Africa News – November 2015

November 6, 2015  By: Gretchen

Here’s a roundup of the latest Africa-related news!

Ubwira or Courage, Baby Gorilla Named by Kent Redding at 2015 Kwita Izina Naming Ceremony, Rwanda - courtesy of Rwanda National Parks

AAC in the News

AAC is in the news again, this time for our Rwanda Gorilla Safari! Outside Magazine Online listed us on their 365-Day Bucket List, a crazy, cram-it-all-in list of amazing things you could do in a year. Our trip takes more than a day, of course, but it is time amazingly spent! Want to know more? Kent just returned from a trip to Rwanda (where he got to name a baby gorilla!) and would be happy to talk with you about how best to explore this tiny gem of a country.

Changing Water Levels in the Okavango Delta

Due to a hotter than average September and October and late arrival of the rains this year, water levels in the Okavango Delta have dropped significantly. This particularly affects the hippos as they require a certain depth of water to remain comfortable. When water levels are low and food is scarce hippos become stressed and are more inclined to be aggressive as they jostle for territory in small pools. As mekoro excursions take place in areas of shallow water a number of camps have suspended this activity in the interest of guest safety. Where there are deep water channels it is still possible to boat at some, but not all camps.Global-Health-Foundation-square-Logo

Shining a Light on Safe Childbirth

Join Africa Adventure Consultants on November 17th in Boulder, Colorado to learn more about the partnership between the Global Health Foundation and We Care Solar, two organizations working together to provide reliable light (Solar Suitcases) for childbirth in rural Tanzanian health facilities. The event will be held from 5 – 7 pm at Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place. RSVP by calling 303.870.3190 or email We hope to see you there!

Voting is Open for T+L World’s BestAAC t and l world's best 2016

It’s that time of year again – time to vote in Travel + Leisure’s 2016 ‘World’s Best’ awards. We are proud to have once again been nominated in the ‘World’s Best Tour Operators and Safari Outfitters’ category. Complete the survey and support your favorite travel company to be entered into a giveaway for a chance to win a $10,000 dream trip to South Africa!

Additional prizes include:

  • A $5,000 dream trip designed by a T+L A-List agent
  • His & hers watches from Baume & Mercier
  • Two cash prizes: $1,500 each