August 2014
Contact: Arnelle Kendall
Telephone: (561) 330-0850
Celebrate “Shark Week” All Year with African Travel, Inc.


Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week is a much-anticipated programming block of educational and fictional shows dedicated to sharks in all their majesty. Originally created in 1988 to raise respect for the mysterious predators, “Shark Week” has developed an immense cult following and is heavily promoted among social media networks. It has become the longest-running cable television programming event in history and is broadcast in more than 72 countries.The program’s success is unsurprising, considering its subjects are the favored seaborne villain of folklore and cinema alike. These incredible creatures are as fascinating and regal as they are terrifying, armed with a lethal mouthful of serrated daggers and reaching more than 20 feet in length. But while the excitement of “Shark Week” is limited to seven days each year, African Travel, Inc.guests enjoy thrilling encounters with these beasts all year on reinforced cage dives.

On African Travel, Inc.’s action-packed “Thrilling Adventure in Southern Africa,” prepare to descend into the Atlantic for a rare up-close-and-personal interaction with these provocative beasts. Adventurers from around the world venture to Cape Town to test their courage during a dive into shark-infested waters; an apparent brush with death that’s actually quite safe due to the reinforced cage’s durability. In fact, you don’t even need to be certified to embark on this ultimate adventure – your expert guides take care of all the arrangements and ensure you are prepared and protected before taking the plunge.

This heart-pumping itinerary was designed for adrenaline seekers. In addition to the stimulating shark dive, you will explore the most exciting areas of South Africa and Zimbabwe while actively participating in the adventure of a lifetime. Table Mountain becomes less of a beautiful landmark and more of a challenge as you hike to the imperial face and rappel down the steep slope. Witness Victoria Falls, the world’s largest curtain of falling water, and canoe down the Zambezi River to experience “the smoke that thunders” from all angles. Feel the refreshing mist on your face as you harness into a giant swing and zipline through the forest canopy 300 feet above the river. Conclude your adventure on athree-day “Big Five” safari at Hwange National Park , Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve, as you traverse the well-worn elephant paths and robust predators stalk their prey at all hours of the day and night.

Thrilling Adventure in Southern Africa  – 10 days, priced from $4,395 per person. For more details about this electrifying itinerary, please view the complete itinerary.

For more information and to book this dream safari, contact your favorite Travel Professional,
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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 more than 37 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. We Know Africa.

African Travel, Inc. has won awards and distinction from multiple publications, including Travel + LeisureTravel Weekly, and National Geographic. African Travel, Inc. is proud to be part of The Travel Corporation, and works closely with a network of highly-rated lodge operators in Africa including Wilderness Safaris and Thompsons Africa.

African Travel, Inc. shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of TravCorp USA, Inc. in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program. In addition, TravCorp Financial Services Limited provides a guarantee of $20 million in respect of all customers traveling with African Travel, Inc.

About The TreadRight Foundation
Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit working to ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has donated more than USD 2.5 million to sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The Foundation’s guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. Foundation priorities are set by the Steering Committee, which includes sustainability leaders like Céline Cousteau and Costas Christ.

TreadRight’s past project partners include WWF, Conservation International and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society’s inaugural “World Legacy Awards,” WildAid and inspiring wildlife advocates like Terri Irwin.

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