Journey to Southern Africa

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SEP. 19 - OCT. 4, 2021 From $7,795
Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Rovos Rail, Johannesburg, Thornybush Nature Reserve
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Journey to Southern Africa

SEP. 19 - OCT. 4, 2021
Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Rovos Rail, Johannesburg, Thornybush Nature Reserve

Encounter wildlife and wonder on this 12-night adventure through South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana, including safaris in three world-class parks. Begin in Cape Town, where Table Mountain towers over colorful streets and beaches. Spot penguins along Cape Peninsula, cruise to Robben Island for a tour of the former prison and witness mighty Victoria Falls. Search for elephants, leopards and lions in Chobe National Park before boarding the elegant Rovos Rail for a three-night journey. Along the way, enjoy a game drive in Hwange National Park, host to over 400 bird species. After disembarking in Pretoria, tour Soweto, a township outside of Johannesburg, and learn about a local youth project in Kliptown. Then, with expert trackers leading your small group, scout lions, giraffes, rhinos and other exotic African animals while on safaris in Thornybush Nature Reserve. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure includes a luxury rail journey, two flights within South Africa and an extensive meal plan featuring wine with dinner.

Cost: From $7,795
AHI Travel
Activity Level: Moderate Activity
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UCLA Faculty on Tour

Andrew Apter
Department of History
Andrew Apter is Professor of History and Anthropology at UCLA, where he directs the James S. Coleman African Studies Center and co-organizes the Atlantic History Colloquium. His four books focus on Yoruba ritual and politics in Nigeria, the paradoxes of Nigeria’s oil prosperity, African ritual language genres (and what makes them powerful), as well as the legacies of Yoruba culture in the Atlantic world—all with the University of Chicago Press. He is currently working on History in the Dungeon: Atlantic Slavery and the Spirits of Capitalism, a study—supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship—that reveals how Atlantic slavery remains deeply buried within the core of modern capitalism. His work on a variety of research and policy projects have taken him to Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia, South Africa, and Zambia, where he lived with Congolese refugees. His African Studies Center initiatives include “Africa’s Readiness for Climate Change,” “Refugee Worlds, Refugee Lives,” “The Greening of a Continent: Smart Solar Grids for Rural West Africa,” and “Ritual Histories in Ghana’s Slave Forts and Castles.”

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UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

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