Mandela Day 2018

July 11, 2018  By: Gretchen

Nelson Mandela was one of the most inspiring leaders of modern history. Jailed for 27 years for his efforts to end minority rule in South Africa, upon his release he became the country’s first black president. During his term in office he presided over the end of apartheid, and successfully led South Africa through the transition to free elections and majority rule. For his efforts to end apartheid, Mandela shared the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize with F.W. de Klerk.

Mandela’s legacy is celebrated every July 18th, the anniversary of his birth. Dubbed simply “Mandela Day” it serves as a reminder to bring people around the world together to fight poverty, promote peace and reconciliation, and to champion cultural diversity. The day takes Mandela’s incredible public service as an example, encouraging volunteerism, thus helping to make lasting positive changes in communities across the globe. This year’s Mandela Day will be celebrated on the centenary of Mandela’s birth, with a special focus on working together to eradicate poverty in South Africa and throughout the world.

In recognition of this year’s Mandela Day goal of fighting poverty, AAC’s staff is proud to be volunteering with a local organization called Urban Peak. Urban Peak serves youth experiencing homelessness in the Denver metro area. We are honored to spend time helping to make a difference in our community!

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead – Nelson Mandela

Interested in following in Mandela’s footsteps? Contact us and we can plan a customized safari to visit locations like Robben Island where Mandela was imprisoned, Constitution Hill where South Africa’s democracy was born and a variety of sites in the Eastern Cape where Mandela was born.

20 Years of Experience & Passion

Our passion for Africa began with a dream of living on the continent – a dream realized. We explored parks, rivers, mountains and villages, learned about the flora and fauna, fell in love with everything, and came away wanting to share our passion for a remarkable continent. Africa Adventure Consultants was born of the desire to give more people the chance to experience Africa’s wonders. Let us guide you into the wilderness.

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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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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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