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Wild Rainbow: An African Love Story

Philanthropist and LGBT activist Jody Cole didn’t set out to start a safari company, but once she followed her life-long dream to go on safari in Africa, her course was set.
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Out in Africa – Lesbian owned safari company celebrates 10 years

Ten years ago, Wild Rainbow African Safaris led its first custom African trip, taking 20 people to Tanzania. A year later, Jody Cole bought out her business partner and took her first group solo to South Africa for a walking and wildlife safari. Since then, she has provided hundreds of guests with the opportunity to safely experience Africa and all its delights, from stays in five-star luxury lodges and mobile tent camps to cultural exchanges and Cape Town nightclubs.
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Lesbian African safari company turns 10

For a decade Jody Cole, owner and operator of Wild Rainbow African Safaris, has unraveled the continent's mystery, magic, and complexity for travelers.
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Wild Rainbow African Safaris Celebrates 10 Years of Unforgettable Safaris

Sacramento, Calif., June 2, 2014 – Wild Rainbow African Safaris is celebrating 10 years of creating customized, guided safaris to East and Southern Africa with a completely new lineup of safaris in 2015. Wild Rainbow’s 10th anniversary safaris include an epic Mt. Kilimanjaro climb and Tanzania safari, a Zimbabwe canoeing and walking safari, an unforgettable Rwanda gorilla safari, a classic Kenya and Tanzania safari and a diverse South Africa walking safari.
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10th Anniversary Fact Sheet

Wild Rainbow African Safaris is celebrating 10 years of creating customized, guided safaris to East and Southern Africa. Wild Rainbow is owned and operated by Jody Cole, one of the few American women to have achieved two of the highest qualifications for field guides in Africa.

Tour Operator Cancels Ugandan Safaris due To Anti-Gay Bill

Many in the tourism industry consider the country of Uganda a jewel, often describing it as “the pearl of Africa.” Wildlife abounds and gorilla tracking is prime.  At Oblogdee we warned that notwithstanding the perfection of the safari destination, if the new Anti-Homosexuality Bill became Ugandan law, tour operators would likely start to withdraw business and discontinue to support the Country’s thriving tourist trade. Our prediction was well founded, as before the ink on President Yoweri Museveni’s odious Bill could dry, one world class and renowned tour operator cancelled its Uganda Great Apes safari and condemned the draconian law.
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SF LGBT philanthropists tour gay South Africa

Anyone who knows Jody Cole, owner of Wild Rainbow African Safaris, know she's passionate about Africa and loves sharing knowledge about the continent, but this time she wasn't leading the tour, she was being led.

Out in Africa: Supergay Jody Cole of Wild Rainbow African Safaris

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Out in Africa – Wild Rainbow’s safaris take you into the heart of the world’s most exciting continent.

Africa is a place of fascination for many, especially those who love its iconic spectrum of indigenous wildlife. But lately, lesbians have had reason to rethink this compelling continent: A wave of homophobia is sweeping several African nations, while in others, such as South Africa, LGBT travelers enjoy relative freedom. To help us navigate a once-in-a-lifetime African adventure, we sought out Jody Cole, the owner of Wild Rainbow African Safaris, and asked her to share her story and expertise.
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Wild Rainbow African Safaris Founder Jody Cole Elected to IGLHRC Board

ody Cole, founder and guide of Wild Rainbow African Safaris, has been elected to the board of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), the preeminent organization focused on the pursuit of human rights for LGBT people across the globe.
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Lesbian climbs African peak to raise funds for LGBT youth

It was a climb she initially resisted but turned into a journey aimed at improving the lives of LGBT youth who are struggling with their sexual orientation.