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Journeys : Dec2011 Jan2012
A place of magnificent wildlife, vast landscapes and untouched cultures, Africa is a region genuinely distinct from any other on Earth. As a holiday destination, its allure is undeniable – which is why APT is so delighted to be introducing its brand new Africa touring program in 2012. Boasting a maximum of just 28 travellers, APT’s small-group African adventures incor porate luxur y travel by road, rail, air and cruise and are vastly different from anything ever offered before. They’ll take you to experience the raw essence of the continent in the most personalised manner possible, without compromising on the style, convenience and security that discerning travellers have come to expect of Australia’s leading holiday operator. Featuring the very finest accommodation available in each location, you’ll stay in luxurious properties that are as different as the landscapes into which they cleverly blend. But while the style of each may vary, the quality remains world-class throughout – from five-star city hotels and world-class coastal resorts to decadent private game lodges and camps in the heart of the wild. Breathtaking though the accommodation may be in places such as Kruger National Park, the Masai Mara and the Serengeti, it’s the animals, including Africa’s famous Big Five, that steal the show. Maximising your chances of an encounter with the buffalo, lion, elephant, leopard and rhinoceros, APT’s itineraries take in the most iconic African game parks as well as the little- known reserves that hold their own individual appeal. In each itinerary, small-group game drives take you over the rugged and varied terrain in custom-built 4WD vehicles w ith no more than six to eight like-minded APT travellers. With an expert driver and personal game tracker on each drive, opportunities for close-up wildlife encounters abound. Enhancing the experience during afternoon game drives, groups will stop for sundowners in a secluded spot such as Observation Hill in Amboseli National Park, which overlooks Mt Kilimanjaro. Here, refreshing drinks are poured as the western sky changes colours and a diverse range of animals come out to roam the landscape at dusk. Similarly diverse are the dining experiences! With most meals included, the distinctive f lavours of Africa are on show during such special occasions as outdoor bush dinners under the stars, fireside meals and an interactive drumming session and meal of Cape Malay cuisine in Cape Town. On select cultural visits to local African tribal villages, you’ ll even enjoy the chance to dine with the local people on a range of traditional specialties. In keeping with APT’s commitment to all-inclusive value, all internal flights within Africa are included, as are airport taxes, transfers, all tipping, Freedom of Choice Tour ing and Signature Experiences in select locations, sightseeing and accommodation – so you can be sure of exactly where you stand with your holiday budget before you leave home. Quite simply, there’s no better way to experience the wonders of Africa than on a small-group adventure with APT. Small- group touring in Africa Ask us more – call RACT Travelworld on 1300 368 111 or visit your local branch. December 2011 / January 2012 75
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