It is with great sadness that staff at Africa On Safari Inc. announce the death of its president, Tony Lopes.
Lopes came to Canada from Kenya and founded the company East African Travel Consultants in Toronto in 1972, introducing the Canadian public to the wonders of an Africa safari. He went on to start the first Canadian chapter of the ATA and introduced many more African countries to the adventurous traveller.
In later years he downsized, forming Africa On Safari Inc. to serve a discerning public with exceptional custom itineraries. He was a man of great integrity and a mentor to many throughout the travel industry, not only in North America, but also in Africa. Lopes had a myriad of stories to tell, always with a great sense of humour. He will be greatly missed.