Nov 04, 2013
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Having lived in Africa for more than 45 years, we enjoyed exciting adventures, exotic sights and wondrous journeys which took us to the length and breadth of Africa, our mysterious continent... What could not have been envisioned so long ago, was that many of our own journeys would be also be undertaken by many other adventurers from all over the globe!
African Safaris and Travel, (under the leadership of Louis van Tonder) has been actively involved in the safari industry since the late seventies. The thrill of sharing our beloved Africa is still as fresh and exciting as it was back then... We brought our safari businesses over to the U.S.A. in 1994 to share our dreams and adventures with travelers here and elsewhere abroad. This website, represents many years of designing, researching and operating safaris to the far-out corners of Africa. The fact that we are often in Africa personally, and have constant interaction with the companies we represent, allows us to remain vitally connected to the pulse of Africa - to her political, social and ecological realities.
African Safaris and Travel actively supports the principle of developing of Africa's natural resources sustainably through low-density, high quality Tourism. "Environmentally intelligent" Tourism is nowhere such an important issue as in Africa. All safaris and safari programs have been developed in conjunction with the safari outfitters who are dedicated to conserving Africa's precious and unique resources. All the lodges and camps featured in our programs have been built with absolute minimal impact on the local fauna and flora, and all camps operate under the dictates of approved wildlife management.
We invite you to join us on a safari to Africa. Once our beloved continent has embraced you, and you have fallen under her irresistible spell, you will return... again and again!
Louis van Tonder
Owner: African Safaris and Travel