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Wild Rainbow African Safaris was featured in Passport Magazine. This article goes in depth about Jody and her in knowledge and passion for Africa and all it has to offer. View a pdf of the article here.
Wild Rainbow African Safaris highlighted in Travel Weekly article “Challenges exist, but Africa can be safe place for LGBT travelers“. This article covers the benefits and challenges for LGBT travelers in Africa. Jody talks about a Uganda gorilla trip that had to be cancelled because of Anit-Homosexuality legislation (later annulled that same year).
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.
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.
For a decade Jody Cole, owner and operator of Wild Rainbow African Safaris, has unraveled the continent’s mystery, magic, and complexity for travelers.
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.
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.
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.