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1976 - Nairobi, Kenya
1977 - Abidjan, Ivory Coast
1978 - Sousse/Monastir, Tunisia
1979 - Tangier, Morocco
1980 - Libreville, Gabon
1981 - Lusaka, Zambia
1982 - Lome, Togo
1983 - Cairo, Egypt
1984 - Banjul, The Gambia
1985 - Nairobi, Kenya
1986 - Atlanta, Georgia, USA
1987 - Douala, Cameroon
1988 - Harare, Zimbabwe
1989 - New York, NY, USA
1990 - Casablanca, Morocco
1991 - Cairo, Egypt
1992 - Cote d'Ivoire
1993 - Lusaka, Zambia
1994 - Accra, Ghana
1995 - Nairobi, Kenya
1996 - Windhoek, Namibia
1997 - Cotonou, Benin
1998 - Arusha, Tanzania
1999 - Accra, Ghana
2000 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2001 - Cape Town, South Africa
2002- Conakry, Guinée
2003 - Lusaka and Livingstone, Zambia
2004 - Douala, Cameroon
2005 - Nairobi, Kenya
2006 - Accra, Ghana
2007 - Addis Ababa,Ethiopia,


1992 - Saly / Dakar, Senegal
1994 - South Africa
1996 - Marrakech, Morocco
2000 - Abuja, Nigeria
2001- Yaounde, Cameroon
2002 - Fez, Morocco
2003 - Zanzibar, Tanzania -
2004 - Kampala, Uganda
2005: Luanda, Angola
2006 - Banjul, The Gambia
2007 - South Africa

Peace Through Tourism

2001 - Nelspruit, South Africa
2003 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2005 - Lusaka, Zambia

Best of Africa USA Tours
1993, 1995


East African Safari Rally
A Sports Tourism Special has topped our agenda for several years, and an interview with Mike Kirkland paved the way. A supporter since day one, Mike introduced us to the East African Safari Rally, December 1-10, 2005. The exciting event starts and ends in Mombasa -- under the giant horns in town center. In addition to a CD we plan to use at 10 Adventure Travel Expos starting this fall, Mike opened the door to a wealth of information through the Rally's web site, such as these comments:

"Following the celebrated running of its 50th anniversary in 2003, the East African Safari Rally returns in 2005 and the event will run from 1-10 December. The world's greatest classic car rally will cover a marathon 4,200 km over nine days and once again take the crews through the remote and beautiful landscapes of Kenya and Tanzania. The East African Safari Rally commemorates the original Coronation Safari, a unique event run by enthusiasts to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953. In 1960 the event was renamed the East African Safari Rally, running annually until 1972, and, in keeping with the sense of history, only cars produced before 31 December 1974 (or the exact same car if built before 1978) are eligible to compete." Watch our Home Page for further announcements on our ATA media coverage and visit: http://www.eastafricansafarirally.com/index.html

Much more to come as we add new installments weekly
Read about Kenya's famous Olympic Athletes of the Centurty from our interview with Dr. Kipchoge Keino, head of the National Olympic committee of Kenya (left), and visits with many others. These include those in the preceding pages, plus the CEO of Kenya Airlines, African Airlines Association, the Kenya chamber of Commerce, Kenya Tour Operators Association, Utalii College, the East Africa Wildlife Society, Kenya Travel Agents Association, the Standard Group, Grreat East Africa Auto Rally, Alliance Hotels and Resort, the Mombasa and Coast Tourist Association.

  From Mr. Wonderfuel and Scamper, to profiling Canada's highways and airways
by Jerry W. Bird,

I spent a large part of two exciting decades getting to know the world of automobiles, fuel systems and recreational vehicles, meeting the people who make them go and those that pull the strings. Allied with this effort was a massive program on alternative fuels and fleeet conversion for the Propane Gas Association of Canada featuring Mr. Wonderfuel (right) in a dozen or more films. As national public relations agent for Canada's RV manufacturers and marketing firms, and originator of several lage scale auto sales and advertising programs myself and staff crossed the country many times. That is another story. One of my biggest kicks was in 1992, producing a video for the Government of Canada, Public Works working with the agency's Vancouver office. The 45-minute video saluted the 50th Anniversary of the Alaska Highway and took me back to my Yukon roots for the very first time since high school. Here is the opening sequence. Dim the lights and imagine yourself a time traveler.

"The year is 1942. The month is February and our whole world is gripped by total war. For the moment, Axis forces hold the initiative, and for weeks following the Pearl Harbor disaster, every ship leaving North America's Pacific ports is threatened. The president's directive is clear: Furnish a supply route to the network of northern airfields - an overland route to supplement our air and sea lanes; one secure from attack." Approval comes swiftly, and the task begins, with end points set up by the military at Dawson Creek, BC. and Big Delta, Alaska. Overnight, the entire North mobilizes, as the rugged Trail of '42 rivals the famous Trail of '98 in worldwide focus. Those of us living in the Yukon at the time felt suddenly in the forefront of the action. What some called North America's greatest construction project since the Panama Canal began as a marvel of mobility at the time. U.S. Authorities combed the entire coast, seeking available water transportation, creating a patchwork flotilla of yachts, cargo vessels, tugs fish boats and barges.

Eco Story: Solar Car Crosses Canada for $ 9.22
Using only as much electricity as it would take to illuminate a 100-watt light bulb for four days, a group of Queen's University students set a new world record for the longest distance traveled in a solar-powered car. The group's 30-day trip, which began in Halifax on Canada day, ended on the weekend when the streamlined, spaceship-like vehicle cruised into downtown Vancouver. "Our entire trip only utilized the equivalent of $ 9. 22 worth of electricity," said Melody Berg, tour manager. "The equipment truck which followed along behind had to guzzle $ 1,370 worth of gasoline just to keep up." Traveling at speeds up to 125 km/h, the solar-powered vehicle - christened the Radiance by its builders - logged 7,044 km far outdistancing the previous world record of 4,058 km set in 1996 by an Australian team."

It was an amazing trip," said Berg. "The car really held up well. There were only a few minor troubles. And to top it all off, we really killed that old record." The flat-topped, five metre-long, one-metre-high vehicle traps sunlight in the solar cells covering its surface, which then produce enough electricity to power an electric motor. Any excess energy is stored in a battery for use on dull or rainy days. "We definitely got a lot of jaw-dropping and double-takes, " said Berg, recalling the surprised looks of other motorists. " It really doesn't look like anything else out there." The group hopes its cross-country tour will help raise the profile of alternative energy sources and the huge environmental and economical benefits.

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I can live as I please, Open Road ... Open Sky.
Song by John Charles Thomas

Auto and RV Rental
This is a key part of our business with AVIS Rent A Car playing such a key role in advertising and mass distribution of over 500 Spumes and Budget Rent A Car using our services for their popular coupon books. Now, we're working on an Adventure Roads edition that will compare services and automotive products. Watch for it