza" shops and "shebeen" bars, meet with a traditional Xhosa healer, learn about grassroots health care, and view the homes of the emerging middle class. Take a ferry to Robben Island - which is now a museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site, but once was the institution where Mandela was incarcerated for 18 of his 27 years in prison.

Delve deeper into South Africa's turbulent past during a trip to Soweto, home to more than 3.4 million people and many inspirational leaders who fought for change. Visit Freedom Square, the Hector Pieterson Memorial, and Vilakazi Street, formerly home to Mandela and fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu. A trip to the Apartheid Museum takes an unfaltering look at the unfortunate and ultimately inspiring journey from the dark days of segregation to Mandela's release from prison and his ensuing policies of reconciliation.

This journey also includes an authentic South Africa safari in Karongwe Private Game Reserve. This exquisite reserve is located near Kruger National Park and boasts the Big Five as well as hippo, antelope, zebra, giraffe and a plethora of bird life. Enjoy daily game drives and plenty of opportunities to relax in the wilderness with a sundowner and crackling fire.

 "In the Footsteps of Mandela" is an eight-day exploration of Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Karongwe Private Game Reserve. Prices start from $3,645 per person.

For more information and to book this dream 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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About African Travel, Inc. - "We Know Africa"
African Travel, Inc. is a 39-year-old safari operator, with operations in Africa and the USA, offering customized and locally-hosted safaris to Africa at all price points. The company's focus is solely on planning and operating safaris in Africa. We have dedicated, experienced teams in Africa, Safari Specialists in the USA, an extensive transportation fleet, numerous hotels, camps and lodges throughout The Travel Corporation's Africa-based associate companies. Refer to www.AfricanTravelInc.com for a wide variety of ideas and safaris.

African Travel, Inc. shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of TravCorp USA, Inc. In addition, TravCorp Financial Services Limited provides a guarantee of $20 Million.

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TreadRight's past project partners include WWF, Conservation International and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society's inaugural "World Legacy Awards," helping to combat wildlife crime with WildAid, and empowering individuals with the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise.

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