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Southern Africa aboard Rovos Rail

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July 24 to August 8, 2019

Relive bygone eras while staying at Cape Town’s Mount Nelson Hotel and riding the Edwardian-style Rovos Rail luxury train.

Keep it down, jackass. At Boulder’s Beach near the Cape of Good Hope, observe rafts of African penguins, also known as jackass penguins for their loud, donkey-like bray. Long walk to freedom. With African studies professor Joel Samoff, visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for some 27 years, and Liliesleaf Farm, the once-secret headquarters of the ANC’s military wing. Dr. Livingston, I presume? In Zambia, cruise down the Zambezi River in the wake of the legendary Scottish explorer to view massive Victoria Falls. Wild things. Go on safari in Botswana’s Okavango Delta and South Africa’s Kruger National Park.


from $15,995


Joel Samoff
Center for African Studies

Professor Samoff draws upon his background in history, political science and education to teach his students about education, development and underdevelopment, particularly as they pertain to Africa.

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