Coming this Christmas, Trafalgar launches a dedicated Africa program, which will pay homage to the Tollman family’s homeland. As a family-owned and operated company, the Tollman family will bring their expertise, passion, real-life stories and their connection to the people and places of their home to travelers through 10 unique itineraries.

The new trips will incorporate supporting local families, artists, wineries, and plantations, while staying in lodges and sustainable safari camps, as guests are immersed in African traditions and culture. The new trips will be intimate, consisting of 12-15 passengers per trip, and some trips such as Botswana will only consist of four travelers. Trafalgar will visit nine countries on 10 handcrafted trips, while offering three trip styles including Country Explorer, Regional Explorer, and Mini Stay.

The Tollman family in South Africa. (Photo Credit: Mike Meyers.)

The new itineraries will begin December 2018 with one of each Christmas departure for African Safari Adventure and the Essence of South Africa. Starting in January 2019, the Victoria Falls, Botswana, and Best of South Africa, as well as the main season itineraries of African Safari Adventure and the Essence of South Africa begin. In March 2019 the Egypt itinerary commences, followed by Morocco in April, and Namibia in June.

A few highlights of the itineraries include a Franschhoek orientation and Stellenbosch Connect with the local De Waal family, while in Cape Winelands as guests taste the family’s wines and enjoy typical Cape cuisine. Another itinerary highlight is the Becks safari Camp (Trafalgar is the only tour operator that visits this camp), which is set on 9,000 acres of African bush. Guests can also visit the home to the most successful rhine breeding reserve in Kenya, the Solio Game Reserve, which has played a major part in the protection and breeding of black rhinos, plus go to the Fish River Canyon, the largest in Africa and one of the continent’s natural wonders; and visit Sani Pass, which offers guests a 4WD mountain pass drive with views of dramatic landscapes. This excursion gives guests the opportunity to weave into another country as the excursion visits Lesotho and includes lunch at the highest pub in Africa, about 9,514 ft. above sea level.

For more information on Trafalgar’s new Africa program, visit Here are a few more Trafalgar itineraries to some of the happiest places on earth.