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Age No Barrier to African Adventure

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on Friday, 07 September 2012 in General

We have always asserted that lack of imagination is the only real restriction in travel. Happily our clients seem to have huge imaginations, which probably is what bring them to us in the first place, the young and not-so-young alike. In fact, a significant number of our clients are in the 60 plus age bracket, longing for authentic, adventurous travel that goes beyond a cruise or packaged city break.

One valued client is Frieda, who travelled with us on a trip to Timbuktu at the admirable age of 90. She has led an incredible life since she was born in 1921, fleeing Nazi Germany to become a nurse, then a doctor. She wrote to us after the trip to Timbuktu, which she went on alone. She described it as a place that had always been synonymous with magic for her and her partner. Her delight in finally visiting was clear.

Frieda, like many travellers of her age range, had originally been plagued with doubt about being able to find a travel company that would happily cater for the type of trip she desired to make. When she came across us at From Here 2 Timbuktu, she says:

“To my great surprise [Guy] had no reservation when I told him my age.”

We are very glad that Frieda and so many other senior travellers have felt comfortable using us to explore Africa. For our part, we find that the demands of the older traveller hardly differ from anyone else and may even be considerably less demanding than the younger folk. Our mantra is often borne out:

"The old are more adventurous than the young, and women more than men”

Everyone is welcome to join us on one of our unforgettable experiences. Africa is a continent that has an inherent respect for its elders and all of our travellers invariably receive a warm welcome.

If you are a senior traveller who would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact us on +44 (0)117 230 1909.

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