Goway’s Africa program spans a range of wildlife ranging from A(ardvark) to Z(ebra).
Moira Smith of Goway’s Africa program told a Tuesday Toronto audience that the program features 22 countries, with many of those countries having wildlife-based tourism, including Botswana and its Okavango Delta; Uganda, home to the likes of gorillas and tree-climbing lions; and Zambia, which Smith labelled “pristine and wild.”
The Serengeti is another prime wildlife region, she continued. “It’s like you’re living in National Geographic.”
Smith said the “safari experience [in Africa] is different every single time you do it.”
Showing particularly strong growth for Goway are Kenya and Egypt, with Smith declaring Cairo to be an “unbelievably interesting” city and adding that it’s “gratifying to see the amount of [tour] boats that have come back on the [Nile] River and that have been restored.”
Interest in Egypt is expected to be further heightened in the next two years when the massive and high-tech Grand Egyptian Museum opens in the Cairo area, displaying Pharaonic objects.
Smith also praised Morocco as “just the most fascinating place.”
Smith also said her employer can customize tours and accommodate solo travellers, has both upscale and moderate accommodation options in Africa and added that it’s pricing is “very, very competitive.”
Among those on hand at the event were Birhan Abate and Dave Timmins from Ethiopian Airlines’ Canadian office, who were updating agents on the carrier’s nonstop Toronto-Addis Ababa service and its network within Africa.
“We’re connecting Africa to the rest of the world,” Abate said.
Timmins in turn noted his airline has 71 years behind it and uses Dreamliners to link Toronto with the Ethiopian capital.
Pictured are Goway’s Sam Cottar, who was sporting a Masai robe; Timmins; Abate; and Goway’s Kirsty Perring; Smith; and Aubrey Schmidt.