Traveler Words: Inspired by Africa

March 13th, 2009 by Smithsonian Journeys

See what our travelers have to say about their recent journeys to South Africa. We’re grateful that travelers so generously share their thoughts with us. This week, read about what they loved about visiting Africa by rail.

“As a first time traveler to South Africa, Zambia and Botswana, I came away with a very special sense of Africa because of this tour…The tour was very diverse and I was able to get a sense of South Africa and an introduction to Zambia and Botswana. I loved Rovos Rail and all the safaris. I liked this trip so much, I plan to return to Cape Town and other countries.”

Judith Schwartz – South Africa’s Great Rail Journey

A traveler on Rovos Rail

A traveler on Rovos Rail. Photo: Patrick Wagner

“If you fancy immersion in a world as distant from America as you can go, and yet with concerns close to our own, then travel with Smithsonian Journeys. On “Southern Africa’s Great Rail Journey” you will learn about South Africa from two experienced professors throughout the trip, see important sights, travel aboard a world-class restored train, marvel at Vic Falls, share the drum beats of an African dance, visit with myriad wild animals, including those protected as endangered species in a special place, experience the pleasures of 5-star hotels. What a fantastic trip!!”

Eleanor McMillan – South Africa’s Great Rail Journey

Stunning Victoria Falls, Botswana

Stunning Victoria Falls, Botswana. Photo: John Warburton Lee/Getty Images

“The trip gradually brought us to the expansive game preserves – to vastness, stillness, freshest of air, incredible sounds – animals of many types calling to one another – beautiful skies and sunsets – no cell phones, traffic, signs or billboards to disturb the tranquility.”

Karen Hedberg – South Africa’s Great Rail Journey

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One Response to “Traveler Words: Inspired by Africa”

  1. African Tours Says:

    I love reading such positive feedback from foreign visitors. This is an absolutely beautiful country but many foreigners have a negative perspective of this country. Please come again!

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