Meet Big Cats with African Travel Safari Tours

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The population of big cats is in rapid decline, and African Travel is shedding light on the situation by offering three different tour opportunities to see lions, leopards and cheetahs in the wild among many other wild animals while taking in Africa’s myriad sights and culture  at the same time.

Southern Explorer Highlighting South Africa, the 10-day Southern Explorer tour will guide guests through this country’s must-see sites, including the Cape of Good Hope, the penguin colony at Boulders Beach, Victoria Falls and Kruger National Park, the country’s premier wildlife haven. They’ll also be invited to dinner at the home of a local Capetonian family, and enjoy twice daily game activities in search of lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants and rhinos while staying at a private game lodge. Guests have the choice of deluxe or luxury itineraries, both options including tour guide, sightseeing, all accommodations and some meals. Deluxe options start at $4,895, whereas luxury options start at $6,695.

Kenyan Horizons Kenya delivers the wildlife, scenery and culture that clients imagine when they think of a safari. On the 8-day Kenyan Horizons tour, clients will explore the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, which serves as the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. They’ll search out lions over the Mara plains while at the same time coming up close with giraffes and baboons, and they’ll visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage to have a personal encounter with rescued elephants. Rates start at $4,295 pp dbl and include tour guide, sightseeing, all meals and accommodations as well as domestic airfare and transportation.

The Last Refuge Popular with safari connoisseurs, the 9-day Last Refuge adventure takes travelers through Botswana and Zambia to experience well-managed wildlife reserves and authentic camp sites in open safari vehicles, where they’ll have the chance to see lions, leopards, spotted hyenas and endangered wild dogs. Further, they’ll experience the rainforest hikes in the area surrounding Victoria Falls and take a boat cruise on the Zambezi River. Rates start at $6,795 pp dbl and include tour guide, sightseeing, all meals and accommodations as well as airfare between camps.

For more information, including detailed itineraries and list of hotels, call (800) 421-8907 or visit