In Nelson Mandela’s Footsteps

In Nelson Mandela’s Footsteps

An extraordinary journey providing cultural highlights as well as the opportunity to see some of the best wildlife in the country

GLENDALE, Cali. – On July 18, 2015, the world will celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day, honoring a man whose devotion to democracy, education and equality never faltered. Mandela spent 67 years fighting against human rights violations and South Africa’s apartheid government, often times suffering greatly for his commitment to the cause. His prolonged efforts finally reached fruition when he led the African National Congress (ANC) to victory in 1994, abolishing South Africa’s apartheid and becoming the country’s first black president. Today, the Mandela Day campaign not only keeps his memory alive and celebrates his legacy; it also inspires ongoing community service, the fight against poverty, and the promotion of world peace and reconciliation.

To celebrate “The Long Walk to Freedom”, Great Safaris provides an extraordinary journey to South Africa that gives travelers the chance to walk in Nelson Mandela’s Footsteps. The company has crafted a remarkable 11-day tour through South Africa that focuses on the fascinating history of Mandela, visiting key areas and attractions that played a critical role in the struggle for a just, democratic South Africa. Travelers will leave with an enriched knowledge of this historic icon and, hopefully, will be inspired to carry on his positive change -- “It’s in your hands to make a difference.”

Trip highlights include: Visits to Soweto, Vilakazi Street, Mandela House Museum, Kliptown, Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill and Lilies Leaf. Continue the journey through history in Cape Town, where the tour will focus on key areas like Robben Island, Parliament, City Hall and Grant Parade. There are individual daily departures for this tour throughout the year. While most will only ever read about Mandela in history books, be one of the few to see history come alive during a personal journey to South Africa.

In the immortal words of Nelson Mandela, “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.”

For more information about this and other Great Safaris tours, please visit or call 800-409-7755 to speak to a safari expert – just one call for all your southern and eastern Africa needs.


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About Great Safaris:
Great Safaris is an award-winning luxury African safari outfitter offering the convenience of a US booking office coupled with seven fully-staffed, on-site offices in Africa. Destinations include Botswana, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Uganda, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, the Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Great Safaris earned a 5-Star ranking by Safari Bookings. Great Safaris offers luxury programs to help adventurous travelers explore Africa and create enriching life experiences. For more information please visit Great Safaris’ web site at Great Safaris is a recipient of National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime award, and a proud member of the United States Tour Operators Association, ASTA Tops, and ARC.


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