African Travel, Inc. Stays Green with Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area

~ KAZA is the Most Significant Conservation Effort Undertaken in Africa in the Last 100 Years ~

Delray Beach, FL, March 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- March is all about green, but since leprechauns don't reside in Africa, at African Travel, Inc. thoughts turn to green living and conservation. One of the most exciting conservation efforts happening in Africa is the newly established Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA for short) that straddles Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Angola and Zimbabwe. Stretching some 171,815 square miles (almost the size of Italy), it brings 36 national parks and reserves together under one conservation umbrella and may be the largest protected area in the world. KAZA is 14 times the area of Kruger Park, the largest national park in South Africa, and includes Victoria Falls, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, and the salt pans of the Kalahari Desert.

Situated in one of Southern Africa's most beautiful, and fragile, tourism areas -- the wetlands of the Okavango and Zambezi river basins, where the borders of the five countries converge -- KAZA was created with the support of the World Wide Fund for Nature and the South Africa-based Peace Parks Foundation, of which Nelson Mandela, the late Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, and the late industrialist/ conservationist Dr. Anton Rupert, are the three founding patrons. According to the Peace Parks Foundation, the park is the most significant conservation effort undertaken in Africa in the last 100 years, and will eventually be home to 250,000 African elephants, the largest single population of the great animals to be found on the continent. For more information on KAZA, please click here.

African Travel, Inc. is proud to support KAZA and can help you create a personalized safari which includes these beautiful KAZA areas:

•    Kafue National Park and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia

•    Bwabwata National Park in Namibia

•    Chobe National Park, Makgadikgadi National Park, Nxai Pan National Park, and Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana

•    Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe

Two sample safaris you can personalize with African Travel, Inc.:

Wild Kingdoms of Southern Africa--This wildlife odyssey showcases some of the best destinations in Southern Africa along with the out-of-this world spectacle of Victoria Falls. Enjoy warm hospitality and personalized service in intimate accommodations and authentic bush camps. You'll be swept into the heartbeat of Southern Africa by its scenic landscapes, varied wildlife and local people. 10 days from $4,995 per person, land only based on double occupancy. Visits South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.

The Last Refuge Safari Adventure--Promising the finest wildlife experiences in the whole of Africa, Botswana and its Okavango Delta are legendary with safari connoisseurs. Pristine and well-managed game reserves, along with secluded yet sophisticated camps, create a highly personalized and active game viewing adventure like no other. Capture a gallery of eye-popping photos of this scenic and wildlife-rich wonderland - and collect an album of memories to last a lifetime. 9 days from $5,795 per person, land only based on double occupancy. Visits South Africa and Botswana.

For more information and to create your dream safari, contact your favorite Travel Professional, call African Travel, Inc. at (800) 421-8907, or visit CST 2071444-20

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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 36 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.

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