Interested in traveling to Africa? Then don’t miss The Cultural Explorer, which specializes in off-the-beaten-path itineraries. In 2007, there are two Make-a-Difference tours (one departing in September and one in October) on which you meet with “entrepreneurs, interact with the local children, visit schools, teach in a orphanage, assist health care workers, observe animal rescue, and experience life in the townships.” For 2008, there’s a tour that combines animals and art, and sounds absolutely wonderful.

“On one of our trips you might have dinner with an entrepreneur struggling with a new business. You might meet with a group of kids who need your input in how they can develop a small business or develop needed social skills. You might spend time in an orphanage and hear the kid’s amazing stories. You might spend time with kids in a township and take them on a field trip. You might spend time with Zulu families out in the countryside unaccustomed to visitors. You might spend time with artists, writers, or reporters working hard to make changes in their government and political systems.”


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