AWOL Tours offers exclusive wildlife safaris, genuine cultural exchange and adventures customised to surpass your travel expectations. AWOL means ‘A World of Learning’. The name AWOL is a play on the military term “Absent Without Leave” and implies escaping routine and indulging in an active, refreshing learning experience in a world waiting to be explored. Private Travel AWOL caters for individuals, families and small groups wanting personalised tour itineraries. We customise tour itineraries to suit guests travel plans and budget, and area of interest. Whether it’s a half day cycling tour in Masiphumelele Township, a day tour of the Cape Peninsula or Winelands, a hiking trip along the lush Garden Route, a wildlife safari in a National Park or a month long excursion around Southern Africa, we have the travel expertise to design a flexible itinerary taking into account dates, duration and budget. Group Travel AWOL designs and facilitates tours for schools, universities, clubs and special interest groups. Touring groups can focus on one particular aspect or select from a variety of themes to make up customised touring packages. We can assist cycling clubs who require support vehicles and bicycles, arrange pelagic birding cruises for birding clubs, facilitate botanical studies in the Cape Floral Kingdom as well as provide insight and first- hand experience in South Africa’s political transformation from Apartheid to Democracy. AWOL’s mission is: • To expand people’s horizons, stimulate growth through personal challenges and encourage a more in-depth understanding of the world via hands-on travelling experiences. • To provide clients with meaningful and informative interactions with local people in a manner that brings mutual benefit and understanding. • To create a deeper understanding of our natural environment by participating in “grass-roots” environmental projects and contributing to scientific research. Benefits of booking with AWOL: • Our group sizes are limited, allowing you to customise your tour itinerary and focus on your interests. • AWOL is owner operated and tours are guided by professional and experienced tour leaders who are selected to best suit your requirements and who have a vested interest in the success of your tour. • We avoid the crowds, plan the itinerary and explore places specially selected to enhance your experience. • AWOL strives to ensure responsible tourism practices and integrates a responsible tourism policy into our itineraries, which can be of significant benefit to local communities by providing income, positive cultural exchanges as well as protecting the natural environment. • AWOL Tours is fully insured with SATIB and is an accredited member of the South African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) and Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA).