Experience nature's astonishing treasures and marvel at up-close sightings of majestic animals in their native habitat while on safari at three world-class wildlife parks. Feel the mist of the mighty Victoria Falls on your face, and stand in awe at the scenic Cape of Good Hope, once thought to be the southernmost point of Africa. Walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela on Robben Island, and absorb the energy of lively Soweto. Embark on a three-night journey aboard Rovos Rail, one of the most luxurious trains in the world. Cape Town is a showcase of Cape Dutch houses and inspiring landmarks, including St. George's Cathedral. And enjoy a safari in southern Africa's greatest parks and game reserves. Experience the thrill of up-close encounters with lions gazing in the grass after a kill or elephants quenching their thirst by a water hole, all within the span of one great journey.
**Program pricing and itinerary subject to change until final publication of brochure**
Day 1: Depart
Day 2: In transit
Day 3: Arrive Cape Town / Transfer Hotel
Day 4: Cape Peninsula
Day 5: Robben Island / Cape Town
Day 6: Fly to Victoria Falls
Day 7: Chobe Game Reserve
Day 8: Victoria Falls / Board Rovos Rail
Day 9: Hwange National Park / Rovos Rail
Day 10: Rovos Rail
Day 11: Disembark Rovos Rail / Pretoria / Johannesburg
Day 12: Johannesburg / Fly to Hoedspruit / Thornybush Nature Reserve
Day 13: Thornybush
Day 14: Thornybush
Day 15: Thornybush / Transfer Hoedspruit / Depart
Day 16: Arrive Gateway City
Shontay Delalue is the inaugural Senior Vice President and Senior Diversity Officer at Dartmouth College. In her role, she executes and evaluates Dartmouth’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and oversees compliance programming regarding equal opportunity. She additionally holds an Adjunct Assistant Professorship in African and African American Studies at the College. At her previous institution, she taught a course that took students to Ghana.
Prior to joining Dartmouth, Dr. Delalue served as Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity at Brown University, where she was also appointed interim Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within the Division of Biology and Medicine. With experience in admissions, counseling, and international and multicultural affairs, she has worked at the University of Maine, the University of Alaska Southeast, the Met High School and Bryant University both in RI. She holds a Ph.D. through the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College’s joint education program, a certificate from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education’s Institute for Management and Leadership in Education, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Maine.
Dr. Delalue’s scholarship focuses on the history of race, racial classification and the African Atlantic Diaspora. During this trip, she will make a connection between her research and the rich history of Southern Africa (South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana). Each country on this adventure has a unique connection to its colonial past as well as a natural beauty that can only be fully experienced on land. Through this immersive journey, we will explore the life and work of two of the most celebrated world leaders in recent history: Nelson Mandela and Bishop Desmond Tutu.