Make your dream a reality in 2011 with Austin-Lehman Adventures.

A vacation in Africa evokes mystery, wonder and above all else, adventure. If you were to ask 100 people what their #1 dream vacation is, a safari in Africa would probably top the list. However, Africa is incredibly diverse and making a decision about where to go and what to do can be an overwhelming challenge.  

In 2010 Austin-Lehman Adventures (ALA) director, Dan Austin, spent months studying the available options in Africa.  He traveled to South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana, exploring firsthand the diverse options.  He met with dozens of lodge operators, did countless game drives, visited villages and got to know at least 10 different tribes. He ate Mopane Worms in Windhoek, Wart Hog in Pamwag and Eland in Katima.  He hiked, drove, boated and biked his way across these 5 countries all to understand the best of the best.

Once he had a better understanding of the where, he went to work on the how and who. After talking with a dozen ground operators before leaving the states, he was very pleased to meet face-to-face with 3 of the best in all of Africa.  He spent hours poring over maps and researching accommodations, all with a keen eye on value.  Working hand in hand, the team worked together to come up with the following 3 diverse and exciting itineraries (see below) that highlight some of the best that Africa has to offer.

The respected Archbishop Desmond Tutu once said:“Africans believe in something that is difficult to render into English. We call it ubuntu, botho. It means the essence in being human. You know when it is there and you know when it is absent.  It speaks about hospitality, humanness  gentleness, hospitality, putting yourself out on behalf of others, being vulnerable.  It embraces compassion and toughness. It recognizes that my humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.”

Isn’t it time you experienced ubuntu, botho for yourself? Take a few minutes and look at the 3 itineraries listed below. Sit back and dream of tracking Black Rhinos in Namibia, kayaking the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, or fishing for Tiger Fish on the Zambezi River - and then let Austin-Lehman Adventures turn that dream into a reality. 


Travel by foot, truck, mountain bike and houseboat on this family-friendly African safari, chock full of wildlife & wilderness.

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Kayak with African penguins, float by a 50-ton Southern Right Whale and ride horseback through coastal forests of fynbos.

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With sweeping deserts, traditional culture and remarkable flora and fauna, Namibia is among the world’s best kept secrets.

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About Austin-Lehman Adventures

Austin-Lehman Adventures, with a 35-year legacy, provides adventure vacations on four continents. ALA has built an international reputation for small group active travel to destinations in North, Central and South America, Europe, the South Pacific, Middle East and Africa. The company specializes in adult and family multi-sport, hiking, biking vacations that emphasize history, culture, and geography’s natural beauty. Trips are limited to 12 guests (18 on family departures) and feature excellent regional dining, distinctive accommodations and all-inclusive rates and services. In addition to scheduled group departures, ALA offers customized trip planning. ALA offers each traveler a money back satisfaction guarantee.


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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".