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Welcome to Wild Rainbow African Safaris. I'm Jody Cole. I fell in love with Africa in 1998 and started sharing my love of Africa with groups in 2004. My passion, love and respect for this continent is evident in every aspect of the trips I plan. My goal is to give you an intimate, informed, one-of-a-kind vacation. From the plants and animals to the people and culture of Africa, I'll show you the real Africa with a trip customized with your safety, comfort and activity level in mind. You'll return home with lifelong memories, amazing photos and friendships, old and new. Are you ready for the vacation of a lifetime? You've come to the right place.

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Zimbabwe Walking and Canoeing Safari


May 18-28, 2016

Enjoy a triple dose of vitamin C -- camping, canoeing and camaraderie -- as we go crazy on the great Zambezi. Jody is already doing jumping jacks of joy over her dream 12-day walking and canoeing adventure.>more

Rwanda Gorilla and Tanzania Safari

Great Apes Safari

June 9-19, 2016

Ever wonder why Dian Fossey risked her life to study the mountain gorilla? You’ll see first hand the gentle creatures, their habitat and her research center and tomb. It’s a remarkable story that you’ll have your own version to tell as you track gorilla on lovely, though strenuous, hikes through the dense, orchid-lined lush forest. >more

Kilimanjaro Climb and Tanzania Safari

East Africa Outback

July 3-15, 2016
Climb only July 3-12, 2016
Safari only July 12-15, 2016

Jody Cole departures are like a choose-your-own-adventure novel in which every page is a winner. This time, you’ve got options, epic options. You can do the Kilimanjaro climb only, climb plus Tanzania safari or safari only. Whatever you choose, you’re in for an unforgettable journey. >more

Sober South African Safari

Walking and Canoeing Safari

July 20-29, 2016

Join our group of sober adventurers as we explore the diversity and wonder of Kruger National Park and Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. From a Shangaan dance to an elephant-back ride, It's an unforgettable journey into the heart of South Africa.>more

South Africa Wildlife and Walking Safari

Peak of Kilimanjaro

July 31 - August 9, 2016

Ever seen an elephant and thought, “That guy could use a good brushing?” Well, this safari is your dream come true as we get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures. Even if pachyderm preening isn’t on your bucket list, you’ll enjoy the myriad of wonders, urban and off-the-beaten path, that South Africa has to offer on this diverse safari. >more

Simba Family Safari in South Africa

Simba Family Safari

August 17-28, 2015

Bring the Disney classic "Lion King" to life for you and your children as we scan the South African landscape for Simba, Timon and Pumba. The cast of our real life dventure is even more diverse. In addition to lions, meerkats and warthogs, we'll see elephants, hyenas, hippos and more zebras than you can count. >more

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Jody is currently guiding in South Africa and Tanzania. She will return to the United States November 19,2014

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