Holiday gift ideas

December 1, 2010  By: Africa Adventure Consultants

Stumped about what to get your loved ones this holiday season? We have some ideas for you!

Guidebooks are always a good bet for the traveller. If they already have a guidebook for their upcoming trip, you might try some fiction that takes place in the country they are visiting. For history buffs, there are lots of great books available on African history.

TravelSmith always has excellent safari gear on offer, as well as the latest gadgets and gizmos, even for the pickiest traveller. Mention key code FH9001 for 10% off, courtesy of Africa Adventure Consultants. Magellan’s and ExOfficio are also great resources for safari clothes and travel gear.

For the 8-10 year old set, Somebody Like Me is the perfect gift. Written by Ashley Shuyler of Africaid and Prisca Lesakire, an Africaid scholar, this book tells the story of two young women who grew up on different continents, in different cultures. Not only will the kids enjoy it, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Africaid and its programs for girls’ education in Tanzania.

A microloan is a great way to honor someone and to make a difference at the same time. To support education in Africa, you could consider a donation to our partner organization AfricAid. Alternatively, you can help ‘end the book famine’ in Africa with a donation to Books for Africa. Another way to change a life would be to give the gift of a camel (or a ‘share’ of a camel) to a Maasai family in Tanzania through the Heifer organization.

A new camera is always a welcome surprise for any traveller. We especially like the Panasonic DMC-FZ35 for its 18x optical zoom. It also does a nice job of basic video and has a very reasonable price tag. For the more serious photographer, we have a camera recommendations blog you can check out for some great ideas on what to bring with you on safari.

And finally…a safari. No doubt about it, this would be the ‘ultimate’ gift, and something that would be remembered for a lifetime. You know you can call us so we can work together to build the perfect trip for that special someone.

Good luck with your shopping and best wishes this holiday season!

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Pick a Destination

Africa is enormous. There are endless things to see and do, and it can’t all be done in one trip. That said, we realize that many people believe that a trip to Africa is ‘once in a lifetime’ (though many more end up realizing once is not enough!). What do you most want to see? What experiences have you been dreaming of? Visit our destination pages to narrow your choices down, browse our safari types to get a sense of the activities and styles available, or talk with a Journey Specialist to hone in on the areas that will deliver the journey of your imagination.

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Trip Ideas

We know it can be hard to narrow down what to do on vacation, especially with the wealth of choices that are available on the African continent. That’s why we have created an array of sample itineraries to inspire your travel. Browse through them – you’ll find everything from family safaris to honeymoons to Kilimanjaro climbs – and find the places and activities that excite you. From there, you can contact a Journey Specialist to start the process of crafting a customized safari just for you!

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Get Started

You’re ready – it’s time to plan your safari! Contact one of our expert Journey Specialists and we will collaborate with you to craft your personalized trip.

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