LITTLETON, Colo., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no wonder nearly half of American travelers say they are interested in exploring Africa.* It delivers some of the most awe-inspiring travel experiences imaginable. In Tanzania, travelers can admire herds of elephant as they thunder across the savannah grasslands or see a pride of lions lounging in the sun. In Kenya, they can visit some of the most remarkable game reserves in the world. And, in South Africa, experiences range from fascinating city life to enthralling game drives. No matter where they travel in Africa, travelers are sure to encounter experiences of a lifetime. And, in 2014, Globus is delivering just that with five (5) Small Group Discovery tours (escorted vacations of 20 people or less), starting at less than $3,500 as well as six (6) itineraries, starting at $2,519 with Monograms, including the NEW 11-day Wilds of Botswana & Victoria Falls.
"From game watching and wine tastings to tented camp stays and tribal visits, in 2014, we're providing travelers unparalleled experiences," said Scott Nisbet, president and CEO of the Globus family of brands. "We not only introduce travelers to each destination's must-see sites, our tours showcase the hidden gems and behind-the-scenes activities that brings to life each destination's culture."
Some of the many experiences in store for Globus travelers are: Visiting a local Maasai village; enjoying a bush breakfast in Serengeti National Park, visiting a local home, farm and school in the Mto Wa Mbu village, taking a Malay cooking class in Cape Town and getting within steps of a clan of wild meerkats to watch them play. Also recognizing that nothing reveals a destination like its food, "We have some really great culinary treats in store for our Africa travelers," said Nisbet. "Including a lunch at a winery in the Cape winelands and a meal at the famed Mount Kenya Safari Club, overlooking this majestic mountain."
Valuing the plethora of experiences Africa inspires, Globus offers travelers a blend of outdoor adventure, cultural immersion, first-class accommodations and time to simply relax and enjoy the scenery with its 2014 Africa adventures.
"On vacation, travelers deserve the opportunity to simply enjoy the journey," said Nisbet. "And that simple idea couldn't be more true when exploring a destination as exotic as Africa. With us, travelers enjoy unmatched value, amazing lodges and tented camps, inside visits into the must-see attractions as well as fun activities such as game watching from the comfort of open-air Land Rovers."
Globus' touring vacations of Africa range from 10- to 17-days and feature Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
And, with seven (7) travel packages ranging from 9- to 20-days, Monograms (Globus' sister brand), introduces independent travelers to such awe-inspiring experiences as gorilla trekking in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, cable-car ride up Table Mountain, as well as a relaxing stay on one of Zanzibar's remote beaches. On Monograms' NEW! Wilds of Botswana & Victoria Falls vacation package, travelers will walk with San Bushmen in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, explore the Okavango Delta by mokora (dug-out canoe) and visit the mighty Victoria Falls.
When travelers book any Globus family vacation to Southern or East Africa, the company will make a contribution to South Africa National Parks (SANParks) and its Honorary Ranger program to help SAVE THE RHINO by fighting the increase in rhino poaching.
EARLY BOOKING INCENTIVE: Those booking a 2014 Globus or Monograms Africa vacation early will receive a $500/couple ($250/person) air credit. Click here for details.
GLOBUS AFRICA TOUR PACKAGES:
- 10-day Great Parks of Kenya
- 10-day Tanzania: The Serengeti & Beyond
- 12-day Splendors of South Africa & Victoria Falls
- 15-day Exploring South Africa & Victoria Falls
- 15-day Kenya & Tanzania: The Safari Experience
*Travelstyles 2011 International Travel Survey
ABOUT THE GLOBUS FAMILY OF BRANDS
Littleton, Colorado-based Group Voyagers, Inc. is the privately held company that markets and sells the Globus family of brands within the United States. Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways offer travelers unparalleled tour, independent travel package, river- and small-ship cruise options. Considered the world's largest tour operator, with more than 80 years of international travel experience, the Globus family of brands is dedicated to enriching the lives of travelers by turning foreign destinations into familiar harbors, where the expense of travel is forgotten and replaced by personal value. The Globus family of brands is a Bronze Certification member of Sustainable Travel International (STI). Consumers can book a Globus family of brands vacation or request brochures by visiting a preferred travel agent or by calling the following toll free number: 1.866.313.2855. For more information, please visit www.globusfamily.com. Travel agents can request brochures by calling toll free 1.800.221.0090 or visiting www.globusfamilypartner.com.
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