“Making A Difference — South Africa”

This item appears on page 78 of the March 2008 issue.

15-day/14-night tour departs Sept. 6 & Oct. 18, 2008.

Highlights: While touring five South African provinces, get involved with projects to benefit local people. Activities may include visiting rural schools to help with computer work stations, the library or English tutoring; helping AIDS orphans; getting electricity to Zulu villages; observing animal rescue or taking children on a field trip/in Johannesburg, visit Soweto/Drakensberg Mountains/colonial Ladybrand/Knysna (meet a traditional healer)/coastal Garden Route/Swellendam/Stellenbosch (wine tasting)/Cape Town (meet women entrepreneurs)/Robben Island/Simon’s Town (penguins). Land only, $4,650.

The Cultural Explorer (San Francisco, CA; 415/387-1335, www.theculturalexplorer.com).