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The Adventure Travel Company:- About Us...

Brought to you by the Sister Company of African Safaris and Travel, now expanding their horizons to incredible worldwide adventures!

The Adventure Travel Company - Set your Compass toward a Lifetime of Adventures!

Brought to you by the Sister Company of African Safaris and Travel, now expanding their horizons to incredible worldwide adventures!

Polar Bears in the Artic Circle

The seal's dread, the whale's bane, all names for the majestic, awe-inspiring creature commonly known as the polar bear.

A New Addition to the Fleet of Oceanwide Expeditions - The MV Hondius!

Oceanwide’s newest vessel, meeting the highest demands for passenger vessels (Polar Class 6), fully in compliance with the requirements of the Polar Code.

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A New Addition to the Fleet of Oceanwide Expeditions - The MV Hondius!

Oceanwide’s newest vessel, meeting the highest demands for passenger vessels (Polar Class 6), fully in compliance with the requirements of the Polar Code.

Delfin III - The newest addition to the Delfin Amazon Cruises Fleet

Delfin Amazon Cruises will take you into one of the world’s largest protected flooded forests, the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

The Galapagos Islands - A Province of Ecuador

The Galápagos Islands is a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean and considered one of the world's foremost destinations for wildlife-viewing!

Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas

Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, renowned for its dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar.

White Water Rafting in Costa Rica!

Come and discover the amazing destinations of Costa Rica! Lots of excitement and stay in beautiful lodges!

Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Perhaps its most famous structure is 45m-high Al Khazneh, a temple with an ornate, Greek-style facade, and known as The Treasury.

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Louis van Tonder and Terri New - Your Hosts on Safari!

Louis and Terri at Vic Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe. The best location EVER to enjoy HIGH TEA!

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Chiawa Camp, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

Set deep inside the Lower Zambezi National Park, Chiawa Camp enjoys the prime location in the Lower Zambezi. This area is still unspoilt as it is new to Tourism.

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The Adventure Travel Company:- About Us...


Louis van Tonder - Owner - African Safaris and Travel - www.africansafaris.travelHaving lived in Africa for more than 45 years, we enjoyed exciting adventures, exotic sights and wondrous journeys which took us to the length and breadth of Africa, our mysterious continent... What could not have been envisioned so long ago, was that so many of our own African safari vacations and South Africa safari tours would be also be undertaken by many other adventurers from all over the globe!

African Safaris and Travel, (under the leadership of Louis van Tonder) has been actively involved in the safari industry since the late seventies, arranging African safari packages and luxury tented camping safaris. The thrill of sharing our beloved Africa is still as fresh and exciting as it was back then... We brought our safari businesses over to the U.S.A. in 1994 to share our African Safari Tours with travelers here and elsewhere abroad.

The website, represents many years of designing, researching and operating African safaris and African safari packages to the far-out corners of Africa. The fact that we are often in Africa personally, and have constant interaction with the companies we represent, allows us to remain vitally connected to the pulse of Africa - to her political, social and ecological realities.

African Safaris and Travel actively supports the principle of developing of Africa's natural resources sustainably through low-density, high quality Safari Tourism. "Environmentally intelligent" Tourism is nowhere such an important issue as in Africa. All our African safaris and African safari vacations have been developed in conjunction with the safari outfitters who are dedicated to conserving Africa's precious and unique resources. All the safari lodges and safari camps featured in our programs have been built with absolute minimal impact on the local fauna and flora, and all safari camps we represent, operate under the dictates of approved wildlife management.

Branching out, and offering adfventure travel vacations was the natural next step. Understanably, it its just about impossible to list every adventure travel type of vacation on the website... but don't despair... If you don't see it listed, ask us, asnd we will arrange it for you!

We invite you to join us on any of our adventure travel vacations - whether it be in Africa or Antarctica - you will have the best adventure trip ever imagined!

Louis van Tonder
Owner: African Safaris and Travel / The Adventure Travel Company

I can say I have had the good fortune to travel much of this incredible world. From the European countries of France, England, Spain, Belgium, Czech Republic now known as 'Czechia', Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Greece, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Vatican City to South and Central America, Mexico, Panama, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Venezuela and Argentina, Canada, Morocco and Algiers, And Islands! Seychelles - Dennis Island and North Island, Hawaii, Haiti , St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Saint Lucia, The Bahamas from the North and South of India to many African nations, from Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi , The plethora of the states of the union, excepting the Dakotas and the Carolinas...and lately to the northernmost town in the world, Svalbard and the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia in South Pole... And You bet I took the polar plunge on both sides of the earth, I wanted to experience the frigid waters and really feel I had touched that space in the world...I love adventure and can't wait till the next great exploration! I feel so very fortunate to lay witness to the incredible sights and experiences this world has to offer from scratching baby gray whales heads while their mama's kept close watch in the Baja to singing to elephants in the Botswana bush who were riveted by my tune..really!

WHY!? - “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”

And as Susan Sontag said:  “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”

To give you an idea of my background I am a multimedia producer and have worked in the field of multimedia, public relations and marketing for many years in many parts of the world. I am also a performer, composer and have traveled in that capacity. As a filmmaker I try to open people's eyes to experiences, and try to lay the ground work to allay travel fear, and to educate on issues that need confronted from wildlife poaching, to poverty, to other ways of being. I love to highlight people who are making a difference. I want people to love and respect this incredible planet and its inhabitants as much as I do. I also inherited from my Grandma Slama, that we are on this earth to make it a better place. So in my travels I strive to be not a tourist, but a world citizen.

As an example. I created and organized Project Booklift which after the fall of Communism was an International effort which brought books to the Czech and Slovak Republics to nurture the new democracies, bringing needed books for law reformation, for learning English and sciences, they desperately wanted to catch up with the western world. This grass roots movement championed by so many caring people, according to the Czech Foreign Minister Jiri Dienstbier "was the first sign the outside world cared."

For me I had the added honors from this International work resulting in two "Woman of Distinction" Awards (1993), both in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara and the “Woman of the Year” in Santa Barbara. I was one of the subjects in a book by David Forward entitled Heroes After Hours - Jossey-Bass Publishers (1994).

This experience taught me valuable lessons on how individuals can impact this world...and significantly. And also that when we travel we become ambassadors of our nation and for humanity.... “When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.” – Clint Borgen

In our travel businesses, and TheAdventureTravel.Company, my husband, Louis van Tonder and I concentrate on making connections with stellar operations, to put people in safe hands so their experiences elevate their lives and those they visit.

I promise you, Louis and I can create the most amazing time you will have in your life and we love doing it!

So what does it take to be a traveler, world citizen and not a tourist. Let's have the conversation!

Terri New
Co-Owner: African Safaris and Travel / The Adventure Travel Company

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