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Trafalgar Launches New Africa Program

June 15, 2018 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email
  • 72 years in the making: Trafalgar pays homage to the Tollman family homeland with the launch of a dedicated Africa programme. A pivotal moment in Trafalgar’s brand history with a rich story of a family-owned and operated company with its roots firmly still in Africa.

  • The program will deliver unrivalled expertise, immeasurable passion, real-life stories and connection to people and places like no other.
  • Trafalgar will be connecting travellers to the African continent in a way like no other – as the Tollmans open their hearts to share stories, secrets and hidden gems of their home, giving guests priceless travel opportunities.
  • The program will consist of smaller group trips – mini stays (Victoria Falls Experience and Botswana Delta Experience) are for only four pax and 12 pax or 15 pax for most African trips.
  • Accomplished photographer and renowned African guide Mike Myers created all the beautiful photography that you will see in the brochure.
  • The timing of Trafalgar’s commitment to Africa has great significance as 2018 marks the centenary of the life of one of the great leaders and fathers of Africa, Nelson Mandela(www.nelsonmandela.org/nelson-mandela-100). Trafalgar coming home in 2018 is a small homage to the greatest fellow (South) African.
  • Trafalgar waited this long to fully invest in an Africa programme because of its commitment to providing nothing but the best when it comes to precious holiday times meant that they needed to have all the pieces in place. They were not prepared to make the promise of being simply the best way to experience Africa unless they could be confident that they could bring their beloved continent to guests, in their own inimitable way. With TTC’s recent 100% acquisition of the foremost operator in the region, that long-held dream is now a reality.
  • Guests will receive unrivalled access to the people and places behind the stories – with Trafalgar creating exclusive experiences for guests so they can experience the good life in every destination they visit. Trafalgar’s unique Stays With Stories (highlighted in brochure pages) have created an exceptional, unrivalled African portfolio of opportunities for guests. The stunning 5 star The Oyster Box has hosted royalty, from the likes of Monaco’s royal couple on their honeymoon to King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu and now Trafalgar guests will too on the Best of South Africa trip.
  • Trafalgar aims to make a difference in Africa in many ways as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability with the various JoinTrafalgar initiatives along with The Travel Corporation’s TreadRight Foundation including wildlife initiatives, sustainable tourism practices and preservation Africa (you’ll see the Make A Difference tab in the brochure pages) i.e. Trafalgar guests will  make a difference by visiting the Shangilia Children’s Home, an orphanage in Kenya that takes in vulnerable children in Kenya on African Safari Adventure.
  • South Africa needs our support as result of ongoing water issues in Cape Town – SA Tourism has a goal of 5mn visitors by 2020 – Trafalgar aims to help them achieve this.
  • 62 million international visitors to Africa in 2017 (UNWTO) – Trafalgar is working to help create more employment opportunities, whilst also protecting and preserving the destination.
  • 9 countries, 10 handcrafted trips, three trip styles (Country Explorer, Regional Explorer, Mini Stay) – programme with trips commencing December 2018 with one each Christmas departure for African Safari Adventure and Essence of South Africa
    • Victoria Falls, Botswana, Best of South Africa – commences January 2019
    • Main season of African Safari Adventure and Essence of South Africa starting from January 2019
    • Namibia – mid June 2019 first departure
    • Egypt – March 2019
    • Morocco – April 2019
  • Early payment discount: Guests who book and pay in full by 1 November, 2018 will save up to 10% on trip
  • Trafalgar: 7 continents, 65 countries, 226 handcrafted trips, 80+ industry awards globally, 5million+ happy guests, 4.6 star rating, 72 years leading guided travel

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