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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

Cool Cats Tanzania

East Africa Outback

July 12-21, 2016

Don’t just watch Wild Kingdom or Animal Planet to view the Big Five, grab your camera and step into the coffee table book world and experience it all first hand. Experience life in a Maasai Village, game drives in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro, track lion in the Ngorongoro Crater and race across the Serengeti plains.>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


Botswana Safari

June 18-30, 2017

Arrive Maun airport in Botswana by midday, where you will be met for your connecting charter flight to your camp in the heart of the Okavango Delta - located in the forest of a large, beautiful and palm-studded island on the south western edge of Chiefʼs Island, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve.>more

Sober South African Safari

Walking and Canoeing Safari

July 24 - August 2, 2017

Visiting Africa is described as a profound, spiritual experience made even more so with your fellow recovering friends. Open to anyone practicing a 12-step program, this safari celebrates your journey in recovery.>more

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Jody Sightings!

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Washington DC Sunday, Feb 21, 2016

Philadelphia Sunday, Mar 20, 2016

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